This is Kerri’s Midnight Sun wall hanging. She saw my friend Barb’s quilt that I posted in April here and made a smaller version in similar colours. Since this design is very striking it only needs a simple quilting and we decided on Plush. I used Quilters Dream Blend batting and medium blue So Fine thread.
We are in a bit of a deep freeze at the moment, woke up to –30’c with a –36’ windchill this morning and it’s only November! So instead of whining about it my husband and I are having fun making Ice Balls to decorate the yard. I saw this idea on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try. For our first attempt we put way too much food colouring into the balloons before we filled them with water. We ended up with nice bright coloured ice balls but when you touch them your hands get covered in food colouring and you know how hard that is to wash off! You many notice that this red one has ears…we had a few mouse shaped balloon so they ended up looking like little cats!
So for our second attempt we used regular balloons and only filled them with about 2 to 3 cups of water and added 3 or 4 drops of food colouring. We just set then in the snow overnight and by the next morning they were frozen solid.
We tore off the balloons and had really pretty coloured ice.
I have then along our deck railing right now and hope to make a few more to display down by the dock.