Wednesday, January 14, 2015
barbara brackman has started a star sew-along using a different type of civil war fabric/color each week. today's first is using turkey red. rather than making an entire quilt--big or small--each week, have chosen to make 3 blocks per week that will give me a twin size quilt at the end of 49 weeks. and here they are! another reason for only 3 blocks is that most of my stash is FQs or half yards only, which should make shopping the stash for all the blocks pretty easy. this is gonna be fun! *** with frigid weather here it's ideal for quilting on the hawaiian, not that the apartment isn't warm, but a snuggly quilt is sooo, well...comforting! amazed at how quickly it is coming along, so hoping for a finish before spring arrives. so what are you sewing today?
Monday, January 12, 2015
bonnie made an entire quilt of these 5" blocks but me, i'm not up to THAT task.... another monday is here and january is almost half over. in maine january and february are hibernation months, unless one enjoys skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, hunting, ice fishing and boating or any other frigid weather pursuit. my most strenuous outdoor winter activity is clearing off the car after a storm. it's nice to have quilting as an all-weather pastime.....