Sunday, July 20, 2008

Fun with charms

Friday I had another growth removed from my armpit. This one was under the other arm from the first one. So once again, I am forced to take it easy while my incision heals. This one is slightly smaller than the last one, so I hope it heals more quickly.

I can't tell you how easily bored I become. I think tomorrow I will need to take a trip to my local library so I can get something to read. This weekend I decided would attempt a little sewing. So I took the charm packet I bought on vacation and got busy. I found a template for a 4" finished size drunkards path block down in my sewing room. And to my delight, the charm pack I bought was just the right size to cut one each of the wedge and the arc pieces. I got 40 blocks made in no time at all, and there was almost no waste fabric! This is what I have so far.

There are four more blocks left. I intend to use them as cornerstones on a border. But first I will need to try to find some of this fabric line locally, so I can add the border and binding. I really like this fabric line- especially the polka dots. When this is done, it will reside on my kitchen table.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Couldn't sleep last night

Every once in a while, I have a night where I just can't sleep. Last night was one of those nights. But, since I knew that Judy was having another quilt-a-thon today, I decided to put my sleepless night to good use. I fianlly got the last of the borders on my nine-patch quilt.

And thanks to Borders Made easy, I even have the border quilted.

I just love these border papers. It is sooooooooo much easier than marking them by hand. Now all I need to do is pick off the paper and add some binding and a label.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I'm back!

Holy cow! I have been such a bad blogger lately. I have recently returned from a family camping trip in beautiful northern Michigan. And while I did remember to pack a bit of quilting, I never actually managed to pull it out over the course of my vacation. Instead I spent my time enjoying the company of my family as well as the great outdoors. And I took a couple side trips to the local quilt shops. But all I bought was a charm pack of fabrics and a binding tool.
I hope to get back to the quilting soon, but tomorrow I have the second round of lumpy underarm removed. So I will probably not be able to do much again for the next few weeks. At least the incision from the first round has healed nicely and is no longer painful.
In other news, I need to start planning a baby quilt soon, as my son has informed me that I will be a grandma before the year's end. Holy crap, that makes me feel old.