Saturday, August 30, 2014

Winter’s A-Coming…in more ways than one!

I’m down to the crunch with ‘Snowy Days’ by Heart to Hand.  It’s sandwiched and pinned, the audio book is playing, so you will find me  busy hand quilting it together!

The background fabric is wool so I opted for no batting.  Instead I found a nice thick black flannel for the backing…leftovers from another wool quilt!  This means that I don’t have to do a lot of hand quilting as there is no batting to hold in place.  Yeah!


I’m hoping another day’s work and this puppy will be ready for the binding…certainly ready before the snow flies!!


News for those quilters participating in the WINTER SOLSTICE SEW ALONG….

OMGosh…today is August 30 and YOU know what THAT means… TOMORROW is ‘Winter Solstice’ SHOW AND TELL time!  Those quilters who are working on the ‘Winter Solstice’ Sew A-Long Quilt need to show and tell what they have been working on…(your homework was to complete the wee houses and stars by the last day of the month…remember? :o)  I think I just heard a wave of “Holy Crap” coming from Blogland?  Yup…I know, August went by in a blink of the eye…!

But having said that, pictures are coming in fast and plentiful, SEW stay tuned for tons of highlights!  If you have a blog and are participating, please let me know so that I can provide a link to your blog in my post…WE WANT TO SEE what you have been up to!!  If you didn’t get your ‘homework’ done, then not to worry…there is always September…October…November!  It’s ALL good!

Have a super Saturday and Happy Stitching!~P


  1. My houses and stars are all finished! I plan to do a lot of embellishing after Winter Solstice is quilted. I love working with the plaids and darker colors for a change. I've started yet another Farmer's Wife and am working on a bunch of other ufo's that are all my usual bright colors. It's nice to use some of my dark colors. Thanks for hosting the quilt along! XO

  2. I MUST purchase a few patterns from Heart and hand. They are just so adorable!

  3. precioso!!!!
    los muñecos de nieve me gustan muchísimo

  4. That is a fun piece and will be fun to use this winter.
    I think I need to figure out a queen quilt that I can make in a week, so need to go through my stash and see what fabrics I have that will go good in a camper;)


  5. lots to see here today and the winter scene is coming along very well