Happy Groundhog's Day....wait I take that back... after what has seemed like an eternity without sunshine the sun returned today. Just in time for that darn rodent, Punxsutawney Phil, to see his shadow and predict 6 more weeks of winter...ugh... not that I really put any store by that, as I know Spring will get here when it gets here... and it will always take longer than I want...oh well. And I did read that other rodent prognosticators didn't see there shadows so that means they are just like the meteorologists on the TV... they got no clue!
This is Block 7: Checkerboard Cross... none of the patterns have any names in the book, just numbers, and you are encouraged to name your blocks... sometimes something clever comes to mind... other times... I got nothing...
This quilt pattern is from Lori Holt's first book Quilty Fun...I started this quilt in 2014...in January...and it has reappeared every year about this time. I did change the shape of the tulips as mine a are bit more squat.. kinda like their maker!
Now I currently have it a bit over halfway sewn together...yeah me!!! I have all the tulips finished and I have all the rectangles cut so it just has "some assembly required"... I would like to get this finished and off to Terry my long arm quilter so I could hang it on my living room wall at the beginning of March when I will be stir crazy over Winter and HAVE TO HAVE some Spring in my home. I think it may be doable...so far the weekend looks like it has some sewing time in it... keep your fingers crossed.
Oh I did get my Bonnie and Camille Half Log Cabin swap blocks in the mail and they have been received on the other end... nice to have that off my guilt plate.
Well the sun is shining... it is still on 32 degrees...and measurable snow is predicted for Saturday... followed by a warm up by Tuesday where we should hit almost 60... Mother Nature is a fickle fickle woman!