Saturday, November 19, 2011

Glorious sunrises

I almost always see the sun come up since I am an early riser.  Winter sunrises are pretty spectacular around here.  I know, it's not technically winter yet, but close enough.
 Our sun room has been performing better than our expectations.  Dale is frequently working out there in shorts, as on sunny days the temperature tops out close to 90, and that's with the door open to the house.  We've certainly used less heat already.  Even on a couple of overcast days the temperature climbs to comfortable 70s!
 I finished the last of quilts from the tops Yetta sent me.  I backed this one with pieced flannel.  It's a soft, cozy quilt.

 Now I'm working on Pat's crane quilt interspersed with cooking foods to take for Thanksgiving.  So much to be thankful for!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Three on one back...

Pat picked up some shot cottons on sale.  They are beautiful, but rather thin.  It took ironing with a lot of starch to be able to load on the longarm, but provided backing for three quilts.

The color achieved from the threads makes the fabric shimmer.  This top Pat put together from blocks we acquired at the retreat in Phoenix in February.  There is already a lot of buzz for next year's 10th anniversary retreat on the quilting forum.
The next two are from Yetta.  I've already got four quilts for my next delivery, and a fifth ready to load and quilt.  Thanks to all my friends whose extra blocks, tops, etc. help make these quilts.

 The sky was ablaze yesterday morning with color.  The day in comparison was gray and cloudy with the ever present breeze.  The sun room is already performing even on such a cloudy day, and was able to keep the temperature at 70 throughout the day. 

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Plugging along

I got this top finished that Pat put together while she was here.  The center medallion was from Judy H., and I think it made a wonderful, bright top.

I finally used up the last of this yellow batik, except for a few scraps.  I bought it for a couple of dollars a yard at a store closing in Minnesota.