Thursday, January 1, 2009

A New Year...




Happy New Year to all! More snow last night! I can't remember this much snow (except for last year but that wasn't as much as this year). I feel like I am living in the most northern part of BC. The west coast of BC rarely has weather like this and yet here we are; with more to come in the following week. I must admit I feel like a house-hostage. Much sewing is being done and it's fun to be a domestic diva, but I really miss a simple walk on the trails--the snow, although doable is making that a bit treacherous!

I refinished the binding on my youngest DS's quilts. These were made five years ago when they were just small guys. The binding I used was an inexpensive flannel and I regretted it. I pulled it all off and reattached a cotton Clothworks binding from Laurel Burch. Oh my, it's so vibrant and lovely and of fabulous quality. These quilts have been so well used and loved and the binding makes them look brand new! It's all flannel (great quality) on the front and I used a wide cotton fabric for the back. I still love these bright and funky kids fabrics, but my children are too old for these now! I may have to put together some kits for my Etsy store. I still have some of the fabrics and they would be so cheery to work with now.

Here is one... and the other...











and two shy guys with their quilts...



and finally the backing (which I love) It launders so well - and has really added support to these quilts.


... oh well, time to go shovel....


Happy 2009!

5 comments:

Karen said...

Welcome to blogland and Happy New Year! Love the quilts.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Lovely quilts and beautiful picture of the snow. Welcome to Quilt Bloggers

karenfae said...

The snow does look beautiful but I very much understand your feeling like a prisoner in your home. It is hard to get out walking in the stuff and not slip and fall I suppose. I live in the south so most times do not have the problem - occasionally though we get snow and/or ice and then I stay home more.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Jackie said...

The snow looks stunningly beautiful. Being a house hostage for a few days sounds like fun to me! But then again, I'm in Florida!

Dionnerjxv said...

Welcome to blogland and Happy New Year! Love the quilts.