Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Flying Geese and SNOW

On Sunday we had a snow storm that left behind about 10" of the white fluffy stuff. It's not unusual for us to get snow, it IS unusual for this area to have the snow last longer than one day. After snow comes rain and with rain comes yucky slushy snow. I'm not complaining, I like to see the snow on the ground when it's dry and fluffy. Monday was sunny and the roads were clear, so I didn't have a problem driving to the quilt store. Another snow storm on it's way for Tue, so this is what we woke to, another 10" of snow today. It snowed most of the day, so I got busy with quilting.
Doesn't the fountain look like a big fluffy cake on a stand. See how deep the snow is under the fountain.
The quilt shop visit gave me the inspiration to make this small quilt by Lori Smith. So today while watching the snow falling I put together 54 itsy bitsy flying geese and finished a flimsy. The finished size is 19x14 and I think I'll put a brown binding on this one.

Close up of the flying geese, these are 1"x2" finished.

While we visited this quilt shop the owner told us about the birthday month offer. All that's needed is to tell them your birthday month and and book a date for a party shopping spree. Bring 3 friends and the birthday girl gets 25% off (Yippee, Woohoo!) and her friends get 15% off. Since my birthday is next week (Thurs), I've book Monday for me and 3 friends to go shopping. The shop provides some treats for the party goers as well. I can't wait....we are going to have so much fun SHOPPING.

25 comments:

Sweet P said...

What a cute little quilt! Those are teeny, tiny flying geese.

The quilt shop has a great marketing idea. I think more quilt shops should do that. I'd be shopping there at least once a month with friends.

Ginger Patches said...

What a fun thing to do! I need to talk one of my LQS into something like that--have fun!
Wow those are some tiny blocks!! They look great! And all that snow I'm envious:)

Dawn said...

I LOVE flying geese. This is a great quilt! Your geese are just so perfect!

Darlene said...

That quilt is adorable. Those are teeny, tiny flying geese!

A grand way to celebrate your birthday! I'll bet you can hardly wait. teehee!

Susan said...

You must have gotten snow all the days we had rain! I hope you had a cozy fire, too. Well, if you have a fireplace, anyway!

That flying geese quiltlet is too cute. Those must really be tiny little geese!

The shop sounds wonderful, and what a great idea! Enjoy your day, and I'll be jealous. =)

Cheryl said...

Great snow pictures. The fountain looks like a snow making machine! Your flying geese quilt is so pretty with those reds. I really like the sashing fabric that you used.

Kathie said...

wish we had that snow here in NJ !
Love this little quilt you made, love the fabrics :)
oh now I want to make one too! PERFECT flying geese wow and they are so little, how do you make your flying geese?
Kathie

Carol said...

That snow is just gorgeous...Your flying geese are teeny and perfect. What technique do you use for flying geese. What a fun quilt shop treat...Have fun!

keslyn said...

Oh I can't believe you have that much snow, it was 38 deg (100)f here today, hard to believe we can be so different, love your flying geese.
Kerry

Anne Ida said...

Your flying geese quilt is wonderful! And what a great way to spend your birthday!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Wow, look at the snow! fun. The one photo does look like a cake ~ no calories either.

Your flying geese piece is lovely. Nice work.

de vliegende koe said...

Your little quilt looks stunning! I wish my quiltshop had such a wonderful birthday-offer. Mine is next Wednesday!

Doodlebug Gail said...

What perfect little Flying Geese - did you paper piece them? Have fun on Monday! Don't forget to take your camera - we want to see the fun as well.

Paula said...

I have some of her patterns, but the things I do with them! Mine are awful! I'll hang on to them a while longer, but I KNOW they will never look as good as yours. Lovely little quilt! Great job!

Floss said...

The flying geese quilt is adorable, a lot of work for a small top.
What a fun idea for a birthday, if I lived closer I would take them up on it too.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Holy moly sister those are some tiny geese. That is a darling quilt you just whipped up during your snow day. Looks like you had some major snow come your way and your pics are so pretty. What a great way to spend a day.

Sounds like you have a fun trip planned with your sewing friends. Enjoy that discount and do your part for helping out the economy, LOL.

Hugs - Karen

Suzan said...

Now THAT sounds like something fun to do on your birthday. Your LQS has a fabulous idea!

Knot Garden said...

What nice fabrics you have used for the flying geese quilt. They all go together wonderfully. That brown print particularly is just right for it.

Guðrún said...

I love, love those flying geese, this flimsy looks great.

Carole said...

As I read your entry I thought gezzz, that's unusual for her neck of the woods! It is pretty! Enjoy the snow while it's there. Love that flying geese quilt! So cute! I've heard that it's not easy to make rows of flying geese without it warping sideways. Looks perfect to me! The colours are sweet! Enjoy your shopping spree! Keep well!

Pam said...

That is a LOT of snow you have there!! That is a really cute little quilt - I just love Lori Smith patterns.

Now there's a quilt shop I haven't been to - I will have to see about booking myself a birthday party this year -- after all it will be a big one! That sounds like it would be a fun outing. Have a great time there!

Beth said...

What a cute little quilt, I love the colors! Wow, lots of snow there!

Thimbleanna said...

What a cute flying geese. But did I tell you? I. LOVE. That. Star. Quilt. LOL!!!!

Libby said...

Oh my those are the sweetest little geese just all lined up in a row. I'm loving the red and brown combination of fabrics. Deelish!

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

I didn't know that store did that!!! But my birthday was in January so I have to wait a whole year!!! There are some great shops in NW Washington aren't there. I love FolkTales in Lynden the best I think!