The weather today, up here near the Arctic Circle, is sunny but there is a nasty little wind picking up snow from all surfaces and recirculating it (with a vengeance) in the air. We've hit a high for the day of 8°. At least that's above zero, so we're thankful for small favors. Because of the wind we do have a wind chill advisory in effect until sometime tomorrow.
It's been a great day for being in my quilt room, listening to an audio book and finishing the top of my new, quilted spring shower curtain.
Here's a picture of the finished top, being held up in my kitchen by a tall man with a wide wing span. The curtain measures 65" wide by 71" top to bottom.
This closer shot gives you a better idea of the outer border print.
Now I need to back it with muslin and machine quilt it. I've put batting in only one of my shower curtains using Thermore (which is a very thin batting) but even that made the curtain heavier than I was comfortable with.
After the quilting is done and the binding is put on, next come the button holes along the top where the shower rod rings will attach to hold it up, and I'll have a new spring shower curtain.
I don't switch to my spring decorations until the winter's snow is well on the way to being gone. This year there's no way I have to panic that I won't be able to get the shower curtain completed in time to welcome the spring time melt and warmer weather!
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