If you don’t like the weather….

It’s often a joke about Iowa weather (or other places I’m told) that if you don’t like the weather, you should just wait 5 minutes.

This evening: it was literally true. We went from an absolute downpour 1 minute to a blue, blue sky the next minute.

It happened while we were eating supper — and the boys hopped up to go look and see if there was a rainbow. Sure enough:


The rainbow picture was taken from my front door facing northeast. You can still see the greyness of the rainy sky. I turned around and took a picture of the sky to the south/southwest:

I don’t have any quilt pictures (or quilt part pictures yet), but I did discover in my camera a photo of the fabric I’m using for the quilt I’m making my niece.


The star fabric at the bottom is something I had purchased for the back of a quilt — my SIL saw it and said she thought my niece might like it. Within the next few days they happened to stop by my house and the fabric happened to be sitting out where my niece could see it — and she adored it….

Her favorite color is orange, but I think that blue often vies for that top spot. Her room is blue, so I decided to go with mostly blues — and I’ve since added even more than what is pictured here.  Throw in some orange, a dash of lime green, a 2nd light/backgroundy print that I fell in love with, and voila!  I’ve got pieces and parts up on my design wall and I’m really liking how things are shaping up.  It’ll be bright and cheerful, but not little-girlish.

I hope you are all having a great week, I’ll babble at you some more tomorrow!



  1. Vicki W says:

    I love those fabrics! What pattern are you using? The sky photos are really cool. being married to a meteorologist has made me very fascinated with weather.

  2. joyce says:

    You’ve gotta love a rainbow! The fabrics are going to make a delicious quilt. I’ll be watching to see what pattern you choose.

  3. Ami says:

    Weather here can change like that too. Being in the desert sometimes we have a storm come thru and there is water everywhere and an hour later it is dry as a bone again!

    I love the fabrics for the quilt……………..I will be looking forward to some photos of what you are doing with it!

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