Sunday, February 25, 2018

QAL in the Snow

Howdy folks.
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.
He laughed.
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.


  1. The older I get, the more I liken the color BROWN! ;-)

    1. Me to actually. I remember not liking it at all when I was young, which is weird because I've always liked old things.

  2. It's a very pretty quilt, Lady Locust.
    You have snow and here we are having record high temperature. I wish we had snow. 😊

  3. Hi,
    I love the pictures of snow and beautiful quits!! we don't get snow where I live in New Zealand. :) Blessings ~ Linda

    1. My boss is in NZ at the moment. He said you are getting some rain. Thank you for the kind comment.

  4. Quilting is a fine thing to do when it snows. I think having a flaw in the quilt is a good thing since if I made one it would be full of flaws...and I wouldn't care much. I guess that is why I don't quilt. I think you have to be something of a perfectionist to quilt. Cutting all of those pieces just so then sewing them together just so. Big job.

    1. I think everyone has their own form of "therapy." I don't do it because we need blankets. I just find it relaxing.

  5. That snow is so gorgeous! So is your quilt. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I think we should trade weather for a week. Have a great week Stephanie.

  6. Beautiful start to your quilt. The snow has been strange this year. We get snow then we get 70 degree weather, no snow and then snow again.

  7. Beautiful! The snow, the tree, your quilt! I admire anyone who can quilt, especially so beautifully.

  8. Quilting is something I've always told myself that I'm going to start doing, but never get around to it, so I'm impressed by anyone that can.

    Love hucklebunny's hideaway1


  9. Thanks for sharing the snow photos. I was feeling lonely for awhile. I laughed at our topic of mistakes in quilts. I always have one. I believe the superstition. Though I had way too many on my last quilt and had to fix a few. I love yours. It looks great!

  10. I know that snow can get old and depressing after a while (I grew up outside Chicago!) but it does look wonderful when it first falls.