Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Grateful People

Groundhog Day was filled with winter drama.


We shoveled out from yet another 12 inches of snow.


 Last night we lost our power for three hours late at night. Huddled in our bed with tons of snuggly warm quilts over us, we knew that the power was back on when the phone rang and left a message saying so from the power company. But we did not realize that somehow it had shut the furnace off on one of the coldest nights of the year. When I awoke at 8am the house was 49°F! inside; yikes, that's cold!

I ran downstairs and hit the reset button on the furnace and she fired right up, yeay! Soon there was hot coffee, a full breakfast, and a warm home filled with very grateful people.

For sewing, I did do another block for Grand Illusion, the Bonnie K. Hunter mystery.

So that was my "OBW", or On track With Bonnie, goal met. What I was itchin to get at was the Civil War Quilts sew along with Barbara Brackman on her blog.

Ahhh, this week was the cheddar oranges and chrome yellows! Wheee! This first one is from my previously made collection of Sawtooth Stars where I did use a Rene Nanneman cheddar against a dark moody blue from Kansas Troubles.

I had a ball pulling out the fabric combinations that I wanted to use for these blocks. I was especially sure to include these pretty scraps from my newly acquired winnings of the giveaway from The Constant Quilter.  
Thank you so very much, Wendy!

I used some of my own stash, too.

My cheddar solid is fairly a pumpkin-y orange rather than the brighter one that is more authentic, but I love it as an accent color.

It was fun to pull a bright chrome yellow as well.

These colors are real eye catchers and I think that they can quickly overpower a quilt if they are not used sparingly.

They just add a little dash here and there to pull your eye around the quilt is what I mean. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it, LOL!

Happy sewing!


cityquilter grace said...

ooh vic....49? awful....glad that is your blocks...and yes we are snowed under here as well...such is winter....sigh

Anonymous said...

49, eh? :(

Power outages shut off our boiler, we find, so that we have ice cold water in the morning. Let's just say that I'm very familiar with the reset button on THAT.

Stay warm!

audrey said...

It's been a very long time since we had that much snow! Love your new blocks. The fabrics are wonderfully sparky.:)

Needled Mom said...

I'm still trying to imagine 49* INSIDE the house. Oh my dear!!!! Glad it all worked out okay and the furnace kicked right in again.

Janet O. said...

That was a very cold night! Glad you got it resolved quickly in the morning.
Hooray for cheddars and chromes! Love 'em!! Great blocks, Vic!

Abigail Dolinger said...

I am partial to Civil War fabrics and love your Bonnie Hunter "Grand Illusion" block in the CW prints!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Your blocks are great; I love your rendition of BH's Grand Illusion. Your snow is pretty; I think you're in for more over the next few days. My Mom and Dad live in Gilford, I wonder if you're nearby; your snow amount looks similar to what they're reporting! Stay warm~

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