Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Sewing in 2018

There is always endless stitching in my mind so I am not one who makes resolutions about what I am going to accomplish each year.  Perhaps that comes with age.  I just enjoy working on what I choose and go from there.  Are there a ton of UFOs that are calling???  Absolutely, and perhaps I will accomplish a few this year.

This week I have continued to work on On Ringo Lake.  I have about 70% of my blocks sewn together now.  Once I finish them I will start sewing them into rows with their sashing.  I have so enjoyed the process.  Here is the most recent photo when I was working on them the other day.  It has been fun to see the other links this week at Bonnie Hunter's Blog.




My additional fabrics arrived which allowed me to finally assemble the first blocks of my 2018 Temperature Quilt.  As I said, this year I am doing the Square in a Square pattern to reflect my daily temperatures.  The square reflects the high temperature and the outer sections reflect the lows.  You can find other Temperature quilts on Instagram at #sistemquilt18, #tempquilt18 and #temperaturequilt2018.  Again, my sister's temperatures in Alaska make for a very different looking quilt when compared to mine.  You can see hers at IG @alaskanquilter.

These are the color ranges for my area.



January was off to a warm start, but with the storm just passing through I am sure I will soon be adding more green.



The storm was badly needed, but our worries of damage in the recent fire area were valid.  Sadly, there has been lost lives, homes and property today.  The first confirmed death happened to be a friend of ours and the founder of our grandchildren's academy.  Both he and his wife were washed away during the night. His wife managed to survived the incident. The images on the television are hard to imagine and difficult to see.  Please keep all those involved in your thoughts and prayers.  


23 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Nice quilt, Mary! Storms...we keep getting snow, then freezing rain. It just keeps the ground so you can't do anything outside.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Mary, I think your friend may have been the one previously from Chicago that was on our news tonight. The photos are very scary.

Jeanna said...

You ORL blocks are so pretty. I love your fabric selections.

My fabric arrived yesterday and I'm looking forward to starting my temperature quilt.

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend and the devastation out there. We keep praying!

Loris said...

Mary, your ORL is looking beautiful as are the temp blocks.
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. The news of fatalities in these mudslides is so shocking and distressing to hear.

Ramona said...

Mary, I am so sorry to hear about your friend. I can't even imagine how that is like to go through. They are in my prayers. Your ORL is gorgeous. My blocks are finished and I'm trying to decide if I'm going to use the sashing pieces or not. I really like it both ways! Your temperature quilt blocks are looking good, too. I'm waiting for my fabrics to arrive. :)

barbara woods said...

prayer are not enough but we are feeling it with you, pray you stay safe Mary

Louise said...

My condolences on the loss of your friend. Such a sad story.

Like you, I don't make a lot of plans and resolutions about what to work on. It's all a pleasure, a hobby, so I try not to get too agitated about quilting.

LA Paylor said...

that brings perspective to my worries.

Maria said...

So sorry to read of the loss of your dear friends.. it's just terrible, we saw the mud slides on the news. Keeping all in our thoughts.

Scrapatches said...

Condolences on the loss of your friend. The losses, the pain and suffering in CA are staggering. My heart goes out to you and yours and all those in harms's way.

Your Ringo Lake is wonderful. I was not able to sew along this year and have been enjoying seeing all the quilts. I love the colors and pattern this year.

Your square in a square is progressing nicely ... :) Pat

Createology said...

My deepest condolences on the loss of your friend. Mother Nature needs to take a refresher course in Weather Balance! Lovely quilt blocks coming together. Fun to create another yet different Temperature Quilt. Prayers and Healing Energy for all affected in the mudslides. <3

Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said...

That quilt is so beautiful! I saw the news last night about the deaths in Santa Barbara County. I was so concerned when I heard lots of rain were coming to that area after all the fires... :-(

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wait you only have 14 colors. I feel like I have a bazillion. LOL Your On Ringo Lake is looking gorgeous. I am sorry about your friends. What a tragic way to lose your spouse.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend. My deepest condolences. So much devastation in such a short period of time! The quilt looks really beautiful, the colours you picked work so well together. Stay safe, Mary!

-Soma

OPQuilt said...

I've been thinking of you so much as I read all the Montecito mud flow stories; I even looked up on the map to how close it was to your place on the beach, and it was sobering to see how many of the roads are closed around there. Such sadness; I'm sorry you lost someone you knew.

On Ringo Lake is really coming around--it looks terrific! I printed everything out and think I should probably dive in, but I'm trying to get some Undone Things finished, so went another direction with my energy and efforts. But I'm loving what you are doing!

Thanks for a fun kick-off to the new year--
Elizabeth

Sally Trude said...

Your side-by-side On Ringo Lake is going to be beautiful. You have such great variation in your teal corners.

dq said...

Your "ON Ringo Lake" is the prettiest one I've seen in my blog travels. It is so wonderful! Congratulations!

Barb said...

Oh my gosh, I love your Ringo Lake....

Lesley said...

I agree with the above comments...your version of ringo is one of the best I've seen. Gorgeous! So sorry to hear of your friend...take care....

dq said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend and the devastation surrounding you. I am certain you are affected in so many ways.

Your On Ringo Lake is so stunning! I love the color of your blues.

I love the temperature quilt. I might have to do one of those one day. Do you add a unit every day that fits the current weather. Here in Utah it could swing like a pendalum.

barbara woods said...

love your on Ringo Lake

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Hi, Mary - wow, your Ringo Lake quilt is beautiful! I enjoy looking at everyone's variations of Bonnie Hunter's designs. The temperature quilts look really cool. Or, hot, I suppose! And I am so sorry for the tragic loss of your friend. I pray for blessings of peace and comfort for her, and for you.

Carol S. said...

The flooding was so hard to watch and I'm sorry it included the loss of your friend. Thoughts of love to you and his family. Your quilt is beautiful and it's always so fun to watch the progress of your temperature quilt.