Wednesday, January 22, 2014

When mother nature gives you snow flowers...

 What do you do?


I know, you have heard it on the news and through the blogland how much snow was dumped on the east coast.

I decided to go through my stash and decided to make a quick flower garden quilt to beat the winter blues. 

There was plenty to get inspired from.



 Too pretty to cut them in small pieces but good enough for 9 1/2'' x 9 1/2'' squares.


Put some 3 1/2'' x 3 1/2'' squares from the scrap bin together into nine patch.


Put them all together in a simple 63'' x63'' lap quilt.

  

Pattern is called Leafy Rosy from the book, Passionate Patchwork. 


I have some leftover 3'' squares to make the border for this happy quilt.


That was fun, quick project!

I will be machine quilting this quilt soon. Hopefully, before the month's end!

Hope you are enjoying the weather wherever you are, doing whatever you love to do the most!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

So it continues...

Hi everyone! I am still thinking how quickly 2013 went by! Last year, I was in India at this time and that seems like just yesterday!

Kids came home for the holidays and are back to their routine, Between all the kids, we have made numerous trips to airports with missed flights due to weather, airport closures and cancelled flights, all while having the best time with them. We have been busy!


I finished three quilts by the time they were opening presents.

They were so happy they ran outside with joy... NOT!


I made them run outside so I could take these pictures.. It was a cold, windy day!


Don't you think it was all worth the effort though?


I like quilts with feet.

 
 

  Oldest son who left early has made a promise that he will send me a picture of him with his quilt hanging on the wall. I am still waiting for that. It may take a couple of reminders but I am sure he will send one soon.


We have had some good family fun playing games, goofing around while cooking and eating their favorite food, watching movies and sharing old memories. 

We also watched the most beautiful Sunrise and Sunsets while they were here.


This day had quickly turned into a very cold day with freezing rain! For the first time in life, I heard the sounds of ice crackling from the swaying tree branches in the blowing winds.. It sounded like mother nature had hung thousands of wind-chimes, just for us! I will never forget that experience.
  

Sunsets were as mesmerizing as Sunrise.
 




As you all know, it has been cold lately in the Northeast. In 28 winters of my life in this country, I have never experienced these cold temperatures, ever!

Good thing we have quilts to keep us cozy!


Hope you all have a lovely start to the year.

I hope to continue blogging with new quilts and finish some old projects like these two. This year is going to be a continuum of life itself which I am happy to do with old things in my possession. 

I started a new project few days ago with old denim pants. Already loving it. I will be back with some pictures soon.

I have missed being here with all of you.

Wishing you the best!
Sujata