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Sunday, October 31, 2010

New projects

I have been having trouble with the blogger and so I have been unable to post for a while.  Today when I tried again, there was an added tool that had been missing before .... so maybe now it will work.

First on a personal note:  I applied for disability this week.... yea team !!!  After a couple of appointments my doctor put me on 3 months medical leave.  At the end of that, doc will re-evaluate my status.  Progress at last !  Again I want to thank everyone for your support, encouragement and very positive input/advice.  Now on to the quilts ......

Remember the Oh-Cherry-Oh D9P from August?  My DGD-J fell in love with it and eventually very tactfully requested it for her new bed as a bedspread.  I had to search high and low for some additional Oh Cherry prints as I needed to enlarge it a little so it would fit.  But no luck.  But then Elaine at Soggy Bottom Flats found some for me.  Yeah and Thank you, girl !!  I was then able to enlarge the quilt top enough to fit her bed and it is off to the quilter. This is an old pix of it:

I had a very insistent helper as I was finishing the top ...  Mama kitty, Lucky.  When I would spread the project out on the floor and turn my back,  she would come and pull the edges up in a swirl pattern to make herself a bed.  I would come back to find her parked in the middle of her newly made bed.  I would shoo her away, straighten it out and make whatever design adjustments I needed.  When I would trot off to the sewing machine out of her sight (yes, she always waited until I was out of the room),  she would come back and build her bed again.  We went thru this for almost an hour. Knowing how stubbornly persistent she is, I let her go until her nap was done.  I had other things I could work on .....

The Puzzle Quilt is at the quilter as well.  I made a pillow for DGD-E to toss on the bed with her quilt.  I need to get the sham done as well .... maybe another pillow too.  This one is an 18" square Twisted 9 Patch made with leftovers from her quilt:

Have already started DGD-M's quilt.  It is very different than all the others I have been worked on thus far.  Will post it later this week, now that I have figured out how to use the new system.  It is a simpler quilt pattern, but still choosing the fabrics to add is the most difficult part of it.  Not all of the fabrics we had originally picked worked well together.... especially one little area.  I am on the fourth fabric audition ... hope this one is IT !!!


  1. I love this entire post!!! The cat makes a good humor spot! Your cats seem really fun and I can tell they are spoiled babies...as they should be. LOVE< LOVE< LOVE the Oh-Cherry-Oh D9P quilt!

  2. So glad you have applied for disability! Hope all goes well with that. Hope you are feeling much better without the strain and stress.
    Your quilts are just amazing. I have 5 of those kitties who love to help with everything I do, I can't imagine trying to piece together a large quilt with them about.
    Have a fun night! Tete

  3. Congrats on doing good...with the disability decision, extra pat on the back for that one, hard to make but a good one for you! Everytime I pop into your blog, your surprise me...you have amazed me with your skills, so sweet the colors and patterns! You need to enter the bloggers quilt festival...it's cool! Big hugs girlfriend, Elaine

  4. Congrats on taking a big step, and applying for disability. Hope everything will work out, and that YOU will be happy and relaxed.
    Love the D9P-quilt.
    Don't you just love that "helper" of yours?! Reminds me of a "thought of the day" poster I have seen, that reads: "Appreciate the cat that sleeps on your bed while you study".

  5. I love your helper! And your quilts are beautiful!

  6. Love your kitty "helper" . . . I'm not sure I could sew without my kitty helper! Although he's usually in the way.

    Glad to hear that you're doing what you need to do to feel better. It's a tough decision, I know. I have bursitis in my knee, and I can't imagine how excruciating it would be in the hip. Take care of yourself!

    I love all your quilts you've shown here. You have a good eye for color. I love the Disappearing 9-Patch pattern too. So fun to do!

    You should enter the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

  7. Hi Joanne--Thanks for stopping by my blog and the nice comment. I love that puzzle quilt-it looks like it was complicated-did you have to lay it all out before you pieced it?

  8. Love the oh Cherry quilt top. The colours just thrill me. Thanks for sharing it and for dropping by my blog.

    I'm so glad you got moved a step forward with your work situation. You must feel quite relieved.

    Drop in again sometime!

  9. I hope everything will work out well for your future! Love the D9P quilt - I think I'll have to plan another one for next year! :) Looks like your cutie loves your quilts too, perhaps you have to make one for her. :)


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