Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Quilty Weekend

This is my view outside... it's so depressing to see snow in April. The trees look like a Currier and Ives painting, and they would have been lovely in December, but not so much in April. It snowed again overnight and the streets are covered with the white stuff again.... in protest I have not gone outside all weekend. I look quite a sight, hair pulled up in a ponytail, Capri pants, winter hunting socks, old sweatshirt.... maybe I'm depressed. Haven't emptied the mailbox in two days since I don't even want to walk outside in it! last year at this time my Cherry and Apple trees were blooming.The greenhouse opens in a  I'll put money down that it's postponed. We are forecasted for more snow this week... yuck. So I have decided to sulk and have a quilty weekend in. It's the perfect excuse for a quilty weekend!

I've set my machine up in my kitchen so that I can watch TV too!

Here's my feathered wreath, I think it looks like a flower.

I've been quilting feathers around the edge of my quilt...

Here's another picture of my feathers, I'm using a variegated thread for my machine quilting. This quilt still remains un~named, any ideas? I'm hoping something comes to me while I'm sewing. I'm a little over halfway with my quilting, almost 3/4 done. I took lots of breaks yesterday, maybe I can get the quilting done today.
Now on to some Quilt Doodle announcements.... the BOM 2013 is on~going. The April block is out and I've been having fun seeing the pictures that are getting posted on to the flickr group! Everyone's blocks are so different, it's been so much fun to watch everyone's progress! For this month's prize giveaway Michele from the Quilting Gallery has donated her Quilter's Cookbooks! So keep posting those blocks for a chance to win! The recipes looks soooo yummy! 

Quilter's CookbookQuilter's Cookbook - Holiday Traditions

Spring Fling Blog Hop hosted by Soma at Whims and Fancies is still in full swing! My Baby Birdie pattern was posted on Friday...all the patterns are free!  there's a giveaway also being hosted on Soma's site too! Hope you have time to check it out.

Bundle Up Snowmen PDF Pattern from Quilt Doodle Designs
Bundle Up Snowmen PDF Pattern from Quilt Doodle Designs

My new pattern~ 'Bundle Up Snowman' is available for purchase too! It's a wonderful wintery snowman table runner and mini quilt (mug rug) pattern! Easy to follow directions.  PDF copies are available on my Craftsy and Etsy sites. The packaged version is also available thru  Etsy and my website. Pattern Peddlers is also taking wholesale orders for this and all my other patterns. 

Happy quilting,


  1. I cannot imagine getting more snow now. I hate being stuck in the house, so I have cc skis and get out on them in the winter.

    Lots of wonderful quilting, always nice to be able to create when we are stuck in the house.


  2. I am right with you on the weather... just UGH. Your quilting looks amazing~