Friday, March 11, 2016

almost done...

turns out, one CAN quilt in a cough syrup/vaporub stupor!  must be the extra aspirin allowing better blood flow to the fingers...LOL!  only 3 more blocks to quilt, then it's the border and binding, wahooo!  this is for mom's place, will hang over her bed.  it'll get a good home and i don't have to store it in the car or wherever until whenever, a win/win indeed.  not quite back to baseline but slowly getting there.  this crazy on/off spring weather is sooo nice but is a wardrobe selection conundrum.  even so, yesterday morning at 4 am it was 55 degrees...imagine!  *** and would be remiss not to remember my dad especially today, the anniversary of his passing.  turns out, 14 years ago was home from school sick as well...when the call came to go to his hospital bedside, i knew then he had died.  i found this poem in the newspaper and saved it..."he walked on earth a little while, a promise to fulfill; but in our hearts, through peace and love, he walks among us still." 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

lucky day!

was catching up on blogs and woo hoo!  am the lucky winner of a pillow kit, seen over at jan patek's blog...i love her patterns and fabrics and have both a pattern and a FQ bundle waiting for me to use.  isn't this an adorable pattern?

thank you, jan...will be watching the post for this...glad i don't have to sew on this today, sidelined with a fever/sinus/sore throat/chest congestion thingie that has been brewing nearly all winter, no doubt a side effect of constant warm-then-cold weather.  aside from dosing with over-the-counter products, have been napping and quilting alternately today.  don't you hate it when trying to blow your nose, the eye waters instead????  so this was a nice way to end the day amid vaporub fumes and watery eyes.  love giveaways!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

little block respite

up until now all the 365 blocks have been 3.5" got a break from them with the center block of this medallion.  mind you, this isn't the ENTIRE center but most of it, now done. 

the feature fabric of this center block is a jo morton, no surprise is a beautiful print and have some in this dark blue and also in dark green.  and honestly, am not trying to stick with blue fabrics, but a good portion of my stash IS some shade of blue, it being my favorite color.  this was a short break, now back to the tiny blocks for the rest of the month i think; then it's hopefully finish the medallion and piece together the inner dark border.  it'll be fun to get to that point.  after that, am thinking it is 6" light blocks for the next border.  ***  see saw weather continues.  after a few days of very cold, the coming week is going to be 40s and beyond.  looking forward to flowers and color!