I know I am not alone in saying that February has been an interesting month, especially in regards to the weather. We started the month here in Southern Oregon with our snowpack at 60% of normal and ended it with those numbers jumping to 118%. Most of our new snow came in the last week and closed down major highways, interstates and even the passenger trains. We have quite a few deer that wander through our backyard and I snapped a photo of these two in the midst of one of our very snowy days.
We do not live far from Crater Lake National Park, normally we take a trip up there to photograph our beautiful blue lake after a good snowfall but that is not possible right now. Crater Lake shared this photo from this weekend-those buildings are two stories high. Last report I saw they got over 123 inches but that was before the snow event had ended.
I am sure all of this makes our snowmen very happy. One of the reasons we like to go up to Crater Lake on a cold and snowy winter day is to stay and take in the stars at night. The air is so clear at that elevation and the sky affords amazing views-at least for those brave few who bundle up for the very cold nighttime temps.
I knew I needed a stargazing snowman in my quilt and titled this month's block
"Ain't it Thrilling."
Download the pdf for Block 10 here
My testers had fun with this block and made some creative changes with their fabric choices.
I have made a video tutorial to help you with making the Quarter-square triangles.
I used a new embroidery stitch for the star and made a little video tutorial for it as well.
I hope you enjoy making this month's block as much as I did. And I hope that wherever you are you are safe and loved no matter what is happening outside your door.
Please note: The Snowman BOM started June 2018 and will run through June 2019. Blocks are released the first Monday of each month.
The 2019 BOM Just Desserts begins February 15th and each new block will be released on the 15th of each month.
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