Monday, February 14, 2011

Design Wall Monday on Valentine's Day

I don't have a whole lot of time for sewing right now, but I did get accomplished this week what I wanted to - I got all the sashings on my quilt.  I need a name for this quilt!  Any suggestions???
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I have fabric for the border which is a medium/large orange/brown floral - so now I am thinking I should get a small bit of matching orange-y fabric for a narrow inner border - maybe 1.5".  My outer borders are almost always cut 6.5" because that is how wide my ruler is.  Fine science, I know!  
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Just 2 "craft nights" at my sister's and look how much I am getting done!  Our little group is growing a bit and others are joining in the fun as they hear about it.  We can't meet this Wednesday night, but are trying to figure out our schedules to another night this week so we all can continue on with our projects in the company of each other.
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And today is Valentine's Day.  The media sure has hyped up this day.  Seems like the presents get more and more expensive.  We don't really do presents in our family - we like to have a special meal at home though and tonight I will cook something up extra special.  We have something to really celebrate this week...
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Here is a photo of a greatest present ever - my sister is up and walking!!!  She has a long ways to go, but this is huge!  We are all so excited.
I still have one sister in the hospital and will go up to see her today.
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I hope you all have a good day and that you and your loved ones are enjoying good health.  Forget about all that advertising and make it a special day for yourself and your family!  Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

9 comments:

Morah said...

I was just telling a friend that this is one of my fav. blocks. I like the setting so much I may steal it from you!@!!!!!LOLOL!!!! Hope all sisters heal quickly.

Tamera said...

Way to go, Sis!

How about Shoo-Fly Squares for your quilt? I think that's a Shoo-Fly block and the squares in the corner are so prominent, they deserve a place in the title, I think, lol.

Judy D in AZ said...

Hugs to both your sisters. It is hard overcoming adversity but oh, so rewarding.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Beautiful quilt. And beautiful new leg. Thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

Love this top, it looks terrific. Hugs to your sisters, and special 'way to go' hugs to the one who is back walking. It takes special strength.

dot said...

Love the quilt, no ideas on a name though. Maybe some thing like Hanging with my Sisters. Good to hear your sisters are doing better. Enjoy the day.

Melanie said...

My kind of quilt!!! love those blocks. Get out the couch and a good book and I'll be tucked in.... Have fun with this project...

Alycia said...

That quilt is great! It is a monkey wrench block? Maybe *a wrench in plans* . Glad your sister is up and about!

Scrappy-Quilter said...

love the quilt! great job on the colors and sashing too. thanks for the quick kick to get me back to blogging!