Thursday, January 11, 2007

But, I don't FEEEL like it!!

Oh, I'm being a huge baby about my cold. I know it. But today, it clogged up my ear, and I just can't deal. The ear thing made me nauseous, so I had to leave work. I have a big big fear about public vomiting. What does this have to do with sewing, you ask? Well, I have a big deadline looming (self-imposed) to get this quilt done by Saturday, for the baby shower of a friend of mine. I told myself I was going to stop making presents for people because it's so hard to know what they will like. And I HATE to give them something they don't like, especially if I worked really hard on it. Or if they have no clue what a lovely gift it truly is. But this is pretty simple, and I'm dying to try out my new Knee Lift bar on my sewing machine, Wanda. My schedule is piecing and assembling tomorrow, quilting on Friday night, and binding on Saturday. Oh, I need to take a nap. I'm not sure how that's going to work out.

I took lots of my favorite brightly colored prints and a few of my not-so-favorite because you've got to use that stuff up sometime, right? and cut strip after strip after strip. And then sewed together strip after strip after strip. Wouldn't you know it that this morning the first thing I thought when I woke up (after, "Dammit! What is the matter with my &$%*)%$ing ear!! I'm so SICK of being SICK!! I am NEVER SICK! It's just not allowed!) was "Wow, it would have been really cool to have red, turquoise, and lime greens in different rows of strips. Too late, I had already sewn the multi colored rows. I can just see myself as an old woman surrouned by piles of strips sewn together. I keep thinking I should sew more and more to make my own sort of fabric--which will automatically add detail to whatever project I'm working on at the time.

Like I said, the deadline is this Sat. barring any major illness (please, oh, please, just let me get better!) So I'll be posting progress pics the rest of the week.

By the way, which do you like better, one is the original, and the other is what I did in photoshop to experiment with design without cutting my precious strips too much. Post it in the comment section!

Posted by Beth Howard @ 12:54 AM

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OMG that is beautiful. What a wonderful baby shower gift - the recipient is going to be THRILLED. Not only at how beautiful it is, but at all the care and love that went into it. They are both gorgeous, truly, but if I had to vote, I guess I would vote for the second one. You are amazing. I hope your ear gets better soon.

Posted by Anonymous pinkmohair @ 5:04 PM #

i love that quilt!!! how pretty!! i vote for the one on top that has more broken up pieces, but it's probably a ton more work that may not be worth it for a gift.

Posted by Blogger Freshie @ 11:13 PM #
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