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.
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!
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.