Winter is here. Snow, rain, snow, and so on. It's a perfect time for The Cuddle Quilter to get busy making a cuddle quilt!
I finished this quilt top right before Christmas, adapting Terry Atkinson's Lucky Star design. I used a variety of cozy, warm, flannels that are ideal for Nova Scotian winters! This flimsy will go on the frame this week and I'll use those lovely large utility stitches and perle cotton to quickly (?) get this quilt ready to use.
This has been a great sewing week for me, with several "almost finished" projects on the go. One project is my snowman "bluework" stitchery...a few more stitches and I'll be ready to frame the snowman with a piano-key border which I plan to sew together using a variety of blue fabrics.
What else is in the works? My January Full House Schnibbles quilt sewn with charm packs of browns, beiges, teals and oranges that make me smile as I sew them together. One more sashing row to add, a few borders, and hopefully the big reveal in the next post. Want to join in? Check it out at Another Year of Schnibbles.
I'm also almost finished hand quilting my 12 Days of Christmas sampler, a free pattern from Temecula Quilts. I'm using an all-over crosshatch quilting design. It's a perfect project to work on in the early morning hours as I sit in the comfy chair in the livingroom, sipping my coffee, and waiting for the sun to come up.
After my day begins with some hand quilting, I run down to my beloved Sewing Corner (SC!).
I love my sewing corner. (And yes, I cleaned it up for this picture). My entire corner has been custom made by Woodworker Hubby. He made the desk, drawers and cupboards exactly to my specifications many years ago. And it's still a work in progress! For example, this Christmas he added a cupboard for me on the opposite wall to store some of my quilting books and some supplies. I just didn't have enough space!
Now he is crafting me a specially-made quilter's ironing board. I am so spoiled! I got the great idea from Christine's blog and WH went to work. The plywood was purchased and cut to size and the next step is to prepare the plywood by covering it with batting and fabric. We have decided to adapt Christine's idea a little so the ironing board will better fit our small space. Thanks to a great idea from a quilting friend who dropped by (Thank you, Miss A!), we decided to make the ironing board into a "drop-down" ironing board/table. That way, I can drop it down when not needed and I can use the wall space for a design wall. When you live in a small house, but you have big quilting plans, you have to make the most of your small spaces!
This weekend will be a "Wonky Weekend" for me as I continue making my wonky houses for the Wonky House Block Swap. Here is block two and three....only nine more to go!
As you can see, it is really hard for an organized, structured gal like me to get down and wonky, so my wonkiness is in my choice of bright fabrics!
Stay tuned for my reveals in the next post and many thanks for dropping by. It's a great day for quilting!