Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Moose At 22 Below! (And Westering Women is a Top)

So, the weathermen have been predicting a cold snap since last week, but it did not arrive when they expected. Instead we got another foot of snow. But today as I write this post it is -24* and dropping. If we do not get any cloud cover it  will drop to -40*to -50* tonight. We made a trip into town to our local grocery store to stock up on a few things because we probably will not go anywhere for a few days. On the way we saw this Mama Moose and her two young ones trying to stay warm!












I did finished my Westering Women top yesterday evening. It took me all afternoon to choose an outer border. I will not bore you with photos of all my trials. With this project I had planned to use only fabric from my Civil War Repro stash, which is not large and does not include a lot of large cuts of fabric. I had about one yard of the fabric I used, which appropriately is from one of Barbara Brackman's own fabric collections. I was able to make a 5" border. 








Thanks for visiting!

Happy Quilting, Rebecca

17 comments:

  1. Brrr! We are looking at an unusually warm week -- above freezing the whole time. I hope you are well stocked and ready for some good quilting time! How fun that you were able to use some of BB's fabric for the border. Nice finish!

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  2. love the moose photos! it is hard to imagine it that cold but we did live through some of that very cold when we lived in Idaho years ago - I remember one month when it was about -10 to 10 degrees for a whole month - didn't go out much either as I remember. We have had snow only once so far this winter here in Arkansas and it wasn't very much - happened at night so I didn't even get a chance to watch it fall from the sky! Oh well winter is not over yet is it.

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  3. Just seeing the numbers makes me shiver. Love the moose though. I am so jealous I need to get back to my Westering Women someday.

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  4. I cannot even to start to imagine how cold it must be I think it only went below zero once so far here this winter and we expect it to be around 7 today. The quilt looks lovely you could not have piecked a better border it was worth taking time over it. Ghe moose do not look cold sitting in the snow but it makes me cold just seeing all that snow!

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  5. Wow--that is C.O.L.D!!
    Hope you have lots of quilts to crawl under and stay warm. : )
    Your border works really well. Nice job!

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  6. What a great picture of the moose! I love them! My husband and I have been looking for moose while vacationing in the US for many hours at dusk an dawn. When we spotten one we were thrilled! I love the sweet and gentle way they look.
    Your quilt is lovely too, love the Blue and Brown combination! With this cold you probably find some more time to quilt. Stay warm!

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  7. that is so cold. great moose picture. your quilt looks great. with the cold temps there you better hurry and get er quilted LOL

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  8. So fun to see your moose photos, brings back memories of 40 years ago when we lived in Alaska and often had moose bed down in the yard. Your Westering Women top is wonderful, the border and cornerstone fabrics especially are the perfect complement to your blocks.

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  9. Your Westering Women quilt top is fabulous! The border fabric goes perfectly with all your corner stones/squares. Congratulations on a wonderful finish.
    WOWZER, I can't imagine it being that cold outside. Adorable Moose family - looks like Mama is taking good care of her babies.

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  10. Quick! Get your wonderful Westering Women quilt top layered and finished - think you are going to need it!! That is a chilly temp - though the moose are ok with it - but the deepening snow must make it a tough go for them. Stay warm and enjoy some stitching time.

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  11. Sending you warm thoughts as well as to mama moose and her babies. It's a wonderful finish of your Westerning Women. Hope you can use this home bound time doing some fun stitching.

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  12. How cool to see the moose! I live on Moose Bay, and I have yet to see an actual moose around here--lol!

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  13. Your quilt is beautiful, I am always amazed at how perfectly you fit all your small pieces into perfect corners. You'll notice that I have never tried anything that difficult. I would be stressed out of my head. Thanks for the moose photos. I have heard that they are not animals that you want to get too close to.

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  14. And we think we're cold when it's 32*.... I don't think I could take the minus temperatures. Have you always lived in Alaska? Your blocks look great!

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  15. Congrats on a great finish Rebecca! Ah, doesn't that feel wonderful?!? As for that poor mama moose and her babies - I sure do hope they found a nice warm place to cuddle up for the night. It totally boggles my mind to think of temps that low!!!

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  16. OMG that sure i cold........really never could imagine myself cold......
    the quilt top looks great......stay warm......

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  17. Stay safe and warm, Rebecca. I just so enjoy your photos of Alaska. What a unique state you live in.

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