Good weather… to stay home!

Winter has arrived in Illinois. I guess it was inevitable but I still don’t like it very much!

That being said, it does makes it seem to be a very good idea to stay home and make some progress on some of my stitching projects.

Yesterday I pulled out my scrap bag and by the end of the day… ta da!

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A crazy pieced friendship star on that wonderful mustard background. I’m nearly out of the yardage I bought when Pieceful Heart closed but I’ve got lots of that pinky purply color! Any suggestions for a proper name for that particular Kona solid? Lots of contrasting serpentine machine stitching in the mustard and straight lines on the strip.

Here’s a close up of the star itself.

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I have named the quilt Chosen Three because once again I have used the rejects to make a finished piece. It seems particularly apt for a friendship star… we might not get to choose our relatives but we do choose our friends.

(In case anyone questions that last sentence, I am very happy with my relatives but I know others aren’t always so lucky.)

Meanwhile outside we were building up to this.

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Looks lovely in the morning sun but it is cold outside!

I’m going to be working on another quilt today.

5 Comments

  1. Linda said:

    What energy you have! Lovely star quilt. I sure do enjoy looking at your snow…no snow here at the moment in Southern Indiana but kids in Indy got 5″…tis the season I guess.

    January 6, 2015
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    • catherineredford said:

      I would be making the most of your snowless-ness if I was you… It’ll catch up with you quite soon enough.

      January 6, 2015
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  2. Whiskers said:

    Your weather looks like it did here on Sunday. Our first real snow. Then it started to warm up, and by Monday evening, it was all gone. Not that I mind.

    Color: Newtonian Red-Violet (Sir Isaac Newton invented red violet to make a straight line spectrum into a color wheel.)

    January 6, 2015
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    • catherineredford said:

      That sounds like a grand name for my pinky purple! Newtonian Red-Violet it is.

      January 6, 2015
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  3. Whiskers said:

    Ah, you fluff my feathers!

    January 7, 2015
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