Sunday, February 10, 2008

Snow in the Mountains

This is what it looked like outside our front door around 7:30 AM this morning. Just before it darkened more and quickly dumped another few inches of the white stuff on us. Couldn't see the nearby mountains (the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains) when it got dark and snowy.
On Friday, our guild sponsored a workshop on Power Cutting with Debbie Caffrey which I attended. We learned a lot about her philosophy of quick, efficient and accurate cutting and piecing. I particularly liked her Delectable Mountains and what she created with them, so I bought the book
and asked her to sign it too.
These are samples of her Delectable Mountains blocks. She had a lot of step-by-step samples that she hung up for us to see.
She uses a lot of half square triangles in her piecing which she then cuts up to make different blocks. She even sews on the bias edge! Scary but it can be done.
I loved her fabric choices.
This is a pretty cool block in her Power Cutting Too book. Sorry the photo isn't great. Debbie uses a lot of rulers and triangles for her quick and efficient cutting.
This is one of her quilts made up using the mountain block and a square in a square block in the middle.

Yesterday (Saturday), at our regular monthly guild meeting, Debbie presented a lecture/slideshow on the influences of her many years of living in Alaska and now New Mexico on her quilts. Fascinating to me to hear this stuff.
So, today is Sunday, no big plans but to play around for awhile in my sewing room. Hope you all have a good day!