Monthly Archives: October 2009

Can’t Contain Myself Blocks

Low and behold I have things to show for myself…

One more round on these babies, not yet but one more, and that’ll be the completion of all 48 Cabin Tracks blocks. Why not wait until they were completely finished? Well gosh, I can’t stand it that’s why!!! I’m not sure where my excitement will take me once I make this last lap on these blocks. Of course I have the sashing to do so it’s not like I’m ready to assemble but gosh I’m close. I just can’t contain myself. That’s all!

Belle Meade is in the above picture, too. All those Half-square triangles need to be ironed so I’m taking ‘em in 10 at a time but once I get these blocks done you know I’ll look to myself to get a little more than 10 at a time done!!! I just will. I have border work I’d like to do. It’s been on my mind for quite some time. But gosh, sometimes I look at Belle Meade “the pattern” and get pretty darn excited that I’m creating my own version.

There’s always something lovely to work on and create. I am surprised sometimes we get things done. So many pretty delights to make but they don’t all call and say “make me” do they? No, they don’t. That’s the thing. It isn’t just the pretty Quilt. It has to call out and say “make me.” For some people a Quilt has to come from within and say “I need to be created” – that is to say – designed. Whew, not me. You design it and I’ll just do the making part.

You Know You’ll Get Sick So Stock Up!

I was up early and made it out to the grocery store as soon as they opened. That chore done I now have the rest of the day to catch up on a few business oriented items and get situated for tomorrow. Tomorrow is IV day already (again) if you can believe that and prior to the infusion I have a Dr’s appointment. This is getting to be a regular long day but it’s working out for me because it limits the driving back and forth. Mayo is 17 miles one way from my house. I may have complained mentioned this before. I may also have said how odd it was I never considered it in all those 16 years of commuting back and forth to work. I only clocked it recently. Stupid to mention but still it boggles my mind. So anyway, lets hope tomorrow I don’t have to see the mean trashy nurse Nancy who does a crap job putting the line in and I’m not even sorry I said that (they know by the way & I will refuse her but I just don’t want to be in the position for that in the first place) and also, oh, yes, just so Liz is aware – I am drinking tons of water. I refuse to discuss the dizziness. It doesn’t’ exist.

One thing that flipped my lid… Before I left I did see a commercial that told me “You know you’re going to get sick so just stock up now on _____’s Best Flu and Cold Medicine.” When I was at the Grocery Store it almost worked on me. But No, I don’t know and I’m going “all in” for that head game. Dangit. They’re making us sick. Ack!!!!!!!!!!!


Among other things, I spent a good bit of time working on this to keep myself busy and productive. So we get a big payoff. Stacks! Work from Belle Meade ready to be ironed and the first round on the last set of blocks for the Cabin Tracks blocks. The sashing is calling me so I may work on that today.

And I love this quilt from the new Kaffe Fassett book called Quilt Romance.
I’m hoping Lisa and I might start collecting for this one. :) If you’re interested, Janet at Quiltsalott did a great tutorial on a different quilt in this book. You can find that post here.

So now that I’ve shared my stuff, and actually kept mostly everything under lock and seal :) I thank you for visiting and leaving a comment because I do so enjoy those and, well, I bid you farewell and have a lovely day!

I think this is a 2nd rate post and I considered deleting it but… nah. Just get it done.


Now this, this I like. I’m referring to the Olive cornerstones. They work, totally. Thank you Lisaaaa!!! Now, I’ve just figured out something with the sashing.

Light fabric at the start/end of a sashing piece blends into the Olive. There’s no contrast at all. In order to get the touch of contrast with the Olive I prefer a dark fabric. So I’m going to make note here and the balance of my sashing pieces will be created so that the darks are at the start/end of each. Note: I’m not changing the sashing design, simply the color start and end. I have 7 more sets to make then cut from so whether I keep the sets I have or redo 2 of them, it won’t really matter.

I’m pleased as punch to tell you the truth. I’m so happy with this quilt and how its coming along. I enjoyed my visit at the Quilt Shop and oh, no, in case you’re wondering, Rouenneries by French General was not in yet so I’m glad of that. Whew! Got out of there with mere pennies spent and no challenge to my Strong Willpower. hee.

I didn’t fall rearranging these blocks – I was careful. I’m pretty much in that state where I can’t tilt my head back to look up, which works okay because I have not need to look up fast – mostly. hee. It’s not funny to laugh at the MS’er but… well this is kinda sort funny. I went to look up and get the cat food on top of the fridge and whew we spun for a second. Who needs liquor! hee.