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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Last 2 days of the month.......

I made another 6 blocks and started the layout on the design wall.  I have all of the strip sets sewn and pressed.  I just realized this is going to look like stacked spools.  We are down to the last 2 days of the month so I have to decide if I am going to get one or two more quilts quilted or just finish making this top.
With several days and nights below zero, Jack Frost came to visit again.








The little ice paintings are 3" tall at the tallest spot.









This little group of ice trees is between 1.25" and 1.5" tall.  Jack can do pretty intricate work in miniature.  Did you notice the blue sky?  Absolutely cloudless.  Three days in a row with 100% sunshine according to the weatherman.  We had a heat wave too, 21 degrees. 

21 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Hang onto your hat up to 8 inches of snow accumulation by the time the weekend is over with. We went to the store yesterday and stocked up. I really like your blocks.They are very striking. Chris

Sharon W. said...

Love the ice paintings. As to blue sky: I remember only one "fact" from a physical geography course back in 1950's. If the sky is unbroken blue from horizon to horizon, you are in a high pressure system. A low pressure front will follow in 24 to 48 hours, bringing rain or snow. So Chris's comment is right on target!!!

Beth said...

We are cold down here too.... and 21 would be a heat wave! We are supposed to see close to 50 by the weekend.... but of course that will bring its own set of problems!!!! Love the frost paintings....

Gene Black said...

Brrrr... Jack Frost sent his cousin Lotta Snow to visit us. It is 4 degrees by my thermometer this morning.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have never had Jack Frost come decorate my windows in Arkansas but I sure remember the visits when I lived in WI, Idaho and CT!

Debbie said...

Love the spool blocks....beautiful fabrics. Frosted windows are so wonderful and intricate...thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wanda, those blocks look like a mosaic tile floor to me--very pretty! But what would it look like if you turn the bottom row one quarter turn? You'd lose the stacked spools look. What would you get instead?

Mary G.

Anonymous said...

I meant the second row of blocks, not just those half blocks on the bottom
Mary G.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Nice crystals! Hard decision, quilt or piece. It is blue here today,I always seem to be a day behind you in weather. I always have a hard time deciding what to work on as I want to do it all. Even with a list of projects, it is hard. Finished quilting another chemo quilt yesterday, on to another small quilt quilting.

Jodi said...

Gorgeous pics - I could almost think you used photoshop! And where's your "exuberant color" in those blocks? Unusual for you, but very pretty!

Vicki W said...

I've missed having real winter weather for a few years. We've made up for it this year. It's almost too cold to work I the basement. Thank goodness for space heaters.
I love this series of warm quilts you are making.

Mary said...

I love your stacked spools top. It has a beautiful multi-dimensional look to it. I'm especially happy that I can enjoy looking at your ice designs from a much warmer perspective. Here's hoping you get a warm-up soon.

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVE this alternate layout ...

and your frost photos are beautiful!

suemac said...

That is funny. A heat wave at 21 degrees. Good luck with your end of month projects.

Joan said...

What lovely blocks ... and how special of Jack frost :)

JJM said...

These blocks are so elegant ! Just love them.

And Jack Frost sure had fun with his ice painting's. Mother nature shows us beauty in so many ways.

JJM

Kevin the Quilter said...

What a wonderful arrangement and design you are making with this fabric! I love how your eye catches things, like Jack Frost's work. A true artist indeed!

Cathi said...

What a wonderfully rich quilt that is going to be! I love it!
While the ice pictures are pretty, I much prefer looking at your quilt -- it's warmer! LOL

Brown Family said...

Jack Frost is a fantastic artist! WE so not get to see much of his work here!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Your frost pictures are gorgeous! Often the only upside of bitter cold is that it tends to be sunny here. The reflection off the snow is so bright... Perfect for quilting next to my window.

Leslie said...

You're just as creative with a camera as you are with fabric; what an eye you have for the miraculous in the mundane. Thank you for those bits of icy beauty.