Monday, September 21, 2009

Sewing Marathon

Here it is several weeks later but I finally did my weekend sewing marathon. I need to do these more often. I got so much done. I had a medical procedure done on Friday and didn't feel like doing anything except sleeping and sewing. So that's exactly what I did.

First- I tackled "Medina's Project". She and I exchanged blocks a while back. She sent me 7 blocks and extra focus fabric. I'm glad for the extra because 3 of the blocks were so far off in measurements there was no way of saving them. These had been blocks from "friendship swap" and you know how that is sometimes.

I spent a long time trying to decide if I should take the bad blocks apart and try to use some of the fabric and remake new blocks but after playing around in EQ6 and looking through books for layout ideas, I decided to make 9-patch blocks. There was exactly enough of the fabric for that. So here is Medina's top. I hope she likes it and doesn't think it's too dark. It's only 48 inches square but I think it will make a nice wallhanging behind her couch.

I also owed her 4 Dutchman Puzzle blocks from another exchange. She wanted 30's and Cream.

Then I made these "Jacks-n-Six" blocks for a swap in "Friends Who Quilt". The colors came out sort of dark but they are Orange, Brown, and Burgundy on Cream.

I'm still recovering from the procedure and cannot talk very well. I'm also on a liquid/soft foods diet for a week. I hope to get some more sewing done this week. I want to get back to working on my pink & red "random blocks" and I may try to finish up the 30's Shooflies top I've been puttering around with for a couple of weeks.

As far as the medical procedure- I won't go into all the details here but I had a biopsy done on my tongue for a large white spot I'd found. They removed the entire spot and I'm awaiting results on Friday. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. If you'd like to know more, just e-mail me.


Crispy said...

Oh Babs, so sorry for the medical issues, I'll keep you in my thoughts. At least you are getting LOTS of sewing done!!


Scrappy-Quilter said...

sorry to hear about the 'spot' I'll keep you in my prayers.
sounds like you are keeping busy to keep your mind otherwise occupied ;o)