These were all made from scraps from a previous project. The directions had called for fat eighths, but I had to buy fat quarters, so there was a lot of leftover fabric. The background fabric, and the backing are also leftover from previous projects, so these were all free!
I have been debating over several new online projects for the year, and finally decided that I could combine two of them! Darlene, from A Needle Pulling Thread Quilt Shop, has challenged us to make a block every week of the year, from a simple checkerboard pattern. I've decided to accept the challenge, and combine it with the RSC18 challenge, so I'll be making my weekly blocks using the assigned RSC color each month. This month is light blue. This block is pretty simple to make, and I might just make more than one each week! Who knows.
We are experiencing some extremely cold weather, so I've had plenty of time to stay indoors and play with my fabric. Earlier in the week, before the temperatures got quite so extreme, I went for a walk to see the frozen Potomac River. We don't usually have extended periods of temperatures cold enough to freeze the river, so it was interesting!
|No kayaking under this bridge for awhile!|
|They brought in a backhoe to break a section of ice so crazy people could jump in the river for the Polar Bear Plunge on January 1st. It's an annual fund raiser that draws quite a crowd.|
|Snow angel on the canal|
Until it warms up, you can find me in my sewing room! Sunny