Thursday, February 9, 2017

Winter Wonder

I got home from work last night, made a quick dinner and went right into the sewing studio. By 9 PM I had made a lot of white & colored triangle slabs. I put them up on the design wall, as you can see.

Then I had to cut some side triangles from the white and black fabrics I bought recently. After I did that I sewed them to the white colored triangles and threw them up on the design wall.

I'm liking where this is going. I will be adding the side triangles to the blocks and then I'll start moving things around with an eye to a final design. There are some of the light green blocks that were left over from Fruit Loops that I don't like here, and will make replacements for those tomorrow, and some of the orange blocks are too much one color, and I may replace those too. We'll see, but by that that time it will be more of a block by block thing. I'll redistribute colors and patterns, and I'm pretty sure I won't add the black and white side triangles randomly.

We're expecting the big snowstorm that's been walloping the midwest tomorrow. We may get between 6 - 12 inches of snow that will start during the morning commute and go right through the evening commute, with whiteout conditions along the way. I'll be staying home and I plan to be in the studio working. I may feel the need to bake some cookies because, hey, what's better than being inside watching the snow fall than the aroma of good things baking?

11 comments:

Megan said...

Looking good, Lynne.

Cookies and snow sound like a good combination. I'm pleased to hear that you won't be out driving in it.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Nancy J said...

Looking better every day, and cookies inside, heaps of snow outside, perfect sewing and quilting weather.

Sharon said...

Wow, this is looking good. I agree with your assessments. I do like the idea of the white slabs. White space, but not boring. Because you would never be boring!

Sounds like you're gonna get the storm that walloped us on Sunday. Our snow still hasn't melted, but it's supposed to get up to the 50's tomorrow with rain, so that will probably do it. Now we've got flood warnings!

Yes indeed, cookies, snow and quilting go together like a BLT!

Millie said...

I love BLT's. I use a spicy mayo and add avocado. Divine. Sounds like lunch!

Linda Swanekamp said...

It really looks good and fresh. So interesting to see you develop it.

Cherie in St Louis said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me!!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I'm liking Winter Wonder. It's a good name for it. The snow is just about done here Near Philadelphia; guess it is heading your way. My cookies were baked the other day, but this morning while the flakes were still coming down I made blueberry pancakes. A great start to what will be a wonderful day!

Rebecca said...

Cookies in the oven, chili in the crock pot. Works for me

Just Ducky said...

You be safe from the storm. It went south of us, so we have sunny skies and cold temperatures for a few days.

Cookies? Are they tuna cookies for Miss Millie?

Quiltdivajulie said...

Yes, Yes, Yes -- sewing on a snow day, cookie smells wafting, and a BLT your way for lunch. YUM!!!

Allison said...

Sounds like a lovely day. Here in Vancouver we are finally seeing the backside of our month of cold snowy weather. It sets us all atwitter out here since we are neither used to nor equipped for it.

Happy snowy sew day. (Sewy snow day?)