If only life didn't get in the way. I owe you some more information on Half-Square Triangle units. There are a plethora of ways to make these units. Unfortunately, I have been distracted by other projects and have neglected this series. I will be back to it soon.
One of the big things I have been busy with is finalizing a new pattern called "Cathy's Stars", named for a former member of my local guild, Cheshire Quilters' Guild, in Keene, NH. In her final few days, Cathy organized the creation of over 60 kits, including backings, from her stash. She left these kits to the guild with instructions to make quilts to donate in her memory. A portion of the proceeds from this quilt will go to the General Fund of the guild. This will be a lasting legacy of Cathy's generosity and love of quilting.
I will unveil this pattern with a completed quilt to donate at the next guild meeting on March 9th. I have the blocks made but still have quite a bit of work to do including quilting before then. The pattern will be available for purchase here after the meeting - both in download and paper form.
This mystery BOM from Quilt Art Designs is so much fun. This month's block was no surprise. Because of the colors, it was easy to see that this month's was a heart. Isn't it pretty?
Through December, our area was warmer than usual. It was still cool enough that quilts were welcome but we had little snow and plenty of sun. That has changed in the last couple of weeks. The huge blizzard that moved up the East coast totally missed us. February has finally brought us some snow. We got 4" over the weekend and another 4-6" yesterday. It is a winter wonderland outside our windows with the snow sticking on the branches of the evergreens in our woods. this coming weekend will be the coldest yet this season with temperatures potentially going below zero. This is terrific weather for working on quilts.
I have started doing three free serial projects. One of them is the 365 Day Challenge. Out of Australia, The Ultimate Sampler is a tremendous undertaking. So far, each daily block has been 3" finished so there are some tiny pieces to deal with. For some fun and whimsy, I also am doing Happy Houses. The first