Quilting Fun


While I love the satisfaction of finishing a quilt, it isn't the only way to have fun with quilting. Fun also comes from the great outings with girlfriends, shopping expeditions with Grandma, or just sitting in my "thoughtful spot" chair perusing magazines and books. The thrill of the next project waiting just there on the horizon...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tell It To the Stars - February Block

Just like yesterday's featured block, today's is for a quilt along. It's called Tell It To The Stars and it's sponsored by Judy at Patchwork Times. After I finished off the APQ quilt along called Tone It Down in which I made the Burgoyne Surrounded quilt top, I at last had some time to get these other blocks finished.

What do you think? I was so uncertain as I selected the fabrics, even though I had DD2, Emma, helping me. After completing four blocks for two months, I think I can breathe a sigh of relief. It's going to be fine. I will explain that the background fabric is more uniform that the picture is showing. There must be some shadows on the left side of the picture. There is not that variation in the background at all.

In this quilt along, we make two blocks each month, so here they are. How nice. I like it!

We had freezing rain last night and an awful mess in our lane. One car stuck, the other car blocked by it, unable to get through. We had to have a neighbor come over with his truck this morning to pull out the stuck car. Then a different neighbor came this afternoon with his tractor and blade to give the lane a good plowing-out. The snow is finally melting, but the slush left behind freezes at night, leaving a very dangerous mess to drive on. I think our lane could be an alternate site for some of the winter Olympics events. If you want to come visit, come in May. Right now would be a bad time, unless you want to bring your bags and just stay for week or two!! Ha!

It's not so bad for us, but I sure hate to ask friends to navigate our lane.

Happy Quilting, Friends!


2 comments:

Melanie said...

As a resident of Utah, I understand that snowy feeling since we get that every winter. I love snow, but the melt-freeze-melt turns my yard into a bog - and then a frozen one! All I can say is stay inside when you can and go slowly when outdoors, but I'm sure you know that. My snow has melted thanks to some warmer weather, but it will snow again, it always does! :)

I love the colors on this block. I'm not often drawn to the purples and violets, so it's always nice to see something done in those colors to remind they exist.

QuiltSue said...

I think the colours in your blocks are great, very soft and antique feeling somehow.

Stay safe in all the horrible weather you're having.