I have been looking forward to this weekend. My husband was going away and I was going to have some time alone to quilt. I got up early Saturday morning and started making blocks for the Beginner's Sampler class I am teaching in a few weeks. It was a great day! I sewed to my heart's content and watched the snow fall outside.
The snow started on Friday and I really wasn't worried about it because I wasn't going anywhere.on Saturday. It was a beautiful day and I was warm and cozy inside! I did make a few trips outside to get wood for our wood stove and to feed my husband's horses but these trips were welcome breaks to hours of sewing. What a great day!
Well the snow didn't stop all day and this morning when I woke up it had accumulated to over a foot. It looked beautiful ! My husband called and he wasn't able to get home as the highways had closed. What was I going to do? Shovel my self out or quilt? I chose to work on another block while I prepared my plan of attack. But thankfully, my brother-in-law came to the rescue and did the snow blowing for me. However, since the road to the highway still wasn't plowed I still wasn't able to go anywhere. So I took the opportunity to make a few more quilt blocks. Only one more to go and I can start putting the Sampler together.
I decided to make my Sampler out of 1800"s reproduction fabrics I had on hand. I had only fat quarters so each block has a different background and fabrics.Some of you are probably saying " Why didn't you choose more modern fabrics?" I love these older looking fabrics and this style fits into our home. I can hardly wait to see what fabric choices my students make. I'm sure they will be different from mine. And I hope they love their fabrics as much as I love mine.