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Baby it’s Cold Outside…

on January 24, 2013

This past week has the been the coldest yet this winter with temperatures as low as -20 celsius, not sure what that is in farenheit, but I do know it’s cold!

When I was in Barbados I was trying to explain to a couple of Bajan ladies how cold our winters get and that you need hats and gloves, boots, heavy coats, and even though they kept nodding their heads and saying ‘okay’.  I not sure they really got it. I don’t blame them, why worry about how cold it gets in Toronto when I’m in Barbados with 30 celsius weather morning , noon, and night.  Geez, I wish I was there now.

The cold weather has kept me inside.  I have been busy putting together 3 quilt tops that were stashed away. One is a baby quilt, I love the fabric designs and bright colours, perfect for boy or girl.  I finally got around to making the ‘Disappearing Nine Patch’. I now understand why it’s called disappearing. Sew 9 squares together in a block, cut them this way and that, turn them around and sew back together and you would never know that you had started off with a block of 9, huh, love it! I also finished machine quilting a diamond patterned quilt put together with  HSTs. I used to have a love-hate relationship with HSTs, but I’m starting to really enjoy working with them, oh btw HST stands for Half Square Triangle for all you non-quilters :)

Here are some pics of what they look like and again please excuse the photography.

nine patchphotophotobaby quiltphotodiamonds

 

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2 responses to “Baby it’s Cold Outside…

  1. Queen Willow says:

    fantastic, love the colours. Quilting is a great hobby once you get into it. you have quite an eye for putting colours together, that is the part im working on. somtimes my coulour schemes are busy but yours are very nice!!!

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