I haven't been idle during this break, and have finished several quilts during this long cold spell we've had for two months now! We haven't been getting the snow that lots of places have this winter, but we've had more than enough cold to make up for it.
I had a lot of help with this quilt, as usual. Why is it that the minute you lay a quilt on the floor, the cat appears and has to roll all over it? She usually keeps me company in the sewing room, but she generally stays up in her basket of wool, until I lay something on the floor.
This quilt is really two-for-one. I didn't have anything I wanted to use for the back, so I used a lot of leftovers from previous projects and pieced them all together to make a back for the quilt. I had several strips, lots of fat quarters and 10" squares, and some leftover blocks from a couple projects. I was a pattern tester for Quiltmaker for a couple issues of their 100 blocks magazines, so there is a whole strip of 12" blocks that I made for that. They were great blocks, but only one of each to test the pattern, so I sewed a bunch of them together and at least they got used in something. I kind of like this back, even though it has an everything-but-the-kitchen sink look to it!
Hopefully, it won't take two months before I'm back to show you the February finishes!