One reason I hate snow is that it's usually there because it's cold. Too cold to go outside and take decent pictures of anything!
Madeline's block is finished. I think I like it on point as much as not. When I made the "Dove" in the middle, I just kept thinking bikini top or owl eyes. 'Cause what you don't see are the curved sides on this flower. LOL I'm glad it got sewn into something a little less crazy!
Both blocks together. Funny, the solid one looks larger in dimensions than the scrappy one. My points aren't quite like I would like them on this bottom edge for Madeline, but no amount of finageling would fix it!
Over the last few months, I've been stashing away orange fabrics with the intent of making a quilt for a cancer patient at the center where my mom takes her chemo. I'm saving up blue as well (you can kinda see it on the left). I'm thinking a HST one about the size of a large lap quilt, less than a twin. Cancer patients receive Benadryl (or a form of it) when they take their chemo and this, along with the other drugs, can make them experience cold and chills.
I'd like to give a little warmth back into the world.
Happy, sunshiney, warm colors!
I'll be working on the November block for Karen for the IMQG bee. She asked us to make house or building blocks (which I cannot copy and save the examples she sent, ratz!) in such vibrant, colorful fabrics! Need to do a little planning on this one.
Carppy, crappy picture. Here is what I've gotten done so far on my Lone Star quilt. I started it at my mom's right after her latest chemo. Dad was in the hospital and we didn't want her to be home alone during her "sleepy" weekend.
This is a QuiltSmart, fusible interfacing pieced project. I've been wanting to do a Lone Star for a long time after seeing one at my LQS. KT and I wrangled our broods and hubbies together in their "many" van on a Saturday and went together for some therapy. I was going to buy the strip method pattern, until I saw this
pattern could be done on the fusible interfacing. It's exactly like English Paper Piecing! The seams fit together wonderfully! The hardest part is figuring out what fabrics and colors you want to use.
Very much worth the money to buy the interfacing and do it this way, especially since this is a first time trying this pattern. I have a better feel for how things go together and where to place fabrics. I will definitely be doing this one again. I just wish the pictures were better, but it's bleak, gray, white and cold outside. Which, as you know, means dark inside! Blech!
And it is that time of my life where my 5th grade student will be showcasing his burgeoning talent.
Bean originally began with the French Horn. But, it was difficult to play and gave him headaches. Go figure!
So, he moved on to a trumpet like instrument called the cornet.
Much smaller, not as loud.
Hope you all have a great day, despite whatever weather you're having. If it's sunny and warm where you are, book me a flight and I'll come visit! If not, I feel your pain!
An update on my mom and dad. Dad came home Monday from the hospital and is settling in nicely at home with things getting back to "normal" (if there ever is such a thing!). Mom had her doctor's visit yesterday and will need two more chemo treatments and then will be on a maintenance chemo treatment once a month.
Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. That was a very long three weeks!
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