Thursday, September 22, 2005

A favorite quilt of mine

Since I have nothing new to share, I thought I would show you one of my favorite quilts from the past. I made this quilt for a friend for her 35th birthday. This friend can not even sew a button on, so she was amazed that I had made this whole quilt. She has it on the back of her couch in her living room and says they use it every night to snuggle under. I think this quilt was the beginning of my falling in love with chocolate browns. I also loved the floral fabric which was the central fabric in the quilt.

This week I have been struggling to quilt all the baby quilt tops that I have made recently. My problem is getting my inertia going in that direction. So far I have gotten two done - the green and yellow pinwheel and the purple trip around the world. I am waiting for hot pink thread and white thread to come in the mail. Donita Reeve has good prices on Aurifil thread on her website at . The only problem is waiting for the thread to arrive all the way from Montana! I have told myself I can not make anymore baby quilt tops until I get these five quilted and delivered to the Project Linus drop-off site.

I also need to get started on the coffee quilt I want to make for my father-in-law for Christmas, otherwise December is going to sneak up on me! I would really like to get the border put on the CW quilt I stole from my mom so I can use it on my bed this winter.

All of my huge quilting plans get put on hold everyday about 11 a.m. when I get a headache. They started about a month and a half ago, lasted for three weeks, stopped for about a week, and then started up again last Thursday. Tuesday's headache was so bad I finally caved in and called the doctor for an appointment. I will go to see him tomorrow. I also still think my thyroid is off but can't find a doctor to agree with me. I have many of the symptoms but my blood tests all come back at the high range of "normal". My sister and two different aunts have thyroid problems. Anyway...enough about medical problems.

I promised my son I would go for a bike ride with him when I finished the baby quilt, so I'd better get going!


Finn said...

I love the quilt you made for your friend. It's awesome..and I love the colors. Of course I like browns and reds and greens best anyway...LOL.

Hurray for getting some machine quilting done ! Sorry to hear of the headaches, but I thinks it's best that you do run this past the dr. It's good to take care of you. Hugs, Finn

Oh yes ! Love the Gee's Bend quilts you posted..amazing colors and work.

Gina Halladay said...

Love your quilt and commented on it on my blog Quiltersbuzz. Thanks also for tip on Huckleberry! I am a Gees Bend fan too. Happy quilting.