Friday, February 25, 2011

Quilting Weather!

You've got no idea how happy I am that right here in Central CA there is a chance (small as it is) that we could have a bit of snow this weekend. It'll definitely be cold and rainy! So in response, my sweet hubby and I have a plan. The videos are rented and the fireplace is lit! I don't mind him playing golf at all, but I am really looking forward to just rolling out of bed and onto the couch with him to sit and watch one movie after another. It doesn't hurt that the sewing machine is only a few steps away and when I need to stretch my legs, there it will be. This could be the most perfect weekend ever!

Since it has been a while since my last post, I do have a few blocks/triangle photos to share. I've not gotten as much done as I would have liked, but there has been some progress. This first one is K4, called Thea's Turn, it was paper pieced and has 17 pieces. 

 This triangle is BR3, called Attic Window, was paper pieced and has 20 pieces.
 This next one is a block I've been dreading since I started working on this quilt 3 1/2 years ago. I finally decided to jump ahead and get it done! It's M3, called Fireweed Flower, was paper pieced and regular pieced with Y seams galore! It has 25 pieces and I am so glad it's DONE! And I'm pretty pleased with how it came out.
 This last one is K3, called Seven Sisters and was entirely rotary cut and pieced and has 31 pieces. The pattern called for the outside boarders to be the background color, but I liked it with the focus fabric better, don't you?
Now, I believe I'm down to about 26 blocks left to do and 5 or 6 triangles left including that darn one that went missing about a month ago. I started working on redoing that one last night, ugh! So anyway, I've begun putting some chunks of the quilt together. How much fun is that? Okay, it's really not any fun until they come together and I can gaze upon this quilt and think I may actually be done with it some day!

Hope you have some wonderful quilting weather wherever you are this weekend!


  1. Lovely work on DJ, Melanie! The blocks look great..especially the M3...Amazing!
    I hope your weekend is going wonderfully as planned. Glenn and the dogs were hailed on while out for their walk. He said it sounded like rushing water right before it hit them. They were startled at first and then just kept on truckin' :-) The hills look beautiful.

  2. Those are wonderful! You know, as soon as you finish that triangle, the original "lost" one will show up.