Friday, January 5, 2018

Pattern Testing Progress

Remember the fabric I posted earlier this week that was earmarked for testing a pattern for Rachel Rossi?

While I can't show you all the blocks I've made so far, I can show you two of the four large bare tree blocks I've made. 

The blocks are paper pieced and so easy to make. Besides being easy to make, they're fun to look at too. They're pretty much representative of what I see when I look out my windows - bare trees (birds are in some of them) and lots of white stuff - snow!

What these blocks don't show you, are the freezing temperatures we've been experiencing the last week or so. It was -6 this morning and that didn't include the wind chill. I feel like we are having a heat wave right now because we are at 8 degrees; and while there's still a bit of wind, which is biting, the sun is shining and it's beautiful. Of course it helps that I'm inside right now where it's warm and toasty. I'm enjoying a bit of sewing time and I hope to complete a few more blocks from the pattern before I have to start supper. 

I'll post more pictures in a couple of days. I've made some adjustments to my fabrics - added some and replaced others, but I still really like the fabric line. I'm please with the progress and can't wait to show you the entire quilt. 

I've got some binding that is ready for the hand stitching and I may step away from this project to work on that tonight. I do enjoy sitting on the couch working on a binding while Jack is reading or watching TV.


Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

The trees look great. I hope you stay cozy and warm!

pajtr said...

Love your trees!... looking forward to seeing more!
(Joanne, what is that background fabric??? Familiar, but I’m not placing it...)
Pat T.