15 January, 2022

Battening Down

This is what happens when snow is predicted in the south; naturally there's the insanity that occurs as everyone runs for bread and milk at the grocery stores but, then, the conversation turns to anticipated snowfall amounts and, ultimately, how long folks expect to be stranded. I'm not too worried: we have firewood enough to last and I have an adequate supply of books and stitching projects piled up to get me through at least several storms. Yes, finally the weather has cooled seasonably, and those of us lucky enough to live in the south are battening down the hatches in preparation for winter storm Izzy and whatever she brings! 
This tree is a trial quilt block. Carrie Nelson is currently hosting a quilt-along for Moda called "Branching Out"; Quiltkeemosabe had tried the block and had difficulty with the directions given for the trunk. She asked me to try it out, as written. I did find it necessary to make an adjustment in the trimming of that pieced trunk unit. If any of you are doing this I might suggest dropping that diagonal cutting line to 1.25" instead of the 1". Once I changed that I had no difficulty at all in constructing this 8.5" block. The current weather forecast undoubtedly impacted my fabric choices for this one!
In other news: I managed to finish up the Wonder Flutters runner, learning to use the Wonder Curve ruler this week. 
I don't usually show customer quilts but I've fallen deeply in love with this scrappy beauty while it's been here under the needle this week. The pattern is Summer Wedding by Black Cat Creations. The quilting is Curls by Beany Girl Quilts. 
Something else that I'm enamored with is that Folded Corner Clipper by Creative Grids. I'm finishing up the outer borders on the Great Granny Squared quilt using it instead of the old stitch-cut-flip method. Those sweet little corner clippings could simply be discarded. Nope, I couldn't bear tossing them!
I trimmed these to 1.75" after stitching. I know, it's craziness; but aren't they adorable?
But, to top it all off: this happened today! We blinked!! Happy birthday, sweet girl. 💗
We can prepare for the onslaught of winter weather, 
but nothing's preparing me for time passing this swiftly!
Life is Good!


Dotti in CT said...

That child is adorable! My granddaughter is turning 21 in June. How did that happen. Stay safe and enjoy the snow. Dotti in CT

Lindah said...

Nine years already! Happy Birthday to awesome Lynnleigh!

Quiltdivajulie said...

And we, too, have snow on the ground this morning. Beautiful photo of Lynnleigh. I am still struggling with a certain little man being five and preparing to go off to kindergarten next year. Time truly does fly.

Unknown said...

My grand girl also turns 9 in February. Where can I get that cute book? Thanks, Sharon in CO

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday to your granddaughter!

Your wonder flutters turned out just great!