Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sniveling Idiots

My flu shot worked fine but when Felix kissed me, he shared his head cold, so I've been hugging my kleenex boxes. The poor dear made up for it by making me a huge vat of homemade chicken soup with fresh carrots, celery, and onions, that was awesome. It was very soothing and nourishing. I could not taste a thing, sigh!

My progress on the Civil War churn dashes has, therefore, been sporadic at best. I've poked along.

Over and over I have had to remind myself to choose CONTRAST over pretty color combinations. Now my churn dashes look good instead of having blurred lines where there should be well-defined edges.
I have now made enough sets, I think, to be able to give out a few "extras" of ones that turned out rather disappointingly. Some were too horrid to swap!

This last one (below) was made with Greystone in the red and a Jo Morton "Toasted" cream stripe which I think is thanks to my dear friend Grace from Maine. It is definitely my personal favorite one!

It just glows and has great contrast, too!

The other thing that I was able to accomplish in between full bedrest naps, was to prepare my Jo Morton Civil War green stripe binding for that Sister's Choice Part II. But I just did not have the oomph to haul a big twin sized quilt around to stitch it onto the front of the quilt by machine.

Today was only my second day without needing an antihistamine to be able to breathe, so maybe tomorrow I can get the binding sewn. These frigid but sunny days are lovely in my southern-facing living room. It will be very pleasant to get to the hand hemming of it.

Raven lets Matthew sleep on her futon. They are the only two that aren't sick!


cityquilter grace said...

vic they look awesome! so sorry you are ill. i've been double dosing on citrus fruit and taking naps too hoping to avoid illness. hope you are keeping warm and will soon be up to sewing more. and thanks for your kind words....

Janet O. said...

Oh, I love the churn dash! That last one does glow beautifully!
That is such a nice Jo Morton green for the binding. I bought a FQ and had to go buy more.
*LOL* So nice of Raven to share the futon. : )

Helen in the UK said...

Hope you're feeling better soon. The soup sounds delish :)

Debra said...

Oh Sorry you're both sick. The soup will certaianly help. And try to stay warm. Your churndash blocks look so pretty.Kisses to Raven please!

SandraB said...

I was wondering if you were sick, missed your blogging about your blocks and quilts.

Nann said...

I hope you're back to full strength soon! I do like the red and cream churn dash. I look forward to getting my share of the swap blocks back.

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