Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Good Bye, January

Holy cow....how can January be gone already?  They say time flies when you are having fun so I guess I must be having a LOT of fun.  My month has zipped past at a crazy speed.

Other than a lot of mending, my sewing has been relegated to finishing up some of the projects that I have in the works.  I have managed to complete all of the blocks for the Scrap Dance Waltz.  I have concentrated on doing it in two colors - blue and light gray - but of course my blues are all scrappy.  I just couldn't make a two color quilt with just two fabrics.  Now I need to consider what I will do for  borders on it.


We've had some summerlike weather this week.  I love the heat so it makes me really happy, but I am most excited about the high temps because that means I get to dip into some of my oranges in my Temperature Quilt (link on sidebar). 




The temps ranged from 32 - 86 degrees this month.  See that nice bright orange that go added? 



My sister who lives in Alaska is doing the Temperature Quilt as well.  It will be fun to compare them at the end of the year.  She, very cleverly, is including upside down geese on the days when the temperatures are below freezing.  She had ONE right side up goose for the month of January!!!  Although she has no blog, she can be found on IG under alaskanquilter. 


The temperatures have really confused my iris this year.  It is unusual that we should get blooms at this time of the year, but hey have been blooming since late October.  Guess they are just a bit mixed up. 


Time marches on.....enjoy the short month of February.

Linking up this week with Midweek Makers and Tuesday Linky Party at Freemotion by the River.

21 comments:

Jeanna said...

Your scrap dance waltz is going to be pretty. Can't wait to see what you decide to do about borders.

The temperature quilt is a nice idea for those who actually experience big temperature changes. I saw someone crocheting a temperature afghan last year.

Karyn said...

Your Scrap Dance Waltz quilt is beautiful, I love the blue and light gray together, and can't wait to see what you come up with for the borders.
Temperature Quilt is very cool, I have never heard of such a wonderful idea! The colors are gorgeous, and I love being able to see exactly what we have had, weather wise, in So Cal. It's been a wild ride, my Daffodils are blooming already too! Your Iris is gorgeous...and looks happy to be here.
Stay dry, I think we may get some rain the next couple of days...or at least Dallas Raines says so :)
Hugs

Kate said...

Your quilt looks good in the blue and grey. How nice to have irises blooming just now - enjoy. We're happy to have the sun back. :)

Abby and Stephanie said...

Two color quilts are stunning and that blue and light grey is lovely.

Susan said...

Scrap Dance Waltz is really pretty in that color palette - well done! Sorry, can't help you on the borders, as I usually don't put them on! Thanks for sharing this pretty on Midweek Makers

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Scrap Dance Waltz is beautiful. I just had a Doh moment now I understand your temperature quilt. I saw your sisters on Instagram and was loving her color layout.

OPQuilt said...

Your sister is as clever as you. It will be fun to compare your temp quilts side by side at the end of the year (Lisa thinks she should come to the retreat!). Scrap Dance Waltz is lovely--how do you find time to do TWO scrappy quilts in one month?

Val said...

How fun to have a sister to quilt with! Love all your work!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I adore two colour quilts!! This one is gorgeous!

Createology said...

January has passed very quickly. Your quilt top is lovely. Blues and Greys are a wonderful combination. Fabulous February will be fast and short. Iris blooming...Wow!

krislovesfabric said...

I love the idea of a temperature quilt (go, go orange!!) and your blue and grey quilt is a real beauty!

Carole said...

Lovely projects you have going on! I do like the idea of a temperature quilt. I think in my case it would be in the blues! Brrrr! Baby it's cold outside! Cheers!

Teresa in Music City said...

Your blue Scrap Dance Waltz is breathtaking!!! I'm putting that one on my list of "Someday". And although I absolutely love the idea of the temperature quilt - and they look so inviting with all that lovely color! - I will have to enjoy watching yours and your sister's as they grow :*) I'm firmly limiting my new projects this year (she says with fingers crossed behind her back *wink*)

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Love all those blues in Scrap Dance Waltz...really brings out the "scrappiness" while giving the overall color more depth, I think. And I just went and researched the temperature quilt....Wow! How clever is that? I see that each finished row has however many days the month has! I had never heard of a temperature quilt before. How many colors do you have?

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Wow! The scrap dance waltz looks gorgeous. You had 86F there? Your temperature quilt will be so different than your sister’s. We planted iris last year in late spring. I hope it blooms this year. Your yellow ones are very pretty. Enjoy :)

-Soma

Carol S. said...

The Scrap Dance Waltz quilt is so beautiful! Hmmm...a temperature quilt. That's a new one I'd never heard of, but I love the idea!

Nat Palaskas said...

Your 2 colors quilt is adorable. Blue and white is my favorite. The more mixed is the better! Love it and I like the idea of temperature quilt too. Looking forward to see what you do with it - Hugs Nat

em's scrapbag said...

I like that your Scrap Dance Waltz is a controlled scrappy. It is lovely. Can't wait to see how you and your sister's quilts turn out.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Love your Scrap Dance blues!! I hope you can put a pic on our Flickr group so I can share it with the next Scrap Dance Waltz update!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Love your two color blue quilt top Mary! And a temp quilt is a fun idea! We didn't have a lot of difference between our highs and lows in January, so I think my rows would have been rather cold looking. Have a happy day!

Lesley said...

Your scrappy blue quilt is amazing! Love your colours and fabrics. What a neat idea with that temperature quilt!