Snowflakes a flyin’

Okay, not outside snowflakes, thank goodness.  But, inside, quilted snowflakes that don’t melt when the heat comes on. 


I don’t know what made me think I could only do three snowflakes per hour.  Yesterday afternoon, they were flying by at three every half hour.  Combine that with the fact this took 6 fewer snowflakes than I’d calculated and I flew through them all and was picking paper out before supper.  It’s not my best quilting.  There were tension problems with the monofilament and some small portions might get requilted.  It happens.  But, for the most part, it’s time to think about the borders, which I think I can quilt during Thanksgiving break, so Rob better leave some wall space for a new holiday quilt.

Everybody have a great Monday.  I’m all packed for MN.  Last count was that I could pile on four layers before I put on my coat/hat/scarf. 

Oh, and speaking of hats.  I made two new ones this weekend out of a ball of nice gold wool.  Love these and they fit perfect. 


They were knitted flat and then sewn closed.  Each hat took about two and a half hours, so really easy.



Eileen said...

Lane, I live in a suburb of St. Paul, and even us residents are unhappy with this cold snap. Don't forget your wool socks and long underwear (if you even own any!) Welcome to the Twin Cities and enjoy your visit, and yes, we DO go outside when the windchill is minus 11 degrees.

lw said...

Congrats on the snowflake finish! That quilt will look so good on your wall this year!

With a windchill of minus 11 degrees, you may want to wear both hats at the same time. Yikes!

mssewcrazy said...

The Christmas quilt is just beautiful. I'm sure you will have it on the wall this holiday at the rate you are completing the quilting. Love the hat. Did you find a pattern someplace or make it up?

Becky said...

I hate using dpn's so I'm always looking for knit flat patterns. Can you tell me where you got the hat pattern? I need me a hat!

Love the new Christmas quilt!