February is here

I know its supposed to be March that is “In like a Lion & out like a lamb”, but February seems to be the Lion so far.  Last night it finally stopped snowing & left 15″ of snow on the deck & more in drifts. Today all quilt drop off & pick ups are canceled unless you like pushing your car. That also means I’m not leaving home for a couple days but will still be working on the customer quilts I have in house.

I just returned from retreat yesterday. Its always a lot of fun & nice to get to work on some projects and see what others are making. The Kettunen Center is a nice place to stay in and sew. The work room fit about 22 of us comfortably and our sleeping rooms are just down the hallway. The center is a 4H complex. This weekend was also Winter Fest. The kids were enjoying a lot of fun activities both inside & out. I saw a few classrooms that looks so interesting I almost had to stop sewing & join them. There was snowshoeing, cooking outside, archery, photography, even dog sledding classes.

This is one new quilt I’m working on. The quilt is Amish Squares which is in the book Amish Quilts the Adventure Continues by Lynn Koolish. I saw this quilt hanging in Lolly’s at Shipshewana this summer and had to make it. This is one of 9 colors that will be paired with black.



The other project I worked on was a Disappearing Hourglass pattern from Missouri Star Quilts. I was using a layer cake fabric by Moda called Kahuna. Its a very pretty variety of Hawaiian prints. I’m about halfway finished with the blocks.

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Who knows I might just get a little chance to work on these this week since they are predicting more snow on Weds.

Have a great day & sew on!