Friday, January 21, 2011

Snow Day = Sewing Day!

There's nothing better on a snowy day than staying in your jammies all day and sewing up a storm!  Since we woke up to about 9 or 10 inches of snow yesterday morning, I spent some time working on my January project.  The pattern, Sunrise Sunset, was designed by Joy Hoffman and appeared in the December 2002 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.  

So yesterday I sewed for a while.....

.....then cut and pressed and trimmed my half-square-triangles for a while.

This is one of my favorite quilting notions.  It's a lot easier and much faster to separate chain-piecing using this tool instead of scissors.  I want to get another one for my "packed and ready to go to retreat" sewing basket, but I can't remember who makes it or what it's called.  If you know where I can find one, leave a comment......Please!

Then I made blocks for a while.  I'm using all batiks in this quilt so I'm enjoying watching it come together.  I have almost half the blocks made and most of the sashing cut.

It took a good snow storm to get me to sit down long enough to make this much progress, but hopefully, now that I've made a good start on it, I can finish it without the threat of being housebound! I think I'll stay motivated since I have a deadline, and because it's for a good cause.  I'm donating it as a silent auction item to the St. Baldrick's Event which benefits childhood cancer research.


  1. I love your different setting on this quilt. It is definitely going to be a beauty.

  2. You sure got a lot done in a small amount of time. Love the colors but I hate squaring up HSTs. You are a brave woman!

  3. Going to be a beautiful quilt! Love that little ripper stand thing! Going to have to search for one now!

  4. Sandy, I just saw a Wizz Ripper Gripper on another blog. Google shows a couple of listings that carry it. Great quilt! You have made real progress on your snow day!

  5. Thanks, Gwen. I will definitely check that out!

  6. Looks great Sandy. It will be completed before you know it!


  7. that seam ripper is a pretty darn good idea....:-)