Weather Report and Project Update

This is our second day of below freezing weather.
Those icicles are what remain on my roof after two days.
One of our local grocery stores has broken water pipes due to freezing.
One of our main streets had pipes broken and water is flooding the area.
And, there have been numerous car accidents.
My sister’s house in Austin had a broken pipe.
Tomorrow we should hit 43, so that’s good.
I have had enough soup, stew, hot cider, and hot tea and I am ready to move on.
Not whining…just saying…
My hat is off to all of you who live with this type of weather for months!

In the meantime, I have been working on a project.
It might be a wall hanging, or a pillow.
I loved the inspirational and positive word fabric.
At this time, I am thread sketching the bird fabric.
I am also trying to decide if I should FMQ the brown/gray fabric.
I cannot decide on the color of thread to use, and my meandering is not the best.
Maybe I will parallel stitch in the ditch.

This is for practice and for me, so whatever turns out will be fine.

Quick Sew Projects

A friend of mine makes beautiful pillows.
After making my first travel pillow, I tried my hand at making a pillow.
My plan was to use these quick sew projects as a means for trying new
quilting skills. I purchased a great book at Las Colchas.
pillow pop Compiled by Heather Bostic

 

 

 

The book includes a very helpful Pillow Construction Techniques section.
There are 25 quick sew projects with user friendly instructions.
Las Colchas made kits for each one of the projects in the book.
I chose to make The Metro, a 20″x 20″ pillow.
The kit had all of the colors that my brother favors, so I thought it would be a perfect fit.
After piecing the top, I decided to hand quilt my own designs.
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