There is a week left in March and I just can't wait for some warmth so that all the horrible mountains of snow will start to melt and go away. If you hear me say...."Yay, another Sew Day/Snow Day!" you can give me a good kick. We had more than our share of inside days recently. This photo shows my backyard, just a foot from the back door. A lot of shovelling. Next year we are getting a snowblower!
On to some quilty things now.....Here is the fabric postcard that I received from Jo in Australia. It is so cute and so well done. I love the little lace canopy over the door. This was Jo's first time participating in Sheila's Swap. I just love it. Thanks Jo!
This is the postcard that I sent to Jo. I tried my hand at thread painting after seeing a post by Gail @ Quilt, Knit, Run, Sew. Stop by and check out Gail's blog. She makes lots of wonderful quilty things.
Update - Machine Quilting Month - March 2015
Of the 4 projects on my list, that I hope to finish before the end of March
1. "Nine Patch with an Attitude" - complete
2 - comfort quilt for Claudine - complete
RetiredHub and I will be travelling to Vancouver the end of April to visit with family there. Claudine is RetiredHub's brother Lorne's daughter. Lorne passed away in December and she misses him so much that I thought a quilty hug was in order to take with me to give to her when we visit. This will be our first time meeting. She told me that her fave colours were burgundy, pink and dark green so I knew I had lots to work from in my older "Scrash" I made rail fence blocks and arranged them in what I thought was an interesting design. I used an older tiny pink floral print on the back and binded in scrappy strips of the dark green. I free motion swirled the Kona snow areas and left the burgundy and green unquilted. I used Aurifil 50# thread in a cream colour.It is soft and cuddly after washing and drying and I know it will make a wonderful comfort quilt. I don't think Claudine reads my blog but if she does, then she will have something to look forward to if she sees that I made a quilt, just for her, in memory of her beautiful Dad.
3 - Kona table runner - complete
I pieced this runner together last fall and finished it up this month with some straight line quilting as well as some loop-de-loops. This is intended for my outside table. It will be a while before the outdoor furniture is put out this year!
4 - Jamie's Quilt - preparing to baste
So, I am not doing too bad with my goal. Just one more to complete!
Hope you had time today to get some quilting done.