Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Snowed under again

I suppose that could imply snowstorms, but it’s still a little early for those.  It could mean that my list of things that need doing is looking a bit overwhelming.  That’s a bit closer to the truth.  OK, that’s pretty accurate right now!  However, what I meant is that snowflakes are back in my sewing room.  They arrived a bit earlier than last year.

You already had a peek at Snowflake Tree Skirt #1.  I decided to add borders after all. People can just add fewer borders if they need it smaller.

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The metallic gold fabric looks prettier in person.  I’m not usually a huge fan of sparkly stuff and metallic fabric, but I make an exception for Christmas!

IMG_0079Now I have this little stack of fabric waiting by the sewing machine.  I have to see this in Christmassy red too!  In addition to that motivation I want to see how the measuring works out using smaller snowflake blocks.  If the measurements for the setting pieces are not too fiddly (like sixteenths of an inch, for example)  I could include a smaller size option in the pattern, for a tiny tree or as a table topper.  However, I need to test it before I commit to it in a pattern.  Oh darn, more sewing!

That’s not enough.  Before I settled on this layout I was playing around with the snowflake blocks, and dismissed this idea because it would be too small for a tree skirt.  Now that I am thinking smaller tree or table topper, I think I might revisit it…

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And how would it look with some of my other snowflake designs

And I still plan to do something with Winter Moons.

And I really want to work on a project that doesn’t involve paper piecing!  This one is patiently waiting…

And I really really need to make progress finish hand quilting my son’s kaleidoscope quilt.  It’s cooling off in the evenings again so that is sounding more appealing.

How do I order extra hours for each day?  In there an online shop for those?

10 comments:

  1. I love the addition of the borders on your Snowflake Tree Skirt. It is gorgeous! Your smaller tree skirt is adorable! It would be a great table topper, too. Have fun playing with your fabrics!

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  2. I love how it turned out! And will look forward to seeing a smaller version. Let me know if you find the shop where you can order more hours in a day. I thought I would get more hours when I retired, but somehow that didn't materialize!

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  3. I really like the gold strip. I can't wait to see what your smaller skirt looks like.

    LOL - I know the feeling of being snowed under with projects! There's just not enough time in the day! I look forward to your next creations (and finishes).

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  4. The borders do look so pretty around the tree skirt. Have fun with more fabric snow.

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  5. Your plans seem as overloaded as my own! (But you seem to accomplish much more in a shorter time than I can.) Both the tree skirts are very special; no doubt whatever you finish next will be too! If you find it, send me the link for getting more hours, please! ---"Love"

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  6. The borders really set the centre of the tree skirt off really well. I love the idea of a smaller table topper as well.

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  7. The more you play with your wonderful snowflake patterns, the more we see how very versatile they are! I love the tree skirt and the table topper!
    You fooled me Joanne - i thought from the title that you really did have snow already, LOL.

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  8. If you ever find that quilt shop that sells extra hours in the day let me know- I'll order some too! I think the snowflake tree skirt needed the extra borders, they look great and metallic sparkly is definitely allowed at Christmas. Like you I have outstanding projects to finish (ticked another off the list yesterday) but then I don't have the distraction of designing new quilts *chuckle*

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  9. I love it!! The gold accent stripe is perfect. I don't know about you, but I know where my extra hours can be found . . . I just need to tear myself away from all the blogs I follow with all the beautiful accomplishments being posted!! :o)

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  10. I didn't think it could get better with borders, but I was wrong! I love the addition, but it's great that leaving them off can give you a finished, smaller skirt, too. And this having too many projects to work on? Never heard of it...cough, cough, cough...

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