Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 3 of UFO Challenge

Decided to work on the Challenge Quilt today.  Finished now are all the red triangles.  I decided to go back and do a little extra quilting on the Christmas print.  I buried some threads and made binding yesterday.  I also decided on the quilt design for the background fabric.  This is a slight alteration from the original stencil.
  I think that it is going to turn out well.  This shape is found in the sashing between all 9 of the blocks.  That only leaves the inner border to figure out.  I started practicing with this shape.  It helps so much to take 5-6 trips around the shape prior to starting on the real thing. I started on the real thing—broke a thread right off the start.  Decided that I made enough progress and called it a night.  The girls were home from school and decided to hear all about lunch, teachers, study hall, etc.  It will be a few days before I can get back to it. 

Went to the local quilt shop today, after heading to the doctor.  I bought 4 fat quarters—needed a little fix after being told to loose weight, stop itching the eczema and to relax.  Blood pressure pills are now needed because of the inability to relax. 

I did exercise, change the bed, do dishes (big pans that I was avoiding) and actually called the doctor for the appointment today. 

Happy Quilting,
Just Another Quilter


  1. The quilting is going to look fantastic! I love your design. Hey, I never thought of stopping by to pick up some fabric after a doctor's appointment. I'll use that next time he tell me to lose some weight, I like that idea. Of course if I did lose some weight, I might not need the medication I'm on. Can't wait to see more pics of your quilt!

  2. I cannot imagine how beautiful that quilt is going to be when finished! Glad you took some time with the girls, and I hope you take some time for yourself to rest up and get the BP under control! ---"Love"

  3. That stencil is going to make for some pretty quilting;) I know the thing about the blood pressure and stress levels don't do me any good. It would be nice if insurance covered quilt retreats as inpatient care, and fat quarters as prescriptions!!;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  4. I hate it when my doctor tells me to stop itching the eczema. Any doctor that tells you that has never suffered from it! Fabric shopping therapy is certainly on order after the doctors give you orders like that! Hope you can put that fabric to some use to help you relax a bit. And I love the design you picked out. Can't wait to see it finished!

  5. Hey, can I use the fabric excuse after the dentist, too? Please do take care of yourself. There are just too many quilts you have yet to make, LOL.


  6. I love that pattern for quilting. It's going to be a sensational quilt in no time! I like your fabric therapy...I'm going to have to remember that, too.

  7. Great guilting pattern. Can't wait to see it all done.
    I feel for you, no matter what I see the Dr for his answer is always the same, 'it's because you are overweight, you need to lose weight'. I really like the idea of fabric therapy after an appointment. :)