Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Snow Day Sew Day

If you live in the eastern half of either Canada or the USA, the last day or two has likely been something like ours - LOTS of snow. The huge storm that is rolling through proved to be the perfect excuse to sit tight. Better yet, why not sit at your sewing machine? Suddenly the rows for Wintersweet were piling up just about as quickly as the snow! Just three more to go.

You can see that my design wall is still filled with Halo blocks and pieces so I've been draping the rows over the top of a smaller one in front of it to keep track of them, which is probably a good sign that it's soon time to apply myself to Halo and move it along as well. All those curves make for a much slower go of it compared to the straight runs of four and nine-patch blocks, which has a lot to do with why it's still on the design wall.

I didn't realize until I had most of the white cut for the four-patch blocks that not all of the white was to be white - the pattern shows several low volume prints mixed in to make it even more scrappy. How could I have missed that??? 

It's going to be a lovely, delicate touch. I've stayed to several white-on-white fabrics and the odd pin dot in red and green, and also included this very delicate pink floral. It is really pretty but a much tighter weave than the others, almost a polished cotton. Hopefully it plays well with others when it is all washed.

So my piles of blocks are getting smaller and my strips longer. Guess it will be back to using the 'design floor' when it comes time to laying this out.

Given how hard the snow was coming down at lunch it seemed like the perfect excuse to pull out the snowman placemats and enjoy a hot bowl of soup. Love me a good snow day....M


Julierose said...

Love both of these quilts in progress you are making;))
That Wintersweet is really so pretty...I went and bookmarked that pattern for later on...thanks for sharing your progress hugs, Julierose

Kyle said...

I saw that you were getting lots and lots of snow. Your Halo quilt is gorgeous. Fun to just throw in lots if variety in the nine patches. Have fun sewing while it keeps on snowing. Hope you don't have to get out and shovel.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Pretty placemat, Marie. I made a pot of pea soup in my slow cooker on the big snow storm day Monday. It so suited the weather. Of course, I'm in love with all your projects. Enjoy all your stitching time!

Sandy said...

I love the crispness of Wintersweet! With so much neutral space, the quilting will really pop. I’ve always been intrigued by Halo … I can’t imagine the patience needed for all those curves! The colours are gorgeous!