Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Winter white is here!

Here's the view I had today from one of the windows in my sewing space. My picture doesn't do it justice. The trees look magical and I'm enjoying the tranquil view of them.
I have several projects on the go and have nothing finished to share at the moment. One project that's been in the works for a little while is my Bento Box quilt. I thought I'd try making a pieced back for it using only fabric that I have in my stash. This is what I came up with. I love that Robert Kaufman print (I wish I'd had enough to make the whole back from it...).

After much deliberating, I decided not to use it as the backing. So off to the stash for something different. I've dug out a vintagey print that I had passed on to me from my mother in law. She bought yards and yards of it back in the 70's when she started to make a king size quilt in rusts and browns. Anyways, I think the retro fabric will work better for the backing.
I now have my quilt top basted and awaiting to be machine quilted as you can see from all the pins in the picture below.

Now if I can just decide how I will quilt this and what to use for the binding... I can get this quilt off my to-do list.


  1. I love the backing ... or whatever it is now. The quilt also looks lovely. Enjoy quilting.
    Andi :-)

  2. oh that backing, or like Andi said "whatever it is now" is great! I am sure whatever you use it for will be beautiful!
    Great quilt top so far!

  3. You keep amazing me with your talent, Katherine and to be able to sew with a snowy, beautiful view, must be fantastic.

    We are crossing our fingers to get some snow here in Denmark as well ;0)

    Have a nice day :0)

  4. I've been enjoying our new snow, too. I couldn't get the camera to capture the beauty of it, either.

    your bento box looks so lovely!!! I can't wait to see it finished.

  5. I have a similar view from my window!
    Love the bento box! Did I say this before?
    I think so.

  6. The snow looks magical...it would cause of state of emergency here!


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