Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Midnight Sun #4


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!

red ice

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.



  1. Pretty...
    But I gotta tell you I am in the middle of a heat wave here ( 40 degrees today) in Central Oregon and just as glad that I can not make your pretty ice globes.

  2. Really pretty Kathy. There are talking the "s" word for here on Saturday.

  3. Great quilt, and enjoy the snow!
    I'm running a fabric giveaway, would you like to enter?
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Very festive decorations. They are sure to brighten up the dark days of winter. I think we can be assured they are going to last until March or April. Kerri's quilt is great.

  5. Those are very cool. And as someone that has been a cake decorator for many, many year and have had my share of brightly colored hands, wash your hand with straight bleach, working it in well and then wash with regular soap. A good deal of the colors will be gone.

  6. pretty cute ice balls... saw those on Pinterest and will give them a try when the kids get here for Christmas. Very pretty quilt!

  7. That quilt is stunning - especially against the winter backdrop. LOVE your ice balls - great fun!!