Wednesday, July 18, 2012

swap blocks and another AHHH

The latest in the AHHH's from Tonya. I love it but it was fiddly with those sharp points. 
Just love the challenge of these hexies.
Two star blocks from Quilt Block Swap Australia. The front one is from Dawn  in USAand the other from Carin in Sweden. Carin also sent a mugrug which was so kind. Love this swap but am taking a break while I have six weeks of treatment. It will be something to look forward to once I am back to my healthy self.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

How much sewing does one need...

...while waiting for surgery? The above was obviously not enough. I had actually sewn the star on the circle beforehand but still had the two circles to sew. I was occupied for about 3.5 hours and then I was left twiddling my thumbs. A book isn't enough to keep one's mind off things. Thanks to MR for her healing thoughts and also to all those others who have held me in their thoughts and prayers these past three weeks. 

Here are the next two AHHH's from Tonya at Hillbilly Handiworks. I am loving doing these and they have been a sanity saver too. Sorry it's sideways but don't you love the thread holder that I bought at the Sunbury Quilt show. It is wonderful.

Here is the finished dragon quilt that I worked on at retreat. I picked it up from Leanne yesterday and although you can't see it the quilting is like clouds so she did another amazing job. The binding was sewn on as of an hour ago and it will be going to it's new owner in the next couple of weeks. Alexander Robert made his appearance yesterday at 2.35 p.m and I hope that he enjoys his dragon quilt. Thanks Marina for the pattern. He turned out pretty well I think