Winter has finally arrived. I know this because I can no longer see the sky, there's a grey blur from the horizon upwards. That's Winter in the UK - grey and more grey. My car is frozen in the morning (but sensibly for the first ever year I bought some defrost stuff for my windshield so I don't have to start the car an hour before I plan to leave the house). Last Winter I would drive to school most mornings with a small hole scraped out of the ice on the windshield and by the time I'd dropped Ginge off and got home the windshield was pretty much clear. None of that this year, thanks to my forward thinking (I'm quite proud of this, you might be able to tell).
Even though it's bitterly cold there's no snow, just a lot of frost. Frost is better than snow because I can still actually leave the house and drive about. The bad weather provision in these parts is pathetic, and the country comes to a standstill with the slightest dusting of snow. (I can picture the Brits reading this nodding and muttering about the state of the roads and the lack of gritters).
Scrap vomit part 4 is finished and washed and finally photographed.
Sarah in upstate New York quilted this one for me, and I love how it turned out. I think it's my favourite so far. It's crinkled up amazingly well after washing. The backing fabric was a Dan Bennett for Free Spirit print from Sew Fresh Fabrics in the clearance section. This particular colour is sold out, but there are other prints and each of them would make amazing quilt backs.
I say this is my favourite so far, because I have more planned (I have enough scraps for many, many more) and I'm hoping to gather enough Christmassy scraps to make us a Christmas one in time for next year. And I have one to make for a dear, dear friend in time for Spring Quilt Market. You can never have too many scrap vomit quilts, can you?
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