I feel like I have been sick with one thing or another since October! I had the remains of a head cold when I left for my vacation in Florida. During the descent my ears really popped and I had an awful earache and ended up visiting a clinic for that and an eye infection. Nevertheless I had a very restful vacation and had wonderful weather. Since returning home I've have one cold after another and a never-ending hacking cough that needed antibiotics and I still have unpopped ears! I want to wake up tomorrow and feel my old well self! Good health is really the wish to make, and I wish it for all of us!
There have been no RR's to work on for a couple of weeks, so I've been busy with a quilt that I promised to do for my Seniors Club. It's the star quilt that I helped with last year, at St. Margaret's in the Pines. It's paper pieced, and I was able to print off the sheets from a web site.
|Printed paper pattern pinned to two pieces of fabric with their right sides together. Sew along dotted lines, cut on solid lines.|
|After sewing and cutting you have triangles. When the paper is removed and the fabric opened up you have a a neat square of two different fabrics.|
|These are the combinations I am using: on the left two mediums, in the middle two lights, and on the right a dark with a light.|
|Here the squares a pinned to a scrap piece of fabric. The four middle squares are medium tones, the corners are light tones, and the other eight are a dark with a light. This gives the star pattern.|
|Here are nine blocks completed. Each block has 32 different fabrics and finished are 8" x 8". The background here is my carpet. I'm not sure just what colour the ladies at our Seniors group will choose.|