Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hunkered Down...

As the Southeast is getting hammered by an unusual winter storm, I'm hunkered down for the next day (or two or three - I'm flexible here).  I've got plenty of food, good company (of the four-legged variety) and this means lots more time in my quilting room!  In my last post, I mentioned my need to go shopping for fabric to finish my Schnibbles quilt.  My plan was to start with the closest quilt store and work my way out from there until I found what I needed.  I'm fortunate to live within an hour of at least 8 different shops.  I was even luckier that the first store I went to had everything I was looking for.  (Normally I'd enjoy going to several stores and looking around, but it was very, very cold!)

The bottom fabric is one of the French Generals Favorites by Minick & Simpson.  Although the charm packs I'm using are by Blackbird Designs, look how perfectly the two pinks match.  I bought enough to use for my backing and binding.

I'd really want to have this completely done in time for the parade, so I debated if I should do something simple for the quilting.  However, I'm having a hard time choosing simple lately and I may have decided on a plan that's a little too ambitious for the time I have left.  We'll have to see how it turns out.

In any case, I spent the greater part of today doing some outline quilting in preparation for the fun stuff tomorrow.  I'm using 2 layers of batting to give it a little more definition.  Here's a sneak peak...

I hope the winter weather gives you some play time too!

Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 
Romans 12:9 (NLT)


  1. I am excited to see how you quilt this one. I plan to spend part of tomorrow sewing and part of it working on my website. :)

  2. I hope you are staying warm and have not been snowed in! I like what you have done so far.

  3. I can't wait to see the "fun stuff" quilting! Great fabric choice with the French General!

  4. I'm also looking forward to your next step with this quilt. Glad your fur-babies are keeping you warm.

  5. 8 shops within an hour of you?????? Really???? WOW! What a luxury to have that much fabric so close to you!?!?!?!?!