We are definitely in a cold snap here in Wyoming...the temps have not risen above 0 for a few days and the lows have been hovering around -20 for the last few mornings. Thank goodness there is not the usual wind...it seems whenever it's this cold, the wind calms down which is the only saving grace! I'm nice and snug indoors though and just bundle up when I go outside, so I'm not complaining (yet!).
I finished this cute baby quilt yesterday...and I braved the sub-zero temps this morning to get a good picture for you! LOL You can see we are blanketed with plenty of snow that isn't going anywhere for a while. But back to the quilt....I just love it. Every once in a while, a quilt just hits me with..."ahhh." Does that happen to you? Something about this quilt...the colors, the fabrics, the pattern, all of it...I am just so happy with it!
It is for our soon to be born great-nephew. Seriously? "Great-nephew?" That makes me feel old! This is even our second "great" relative...we also have a 8 month old great-niece. I just remember my great-aunts and great-uncles always seemed old. I guess that means I'm old! LOL
a full view...the pattern is called Happy Hour, by Atkinson Designs. It's probably one of the quickest quilts patterns ever! But still, I love it! Did I say that already?
I used one of my favorite quilting designs, "Quirky." I think it's perfect for baby quilts.
The back is the softest brushed homespun ever! I was so pleased to find the green for the binding in my "stash." Perfect!! Hope the new mamma and baby love it as much as I do!
I also started my next project this week. The spouses club on base raises money for scholarships through a "Basket Auction" every year. My donation to the auction will be a quilt...what else? :) I found this FQ pack a few months ago called "Horseshoe Trail," which is a lovely blend of western style fabrics. I think I own 3-4 FQ packs (including this one!) and I don't believe I've ever opened one...let me tell you...it was tough to pull that ribbon! It's so pretty just like that!!
But I did it...and I'm making this pattern with the FQ's...Yellow Brick Road...another of my favorites!!
Hopefully I'll have pics to share soon...I have to keep moving on this one. The auction is coming up fast!