February 20, 2015

Off to the Races

Making a Jelly Roll 1600 quilt had been on my list for awhile. So when Hancocks Paducah had a sale on Timeless Treasures "Jack Frost" I swooped in and ordered a half yard of every color! I diligently cut about 40 2.5" strips, and sewed them together. And sewed, and sewed, and sewed. Not the most interesting quilt to piece, but it was fairly quick and I am happy with the result! I quilted it with a swirly design called "Alex".  

OK, I confess, I had plenty of fabric in my stash to make one of these, and probably a few hundred more :) but it was appealing because they were all from the same fabric line so color selection was easy! I don't normally "collect" batiks. In fact, I think this is the first batik quilt I have made! I  have plenty of fabric left over to make two or three more quilts, but they will be something different! 

February 2, 2015

When Will Winter End?

This groundhog wants nothing to do with going outside during an ice storm, just 6 days after a blizzard!  Does seeing his shadow from a lamp count? The weather has been tough, but as long as we have power for the furnace (and the well too), life is good! And all the bad weather is a great excuse for staying home and quilting! I was straightening up my sewing room the other day, and I found some fabrics and patterns that I didn't remember I had. Imagine that! Has that ever happened to you? ;)