In the previous post one of the friendship quilts had a border with my favorite Thimbleberries fabric. That border was made with what I had left over from making a sampler quilt so I thought I might as well show you the sampler quilt too.
This sampler design, called Border Blast, was one of the official Thimbleberries Club projects, but I don’t remember which year. I know I did not buy the fabric kit that year. Instead I bought this floral fabric from my friend Anita. I wish I had bought a lot more as it was only available for a short time. The project quilt that year was a huge quilt and since I prefer smaller quilts, I reduced the pattern which allowed me to have the same look only using smaller blocks and borders. The fabrics used in the blocks were all from my small pieces of Thimbleberries collection and I chose them from the colors in the floral print. The quilt did indeed have a lot of borders which I thought was a great place to use my favorite fabric.
I never did check on groundhog day to see what the groundhog predicted, but it obviously must have been for more winter. It was getting to be spring-like weather when all of a sudden, we plunged into more winter than usual. Last week the kids were suppose to have a no-school day on President’s Day but they had to use it as a make-up day for the ice day that closed school in January. But alas, the day was cut short to a half-day because that’s the day winter returned. We then had a big ice storm and extremely cold weather so they had no school Tuesday through Thursday and they went back on Friday with a 2-hour late start. It finally warmed up and we had a nice weekend. Monday was back to school as normal. We woke up Tuesday to snow. When we first got the 5am call, the schools were going to be on a delay start, but within the hour we got another call that the schools would be closed again. And it snowed, and snowed! Not quite as cold this time so more snow than ice—the fun snowman building kind of snow. So no school Tuesday, then no school again today, and what do you know—the ice is coming down again and there is no school tomorrow. I like the snow, but please, please do not ask me to play monopoly. Jacob and I played it so long and it never ends with just two people so I finally had to say—no more monopoly! My friend Judy would have loved the snow too if she were here. I was thinking about her and remembered the quilt I made her that brings thoughts of snow.
This quilt is a variation of the Brick-Brack pattern designed by my friend Aby. Coincidently, I met Aby through Judy. Do you get cold just looking at this quilt?
The block design in this mini quilt is called “snow crystals”. It reminds me of us—looking out the window at all the snow.