Snowmageddon–January 5, 2014

snow tree-2With 12 inches of snow and sub-zero temperatures here in St. Louis, the city came to a stop. I haven’t been out of the house for two days. Mac took a picture of the little evergreen in front of porch. Our Christmas lights look so pretty shining through the snow!

I decided to take advantage of the enforced “vacation” and declared it an at home “quilt retreat.” I spent all day in the sewing room. As a result, I finished my first project of 2014. This cute little quilt was brought into The Quilted Fox as a charity donation. It was basted but not quilted. I quilted it today and finished the binding and it will be my first donation to the Piece Mill Quilter’s kid’s quilt project for the year. charity quiltHere’s a snap of what else is on my design wall. I’ve been working furiously on the blue and white Jack’s Chain quilt all through the holidays. It’s one of those life time projects! It’s lots of hand piecing and  many, many little pieces!!! The lavender blocks are part of my Kaffe Fassett sampler quilt. The little green and brown pieces are prayer flags. design wallLast Saturday, at my regular Advanced Hand Piecing class at The Quilted Fox, one of my students showed off her newly finished Lemoyne Star quilt top. Isn’t it gorgeous! Janet’s palatte of red and white with some touches of black is beautiful.janet

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