Thursday, January 19, 2006














Hearts Wild...

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!"

10 comments:

Sandra said...

I love these quilts - very bright and happy - great job :-)

Sarah said...

I love both heart quilts. But of course I like the blue better!

Tell Tonya thanks for the suggestions for the pillow problems the other day.

Miss you!

Sarah

Sharon said...

I love the quilts, too. The red one is probably my first choice, but I am afraid to do one like it - might make me go blind! LOL!

cher said...

great quilts-blue/green one would be my pick-however the quilting on the red one really makes it! Of course I am a sucker for dense quilting :-) I like the log cabin memorial quilt as you described it-looking forward to seeing it someday..I think we all are guilty of many started projects! Hope you get to work on something that makes your heart sing-Cher

Tonya R said...

Oooh, squeal, I love these heart quilts. No surprise there. Your Tanya is a woman after my own heart - wheeee bright colors. I haven't seen this pattern before. Makes me think I need to play around some more making hearts in different ways.
Glad the MRI went well. Hate to say that listening to Shania Twain would be absolute torture - esp if I couldn't move to turn it off.

Samantha said...

LOVE the border on the red/orangey pink one!!

Laurie Ann said...

Love the bright colors on both of them. They are super!! Can you share the name of the pattern, please?

Laura said...

Both of these heart quilts are great, I would have to say I am partial to the blue/green one!

Darcie said...

Love, love, love your Hearts quilts, Nines! I'll take the pinky one thanks, since you've already got it quilted to death...which, you know I love!!!

I'm really not a Valentiney person...but I hafta say (although I'm still not caught up with everybody's Blogs) that you and Tonya R have me excited and inspired to do a few lovey-dovey things. I'm not saying they'll be done for this Valentine's Day...but I'm gonna try my heartest!!! ;-)

Darcie said...

Are you saying that Eva was able to lay still for her MRI whilst listening to Shania? Goodness, what a great, determined young lady.

I'm not really into Country...but Shania can usually get my toes to tap and other things to move too.

;-) Will Eva be allright?