Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Snow's A Comin' & I'm A Quiltin'!!!

Anyone that knows me - knows that I can't stand snow.  Oh of course - it's all pretty at first and I love to get out and play and romp in it with my kids and I love to sit and hand quilt or piece in my living room all nice and snuggly warm while watcing it snow outside - but I can't stand being cold (kind of sounds a little dorky after just saying I like to play in the snow!) and I can't stand other drivers on snowy roads.  Common sense and driving - are not so common around here anymore and I like to play it safe and just stay home and hibernate.

The stinky part about this snow storm coming today - my Dear Jane group meets tonight!  If it gets to yucky and the roads get to bad - I'll just have to miss out on tonight's fun.  Better safe than sorry!

  With that all said and off my chest (LOL) - I'm hibernating in my Quilting Kingdom today - as I typically do!  Here's a little peek at what I'm up to!

This is Katie's String Star Quilt from the Fons and Porter book titled Scrap Quilts: Best Of Fons and Porter.  I do know this quilt pattern was in one of their past issues of the magazine also - but I'm just not good enough to be that organized to tell you what issue!  I love piecing this quilt so far.  The biggest challenge is stopping to think before pressing the seams - they are all going every which way and to get everything lying nice and flat - I've had to clip a few seams here and there.  And I've already made a "boo-boo" while piecing this quilt together, I just saw my mistake after this photo uploaded.  I'll just call that my "humble" block, for this chick is not in the mood to play froggie today and rip seams.

And of course in my normal random, crazy and zany way of working - there is more than one project rolling around my studio!

I'm working on a Weaving The Rails quilt designed by our favorite blogger and scrap quilter Queen - Miss Kathie Holland of Inspired By Antique Quilts Blog fame.  This pattern was in the August 2011 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.  Love it!

Wait, there's more.....

Here I'm laying out and working on making a reproduction of an old antique quilt in one of my quilt history books.  Yes - it's going to be a red and white quilt - all though the idea of doing it in blues and whites keeps popping into my mind! Just working on a few details to get this pattern all figured out!

Then if I'm really bored or we get snowed in really bad and I cannot get out of the house (oh gee - wouldn't that be terrible - NOT!)  I've got all my works in progress neatly cleaned up in their cubbies.  We've got the Dear Jane Quilt, The Stars and Sprigs Quilt, a quilt design by Sue Garman - the name of the pattern escapes me, tons of moda "fun" rolls of fabric to develop new interesting quilt patterns and my Cotton Club blocks to keep me entertained.

Start your engines ladies and gents - let's sew the day away and enjoy ourselves!

And I leave you with this...

Just a cute picture of one corner of my Quilting Dungeon.  I've recently did a little remodeling and cleaning up of my work area and this is one of the "cute" fun areas I created!  I love old vintage looking sewing goodies - and of course my fabric stash displayed in baskets!

Have a fabulous day folks - my day is off to a great start and I hope yours is too!


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