Thursday, March 28, 2013

A little time for a little quilt

 We all lament the passage of time and I am no exception. Where does it go? It evaporates into space and leaves us wondering. I truly feel that the older you get the faster time flies. I can't prove it, but ask anyone of a certain age and they will testify as I have--it's next week already! The past few weeks have been filled with doctor appointments as my husband and I prepare to use our insurance while we still have it. He is trying to retire, but doesn't feel comfortable about it until he knows that my voice problem has been resolved. So tomorrow I go in for that surgery that I mentioned a few months back. I can't wait to get this over and out of the way. My grandchildren are beginning to make fun of me! We were doing 'facetime' on our phones the other day--the kids love that. All of a sudden Isaac (age 3) began talking funny. My husband picked up on it right away and had a good laugh.


After thumbing through my Primitive Quilts and Projects magazines I decided to make this little quilt by Lisa Bongean from Primitive Gatherings. This is from the Summer 2011 Issue. I love a little wool with scraps! I feel very happy picking up small projects right now. And I love playing with scraps. I pretend that I am cleaning up in my sewing room if I sew any small scraps together! I have so many little pieces laying around that it is like a scrappy blizzard in there.

This little quilt is the remains of a class I taught for my Old Elegance quilt. I made several blocks to demonstrate color options and to show how to use the Tri-Recs Tool for the star points. Since I just had nine blocks I added a sawtooth border to finish it. I think I would have gone on to make another whole quilt if I had more of that plaid that I used in the 9-patch block. But now it will be a table topper or wall quilt. You can see another color option of this design on Patchalot Patterns Facebook page. JoAnne at the Patriotic Quilter was in my class and her quilt turned out great! By the way, if you go to that Facebook page be sure and hit LIKE will you?

So many great things going on with quilters these days. I really love what Rose Mary has done with her favorite star. Take a look at Applique 'n Patch for an eyeful of her talent and skill in design! What a delight it is to meet so many wonderful quilters and peek in on them as they share their projects! 

Hopefully more next week from me after a bit of down time.

 

18 comments:

JoAnne said...

Wow, what a thrill to be mentioned on your blog, ha ha. Good luck on your voice issue and with the surgery, I'll be praying for you! As for time going by faster as you get older, that is easy. When you are 5 years old and can't wait for Christmas, a year is one fifth of your life. When you are 45, a year is 1/45th of your life, and so on. I know that a year is always 365/6 days, but proportionally, it goes by much faster. I love, love the flower quilt, too!

Karendianne said...

My best to you tomorrow. You're so cute with the "scrappy blizzard" phrase. Love it!!! So like you. :) Marcie that little quilt with the flowers is unstoppable!! I love the way you can just whip something up out of extra blocks, too. I think Remains of Old Elegance might be fit for the theme of the post in a silly way, ha? :) My best. hugs, *kd.

Angie said...

Your little quilt is just precious. Hugs of love and prayers that all will go well tomorrow. :)

belarmina said...

me gusta!!!!
saludos

Melanie said...

Prayers for you....and hubby tomorrow. Mind the doctors and you'll be back to quilting before you know it.

julieQ said...

I am praying for a wonderful surgery and quick recovery, Marcie...many hugs, and I love that little woolie lovely!!

Janet said...

What a darling little quilt with the wool flowers. Such cheery prints. I'd be willing to brave the scrap blizzard in your sewing room - lol! The 9 patch quilt is very sweet as well. I hope your surgery goes very well. I'll be thinking about you.

Lori said...

I hope you get your throat situation dealt with so you can leave it behind!
Love your newest little project.

Sue said...

I'll be praying that all goes well with your surgery. I'm sure you'll be back to yourself in no time.

Those are some very sweet quilts!

Karen said...

Much good luck with your surgery and fast recovery.

I have used the Tri-Recs ruler for the long pointed stars. Works very well. It was always hit or miss before I used the ruler. I follow Applique and Patch blog so I am familiar with all her very nice quilts.

Me and My Stitches said...

Thinking of you today, Marcie - hope your surgery goes well. Sending hugs and prayers. Love your little quilts!

nettie said...

Dear Marcie,
I will be praying for your speedy recovery from your surgery. Take care, and remember that all your colorful fabric scraps are awaiting your creativity! Love your new sweet little wool quilt too.
Happy Easter from a loyal follower.
Nettie (from Spanish Fork, Utah)

barb said...

Love your little scrappy quilt! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers Barbara

Carol said...

Sending lots of good thoughts!

Rose Marie said...

Best wishes for your surgery tomorrow and you will be in my thoughts and prayers!

You are so sweet to mention me on your blog! I love everything that you do!

Hugs,
Rose Marie

AnnieO said...

Love your little quilts! Playing with scraps is a healthy activity :)

Best of luck on your surgery , sending healing thoughts your way!

Karen said...

hope you continue to sit and just take that downtime! Saw an update on facebook- keep up doing what you need do do :-)
Love your little project- I did the same one and loved making it...yours is so much brighter and "happier" than mine. Oh me and those dark colors lol....
Be well. Relax. I'll look forward to your next post.

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Beautiful quilts both, Marcie! The little one with the appliqued flowers is just precious. Great that it also helps make use of all those scraps!