Monday, February 9, 2009

An ongoing quilt and a little handsewing . . .



Since my last post I was sick for about a week. I had a cough that wouldn't stop and some aches and chills so I mostly stayed home and layed low. I did a little sewing working on this quilt. It is a Happy Hour design by Terry Atkinson, the blocks are simple but it seems like it took me forever to cut them out. When it is done it will be a queen sized quilt and I think I will be keeping it. Right now I have 11 rows of 9 block sewn together but it has been put on the back burner because my sewing machine went in for a checkup. When we bought it last April they said to bring it in 6 months and so I went way beyond that. There never seems like a good time to give up my sewing machine. They said it would take 7-10 days so I will just have to be patient. Guess I will have to clean house or cook. I really do need to do that so I will.





In the meantime I am still itching to make things so over the weekend I made a doll quilt, my first and made it all by hand. Don't look close, my hand quilting isn't very good. Still, it was a lot of fun to make.

4 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Seems like so many of us have had the same bug this year. Glad you are feeling better.

Love the little doll quilt as well as the blocks that you have laid out. I imagine that you must be frustrated to have the machine in the shop.

Marcia said...

Hope you are feeling better. I love the fabrics in your doll quilt. Your hand embroidery is terrific! I hope you hang on to that for a grand daughter.

Anonymous said...

Wow Mom - cute doll quilt! Very nice. And your quilt all laid out looks fabulous! Exciting. :-)~Courtney

Valerie said...

Hope you are feeling better. I love the doll quilt.I think you did a great job. I want to try one.