I saw the sample of this quilt at my LQS and for the FIRST TIME EVER, wanted to make a quilt like the sample. They didn't have any kits or patterns, so I made notes, bought the fabric that they still had, came home and ordered the rest off the internet, and started this quilt between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I added the pieced border and I think its the first time I ever put a block on point. Earlier this week I finished it. Instead of taking it to my longarmer, I quilted it myself on my DSM. Not extremely happy with the quilting job, but happy enough not to tear it out. I'm keeping it and going to use it as a throw on the couch for the winter, even though its big enough for a queen sized bed (sigh).
Tomorrow I take the big Christmas Irish Chain top to my longarmer along with our church raffle quilt top which is going to be raffled off next September. I need to iron both backs tonight. I'll show you those as they come back home.
Next... I started cutting out strips for a new Trip Around the World from new fabric that I bought when I was in FL over the holidays.
Today the temperature was -8 degrees when DD and I went out this morning (me to work and she to day care since it was a no school day). Tonight when we got home it was -2. We're not expecting it to warm up any tonight or tomorrow. But a heat wave of 18 degrees is expected for the Bears/Packer game on Sunday.
Hope you all are staying warm! Go Bears!