Welcome to the Winter Blues Blog Hop

I’m so glad you are stopping by to check out my post! I do hope you have been checking out all of the blogs on this hop and leaving comment for the bloggers. It means so much to all of us to know what you think of our posts.

I’d like to thank Carla Henton of Creatin In The sticks for all of her work putting this hop together and all of the fantastic bloggers who have joined in. It’s been fun to hop along and enjoy everyone’s blogs.

When I first read of this blog, I was immediately taken back to memories, both as a child and then an adult travelling with my parents or children through the Columbia Icefields and seeing the glaciers. The range of color in the ice was amazing! I hadn’t seen them for 30 years and it was still clearly impressed on my memory.

The glacier you can just see the tip of feeds the Calgary, Alberta watershed.

The schedule for the Winter Blues Hop is:

Monday, January 20th

Tuesday, January 21st

Wednesday, January 22nd

Thursday, January 23

Friday, January 24

I have long been a fan of log cabin quilts, but when surfing the internet one day I found a pattern by Sharla of Thistle Thicket Studio and fell in love. Once I put her pattern and my idea of colours together, the project for this Blog Hop was born!

I pulled out my scrap bin and started searching for just the right fabrics to remind me of glacier ice, and blue winter skies.

Let the strip piecing begin!

In between shovelling, feeding animals and teaching myself to operate my son’s snow plough, I was able to sit and sew.

There were a couple of other interruptions. My daughter came to the farm for a visit with her partner.

DH had a rough time dealing with the Alberta weather, but he was a trouper. He even managed to do some shovelling a couple of days and got the plough out for me one day.

Then my grandson and his sweet partner came for a visit another day to introduce me to Clarke, my newest great granddaughter.

Clarke at 2 days old!

After they left the sewing began in earnest.

I sewed!
And I sewed

And finally these beauties were done!

Had to wait until I got home and dealt with some stuff but finally I was able to start assembling the blocks!
It was coming together perfectly!

And then it was done. DH was very sweet about putting on his winter gear to go out and hold the top for me today so I could get a picture in between the snow flurries.

DH worries when the wind picked up a bit.

But we did get a nice picture of the flimsy. It will have to wait until my shoulder works well enough to quilt it, but I am so pleased with this Pattern. It was written by Sharla of Thistle Thicket Studio and finishes at 90” x 90” without borders. Don’t you just want to get out your scrap bins and make one for yourself?

Glacier Ice is done. I love the hills and valleys in this one!

If you do get the pattern and make one of these curvy log cabin quilts, I’m sure Sharla would love to see it.

I hope you have managed to visit the other blogs participating in this hop and have left them some comments on their projects. I know there are some patterns and giveaways on some of the stops!

Don’t forget that when you find a favourite post you can always follow their blogs.

Thank you so much for stopping by my stop on the Hop.😁 Carol

It’s under the needle now to start the quilting!

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Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

67 thoughts on “Welcome to the Winter Blues Blog Hop

  1. As I read through your post and saw that stack of log cabins, I couldn’t even imagine how gorgeous the final quilt would be. Wowzers! Who would have thought that those blocks would end up looking like that…not me. You really took on the Winter Blue challenge with this one…love it! It looks so cold, but beautiful in your photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Hi Carol! Aww, baby Clarke is so precious. To hold her at two-days-old – isn’t that just the BEST thing ever?!! And your photo of the glacier – it gave me the chills it’s so gorgeous. Ooh-la-la, the end result of your inspiration is really fab. It amazes me every time that you can trick the eye to see a curve. What a great quilter holder you have, and a nice smile he gave us!! This is a beautiful quilt top, and I’m looking forward to seeing how you decide to quilt it. I have some ideas but love to see yours. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Thank you Roseanne. Wasn’t my quilt holder a sweetheart! This was a joy to put together and I have no idea how I will quilt it so suggestions would be great! My dsm is going to get a workout this year! 😄 Carol

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  3. Wow, that really turned out nicely! It’s a wonderful scrappy blue, with all the lights and shadows of your glaciers. Well done! You look WAY too young to be a great grandma, but the proof is right there in your picture – an adorable little package. Your DH has a lovely smile and a great heart to serve and help you. Must be true love. =)

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  4. Gorgeous quilt. What a sweet baby! I just can’t get over how lovely your quilt turned out and that you got it done with all the other stuff going on.

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  5. Gorgeous quilt! It looks like it could be quite a “chore” to put together but so beautifull when done. Thanks for sharing! Cute baby!! I am looking forward to my first great grand soon. Have just finished her quilt.

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  6. Glacial Ice is BEAUTIFUL!! Best quilt in the blog hop. I downloaded the pattern; yours is such an inspiration. Clarke is beautiful too. Love the name.

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  7. What a beautiful quilt. The hills and valleys, the blues of the glacier ice and the sky…just perfect. Nearly as perfect as that sweet little granddaughter, Clarke.

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  8. Carol, your quilt is beautiful and very aptly named!! I love log cabin quilts. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for sharing the pic of your precious great granddaughter! She is beautiful!

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  9. WOWZERS, Carol, this is beautiful. I love Log Cabin blocks and these really came together for a stunner of a quilt. Love your glacier picture too. Thanks for joining the Winter Blues Blog Hop!

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  10. Carol, your quilt is AMAZING!!! I adore it!!! I can’t wait for your shoulder to heal so you can add the final beautiful touches with thread to this quilt!! I love curvy log cabins, so I’ll check out the pattern maker!!

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  11. WoW, that is an awesome layout Carol. Log Cabin is also my favorite pieced block simply because of all the possibilities for layout… I really like this one, thank you for sharing it.

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  12. Your quilt is beautiful and really made me smile! I have the same pattern, and have made two of those. Both using reds, blues, greens, and browns. Scrappy of course, but this didn’t seem to make a dent in the stash…I gave one away, but the one we kept is a favorite of mine!

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    1. I’ve been thinking of doing one in batiks with purple, pink, blue and cream for each of my granddaughters. Then I think a fall palette and then blue and brown. Oh it is an addictive pattern! But yes, the scrap bin doesn’t seem to be diminishing! 🥴 Carol


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