Thursday, October 04, 2007

An October Thursday

I have not written much due to a very bad sinus infection. Now I am on meds, for three weeks, YUK! Sinus surgery is next, just finished knee arthroscopy. My bloodwork is not where it should be so once it is they will schedule sinus surgery. The doctor said it will not do any harm, but might help; if I do not have it done, I risk more pneumonia and hospitalization this winter; I have asthma and he wants me to have the surgery. I put it off for three years. Now it is time.


I just finished the top "Dolly's House" by Michelle Crawford of Flower Box Quilts. I loved making this. It is for our grandaughter, Shelby, who is 2. NowI have to stipple it and bind it. The fabric is by Red Rooster and was great to work with. Michelle was great to work with also when I had some questions regarding the pattern. The pattern was fantastic, the questions were just me needing to find out some things. I highly recommend her site. Michelle's designs were just featured in "The Quilter Magazine", her pattern Autumn Interlude was on the cover, other designs in the magazine, November 2007. See below!
There are some other patterns in this issue I love too. I am glad I purchased this magazine. I like to have some quick patterns around. Just in case I need a quick fix...if you know what I mean. I am not a tv watcher, cannot drive much, so sewing is my therapy.

I went to a new quilt shop near me a while back and bought some black and white fabrics to make a different kind of quilt. The pattern is Kwik Scrappy Log Cabin. I have never done an abstract sort of quilt. Our daughter Kate, who has a graphic design degree, loves black and white. I think since she is artsy, if that is a word, and she loves abstract designs, this will be perfect for her. A lot of photos in her home are black and white! OH I am throwing in a couple of fq's with chinese lettering in red just to give it a 'kick' but Kate has a little tatoo on her back with chinese lettering. I thought the quilt would have a little 'tatoo' huh?

I did get involved in a Primitive Pumpkin exchange thanks to Yvonne from Quilting Down the Stairs! I am looking forward to that. is sponsoring the exchange, you can go on their site, look at the newsletter, and get the info if you are interested. Brenda is wonderful to work with! You can buy the book for the quilt pattern if you want to but no purchase is necessary! I must say the purchase of the book is well worth it. Brenda can get it for you for a great price. I can use some of my stash for the background which is wonderful.

It is just gorgeous today 71 degrees, leaves are changing and sun is out!
Woody is sleeping so I can sneak in the sewing room and snoop around without him getting into things! Have a good one!


swooze said...

Love the quilt. Is it flannel? The black, white and red will be gorgeous. Can't wait to see the finished item!

Yvonne said...

Cute quilt....looks like a good magazine too. Is Katie's quilt your next project?

mar said...

The quilt is adorable! Nice color choices, so cheerful! Which swap are you in? I'm in the first!

atet said...

Your granddaughter's quilt is adorable and I love the fabrics for your daughter's quilt. Why can't a quilt have a tattoo -- I love the idea!

Erin said...

I am in the second pumpkin swap! I washed my fabrics and have two prepped and ready to go, 34 more waiting on my table..phew..catch sleep??? I am doing cotton..not flannel..

Kate's quilt will be next yes..and ummmm...I don't know..have to look and see what else.. I am doodling right?????

Nicole and Phil said...

This is a great quilt, and lovely colours! Can't wait to see it quilted!