Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunny Sunday

It is a beautiful sunny day here, but still extremely cold. The wind chill makes it about -28 Celsius, so I prefer to view the day from this angle...

I am working on making 96 HST, and good progress has been made.
With the method the pattern designer has used you start with a light and dark 5 inch square, mark your sewing line, sew and cut. You then have one HST for the quilt and 2 triangle pieces you can use to make smaller HST for another project.

These are some of the smaller "left over" pieces and am sewing together as I go and will some kind of wall hanging or lap quilt with. One pattern- two quilts- gotta like that. All the HST will be sewn together today, and I think I will plan what to do with the leftover HST right away and keep the momentum going and finish them both together.

This year I am making both kids a new quilt for their beds as the original quilts I made them are at least 10 years old....Dana has picked her pattern and colours. Neil is not a guy who cares much about colour, design or anything like that so I can just pick for him...

For Dana I am making the cover quilt called Crackling Palms, and enlarging it for her bed. The black will be the background, and and the pinks will be the whirling palms. I am using some scraps and some new fabric for this. No time frame for this, just sometime in 2011.

Have a wonderful week, and enjoy every moment!

7 comments:

sunny said...

What better way to spend a cold winter day. Dana's quilt will be very pretty. I like the colors you chose.

Sharon said...

Great way to spend a winter day! I took a much needed nap, then did a bit of mending for my daughter. Now I can get back to the important things...quilting!

joan said...

My kind of day when it is cold out...Gorgeous pattern and fabric for Dana...
Keep warm!

Mary-Frances said...

Two quilts at once...love it! Those red, golds and browns are beautiful. Your daughter's quilt will be stunning.

Victoria said...

Brrrr! You're right, you've got a great view right there! You can see the beauty of the white outside, while staying nice and warm, quilting, what could be better? Your home looks wonderful, by the way!
I follow many quilter's blogs, and enjoy looking at their creations.... I have yet to do one, myself... I've taken one "class" at JoAnn's Fabric Stores, and made a few blocks, but that's as far as I've gotten.
You have a good week, too, and I'll be sure to stop by again!

Linda said...

Wow, you are making progress! And they are so pretty too!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Sunshine - I miss it! So glad you got some. Such pretty HST's and lots of them! Can't wait to see the quilts you make for the kiddos!

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