Friday, February 1, 2008

Snow Heaven

We got another snow storm last night. If you know me than you know that I'm loving every minute of it! We have about 8" of snow on the ground. The drive to work this morning was a lot of fun. I think I slid the whole way! I was hoping to get a snow day but no such luck. I was praying for 12". My DH thinks I'm totally crazy (which I admit to) and so does almost everyone else I know. My DH is trying to get me to move to a warmer climate. I'm not ready for that yet.

Now for a little quilting........I want to make mini pillows for our bed in all different sizes. I think making tiny quilt blocks into pillows would look really unique. I've been playing with paper piecing. These are mini quilt blocks. No way could I piece these without doing it on paper. Each block section is 2 1/2" and will sew down to a 4" finished block. Can you see the embroidery scissors? Just to show how small they are.

I love these blocks. They are 3 1/2". I was sewing these rows together late one night........When I should be sleeping all nice and snug in my bed.

Disaster strikes! Yup, can you see what I did? The seams don't meet!!!! How the heck did I do that? Maybe because I didn't take time to pin it. I've been quilting too long for that to happen. Know anything worse than ripping out a seam? Oh yes, ripping out a seam that has been paper pieced!!
See, I told you I was nuts!!!


Lisa Boyer said...

Those blocks are amazing! So tiny! I love the fabrics--I can see we share similar taste in 30's fabrics. You really like the snow, huh? It is beautiful. I guess the rest of it (the shoveling, the freezing pipes, the driving in it) is an acquired taste, though! I could NEVER get my husband to live in snow. He thought California was too cold!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love your little blocks. Foundation Piecing is one of my favorite techniques, you get such precise points. Can't wait to see the pillows.

We had a wonderful 5-6 inches of snow here but looks like it will be gone by Tuesday. Our temps are suppose to be in the 40's even close to 50 so bye, bye snow.

Love your little quilt blocks!

Wool Winder said...

I guess it's something that really must be fixed, but I'd be tempted to leave it. Love your mix of fabrics!