The first thing I have to say about my February is about February in general--I found this image and found to agree with it wholeheartedly.
Did any of you see the fabulous Schnibble parades on Monday? They were awesome. There is always such a wonderful showing of quilts--all made from the same pattern--but looking so unique and gorgeous! Aside from all of the quilts, I'm always excited to see what the new pattern with be. This time it is our choice! We can either make a "vintage" pattern or a new one. We can make and show any quilt that we haven't already shared on a past parade--so for instance, if I want to make another version of Clover, I could. (Ha ha ha--I don't think so!) While it is exciting to be able to make whatever pattern one wishes, I found it a bit frustrating as there isn't one I really want to do, and I was complaining a bit to myself that I now had one more decision to make. I got out all of my patterns and books and looked through them all. Nothing was obvious. I went and looked at all my charm packs thinking if there was a line of fabric I really wanted to use, I could start with that. Again, nothing was obvious. As a few days passed by, though, I found myself thinking about one of the patterns more than others.
I decided to use Midwinter Reds. I love that line--the problem is that it is red, tan, and cream so choosing a background can be tricky. Luckily I had a dark blue (not quite navy) solid, so I'm using that.
Here is a sneak preview of some of the blocks. I'll write more about them later.
So that settled my Schnibble plan for the month. The next big event on the horizon is on Tuesday night. A friend and I agreed to give the program to our night Guild meeting. I still haven't sorted out exactly how that happened, but when I do, I'll write about it. I'm more than a little nervous. I know that I will either do fine or else I will be a wreck when Tuesday night arrives. Since I'm an Army wife I'm laying bets that I will do fine, however one never knows. Consequently, I am over-reacting by ensuring that I'm absolutely prepared with as many samples as possible. I will write all about it after the meeting when I know I have survived!
Finally, the last week of the month is the big Mancuso Midatlantic Quilt Show here in the area. A friend is coming to stay for it and we are taking one class--Sue Nickel's free motion quilting class on feathers. If you remember, last year I took Pat Delany's feather class. Have you seen me show off any quilted feathers? No! that's why I'm taking another class. Probably, what I need to do is practice, and I'm not so good at that, but I'm hoping this time will make a difference.
Do any of you plan to come to that show? If so, it would be really fun to meet up. Let me know! As for the rest of you, have no fear--I'll share the show with you.
I suspect that this month is going to fly by. Oh, and in case you are wondering, both my sister and tiny nephew are doing great. He is nearly back to his birth weight and actually opens his eyes a bit more often now.
Have a great day!