Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Surviving Winter

     Way back before I knew about the miracle of Vitamin D.  I took a quilting workshop to help me get through the winter.  Winter is a little easier on me now but sometimes, especially when it is cloudy I still need ways to get myself through.  So today I took a vacation day to work on finishing my January quilting goal, which is of course the Giant Chevron Quilt.

     I'm currently working on the background and expect to get it finished this afternoon!  It's such a beautiful sunny day today so I'll have a great walk to the fabric store  later where I can pick up some fabric for the binding.  I hope to have a Friday finish.

     Another way I get myself through the winter is by taking workshops.  This coming Saturday my local guild is having a workshop with Local Art Quilter Maggie Vanderweit.
Maggie was one of the first people I met when I moved to town but this will be my first workshop with her.  It's on curves wedges and wonky log cabins. Here are some of the fabrics I'm planning on working with.

     I'll probably add some greys and blues to the mix, and maybe a pattern or two.  I'm also planning on using these same fabrics to try out some of the techniques in the curved piecing lessons by Jean Wells in  "American Patchwork and quilting.

     The following Saturday I'll be going to a Modern Melon workshop with Sue Forbes at Greenwood Quiltery.   Here are some  fabrics I've been auditioning for that quilt.

     I'm hoping all these warm colours and interesting projects will get me through this winter.  It's a beautiful sunny winter day here .  I hope you have some sunshine where you are as well.  I'm linking up to Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.



  1. Yay for winter sunshine--and quilting in winter. I looks like you have some real heart warming projects going. I don't like the cold, but I do like the bright light that winter (sometimes) brings to my sewing room.

  2. Those lovely colours would cheer up anyone's blah winter day! I know just what you mean about winter... it's tough where I live because we get so much rain. Bleck! We'll be out in the sunshine again soon!

  3. I like your sunny color combination. Beautiful quilt.

  4. You created your own fabric rainbow complete with fluffy white clouds. And I love the quilting on your chevron quilt--so beautiful.