So this is happening…

This is the second snow storm in January.  It’s ok though, as I don’t have to run the roads and I have plenty of wonderful fabrics to work with and projects to make progress on.

And progress I have!  This is a UFO from the Calendar Girls retreat of 2012.

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This is a long and simple table runner made with Kaffe fabrics using the pattern Rosy runner from the book skinny quilts & table runners.  It was fun and did I say it was simple?  The runner goes together quickly, and what I have found when using Kaffe fabrics is that simple is better as it allows the fabric to do the talking.  Oh and the retreat…such fun.

But wait there’s more!IMG_8708

Doesn’t this just sing spring!?!  This was crafted using my 2″ scrap squares.  And the Monet border is perfect with the floral and green patches.  I was initially concerned that the yellow greens and blue greens would not play well together, but they look fine.  This is the type of project I do when I have not interest in working on anything I’ve already started, yet want to feel productive.  Just mindless sewing.

I quilted these two myself.

On the Kaffe piece I just did cross hatches in the 9-patches and circles in the squares.  I still need to practice, but I did notice some improvement when I quilted the Just Spring piece.  I cross hatched the entire thing using painters tape to keep me in line.  Eventually I hope to step out a little further and try some free motion quilting.   I just don’t want to ruin anything.

Within the next few days we should get into some 50 degree weather and this little storm will just be a memory.

Stay safe and stitch on.

 

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About divadiversion

Creative procrastinator. Cock eyed optimist. Family historian - with the story being the important part. Quilt coach, lecturer and creator. Scrapbooker, card maker. Modern vintage. Wine lover. Explore new places, let's travel - let's go!
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