I come from a long line of sign writers and am happiest with a brush and some paint! Add
paint to fabric and I get really excited!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Snowless and liking it!

Sleep doesn’t come easy to me of late so I try to be productive if and when I am wandering round the house in the wee hours. Binding this quilt was one of those middle of the night projects.

The borders are balanced yet different because I cut up one screen printed panel for all four sides. I made the binding by cutting strips of 3 different fabrics (all of which are in the top), cutting each strip end with a 45 degree angle and then sewing the strips together randomly. I think it adds just a little more than a solid binding would have and ties it all together nicely.

Today I had the presence of mind to take a photo of it outdoors while the sun was shining. I would like to note the complete lack of snow on my deck and the green grass peeking through below! Each year I convince myself this will be the year snow will bypass us completely and each year I am so completely disappointed when it does snow. Once I have my annual hissy fit because I do not live under palm trees - and we all know that is where I should live! - I do embrace winter and snow shoe with the best of them. But, I could live without the snow and the snow shoes. 

Backing made with one screen printed panel bordered with a solid black.


  1. I'm loving the snowless days too! It has been chilly though, I think warmer tomorrow. Did you do the screen printing? I really like the colored binding too.

  2. The temp here goes up and down, too. About 95% of the fabrics in this quilt are screen printed in Barbados though I have been a silk screener in a past life. Thanks!

  3. Very nice Jen..amazing work...yes it was nice to come home with no snow and green grass. Pauline ⛄

  4. I spoke too soon though - it snowed here yesterday and I think the weather forecast for your area was even worse...did you bring this weather home with you? lol