Tick Tock, Thanksgiving is next week, and then Christmas soon behind, and the baby for which the Kaffe inspired quilt is for will be celebrating his first birthday. So time to quit dilly dallying, set the book projects aside, and finish clearing the work table so the top can be sandwiched. As it turned out, there wasn't all that much to sort, put away or set aside - I was just dreading picking through the first piles containing paper scraps (I have designs to try some weaving of the narrower strips). The rest pretty up stacked to be moved to the floor until they can return to the table. Look at that beautiful cleared off table! Well, except for a small strip at the end which I knew I could leave after measuring the backing.
And here it is with the quilt sandwich ready to pin baste (I keep my pins in a big Almond Roca tin.). It shouldn't take long, and I will also thread baste around the outside. I've pretty much settled on the design I will quilt over it. Hopefully, that won't take too long either. By the way, that Warm and Plush batting really does feel plusher than other cotton or cotton blend battings I generally use. We'll see how it quilts up.
In the meantime, we got our first real snow the other day and overnight. The neighbor kids did not disappoint, getting right out there to make a snow family, creatively decorated. Click on the picture for a larger version and check out the glasses.
Although I didn't get out soon enough to check how much snow we got as it was pretty wet and heavy and started settling (but not melting) early on, the weather report noted we got 5 inches and with temps in the 30's, it will be staying around. When I went for my walk, I noted quite a few fir trees that still had big piles of snow on their branches. Winter is here.