Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Flurry is here!

It feels like it's been a million years since I started this quilt!


In reality, it's only been about five months.  Still, that's a really long time!


I'm so very, very excited to share that Flurry is finally finished!  Without further ado ... here she is:


If you'd like to make your own snuggly winter quilt, the pattern is available in both our etsy and craftsy shops.  Instructions are included for three different finished sizes and the pattern includes a blank "coloring quilt" to play around with fabric choices.  The fabric used in the sample is Indigo Patchwork by Connecting Threads - as of this afternoon, most of the prints were still available!


I normally photograph my quilts in our backyard, or at the local park, but it just so happened that a few days after I got the finished quilt top back from my wonderful Long-Arm Quilter, Fran, we were heading up to Tahoe with our bestie cousins so that our {combined} four little munchkins could play in the snow.  As I was furious working on the binding in the car while driving up HWY 80, I was so excited about getting to photograph the quilt in an actual wintery setting!  But ... as we drove higher and higher ... the scenery wasn't changing at all.  In fact, when we hit Donner Summit, there was not a single patch of snow to be found!

Just to look at the hill top in the background of the photo below!  It looks more like August than January!!


I was sooooo disappointed!  I knew we were having a record dry year, but deep down, I think I expected at least a powdered sugar dusting and some snow patches in the shade!  I settled for taking some photos from our townhouse balcony and figured that would be as close as it would get.



Luckily, the following morning, after two hours of driving around, we finally found some snow near the Mt. Rose summit! 


After much goofing around with the kiddos, I was able to sneak in a quick couple of pictures before we headed back to our cabin for lunch!


Satisfied ... I packed the quilt away in the car for the trip home.  But, as we were bundling the kids upstairs for naps, we happened to glance outside and see that we had actual snow flurries!!!


It was so great!  After snapping a couple more pictures from our deck ...


I took the quilt back upstairs and snuggled down under it with my not-so-little man.  Let me tell you, it was the best way to spend an afternoon - cuddled up with a dozing toddler under a warm, cozy quilt, watching the snow softly fall outside.


When we woke up, I had my snow dusted vista ... 


... and the kiddies had their very own snow park in our cul-de-sac.


I loved this quilt before we left, but now it's all wrapped up in snuggly, happy, wintery memories too!


A giant thank you goes out to Heidi at DIY and Live to Tell for testing our pattern in a week flat.  You rock, lady! And your quilt is gorgeous!!!
Photo courtesy of Heidi @ http://diyandlivetotell.blogspot.com/
Photo courtesy of Heidi @ http://diyandlivetotell.blogspot.com/
I love, love, love seeing your photos of our patterns!  You can share them in our Flickr group or on Instagram, using #CorasQuilts.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

16 comments:

  1. What a fantastic quilt! Your pattern looks awesome! Love those traditional designs...
    By the way I really like the graphics you are using in your patterns!

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  2. WOW< I LOVE IT!!! I love the colours and the pattern!!!

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  3. What a beautiful pattern and so glad you found some snow on your adventures! Well done!

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  4. Hi! Your quilt is fantastic! I'm happy you found some snow because you got beautiful photos! The scene could be also from Finland! x Teje

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  5. Beautiful quilts and fabulous pictures! You live in northern CA? I live in Fresno. Finally it is raining here today. I had completely forgotten what rain looked like. And while everything should be green, you're right--dry and brown. So sad...

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  6. What a fabulous design! What a disappointment not to get your snowy scene at first try. But I am so glad you did manage to find some because those blues really shine against that white backdrop! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time playing in the white stuff! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. Beautiful quilt! I love the colors you chose for it, it makes a really striking pattern. Gorgeous photos too!

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  8. this quilt is a beauty, and so are your photos!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  9. Gorgeous! It may have taken 5 months, but it was so worth it! It is beautiful!!

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  10. Oh that is lovely! Great job.

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  11. Beautiful design! Great choice of colour distribution! Oh and if you wish for snow...come up north, we have lots to share...lol

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  12. Such a gorgeous quilt! I'm so glad you got your snow! It looks amazing in it! Congrats on a great finish and thank you for linking up!

    xo -E

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