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Monday, December 5, 2016

Yes, it snowed..............

It started snowing at 8 yesterday morning and was still coming down at 3:30 when I went out to shovel my sidewalk and porch.  There was about 4" on the sidewalk but closer to 6" on the grass.  Snow didn't accumulate on the road or sidewalk until about 2 hours into the storm because we hadn't had cold weather recently so they were warm.  I sewed the rest of the purple strips for the 16 patch and got them pressed.  Then I cleaned off my die cutter table and found the leftover Marcia Derse triangles shown here.  I think I'll make a table runner out of them.
This is the view out of my kitchen window around 2:30.

This is a Rose of Sharon bush right outside my kitchen sink window.

Here is a closer look at the seed heads and snow piled on them.

The two Redbud trees by my driveway look like they are in bloom.  The snow was wet and piled up on everything.

The snapdragons growing in a crack in my driveway are still green and blooming.  Today is supposed to get up near 40 so we should have some melting.  My two friends are coming over to sew today.  I'm glad my snowplow guy came last night and cleaned off the driveway.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Playing with purple.........

I cut some more light purples from my yardage and now have 19 dark and 18 light strips.  That will only make a quilt 48" square so I have more cutting to do.

I sewed some strip sets while watching a movie.  They are ready to press and cross cut for 2 blocks from each combination.  I have a tutorial for the 16 patch that guarantees seams going in opposing directions when sewing the blocks into a quilt......guaranteed if you follow the directions. 
The rest of the strips are paired and ready to sew.  Today is supposed to be our first snowstorm of the winter so I probably won't leave home today.

Saturday, December 3, 2016


I removed these two flowers from my Seed Packet layout.

I replaced them with two from this fabric, one yellow and one pink.  I need to move the squares back over to the double wall now so I can continue. Yesterday was errand day so not much got done in the studio.

Friday, December 2, 2016


I sewed one more strip set after I took this photo.  I pressed them last night so I'm one step closer to deciding what I will make out of them.
I started pressing out fold marks and cutting strips for the purple 16 patch quilt.  I have 28 strips cut and that will make 28 blocks.  I could get 2 or 3 strips out of some of the pieces of fabric so if I want more than 2 blocks with each fabric I can use them.  However..........I have lots more larger pieces of fabric from which I can cut strips.

Have you seen one of these?  It is an amaryllis bulb coated with wax and it doesn't need watering.  My sister-in-law gave it to me for Christmas.  She decided she better give it to me early because it was starting to grow.

This is the label that was in the container.  It says the flower stalks are shorter than on the potted bulbs.  There is a wire base that is supposed to keep it from tipping over.  I'll show it once a week so you can watch it grow too.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

November recap.............

Finally I have a month with more than one finish.  Both the pink quilt and the tall triangles in the center could be used on a twin-single bed.  The red/purple is a large couch quilt.
This little table runner was made for a friend who loves those fabrics.  It is 18" x 27".

I finished just one quilt top, 34" square.

I did lots of cutting in November and have 2 quilt tops in progress.  Hopefully those 2 tops will be finished in December.  I have an ambitious goal of finishing 6 more quilts.  At least 2 and maybe 3 will be small pieces.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Purple day.......

I thought maybe I would finish another quilt this month but instead I decided to play in my purple stash.  This group of fabrics is all full width but less than 1/4 yard so I will cut strips from them for the 16 patch.  I'm not sure about that one that is half pink/half purple.
Here are larger yardage pieces and I have another quilt I want to cut that takes 10" squares so I'll cut it at the same time I cut strips.
This photo is all pieces less than full width and less than 1/4 yard.  I'll probably cut these with my die cutter into triangles and small squares.

The pieces that were too multi-color or just not interesting enough went back on the shelf.

One of my friends Monday brought me this huge bag of chocolate chips.  The bag at the bottom is the normal size at the grocery store.  The other bag is 6 times as many chips.....lots of cookies in my future. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Pink portrait...........

After the art quilters left yesterday I had a double wall available to hang the pink quilt and take the photo.  I'm glad I made it as big as it is (70.5" x 93.5").  I think I would like to do a purple one now.  With both red purples and blue purples it might be a nice mix and not boring for sure.  I like a project like a 16 patch for TV watching nights, mindless sewing.