Just a quick post so you can see how deep it is around here.
We got a foot of snow yesterday!
It dumped on us.
I opened our front door to see this.
Our Christmas tree is still out front and looking festive.
Since it's been snowing all week (though not a foot in one day like yesterday,)
I joined a Quilt-a-Long.
I had never done this so had many questions
as I wasn't quite certain how they worked.
Mary Elizabeth Kinch was very kind in answering my list of questions.
She is hosting the Foothills Quilt-a-Long.
I was rather smitten with it so decided to join in the fun.
Here are my first 7 blocks.
Please forgive the quality of the photo - not the best.
They don't look very exciting this way, but set on red fabric, they do pop.
I didn't have room to lay them out properly,
but the first 5 blocks are the top row.
The last 2 blocks are the first 2 blocks in the second row.
I am keeping the "mistake" in the second block just as the original maker did.
I've not bought a thing for this but am using fabrics I have in my stash.
I told Mr LB sometime back how there is/was a superstition
that every quilt needed at least one mistake to let the evil spirits out.
I'm not sure he believed me until I told him about quilts that were impeccable,
but the maker would stitch a number backwards when dating it
or put a non-matching small piece in a corner.
I showed him this one and asked if he could see the mistake.
He didn't until I pointed it out to him.
Then he laughed again.
He is too much of a perfectionist to do such a thing.
I just think it adds character ~ especially since this is a scrappy quilt.
If you are interested in joining,
I don't think it's too late.
Hop on over on the link above and take a peek.
Now you know what I do while it snows.