Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Snow Happens!



Snow in Eugene Oregon is not a good thing.  It has been almost a week since the snow storm, and we still have school closures and bad roads.  What about snow plows you ask?  I heard there are one or two running around the city but I sure haven't seen any signs of them.  It's pretty crazy!




The good news is I have just chosen to stay home and keep warm.  
Lots of time spent in the sewing room!





I quilted up my Churn Dash quilt.  I used Amy Smart's Easy Churn Dash pattern for sewing up the blocks.  My finished quilt measures 50" x 60" and I added some smaller scale blocks for some additional interest.  I decided to quilt a simple meandering feather in a cream colored thread so the quilting really doesn't show.






As my goal was to make this quilt entirely from my stash, I ended up piecing in some prints on the back.

You would have thought this quilt made a dent in my 30's fabric but I still have quite a pile of them left.




Not wanting to put them back in my stash, I decided to cut a bunch of strips and make up these fun log cabin blocks.  I need to find some background fabrics so I can finish up the top.

I think there are 30 12.5" blocks all finished up.



The biggest project I have been working on has been the kitchen remodel.  I am happy to say all the construction is finally finished.  (WooHoo!!)

Now I just need to sew up some curtains, paint some furniture, finish up some wall art, make potholders and recover some chairs. (sigh)







Hopefully Santa brings me some new dishes because all of my old ones went to Goodwill and I am almost out of paper plates!

If you are wondering, the cabinets came from Ikea (purchased sight unseen) and I am really happy with them.  They worked great for my 1940's home where nothing is level.


Hope all of you are staying warm and getting all those handmade gifts finished up.  I finished up my last one this morning and will be sharing pictures after Christmas.


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Linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday, Sew Much Ado for We Did It Wednesday, My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday and Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.

22 comments:

wannabequilter.com said...

Your stuff looks great! Love your kitchen, too!

Lauren Deel said...

Ugh! I LOVE this churn dash! Quick question... how did you change the scale for the smaller blocks? Did Amy's pattern account for that? I'm usually good at quilt math, but this has me stumped. Thanks! (charlottesgraceforacure[at]gmail[dot]com)

Susan Owenby said...

Your kitchen looks FANTASTIC. Totally worth the headache! I hate being snowed in, but it sounds like you're making the best of it! Just be sure to step out every now and again so the cabin fever doesn't sneak up on you. :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Kitchen looks terrific. Stay warm.

Sarah said...

Oh what a nice new kitchen! I love Ikea!

Nicole said...

It looks like you are making the most of your snow days! Congrats on the kitchen! It looks great!

Tami C said...

Your kitchen looks lovely! I'm sure you are really glad for all the work to be done!

Elita en Suisse said...

I updated the kitchen in my old house with these same cabinets. Love the look! Then we had to sell & move. :-( Good/bad news is that I live about a 7min drive from Ikea. :-) That quilting around the blue embroidery is lovely!

Rosa said...

Wonderful projects .the snowmen caught my eye and your kitchen looks fantastic!

Renee said...

Love the swirly quilting with the snowmen! Hurray for the kitchen remodel!

Kathy said...

Oh, I wish my 1940s kitchen had space enough for a refrigerator like yours! Also, a question from a relative newbie: At what stage do you add embroidery to a quilt? Your snowmen look so nice and puffy. Do you embroider just the quilt top? Or the top and the batting?

Whitney Taylor said...

I am kind of obsessed with that Churn Dash quilt, it is amazing. Love those small scale blocks :)

My dad is a drama teacher in Eugene and has been heavily lamenting all the snow days cutting into his rehearsals. Fingers crossed the snow melts soon!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Lovely churn dash quilt. Why is it even when making scrap-busting projects, a pile of scraps still remains?? Your kitchen is beautiful. My husband designs kitchens and sells cabinets. We had lived in this house nearly 20 years before we finally redid the kitchen. I love the nice clean look of yours--ours are nearly the same style--natural maple. Hope Santa delivers you some dishes. :)

Shannon Mower said...

Congrats on your new kitchen. I LOVE that you put big and little blocks in your churn and dash quilt. It really makes it pop--more so than the pattern you showed. Nice work!

Tammy said...

Oh I love your new kitchen. The cabinets are amazeing.

thequiltedcat said...

Love that churn dash quilt - so pretty! Your kitchen looks great and now you get to fun decorating it. I'm just 2 hours north of you, but we missed the snow. We did have a beautiful frozen fog that coated everything with a white blanket today!

Anonymous said...

Cyndy: The quilting on the snowman quilt is amazing. Your churndash quilt is amazing. Your new kitchen is AMAZING. Is everything you do amazing?
Carol O

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

love this churn dash. It is so classic! and you know how much I love pieced backings!

Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Your kitchen is so nice! Such a nice size kitchen too! I love the blue work snowmen and the swirly quilting that looks like a blustery snow storm. Churn Dash is awesome!

Jan Baker said...

I don't know what I am more jealous of the completed projects or the kitchen. Maybe both.

Lindsey@InspiringCreations said...

I love that snowman piece! It is really lovely. Your kitchen is fabulous too! :) We have had so much snow here and it has yet to melt because now we are in a deep freeze! Hopefully you'll see those plows soon! :)

Jenny Bonynge said...

Oh your new kitchen looks great! All new stainless appliances...a nice splurge. Love your Churn Dash with the large and small blocks. Are you like me and glad that the snow has left???

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