The post title gives me a chuckle. The temperatures plunged earlier in the week, with a high on Wednesday of about 6. Wednesday night's quilt guild meeting was cancelled. Thursday was cold, snow-flurry-y, and very windy, and Rotary (7:30 a.m.), United Methodist Women (1 p.m.), and Community of Character committee (5:30 p.m.) were all cancelled. It was still cold but sunny on Friday, so the Coalition for Healthy Communities board had its regular monthly breakfast meeting. Just before noon I picked up Jo-An S. and Erika N. and we headed to Bloomington (243 miles) for the AAUW-Illinois winter board meeting. The interstate was clear but it was quite windy. More than a dozen cars and seven or eight tractor-trailers had skidded off the road. We made it but I was really glad I had passengers to keep me alert and focused. The board meeting on Saturday went just fine and we got home at 6:00 p.m.
The weatherman says that the temperatures will be "back to the 30's" by the end of the coming week.
Meanwhile it was back to the 30's in my studio.
Isn't this cheerful? "Petal Patch" was featured in AmP&Q's Quilt Sampler, Fall-Winter 2011, for Millstone Quilts (Mechanicsville, Virginia). The quilt in the magazine used "regular" calico prints. I thought it was just right for 30's repros. The blocks are 8". The flimsy is 56"x72". It used 3-1/4 yds of 30's and 1-1/2 yds of white to total 4-3/4 yds.
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