Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sunshine News

Yesterday was our first real staying snow of the season, yippee! It really started to make it feel like winter.

The roads were terrible and our fun Senior's Yoga class was cancelled so we stayed in and were safe.

Later in the day it stopped snowing and we used the last remaining daylight to sweep the windshields clear and plow. While it was stormy, I got out this quilt that Felix has been using for his favorite nap  quilt.

It had gone without a label for almost a year and a half, so I made this one and stitched it onto the quilt. Click to enlarge if you like.

This is a picture of the Shenandoah Valley quilt when it was done last year, so that you can see the whole thing.

It was a great way to use a jelly roll with a couple of coordinating charm packs and it finished at 66" by 82" for a nice twin sized quilt.

By this morning's sun, the driveway and roads had cleared, so I got to go to The Sunshine Club over at the Alton, New Hampshire, Senior Center.

Sue and Mary were working on layering the pieced backing for Mary's string quilt.

There was lots of checking sizes and smoothing.

Soon there was a quilt sandwich!

They worked on pin basting the layers together with some success.

But a few puckers needed to be corrected. Mary is still not certain if she'd like to tie, machine quilt, or hand quilt this pretty top.

I did a little more distance on my binding of Summer Poppies and was thrilled to have turned the last corner!!

When I got home, it was fun to get a package in the mailbox from Joann's of one of their super duper online-only thread specials!

These were half price 3000 meter cones in cream colored 100% cotton and I paid $10.49 each with discounted shipping at $1.99 for the two cones. Good deal!! They were made in Greece, who knew?

Here and there at home, I've had great fun piecing some more blocks for various projects like that churn dash.

Also, there were some of the split 9-patches to go with the 6" churn dashes, too.

They always look so nice when they've just been pressed flat with an iron and starch, after only finger pressing during construction.

And I may have mentioned it before, but I am up to 30 blocks made of my 8" quarter Square Triangle blocks. That's half way to what I need, so I'm still picking out reds and creams for more.

My very limited attention span loves my freedom to jump from project to project and never be bored with one thing. All in all, it was a great day! I hope you had fun, too!

Linking up to Oh Scrap! Link.

Happy quilting!


cityquilter grace said...

snow eh? rained here....ogled pansies while going thru mcdonald's too...glad you got out for quilty fun....love your quilts as usual...

gayle said...

I love those split nines and churn dashes! (Pleeeeeeease don't give me any more ideas...)

Janet O. said...

I am proud of you for getting the label on Felix's quilt!
That is exciting that you are nearing the end of you Summer Poppies binding.
You have great projects going. I especially love the churn dash and the split 9-patch. Jumping from project to project keeps things interesting, doesn't it? : )

Feathers in my Nest said...

Well, We're still in a severe drought. no snow, no nothing. just chilly.
Love your 2 quilts. Stay warm.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

You have been making great progress on all your projects. I especially like the churn dash blocks. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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