For many people, January seems like
a very long month.
Maybe because it follows the busy holiday season.
It was nice to have another
monthly mini to work on
during these wintery days.
Long Winter Days
28" x 33"
This pattern was from the #140 Quiltmania magazine
and the designer is Maria Tamaoka of Pinwheels .
You can find this pattern on her web site.
One of the things on my 2022 list
was to dig deep into my stash,
and maybe find some useable surprises.
I found the navy and white star fabric for the background of the trees.
Notice the date on the salvage, 1990.
The trees were made with a variety of light plaids
The other fabric above is what I used on the back.
Sweetwater fabric by Moda used to be called
Farmyard Creations way way back when.
Two very old fabrics from the stash, but were
still perfect for a 2022 monthly mini.
Another thing I had on my 2022 list of things to do
was to make something using paper piecing.
These little trees were perfect.
A lot of quilters had been make
cute little trees over the holidays
so why not in January as well.
I love trimming up the blocks.
Everything comes out so neat, crisp and perfect.
I loved the low contrast trees against
the night time winter sky.
The other day my pines were frost covered
and resembled the trees in the quilt.
With some simple straight line quilting
and a flange binding my January mini was complete.
The cold January morning light
casted a blue shadow which was prefect for this quilt.
I discovered as many of us begin another year
of monthly minis coordinated by
that I have a nice collection of small quilts.
January - A Blue and White Series
The snow doesn't look deep, but it had drifted up
by the barb wire fence and had a hard crust on top.
You can see where I kept breaking through.
It was actually a challenge hanging these up!
Running Man watched out the window
wondering if he would have to come out
for a snow rescue.
I made it back in.
Until Next time-