Frosty morning on the pond

Frosty morning on the pond

Monday, April 16, 2018

Brimfield Awakening and more snow...

With what is now being labeled an “historical” snowfall for our area here in Wisconsin, the weekend meant staying put, making an artery clogging loaded potato soup (oh yes...complete with bacon and cheese) and some extra time in the sewing room...
My view out the window as I stitched away...


The winds blew, the snow fell, but the power stayed on...a significant thing in our rural area...
All my Brimfield Awakening blocks are done - and appliqued to the background squares...which are trimmed and now put together to make the top...


The original pattern shows no real definitive border - the blocks just kind of float out there...but I would like to add something...problem is...not enough of the background left and a limited amount of the fabrics I used to paper piece the rings. Thinking I might have to go on a search and hunt internet journey to see what might turn up.


In the meantime, a mix of rain/snow is forecast and most of us here in the Northwoods have forgotten what green grass looks like...
If you have any extra sunshine and warm weather, can you Fed Ex some up here....please??
Happy stitching...
Pat

16 comments:

  1. I'd love to send you some sunshine, but I don't think you want the freezing rain we are experiencing today! I might however, be able to find some of that background fabric. Is it a French General? I don't have it myself, but I'm pretty sure Cyndi at Busy Thimble in Litchfield, Maine has some. It also looks pretty good on your rung so maybe you can find a border fabric with similar colors? Let me know if you want me to check with Cyndi about the background fabric. Stay warm!!

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  2. It is beautiful! In fact, it looks pretty nice with the rug as a border. Maybe you can find a fabric with similar colors. If you do want some of the background fabric, it looks like a French General fabric and I can check with Cyndi (Busy Thimble quilt shop in Litchfield, Maine) to see if she still has some. Either way, it is fantastic and I hope you get some sunshine soon. We are having freezing rain today - enough!

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  3. It is beautiful! In fact, it looks pretty nice with the rug as a border. Maybe you can find a fabric with similar colors. If you do want some of the background fabric, it looks like a French General fabric and I can check with Cyndi (Busy Thimble quilt shop in Litchfield, Maine) to see if she still has some. Either way, it is fantastic and I hope you get some sunshine soon. We are having freezing rain today - enough!

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  4. wish i could at least it's warm down here if you call 40th's warm here in Ga.

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  5. I was thinking like Wendy that your beautiful blocks looked perfect on your rug! Well, at least the snowy weather hasn't kept you from stitching. It's amazing the amount of snow your area has recieved, Along the front range in Colorado we're as dry as a bone. Have fun searching for the perfect fabric. Maybe something like your rug!!

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  6. That is some snow!!! And the power stayed on? Incredible!
    Like Wendy, I thought the rug made a great border. It is a beautiful quilt, Pat!

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  7. Your blocks are just beautiful, and I agree with Wendy - the colours in your rug match perfectly. As for the snow, what can I say? We've had freezing rain for 24 hours and now it's snowing like the dickens. Spring? Not!

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  8. They do look beautiful. We had rain in Shipshewana on Sunday and nice dry roads t drive home today. The most snow we saw was in my yard where I promptly got stuck.

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  9. Of COURSE the potato soup needed bacon and cheese ! :) Your Brimfield looks lovely!

    I DO have green grass here but in some spots it is about 8 inches high from too much rain and snow melt and just when we had a break and I took the mower out it wouldn't work and I took i down to my son's house to figure it out.

    Then we had two inches of rain and now snow is coming lol !

    Maybe I should make some potato soup TOO!

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  10. Your quilt looks great. Hope you can find the extra fabric that you need for this quilt. As for snow and warmer weather.....well.....lower Michigan hasn't had that much snow, but just a covering or snow today, sleet yesterday, two of my kids were without power for a couple of days and we have been watching the basement what with all the rain that we have had. I'd send you sunshine if I could because then I would know it would be headed my way. I guess we'll just have to wait a little longer. Today's newcast said they are calling today january 107th. I believe it.

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  11. Your green border fabric is so very pretty.

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  12. I agree with Wendy--the colors in your rug would make a nice border for your beautiful blocks. This has certainly been a long winter! Wish I could send you some cherry blossoms and daffodils :)

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  13. Your Brimfield Awakening looks gorgeous Pat!
    You are so creative, I know you will find the perfect way to finish it off.
    No snow here but incredibly cold still for mid April.
    I hope the sun and all it's warmth arrives at your doorstep very soon.

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  14. Enjoyed sunshine today, finally!
    So cozy you could hunker down and stitch through the storm.
    I agree a border is needed. Knowing you, it's probably purchased and sewn on now!

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  15. You have to love a good snow day, even if it is three months later than it should be. That quilt in your hear photo is dreamy! My husband just asked me what I was staring at so intently on the computer.

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