Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Quilt Blocks & a Snowy Scene

Wow, this week is just flying by!
We've had ice, snow and frigid temperatures this week causing the schools to cancel or delay several days.
This of course makes my oldest happy.
Not the case though for my youngest two that I homeschool.
Schooling must go on!
Here are the quilt blocks that I have made so far. I just finished all of the Block 2's last night. Now I am ready to begin stitching on Block 3 which shouldn't take me too long as there isn't a bunch of stitching to be done.
I found a few more pieces of fabric the other day while out and about and I had to get a thimble too! My poor fingers are so sore from sewing through the double layers of fabric.
I've never used a leather coin thimble before but I think I prefer it over the usual metal ones.
This last picture is of the surrounding hillside blanketed in snow. It was so pretty out when I got up at 5:30 the other morning. The hills glistened in the moonlight. This was taken an hour or so later as the sun was beginning to come up. No where near as pretty as it was when I awoke but still enjoyable.
Stay Warm!

14 comments:

Mama-Bug said...

Jessica your quilt blocks are coming along so well. That's going to be a very lovely quilt. I know you guys are probably tired of the snow. I tired of the cold and rain down here. This has got to be the worst winter I can remember here in Florida.

Carmen C. said...

Those blocks are so beautiful!!! I am SO tired of all this snow and cold, UGH! That thimble is neat, I've never seen one of those before:)

the Goodwife said...

Your blocks are lovely!

black bear cabin said...

your blocks are lovely...such wonderful fabric choices! cant wait to see it complete :)
as for your winter scene...i see a lot of frost in that photo...brrrrrr! The sun came out today, so we had beautiful blue skies but still super chilly temps! a good day to stay inside ;)

Angela said...

Jessica, your quilt blocks are just so beautiful! I feel for your poor home schooled kids! hehehe You must be a slave driver! lol I'm seriously considering homeschooling my son. These teachers nowadays think they know it all. I'm sick of it already.

It's snowing at my house again tonight! Wonder if they will have school tomorrow!

Have a Great Day!
Angela

Trish-Ladybug said...

Hi Jessica
The quilt blocks are awesome..
great selection of fabric colors
Where did you purchase that leather thimble please share..so
neat looking...

Warm Blessings
Trish...

Buttercup said...

Your quilt blocks are lovely! I am taking comfort in the fact that the days are getting longer. I'm almost leaving work while it's still light out. Stay cozy!

Verde Farm said...

The snow picture is great--so pretty. Love your quilt blocks and you are getting a lot done. I never thought about it but I would really hate not having snow days ---that was my favorite part of school in the winter :) LOL

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Wonderful quilt blocks your working on! Such a nice winter scene and it looks so peaceful.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Jessica your quilt blocks are coming along great. Love the colors you chose. Keep posting! Can't wait to see it all together!
Prim Blessings!
Stay Warm Also!
Robin

Nezzy said...

I'm tryin' baby!!! The sub~zero temps aren't helpin' thought!!!

Your quilt is gonna be amazin'. Trust me...I know these things!

God bless ya and have a marvelous day and do...KEEP WARM AND COZY!!!

Patty Sumner said...

I love the color choices on your new blocks. This is going to be a beauty! The pic of the snow is beautiful...5:30 am...you go girl! I have so much trouble these days getting up and getting my day started! Blessings!

kasthurirajam said...

beautiful

Tammi said...

Those blocks are beautiful! Do you use regular sewing thread or embroidery floss?
My son told me the other day that he could not believe he used to pray for snow when he was in school! Driving to work in the stuff sure isn't fun.