Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Swish, Sew, Snip....the College Quilt


A few Lots of fat-quarters

Some yardage...

Swish goes the rotary cutter...
See that green on white dots with crosses above?  That is yardage left over from a dress I made back in the early 80's.  Although I no longer have the dress, I enjoyed wearing it for several years because I'd hand appliqued wonderful morning glories across the bodice.  (A few weeks later I took of the dress at the end of the day and thought one of the morning glories had faded onto my skin!  Then I realized my baby niece had kicked my chest when I was playing with her--so it was a bruise rather than purple dye!)

Sew, sew...

Snip, snip...

Sew, sew

 Stuff the trimmings and tiniest leftovers into a Kleenex box,
because even if it gets bumped off the table,
the snips will stay inside...

 Stop by Busy Bee and pick up more white polka-dots...
I especially like the second from the top, because although it doesn't show in the photograph, the dots are different sizes.

(Busy Bee Quilts is located 1.5 miles north of I-40 at exit 187 in Edgewood, New Mexico
just 20 miles east of Albuquerque.)

Health note: Since adding the daily dose of meclizine for my head-injury-induced vertigo, the vertigo is minimal *and* so are the headaches that plagued me, that failed to respond to any other medication, and that the doctors attributed to stress and anxiety (although they didn't treat me for stress and anxiety).  Life became immeasurably better.  However, I also began having symptoms of low-blood pressure; rehab specialist ignored that concern.  Today I saw my own medical practitioner and we lowered the dosage of the blood pressure medication I've been taking for a couple of decades--since she measured my blood pressure at 102/?? ["couldn't hear it"].  So, now I'm expecting life to get even better--and trying to decide if I should or should not count the days until I return to school.  (August 7 is rushing toward me.)

In the meantime, I'm treasuring every moment of piecing Sweet Teen's College quilt and quilting another project--and throwing in some tatting too, just because it's beautiful and I haven't had much chance to tat since last summer.

Oooh!  Still at only .25 inches of rain for July, although every afternoon thunderstorms spring up all around us.  I *am* grateful for the .25 inches of rain! (I do think some great minds should find a way to create and build a system to economically transport water from flooding areas to where it is needed!)

Happy quiltmaking.....



15 comments:

doodlebugmom said...

love the colors!

Connietoo said...

OHHHHH Love it!!!

Lurline said...

Wow! Some gorgeous fabrics there. Best wishes for you health.
Hugs - Lurline,

Lurline said...

Wow! Some gorgeous fabrics there. Best wishes for you health.
Hugs - Lurline,

Pokey said...

This will be a special quilt of memories for that college bound dd of yours. She does know about the one that was a favorite dress, right?
I am so glad to hear your are feeling better, sorry about that August 7 date, Larry says I start a slump when August progresses on, yikes!
:-}pokey

Michelle said...

That quilt will be beautiful, and it will be a comfort for her when she is so far from home.

My niece cleans the college in Mount Vernon on the 3rd shift.

Do you drink soda's with aspartame, or sweeten with aspartame? Aspartame makes me dizzy, and after many drs and specialists, I finally figured out the link to my dizziness. Now it's just not a problem. No Diet Pepsi, no dizzy.

Karen said...

There are some lovely colours in there, and I love the use of dress fabric too! Thanks for linking up with the Something Old Something New Challenge! :-)

bunbear said...

beautiful fabrics, dora! those polka dots are precious. i'm so glad to hear that health wise things are getting better for a change. you deserve to feel good!

Beth Strand said...

So glad to hear you're improving! And the quilt blocks look adorable. Thanks for the tissue box hint, I'll put that right to use. (With the seasonal allergies, I'm going right through tissues and should have an empty soon!)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Gonna be a fun quilt! When do you head for Iowa? Glad for the good medical updates, too!

DragonPoodle said...

I'm glad that your health is improving.

It has done nothing but rain all spring and summer here in NC and we are getting ready to order an Ark from Noah.

Love the dots and stripes!

wombatquilts.com said...

Can not wait to see how this all comes together. Your fabric/colour choice is so fun.

Carol Sanin said...

Lovely fabrics can't wait to see the finish quilt:-)
Glad you're filling better.

Sarah Lizzie said...

Oooooh......your quilt is dancing with colour and pattern.....so pretty, witty and bright!!

jjthor said...

Your fabrics are wonderful! so nice and happy looking!! please show a picture of this quilt when you have it done would really love to see it when is finished!!

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