Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snow, more snow, and quilting......

On Christmas morning we got up to another Christmas card scene.  We got about 3" of snow the day before and about an inch through the night.  It warmed up just enough so I could get the driveway cleaned off again.


Since my party is today, I had the day to myself yesterday and got another quilt quilted.  There are still 50 tops hanging on hangers so I didn't make a lot of headway this year.




This top is over 10 years old.  I decided to meander it on my mid arm machine and then go back and do some ditch quilting on my regular machine.  I am not interested in trying to ditch quilt on the mid arm.  I decided to go ahead and trim it and maybe I'll bind it before I do the ditch quilting.

This photo was taken through a screen looking out at my burning bush with the berries and snow.






This is a branch of the redbud tree with all of the seed pods, brown against black and white.  I have to admit that it looks pretty with all of the snow,  but I'm not enjoying driving in it.

25 comments:

Julie in the Barn said...

We got about an inch during the night. The kids will be delighted. That 10 year old top is a beauty. Go ahead and get the binding on it so you can call it done. If it were me, once the binding is on, I rarely go back and add more quilting!! Have a lovely day with your family.

Sewing Junkie said...

Your yard looks like mine. I like the quilt. Wish I had a midarm. I didn't even sew yesterday, but not today have to get back in there. Have a great Family day today Wanda. Chris

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Love the quilt - absolutely gorgeous. do the binding and then you can decide if it needs more but still use it! Love the snow too, of course easy for me to say in no-snow Sydney! Happy Christmas!

karenfae said...

nice looking top - I'm surprised you have so many to quilt seeing as you have the long arm and mid arm to sew with - you must be making too many tops :) (and you do them so well)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Nanato4 said...

Beautiful pictures - of the snow and the quilt. ;-)

We got 3 inches of snow on Friday, and I got a little quilting done yesterday afternoon. I LOVE the snow (but not the driving in it ... fortunately, the roads are all clear).

Tine said...

that quilttop is awesome! You had that waiting for so many years?! It is so pretty!!

hetty said...

Beautiful quilt! We have not had much snow this year. It didn't even snow in the past few days. I love your winter wonderland photos!

Maria said...

Your snow photos are just so cool.
It was 44 deg celcius here today.
Can I swap? Just for a day would be lovely.

Another beautiful quilt Wanda.
Your pile of tops is not getting any smaller. LOL. Ah well there is always next year.

Hope you had an enjoyable day.

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

The new snow made everything clean again. Yesterday was a great day.
I love the quilt top. Have a great celebration today.
Mary Ann

Melinda said...

I have the same problem with tops. I keep busy with customer quilts and never get mine done unless they are made for shop samples.

Love the snow photos. We have snow and ice here in the Atlanta area and have closed the quilt shop for the day so I plan to sew all day plus make some bread.

keep spirit said...

Another beautiful quilt Wanda.
Your pile of tops is not getting any smaller. LOL. Ah well there is always next year.

Dora, the Quilter said...

While I do love your quilts, I also love your snow pictures--must admit I don't like having to drive in the stuff either, but you've captures some beautiful scenes, Wanda!

Miranne said...

Another beauty - love the border fabric, too. We have about a foot of snow, and it is a freezing -20. Glad that dad supplied us with lots of firewood this autumn.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas, and look forwards to visiting your blog for more inspiration next year!

Tracee said...

Talk about picture perfect! Your snow pics look so beautiful, we don't get alot of snow here in Bullengarook Australia. I love your quilt, my son has just asked me for a bright colorful quilt this has given me inspiration. Thankyou.

Linda M said...

What beautiful pictures of your Winter Wonderland, thanks for sharing.

I like the quilt - is it a spiderweb? Do you think your color choices/fabric combinations have changed much in 10 years? I think I could detect a subtle difference (still pretty, but different).

I sneaked a peek at the floor beneath your mid-arm, that would make a pretty quilt design!

Linda

ROZ said...

what a lot of lovely snow. great pics. so glad I don't have to shovel

Elaine Adair said...

Oh yes, lovely snow, if you don't have to get out in it, or shovel it! We don't have one bit in western Nebraska!

My goodness, that Kaleidoscope is luscious! I've made a half dozen, but am leaning towards making another one.

Anonymous said...

I love that quilt. And thanks for sharing the number of tops you have ready to be quilted, now I don't feel quite as bad. Have a wonderful New Year.
cindy

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Hope you had a Merry Christmas!
I just love that little Christmas tree wall hanging! About 12 by 16 inches, huh? Yikes!

And how come you're getting the snow. It has missed us almost every time (the storms detour north or south). Oh, oh. Now maybe I've jinxed myself.

Happy sewing in the New Year!

Muddling Through said...

Oh, Wanda, your Christmas card scenes are beautiful, but I am so glad I don't have to live in them. We are having a little cold snap here (28 last night and tonight) and that is quite enough cold for me. Isn't it grand, though, that you have such wonderful playgrounds right there in your house to keep yourself busy when it's too bad to go out! That quilt is so pretty!

Maria said...

Wanda I love your quilt photos and those 'winter wonderland' photos. the latter are just like the scenes on those Christmas cards! Here in the sunny subtropical region i live in, it's been raining for a week!

CharlotteP said...

THat quilt top is amazing, Wanda! Waht took you so long?! We have had lots of snow here in the UK...and SO cold! Even our local river has frozen over for the first time since 1947!

HollyM said...

I love the shot of your house. The quilt is beautiful. Green is my favorite color. I haven't been in my sewing since before Christmas, but we are getting a storm right now and everyone is reading, so I'm taking some time.

Deb said...

Gorgeous Quilt. The colours are beautiful.

dls said...

Wonderful scrapy fabrics in the quilt..... love it!

Tell me, you really don't have 50 tops to quilt for yourself, do you?