a snowy start to 2019!

Well well! It seems that the longer you stay away, the harder it is to get back into it! But look — here I am, and even with a finished quilt that I saved specifically for a snowstorm. The weather finally obliged a couple weekends ago, and despite being bitterly cold, I couldn’t pass up the chance to get this bright and colorful quilt photographed against the start snowy background.

Tired of seeing so many quilt tops hung in my closet, I’ve been making a good effort to make backings for them and actually get them quilted. I was paralyzed for a minute, feeling I needed a different (new! fun! exciting!) quilting design for each, but after going through a pile of older quilts, realized that I’m really quite drawn to the ones with simple straight lines, so that’s what I’ve done here. I always love how it looks.

This quilt top is one I made way back here (2016!). I always love the look of a hst quilt, especially one in solids, so naturally this one is a favorite. It’s bright and cheery and a good antidote to our current chilly temps!

I found the perfect backing in my stash – this great floral print by Anna Maria Horner, and even took the time to piece the backing neatly to make it almost appear seamless. Sometimes those extra steps are worth the effort. I bound it in a dark charcoal solid also from my stash and am quite pleased to have this out of the closet and into the finished pile!

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