Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Leap Year Schnibbles

It's an ugly week in Colorado.  Since Saturday afternoon, the Waldo Canyon fire west of Colorado Springs has burned more than 15,000 acres, destroyed an unknown number of homes and displaced several thousand residents.  Containment is not expected until mid-July.  Although the air in my neighborhood has been very smoky, we haven't been evacuated.

I was lucky to be invited to the cabin of a friend far south of Colorado Springs, where the air was not smoky and we were in no danger of being evacuated.  We spent three days sewing, drinking wine, and admiring the spectacular view:

I pieced three tops during our "mini retreat."  My June Schnibbles quilt is the only one I have pressed and photographed:

 "Leap Year" is made with 5" squares from my large collection of charm squares.  Rather than cut them down to 2" squares, I went with 2 1/2" squares.  My quilt finishes at 43" square -- just right for the next new baby, don't you think?

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  1. This would be a great baby quilt! Hope you stay safe from the fires.

  2. Perfect for the next new baby..glad you got away from the smoke for a bit and had fun. Stay safe...take care!

  3. Love the great colors in that quilt. My best wishes and prayers have been with your state, and I hope they do manage to contain it without any injuries or further evacuations.

  4. Hi Marti,

    I have been praying for all of you up in Springs! This fire is just crazy and I hope it dies down soon!

    Love your quilt. Very pretty!


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