Thursday, November 14, 2019

You Know It's Cold When...

You know it's really cold when the leaves on your Rhododendron curl up tight like pencils. This happens when the temperatures get into the teens. The warmer the plant is, the flatter its leaves will be, so this is an easy way to figure out how cold it is without looking at a thermometer.

After finishing my book, I sat down to watch TV and start sewing down the binding of the Golden Zebras quilt.

This is Mary Lou, who took my bird class at MQX in 2018. She made this quilt for a friend who works with birds of prey. It was the first time she entered a quilt to be judged. You can see the results!

If you want to make your own free pieced birds, you can get my tutorial here, at my Etsy shop. It's an instant download so you can get started right away.

7 comments:

Nancy J said...

Rosettes to match the fabric. What a wonderful quilt.

karenbbsnow said...

Mary Lou's quilt is so pretty.

Ann said...

Congratulations to Mary Lou. It's a treat to see how students take off, isn't it?
Binding Golden Zebras seems like a good way to get through this cold spell.

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a great quilt - and congratulations to Mary Lou on her well deserved ribbons. Students succeeding is such a rush for teachers . . .

Just Ducky said...

Successful student, successful teacher!

Nancy said...

Congratulations to the student and the teacher.
Our Rhododendrons also do that when they need water. Sometimes in the winter we can't water them (Minnesota) so we make sure they go into the winter well watered.

Shasta Matova said...

Congratulations to your student and to the teacher! It is a beautiful quilt.