|42 x 52" finished (2" top and bottom borders)|
There are 400 triangles in it, mostly scraps, but connecting triangles and border triangles are from my stash. It finished about 42 x 52". That's a bit bigger than I wanted, but I wanted all the triangles in it. There were 3 left over, and I sliced them into slivers with my rotary cutter, so I wouldn't be tempted to try to turn them into something else.
|closeup of fabrics in this quilt top|
Planning to make a few more basket blocks this weekend, after I make a pair of mittens for DH. He prefers mittens, rather than gloves, for keeping fingers warm. While working on this blizzard snow, he favored wearing a pair of our daughter's that I made for her years ago. Fuzzy fleece outside, wool inside. A little elastic at the wrist, and long enough to fold down a cuff, if desired. I'm making his pair today
Funny how quickly I've forgotten how to make garments--even mittens. The last ones I sewed were 7 or 8 years ago, so I guess it's not a surprise I needed to check the instruction sheet.
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|The back yard yesterday. Pretty. Day-after-blizzard melting = icicles.|
|The snow blower is a big help; but boulder-sized snow chunks left by a speeding snow plow need manual chopping and moving. DH with snow blower; DD with shovel; me with the camera.|
|Snow drifting between neighbor's (L) and our house (R). It took a while to get mail boxes pried open.|