This is Melba’s Tie the Knot quilt and she used men’s neckties for the strip piecing. This pattern can be found in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine Nov/Dec 2012 issue. She wanted very simple open quilting so I used Fascination for the panto design. She brought a Poly batt to keep the quilt light as the top was already quite heavy as the ties have some weight to them and are sewn onto a muslin foundation.
You might have noticed that the snow banks are higher in these pictures than in my last post. We had some interesting weather yesterday and this was my view this morning...
Wednesday started out with heavy snowfall and –20’c then the wind picked up and by noon it was +1’c. The snow turned to rain for only a short time then the temperature dropped again, but the wind was crazy. As you can see my ice rink filled in with about a foot of hard packed snow. I spent the morning digging it out and I was sad to see that part of the old rink had already turned to slush near the dock. So I’m now calling it the Incredible Shrinking Rink.
This is how much snow we have on the ground now!
You know it’s going to be a long winter when you start measure snowfall in ‘broom handles’!