Thursday, January 19, 2006
These are the two quilts that we made for our shop hop. It isn't really a shop hop, just a game during the month of February, involving 6 quilt shops, including the Quilter's Toy Box. This is a Kwik Scrappy Hearts pattern. They have stars, also. It's really just a stack the deck - with a little more structure. Tanya likes the colors bright. Could you have guessed that? First, she says, "Nina pick out 6 reds and 6 whites." Sillily, I did. Not exactly her preference. So she aims for the stripes in hot pinks, orange, and yellow. It's a very hot valentine and reminded me of Tonya R.'s hugs and kisses quilt. She added the reds and so I pieced the top, but stopped after 12 blocks, because I wasn't thrilled with the lack of contrast. I did some dense qulting in an attempt to define the light from the dark. It helped, but still... Now Tanya's quilt top is... bright with plenty of contrast. I brought it home, today, to try and get it quilted over the weekend. Hers is a double- what was she thinking??? kinda big for a shop sample, but it is very pretty and definitely... hearts wild. I'll get to keep the red one, when she's done with it. I have a friend that is a child psychologist- she's the one I sent the Purrrfect Christmas Cats quilt to. She said the kids loved it, so I thought they might like this bright quilt- and trying to find the hearts.
I have been busy busing folks back and forth to Dr. appointments. Even the Dr. said he was seeing a little too much of me, lately. I couldn't agree more. Eva had an MRI, today and she did great- didn't move an inch. They let Bill and I go in with her and hold her hand. Shew... I got so nauseated. But I don't think I let on. Felt fine as soon as they turned that thing off. They were very sweet to Eva and managed to find the country music she wanted to listen to- but she said they really needed to get some Shania Twain- everybody would like that.
It's Thursday, and I am hard-pressed to find anything I have actually accomplished, this week. That stinks. Hey, I finished a client quilt. That's something, right? But I think I need to get myself down to the sewing room and see what I can get into. I need to pick up the mess I made with the hearts. I could start quilting Tanya's quilt... maybe that'll wait til morning. I think I need some time on the Featherweight. I started a memorial quilt for the coal miner's who were lost in the Sago Mine. A log cabin. It is black(coal) on one side and white with black(coal dust gets on everything) on the other side. The center block I made extra large in a pretty blue(sky.) I'd like to work some on that. Or maybe the blue and yellow one. Or Sarah's quilt challenge. Or the YBR- I have the rows sewn together, already...See? The possibilities are endless when you are the queen of "projects started!"