Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Snow Forts -- work in progress!

Our neighbors across the street built this AMAZING snow fort this year.
It's amazing for quilt photos, too --
this is my finished City Sampler Quilt Top.

We've been jealous of it for weeks, and so last weekend we had to built our own:

What do you think?  It's pretty scrappy -- maybe more "organic" than our neighbors?!  We need to wait for warmer temperatures to really reinforce it, and make it taller.  The girls are thrilled!
 These last few weeks I've been busy cleaning up my sewing room/office/guest room, and finally hung some things on the wall!  I'll show more of my progress soon.
This weekend (while the kids were playing in the snow fort) I pulled out these blocks that I've had stashed for awhile, and started sewing them together.  I have a fun plan for how to quilt this!
And this spot is perfect for cuddling after playing in the snow.  I finally decided to make this orphan Swoon block into a huge pillow.  It's so cozy, and our kitty really loves it!
Linking up to WIP Wed at Freshly Pieced.


  1. oh I love the Swoon pillow! How big IS that block? Also love the snow forts!! ;-)

  2. Loving the wall hangings in your sewing room! And yes, your city sampler looks fabulous! Best, Kate

  3. Wow, I need neighbors to build a fort for me to use for my quilt photos! That's fantastic! Love those stashed blocks!

  4. Wow, that is some serious snow fort action!!!

    Your projects look great and I love what you've hung on the wall too.

  5. quilt looks amazing and good to see some other projects Certainly you have plenty of snow

  6. When I stumbled across that 1canoe2 pieces & patterns calendar a few weeks ago, I knew I had to have one too--perfect for a sewing studio!