This is what greeted me Monday morning, 16 inches of snow. It is melting, and the streets are clear, but it sure doesn't look like spring in my neighborhood.
I'm still working away on all the pieces and parts for my Carolina Lily blocks.
But I had enough pieces and parts to make one inspiration block. I was worried about those side stems matching up correctly with the seams at the base of the flowers. Woo Hoo, what a relief, the stems did match up just right.
It feels great to know the blocks should go to go together easily and to finally have something blooming at my house.
I'm not so sure I like the direction of those grapes on my basket, I may cut those triangles again, so the grapes are not diagonal and they all look the same. I'm not missing those basket handles one little bit.
My trunk show for the Homespun Quilters in Mt. Carmel, Illinois was nothing but fun. There were at least 50 members in attendance. They were a very welcoming and engaged audience, I immediately felt at ease while I talked about my quilts. They are also a very civic minded group volunteering their time and energy making pillowcases, Quilts of Valor, and fleece quilts for local youth. I felt honored to be asked to speak to such an active and experienced group of quilters. Thanks so much ladies, I could not have had a better time!