Sapporo Snow Festival
Friday, July 29, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
We were sitting on the cabin deck one evening, when I spotted this rather odd sculpture, and asked Maria what it was. She laughed and explained that's what happens when a can of foam insulation freezes.
The can is visible on the right side of the photo. Note how the cap was broken from the impact of the foam escaping. This "sculpture" was an oddity, but it resembles a piece of modern art.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
67 x 83
Previous posts about this quilt can be found here, here, and here.
Cabin Fever was made from a kit I found in the Clearance Room at Sheep Camp Quilts at 50% off several years ago. I paid $33.50 for the complete kit (fabric for the top, the binding, AND the backing). The shop owner was practically giving the kit away at the clearance price: the backing fabric alone would cost over $50 if the yardage was $10 a yard, which many fabrics were at that time.
My points are not perfect, and some pieces don't align perfectly; however, the quilt captures the memories of a Sisters' Sew-in perfectly.
The quilt pattern is free online - Magic Pinwheels by Karen Snyder.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
|Hitchhiker scarf knit with Noro yarn|
|Colorful and lacy Noro Hitchhiker scarf|
Monday, July 25, 2016
|13 yards of patriotic fabric for QOV|
a gift from Mary H.
|nearly 17 yards of backing fabric for QOV|
a gift from Marilyn
Thanks to Mary and Marilyn, my fabric stash has grown by nearly 20 yards.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
|twelve pinwheel blocks|
After the sixteen-patch blocks (see Tuesday's post) were finished, I worked on the individual blocks for the pinwheel quilt for the next two days. Once the small blocks were completed and squared, I sewed four of them together and created twelve larger units. I gave the large units a good press and packed them in the bin so I could work on the quilt top at home.
Project number two was completed.