Thursday, February 7, 2013

Blizzard!

I'm sure many of you have heard about the blizzard making it's way to the Northeast. The weather people are having a field day! I'm in the area that should get about 2 feet of snow. I'm not sure I really believe them. We all know how many times they've been wrong! I did work today but am off until next week. I really lucked out! I got sick of all the talk about the snow, so today I found something that reminded me of spring. Years ago, I had made a table runner using fabric from my kitchen curtains. It's made up solely of yo-yos. I found it and it's now sitting on my kitchen table. It's just a little reminder of what's coming sometime after this awful snowstorm!


I've also been practicing a couple of different FMQ patterns that I might be using on my Twister quilt. This one sample above is the open headband. It reminds me of the jester hat we learned last year in the FMQ Challenge.


This second pattern is cucumber vine from Leah Day's beautiful patterns. I like them both but I'm
leaning towards the open headband. I'm more comfortable with it since I've used it before. I know many suggestions were for feathers but I really don't think I'm good enough to do that many feathers in an area that will be so visible.
I'm just trying to fill the blue area outside the twisters. I think the texture will be really pretty to see.

I hope to be back after the blizzard! Hope everyone affected by the blizzard stays safe! Be careful!

 
 
 
 

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  1. Good luck with that weather. I hope you are able to stay home and quilt. Your quilt is looking great.

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    1. I still can't believe the forecast! I guess I'll find out. I'm hoping I can quilt! Wish I had a generator!

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  2. Cute little yo-yo table topper. I don't remember ever seeing that one. :-)
    Love the maching quilting. The blizzard is a good excuse to stay inside and sew.

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    1. Do you really think we're getting 2 feet?? I'm hoping I can machine quilt. Hope that electricity stays on!

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  3. Darling yo-yo table topper. Both FMQ designs are nice - but I am leaning towards the headband. Well I hope you don't get all that snow. It has been cold here in the south. Stay warm, dream spring and have a fun week quilting!

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    1. Thanks, Joanie! Hope it's not as bad as predicted. I plan on staying home and quilting, if the electricity stays on!

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  4. Cute yo-yos! Stay safe and warm...Julierose

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    1. Julierose, be careful! So glad I'm off from work. Hoping to be snowed in and get some projects done!

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  5. Take care during the storm, and I hope you don't get all that's being predicted. Love your little yo-yo topper by the way! And, before the storm hits, be sure to check out SewCalGal's site - there's a new FMQ challenge! Yay!

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    1. Thanks! I didn't know about the new FMQ Challenge. Thanks for letting me know! I've really missed them!

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  6. Oh my, 2 feet of snow ... now that's a snowstorm. Hope you get much less than that. Enjoy being a shut in during the storm. :)

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    1. Thanks, Kate! Just hope we don't lose power. Kind of nice to have to stay home!

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    1. Thanks! I plan on staying indoors until this is over!

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  8. That's a lot of yo-yo's! :) Beautiful! When it comes to the quilting, I think you should stick to what you are most comfortable to. Both designs are beautiful. Don't know how many times meteo here has predicted full sun or rain, and it has ended up totally opposite! Hope your meteo is wrong too! :)

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    1. Thanks, Astrid! The weather is difficult to predict and I hope they're wrong this time!

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