I hope everyone in the Northeast is snug and warm and/or digging out after the big blizzard!! I've been looking at photos of the amazing amount of snow dumped on you in just a few hours. Up to 30" in some areas WOW!
I spent yesterday afternoon working on some 2013 blocks of the month from blogland. (Like I need to add more to the list...)
Remy was an excellent supervisor.
Country Threads is celebrating their 30th year in business this year with a free online quilt sampler. Their designs were some of the first that I made when I began quilting in 2001. In keeping with my theme this year of
I also think this sampler would be great in solids or bright modern fabrics (I'll just stick with making this one version though).
February's blocks are red for Valentine's day.
I also finally decided on the fabrics for Barbara Brackman's 2013 Civil War block of the month, Dixie Diary I have a fat eighth bundle of Barbara's Metropolitan Fair line. Does anyone remember why I purchased it? I couldn't remember so I decided to use it for this quilt along with some assorted other reproductions. I decided to make the 12" versions of the blocks and use the recommended on-point layout to make a full-size quilt. Again, trying to use up that stash.Here is January's block.
And February's block. I am making only stars for the appliqué (not a heart-kinda girl) and decided to do machine-applique, figuring I was more likely to keep up with these blocks with a quick appliqué method rather then needle-turn. I also found fabric for the setting blocks and triangles in my stash.
More shopping in my stash and I have the backings and bindings for two quilts that I need to get basted and quilted on my days off next week. Hooray for a productive Friday. Today was a long, busy day at Starbucks and I got nothing done this afternoon except a taking nap and watching The Walking Dead marathon.