frost creeps into every cranny

I am very happy to say that Stargazing is a finalist in the Quilts section of the Summer Sewing Contest! All the finalists are on display at Ellison Lane Quilts; you can vote there for your favourite in each of the four categories. I’m amazed to see little Stargazing among all those pretty works of art.

Stargazing now lives in its island home on the other side of the Tasman, where its new keeper has reported that she is very happy with its colours.
back and front of Stargazer
And now to a finish-photo…

The top to winter sunrise is all sewn together. So many points to meet up…most of them are precise 😉
Pieced winter sunrise

Now to decide how to quilt it!

I have also it seems been keeping winter in my thoughts in fabric acquisitions.
lovely acquisitions

nom nom nom delightful Echo, Half Moon Modern, Modernology, and Dear Stella. They weren’t selected to go all together, but now that I see them…some solids and that might be quite pretty. Kinda coordinates with the button, hey?

Another distinctly less wintery quilt top is also done, but needs one more strip of edging. It will appear later in the week.

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light to a sunrise {wip}

The pieces of winter dawn are now all cut, assembled and in an order I am happy with. It did take a while with layouts that had to evolve:
Too scattered Closer to working
finally!
Prism layout

(it is at this point that I gave up doing it on the floor and sacrificed a bit of batting to a temporary design wall).

and a diversion into Organising the Stash. Nice to get it all out of shoeboxes and little cardboard boxes into a place where I can see it more often. Takes half the unit; the rest is paperback books.

The Joy of Stash

But I wrangled winter sunrise into a manageable harmony eventually, and started sewing it together. Six rows pieced so far; five more to go. Bit worried about putting row to row, as making the points line up looks like it will be fiddly.

On the upside, my bee block for Stash Bee required points not to line up at all.
Stash Bee May

Onwards to June!