Friday, February 22, 2013

Digging Out

Wow!  What a snow!  12 inches most places.  My sewing room is a great place to watch it snow.  My sewing machine is in front of a big window with a picture perfect view of my neighbors beautiful home and pond with resident geese.  I keep challenging myself to learn to machine quilt (ongoing for several years now), so it was a perfect day to work on a charity/challenge quilt.  The challenge is that ugly brown fabric in the center of the blocks.  It was a final day challenge presented to us at the Arrow Rock Quilt Camp last spring.  I found that cute ballerina fabric in Florida in January and thought it would be so cute for a Children in Crisis Charity Quilt.  (Our guild presents small quilts to local agencies that encounter children in distressing situations.  More about that later.)  My plan was to incorporate the UGLY in small pieces, so the CUTE would shine through.  Then I would have met the challenge for Quilt Camp this year, while meeting the charity quilt challenge with my guild.  Good plan, huh?
Here's the picture.

    I have spent most of the week caressing this stack of fabric.  I went to Boonville Tuesday for the closing out sale at our LQS (so sorry they are closing) and fell in love.  I have always liked the French General line by Moda and even though the stock was getting low, they had several bolts of it left.  Maybe I'm the only person in two counties that likes it.  Regardless, I'm glad they did.  I need another project like a another head, but couldn't resist.  Now, I'm laying awake at night trying to decide on a pattern for it.  I'm thinking Broken Dishes or Underground Railroad.  Here's the picture.  Don't you love it too?
      I'll add a neutral from my stash, which will alleviate some of the guilt I am feeling for buying more fabric.
    That's all for now.  Think Spring!


  1. Hey, Judy! I'm excited to be your first ever commenter! Love your new blog. Best of luck. I'm looking forward to following along.
    I regret that I didn't get to Boonville this week. I wonder if the snow delayed the sale till another day.

  2. Congrats on your blog, Judy, I admire you. And will enjoy admiring your very cute decor in your home throughout the year!! We'll have to watch out at quilt guild, you might have a hidden camera and post pics of our secret doings!!! --Gina

  3. Welcome to blogging Judy! Glad to follow along. Loved all your pictures too. Is that French General fabric La Belle Fleur? I adore that line. Funny you mentioned Broken Dishes...I have been thinking about doing a broken dishes table topper too. Good luck!
    ~ Colleen

  4. No, it is Rouenneries. Don't ask me to pronounce it, I can barely spell it.


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