Sunday, December 6, 2015

Minnesota Winters

I have always wondered why there are so many talented and creative people in Minnesota who just amaze me, and I think I have figured it out.  The winters are forever, and we can wait weeks for a little bit of sunshine.  I think everyone locks themselves in their sewing/craft rooms and creates their own sun.  (This was actually me trying to convince myself that we should continue living here, because I'm seriously not liking the no sun for days this year.  Give me sunshine or give me snow, and we have neither).


Well, I guess we are having a pink Christmas this year...OR I'm a little ahead for Valentine's Day.  At any rate I'm so happy to finally have this quilted.  I had started quilting in the ditch around each triangle, which I completed, but it just seemed too bland, so I set it aside for a while and thought about what else I could do with it.


The stripes in between the flying geese were driving me nuts, but after using the squiggle in another quilt I decided to try it here and it added so much!  It made a rather bland job of quilting fun.  (Notice the 39 seconds of sunshine).


And on the white border I used the squiggle in between straight lines of quilting to combine the two which actually makes it look like cables when you see the whole quilt further away.  I guess I don't always have to finish a quilt right away.  Sometimes when I wait a little bit, or work on something else, I come up with a different idea that I never would have thought of before!  Weird how that works.  Guess I should share that with my husband so he understands my multiple unfinished projects. ;)  It seems I'm working on everything unrelated to Christmas right now, and I should probably start finishing those projects.  No time like the present!! Happy stitching!!  --Kristen

6 comments:

Wendy said...

it looks great, what a fab design! I love what you did with the quilting. If you're not fond of days with no sunshine, I would definitely recommend that you do NOT move to England. We have months without sunshine.

Susan said...

Lovely quilt! And in my favorite color!

lalaluu said...

Thanks for saying that it's okay not to finish - better ideas may come later after you've thought about it for a while. Seems like everyone's finishing quilts and Christmas projects. I love that you're bucking the trend! ;) Also, great use of multiple stitches to create a new stitch and dimension in the quilting. Beautiful!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Kristen! This is so beautiful! I love all the pink fabrics you have used and triangles are my favourites! x Teje

Carol said...

This is beautiful and I love the stitching you did on it. Pink is amazing on this!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Gorgeous quilt and I love the quilting also. Also gives me some ideas on what to do with some ancient geese that I have laying around from years ago.