Saturday, June 30, 2012

Up and Down

It's been an Up and Down week in Colorado, what with the fire evacuations, evacuations lifted, re-evacuations and constant worry about the Waldo Canyon Fire.

While I was in Southern Colorado at the beginning of the week, I finished three quilt tops.  My favorite is this one, modeled by my friend from the deck of her "cabin."  (I say "cabin," because it's a really nice mountain home, not really a rustic "cabin" at all!)

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Do you see the mistake?


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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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