Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Proof we've had some sunny weather...

See? Flowers are blooming in their own little patch of sunshine. This is another of the "Four plus One" patterns. Five FQ and you are set. It even finishes the little quilt with backing and binding. I don't applique much- I'm really bad at it, but I have been practicing some on my newer sewing machine and while I cannot imagine wanting to make an entire applique quilt, one block is rather fun. I used the same color thread on the whole block- a funky color that Thread Art sent to me in place of the back ordered cream. It's a nice golden color and matches the background fabric perfectly. I'm not to picky about thread- as long as it works.



Now ain't that a coincidence?
Here I am using an old phone book to make a string quilt and when I flipped a block over and look! Recycle, indeed. My blocks are shaping up to 7". I am really running to the bottom of the bag this time. I am determined to use every little morsel of string fabric! I'm not sure how I'll set them - I like them all alone. I need to check out Bonnie's amazing quiltville site. She always has loads of ideas.


Just because I can...


this was just too funny to pass up. Joe found a huge icecicle hanging off my quilting room roof. In between blizzards we had a little sunshine and warmer weather. Icecicle weather. And boys will be boys. We are under a winetr storm warning for the day and it is so gorgeously snowy out right now. You'd think I'd be tired of winter by now- it is Februaury- but no, I am hanging in there and still loving the snow- especially when it is newly fallen. Great sewing weather! Hope everyone has a great week! Snow or no snow.

8 comments:

Sarah N. said...

I love the wall hanging! Very springy!

Maddie got the letters from the girls yesterday. Very sweet. Tell Boo that I love the little quilty that she sent. I love how they both wrote "I've got to go." Maddie is doing great and is loving all the mail she has received.

Love you and miss you!

Julia said...

WOW!!! Awesome icicle!!!!! I am still loving winter too! I am not ready for Spring yet!

Your little quilt is so cute. The border fabric matches the flowers in the applique perfectly! Your applique is getting really good. I love applique and I do have a goal of making a quilt with lots of applique. :~)

Peni said...

Joe and the icicle is just too cool! Love the pink and brown applique! Now that you're recycling ... I didn't like tearing away telephone pages; but guess you have lots of helping hands for that little chore.

Love you so!

Donna said...

Love all your projects! And Laurie will love the picture of Joe--it involves a weapon of sorts! Enjoy the snow but make it go away soon so a Southerner can drive up there!! Love you!

Mary said...

I have a fantasy about running out of strips and strings too but the log cabin top I just finished from them didn't even make a dent.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh how cute is that flower quilt! And Joe with the icecicle is so funny!

Darcie said...

lol Guys. ;-)

Ye Merrie Quilter said...

Love the icicle pic! Just great fun! I need to dig into my strings and get a little something started. When I get back...
K