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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Almost 1500 2.5" squares gone

I had a shoebox sized plastic box of 2.5" squares--not the size needed for Scrap-Therapy and I wasn't about to trim them all to 2", so I decided to use them as leaders and enders - you know - something to sew off and on to to save thread.  So once 2 squares (light and dark) were sewn together I started sewing the pairs together and so on.  At the last retreat I put the twenty 64 square blocks together, sashed and bordered and straight line quilted diagonally yesterday and today.  Here it is.
It's a little over 80" wide and 99" long and will be used to cover my husband's recliner so I can claim my 4th of July quilt back to repair and keep safe.  By the way- I only had about a stack of about 2" tall of 2.5" squares left.  Mostly yellows and blues. I'll figure something to do with them - I have a hard time throwing scraps away.

Next Sunday I get to see my step-daughter and son-in-law and of course, grandson Jack in Cambria. Looking forward to seeing him again and hopefully this time he'll let me hold him for a little longer than usual.  Luckily she updates her blog with videos and pictures so I feel like I'm not missing out on much.

Good news too on my parents - my mom's new treatment is not making her sick - just swollen feet.  Her numbers aren't getting better but not worse either so they will continue this treatment some more.  My dad is waiting to find out about an epedural (spelling) to help with his neck/shoulder arm pain, but other than that, they have stayed out of the hospital for almost 2 months.  wahoo!!

I have two more quilts pinned and ready to quilt but with guild this Thursday, girls meeting on Tuesday and class on Saturday and gone Sunday it might be a little longer before those get done.  They need to be custom free motioned quilted so they will take a little longer.  They aren't as big as the one above though.

Anyway....Thanks for looking.  Have a great week.
 

4 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

Your quilt looks wonderful!! Congrats on a great finish! Have a great time in Cambria with your family. I hope you get lots of cuddle time with Jack.
So glad to hear your parents are doing well and have managed to stay away from the hospital for the last couple of month.

Jodie said...

I love this quilt! It's awesome to know it's made from scraps and is so interesting to look at. And great news about your parent's health, too!

Suzanne Kistler said...

LOVE the quilt! I want one...but I'm not sure I'm organized enough to do it...

sewmuchfun said...

Great job! Glad to hear your parents are staying "status quo". Give Jack lots of hugs and kisses.