Emerging from the cold

We have been in the grips of a winter storm system in Northern Nevada for the last few days. We generally don’t see too much snow here in the valleys of Reno and Sparks but we did get about 6 inches on Wednesday. And,of course, it really dumped snow in the mountains. I work in Truckee, California so the snow has really piled up (about 30 inches) and the interstate has been closed periodically for two days. So I have had a couple of SNOW DAYS ⛄️!! I put the time to good use quilting-wise and have finished my 2nd wall hanging and have one on the frame.

I felt a need for a “palate cleansing ” after working with those fabrics for a couple of weeks and decided to participate in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge being held over at So Scrappy. This month’s color is red so I made three blocks for a quilt I have seen versions of in Blogland recently. My pattern is called “Cogs” and it’s from a Fons and Porter magazine (2016?). I’ll make 2 or 3 blocks a month and see where it leads me at the end of the year. Surprisingly, I found I have very little red in my stash! So the bonus is that it gives me an excuse to BUY MORE FABRIC!!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰. Ignore the little threads and forgive the terrible photos. I took these as soon as I finished. I’ll take better photos for the linky party on Saturday.

With my “no pressure ” approach to quilting this year, it was fun to work on a new project. Having finished these blocks, I’ll be returning to my Barbara Brackman Antebellum quilt blocks, I lost steam and have 3 blocks to finish before putting the top together but again no pressure😏.

Thanks for stopping by and “quilt til you wilt”.

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2019 – Happy New Year

Glad to see 2018 go out the door! We ushered in 2019 with good friends and neighbors last night. Looking back I made some good quilting progress but nothing dramatic. Lots of you were very productive! Good job!

As a start to the new year, I’ve made a few resolutions like everyone else- lose a few pounds, exercise more, GET SOME UFOS DONE!! πŸ˜‚

As a start on one of my resolutions, I worked yesterday and today on a project that I started on retreat in November. I’ll end up with two wall hangings. One for me and one for a gift for someone later this year. I’ll be quilting them together on my frame.

I’m also going to make some pillows or a table runner with the leftovers (so they don’t haunt me for life πŸ˜–). I’m not making any “firm” plans with quilting. I’m making this a NO pressure year.

I’m hoping to be more consistent with blogging but NO pressure! Hope you will stop by! Happy New Year and happy quilting!