3/02/2009

Snow Day

The Atlanta snowfall yesterday was beautiful, a once-in-a-decade or even two experience for Georgia, i.e. several inches of snow you can actually pack. How I miss the Northern snows. I especially love how snow on the ground brightens the house inside. Really, there's nothing like it. This little sculpture is outside the library branch (which turned out to be closed; I still have the Northern mentality that forgets places will close during a snowfall even though it's still easy to drive in, as it was yesterday in Atlanta at least):

Best of all, and miracle of miracles, a Snow Day was called for school, so I am Marathon Quilting today.

I think I will want to make more than one Circuit Rider block per month, and do not know in advance which ones Little Quilts is choosing for their BOM, so I'm just going to take a guess when I feel like making one that it will not be one of their twelve:



Forget if I said I'm making the Feedsack version of the Second Saturday Sampler block at LQ, and have decided to make a pint-size Dear Jane size as we go along, then throw in some feedsack Dear Jane blocks and have a little wall hanging. I do love the feedsack Dear Janes that I see online. So here's the 4-1/2" version of the first feedsack SSS:


I've been waiting for Flag Day Farm to come out so I could get my mitts on the bandanna fabric. Decided to make this, and am pondering what to add, am visualizing half-square triangles all around, or am open to ideas...




7 comments:

Libby said...

What fun to have a snow day! The sculpture looks so pretty with it's little snow coat.
I love your Circuit Rider block - those plaid stems are right up my alley *s*

Gretchen said...

I'm so glad you had a snow day! Love the feedsack SSS. Too cute!!!

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

You lucky dog! I'd love to be outside playing in the snow right now. I hope you took time to play. :)

Carol said...

I love Flag Day Farm. I was wondering what to do with the bandannas. I think half square triangles would be great. Please show us when you are done.
Carol

Kim said...

Don't you just love Minick & Simpson? I'm waiting for an order from the Fat Quarter Shop of the new line too, and I couldn't resist one of the bandana panels, although I have very little idea what I'll do with it--maybe use one of the squares as the center of a medallion quilt. Most of the rest of my order will make a quilt I'll be teaching in a couple months. I suspect it will arrive in my mailbox tomorrow--I can hardly wait!

mereth said...

I saw the bandanna panels the other day and was tempted by them too.

Poor Rembrandt looks like she got a shock-didn't expect That to happen!

Jo Morton said...

LOVE the snow picture - didn't know you were a northern girl, happy you received snow this year in GA.
You blocks for the Circuit Rider quilt have a sweet vintage appeal, softer, maybe it is the plaid vine?
Always love to see what Rembrandt is up to, I don't think the curtain surprise will slow her down for a year or two, sweet baby.
Jo