Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ice Pellets Quilt - Winter has Arrived!

Ice Pellets Quilt

Yes!  I finally got the binding finished on the Ice Pellets Quilt this week, and just in time for the cold weather.  It's 20 degrees here today, the coldest day we've had this nice, mild, winter.  Not too much to bear, considering springtime is already showing with a few blooming daffodils in the flower bed.

Blue Batik Fabric

Other than that, I've been shopping, shopping, shopping!  Here's a heavenly half-yard cut of blue batik fabric, just waiting to be cut up into a new project that is brewing in the back of my mind.

Old Thrift Shop Quilty Magazines

I picked up a couple of old magazine issues, one of Miniature Quilt Ideas (I'm gonna need this - see the end of this post!), and one copy of McCalls Quick Quilts.  Always fun to look at!

Portable Dental Cabinet

And, my favorite find this week, a portable dental cabinet.  Wes found this for only $4.00 at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop.  I had no idea what it was, but it sure helped me to clean up my quilting table!  

Pencil Drawer

Here's a few photos of the inside of the cabinet.  Three of the drawers were meant to store the dentist's tools.  They worked great for my colored pencils, marking pencils, and pens.  I kept the little papers in them to show which tools go into which slots.

Notions Drawer

Many of the drawers have handy separated compartments, great for storing all my  supplies, a Chinese fortune, and a 1937 Buffalo Head Nickel.

Slotted Drawer

I was surprised how handy this little drawer was for storing a small rotary cutter, my seam ripper, and my favorite marking tool.

Pepper Mint's Future Bed

I also found this nifty iron bed for Pepper Mint.  I'm not sure what it's intended original use was, but it will make a great bed for Pepper Mint's home (now in renovation).  I need to make it a mattress, and of course, a quilt, or two!  

Until next time, please visit the Curlicue Creations shop, and have a super day!



  1. Very lovely ice pellets quilt, like the colors and the way they blend into each other. Just love the dental cabinet, the drawer organizers are fabulous. A rare find.

  2. Some great finds at the thrift shop. It will be fun to see what quilts Pepper Mint finds on her bed. Your Ice Pellets quilt looks real nice. Stay warm. Sandi

  3. Dont you just love those bargain finds what a deal and fantastic that you have put it to such good use. Love your quilt and what a great name for it. Pop over and say hello if you have a spare moment.

  4. Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone - it makes me feel all warm and cuddly!