Sunday, January 26, 2014

One of Two

One thing this frigid and snowy winter is good for:  Making me not want to leave my house.*  I have been hunkering down, holing up, and hermiting away, trying not to think about the elements while working my way down the list of UFOs.

And so there were two more finishes this weekend.  First is the bright baby quilt made from leftover drunkard's path and monkey wrench/churn dash blocks.

I quilted this in a loop-de-loop with Aurifil thread.  I intended to just do a regular meander but my hands had a mind of their own and started doing barrel rolls right out the gate, so I just went along for the ride.  Whee!

Edited to Add:  I've been asked what the turquoise and pink floral border fabric is above.  It is Gypsy Girl by Lily Ashbury for Moda.

Okay, so here's the back.  I love polka dots.  And polka, for that matter.  Which I am not seeing represented on the Grammy awards** this evening.

It's getting late, so I'll be back tomorrow with the second finish.

*Monday's high—I repeat: high—is to be -5 F., low of -19, with a wind chill advisory of -35 to -50 F. by Tuesday with (of course) blowing and drifting snow.  Winter blows.

**Forget rolling out the barrel.  If I were playing a drinking game for every time LL Cool J licked his lips while hosting the Grammys, I would be unconscious right now.  I think he'd be forgiven, though, because everything else about him is pretty fine.

January Finishes


  1. Can't imagine why, not one of those fashionistas were wearing a beautiful polka dot couture gown...can you!! Why I adore polka dots as well. If it were up to me they would be the next best thing and the talk of the town. As for your baby quilt....oh is adorable!! Absolutely perfecto!! If you were to ask me, I would say that frigid and wintry conditions does wonders to your creativity!!

  2. That's a beautiful finish from leftovers. Love that border fabric! It's frigid/snowy here too, so thankfully no school. I was not looking forward to the mile walk with my kids this morning!

  3. I really like those baby quilts! Good plan to stay in out of the weather and get a lot of quilting done!

  4. That's a happy, wonderful baby quilt!! sure to be a blessing. :)

  5. I can't even imagine being somewhere so cold...todays forecast here is for 110F! Ridiculous weather for both of us.

    Love the baby quilt finish- that quilting is mighty fine..

    All I know about the grammy's is that red seemed to be a popular colour for dresses this year.

  6. Yikes! It is cold where you are! It is cold here too, mostly below 32, but not as far as you. Weird weather.

    OK, I love those loopy meanders! Beautiful job with the quilting! I love the pretty pink binding on this one too! Congrats on yet another awesome finish!

    xo -E

  7. Love the baby quilt. The colors really pop. It was -4 here in Fountain, CO this morning. Had to go out and shovel snow as my husband is laid up from back surgery. Brr!


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