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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It's been a week??

Yes, I guess it has been a week since I was able to post last. A lot has happened during the last week. My mother was sent to the hospital last week. I spent three days with her.

My granddaughter Ms Bunny (the one with sickle cell) was also hospitalized. She has strep throat but has to take blood transfusions too. Both parents are sick with strep throat so I took over for them watching the youngest granddaughter Ladybug. Who has also been sick. Can you guess what's in my future? I only need to hold out for a few more days before I get it. When everyone else feels better then is when I can get sick. Just keep telling myself.... don't get sick until next week.... don't get sick until next week....

While taking care of everyone else I did manage to finish the next quilt and get it in the mail. It should arrive by Friday. Just barely made the deadline. I also sent off an entry for MQS. I'm not expecting to win anything but it's fun to know Internet friends in far away places can see it up close and personal.

So here is the finished quilt. If it looks familiar that's because I did one just like it not long ago. It's a class quilt so there were several made just alike.

I'll start with the corners. I did a flower and leaf design. Also a leaf vine design on the inside border.

The side triangles got the same flower and leaf design.

A quirky feather and flower design on the outside border.

Here's a view from the back so you can see it better.

I did stitch in the ditch around all the applique. A swag design around these blocks. Meandering to make the applique pop up.

The tree of life block got part artistic design and line dancing. Straight lines on the tree trunk.

Part quirky feather and part line dancing.

Individual design in parts of the blocks and part line dancing.

More stitch in the ditch and meandering to make the design pop up.

A little designing and a little line dancing.

A little of almost everything in this one.

Line dancing and meandering.

A little of everything in this one too.

Another applique block.

I really like this block.

Leafy flowery design along with some feathers.

The center of the quilt. Feathers and line dancing and meandering.

The border around the center got the same design as the inside border around the outside.

A close up of the feathers.

A close up of the center block. There is a flower in there.

This one is back on the machine. I want to finish it before I get sick. I'm starting to feel guilty that it's already taken so long to finish. I believe she will be really pleased with the finished quilt though. Well worth the extra time it takes to finish it instead of just giving up on it.

There was one day.... can't remember which one... that I put a video on my helpful hints blog. I was doing paper clip weaving of a rug during my time at the hospital with my mother. I was proud of my new discovery so I did a video of how it's done. The video took no more than about 15 minutes to make.... and several hours to upload it to blogger. Thank goodness I didn't have to sit at the computer to wait on it. I just checked it every few minutes.
Time for me to go. Need to eat something then check on all the sick people.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for demonstrating the rug
looks like fun. Stay well!

Lorraine Amann said...

I am totally envious of the beautiful work you do!

FoulkeArt said...

Beautiful quilting, Anita!

snifferdogdolan said...

Anita another spectacular quilt...I was really hangin out for your next quilt....hope your family is feeling better
Kim In Sydeny