Sunday, February 8, 2009

Week 6 - Stash Busting revisited...

I don't know what I was thinking last week when I published my post... I forgot all about the 6 floral fat quarters I purchased at the Pre-Game Extravaganza at the Piece by Piece Quilt Shop last Sunday.  I only remembered them this morning when I wandered up to my studio and saw them on the cutting table.  My Bad!

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Now that I've gotten that confession off my chest I feel better.  And I am physically feeling better too.  I think I've managed to not allow this cold to progress to a sinus infection... at the cost of dozens and dozens and dozens of tissues.  I don't think I've ever blown my nose so much in all my life.  Between the Chicken & Dumplings, humidifier, breath right strips and saline nose spray I've managed to only have to use that 'sniffling sneezing aching yada yada yada stuff' for the 2 worst days.  I'm still tired... but this too shall pass.

I have done no sewing... haven't even gone up to the studio all week.  Worse yet... I haven't worked on the handouts for my classes... and since the class list is going to be published - I'm guessing I need to get those done.  That will be my excuse to sit on the couch today.  Next week I will get back up to the studio and finish up the 4 Patch Stacked Posie samples.

7 comments:

Brenda said...

I have been fighting a cold or something all week too!!! And rest is what I did to, so you make sure to stay rested!!! Have fun getting better. Next week (tomorrow) you can play with the things you have to do - and good luck with getting it all done. It will happen, it has to! Take Care!!

Lori in South Dakota said...

when you're fighting a cold you just don't feel much like sewing!

Lisa Boyer said...

Hope you feel 100 percent soon! I had a terrible cold/flu like that just before Christmas--felt like my head was going to explode. If it's the same bug...it takes a while to get back to normal, so take it easy on yourself, kay? That red bean soup looks WONDERFUL...

Vicki said...

Hope you are better soon, it is going around. I LOVE 4 PATCH POSIES!!! Yours are lovely.

Vicki said...

I have a Question for you about 4psp, I don't have enough of the posie fabric to make a border. Do you think that it is important to tie the quilt together with a border of the original fabric as in the pattern? I may have to make a modified wide pieced border.... I am not sure but the quilt will be finished hopefully this weekend.

Howdy said...

I think the "Rules to Break in Quilting" manual says that you don't have to use the standard Slab o'Border approach to finish off a quilt... LOL so you can do what you want. A pieced border sounds fun. A pattern is a guide - if you choose to follow the path laid out you will get to the exact same location... if you decide to take a different route along the way... you will still get to a quilt - it will look a bit different from the pattern. But it will be your quilt. I've made only one 4PSP by the pattern - I also used a two color combination (blue & yellow) with the same frame, sash and cornerstones but with a border print from that fabric line. Otherwise I've played with the settings... square in a square, log cabin, alternating squares... and now one with different size 4PSP blocks set on point... check out my Webshots album for more pictures of 4PSP's from friends, family, and students. I have to tell you my students have been all over the idea of different settings... Enjoy!!

http://community.webshots.com/user/howdyquilts

Vicki said...

Thanks for the encouragement and I have lots of ideas after viewing the photos. I just put a border on and decided to make a simpler border than originally planned. I love the log cabin idea with a posie in it..... I have a lovely fabric in my stash already!!