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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