Thursday, January 28, 2016

Dissolving January

January is melting away here...or so it seems.  The weather has been mild...with forecasts up to 7 C today (that would be in the forties Fahrenheit) -- distinctly balmy for this part of Alberta in January! And...once again, a month that started yesterday, full of promise, is winding down today. Go figure!

I'm thankful that this week my priorities agreed to the line-up in which I'd put them!  Well...maybe not the laundry and the dishes -- they're so demanding, aren't they?! -- but everything else.  :-)  And I am thankful that I am back to my regular 2 days a week at The Shop -- and no more  I love the work, but...!

My 15 x 15 piece for the "Mono-print" theme is finished and photographed -- you'll get to see the "Reveal" HERE at month-end.  :-)

And -- blessedly! -- all six "refugee" quilts are quilted.  Five of the six are completely finished, while the sixth needs it's binding sewn down on the back.  My aim is to have them all finished and washed, to be delivered to the church on Sunday.

Split 9-patch and "Off the Rails" - finished!

"Chunky Churn Dash (Bonnie Hunter) sandwiched
-- before quilting and attaching binding -- now done! daughter's wrap skirt is growing...only a few more inches to completion!

"Carnaby" skirt by Nikol Lohr in Sirdar's "Harrap Tweed"
- now even wider than when the photo was taken!

As for EB's Dyeing for Quiltmakers...Lesson 3 was posted last week and I printed it off, discovering that I'd done many of the exercises before, when I took my City and Guilds...So I filed the notes for future reference, and let the class carry on without me on for one more week.  Lesson 4 will be posted tomorrow...and we shall see.

I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday over at The Needle and Thread Network...Have a great day!  :-)


Anonymous said...

You have been busy, and with such beautiful results. I'll be waiting to see your newest piece when it's revealed.

Christine Staver said...

Margaret, Love the chunky churn dash. I never heard of it before, but it looks great. You have been busy.

AnnetteJ said...

Way to go, Margaret! The quilts look fabulous. Bright, cheery abd welcoming. Nicely done, my friend.

Judy Warner said...

Glad to hear that you are back on your regular shop schedule, Margaret. Will look forward to seeing the reveal of your 15 x 15 piece on Saturday. And, that is you are almost done with your six quilts......they look wonderful!
I think you are wise in your approach to EB's class - of course, partly enforced by circumstances out of your control. Hope that you can be more active in weeks 4 and 5.


Laurel's Stitches said...

You have created some lovely gifts! Thank you for sending that warm weather to Winnipeg; we have a lot of icy side walks and streets now! I'm happily awaiting the reveal too! Thanks for linking to TN&TN's WIP Wednesday!