Friday, February 12, 2010

Catching Up

It's been a long week. The infection in my jaw is getting better. But I have spent the past week talking without moving my lips or opening my mouth! I could qualify as a ventriloquist now! A ventriloquist who looks like a chipmunk. LOL The swelling is going down slowly too. As is the pain, Thank goodness!

Not much sewing has been going on, but I have worked a bit each day on the challenge our Guild gave us. We were given three fat quarters of fabric - a green, an orange and a rainbow coloured fabric. The challenge was to make a 9-patch quilt using those fabrics. There were a lot of other rules too, but I don't remember them right now. I don't even know if I am allowed to show you this. It's supposed to be a secret I think. But what the heck! Just so you don't think I was just sitting around, reading and taking naps all week, (which I was, by the way) I thought I'd show you a bit of it. I still have to sandwich and quilt it, but it does not have to be done until the end of March.

The thing that does have to get done soon is my row in the Round Robin that Barb has organized. She already has hers done and I haven't even started! I decided on the theme of Seaside or Seashore. When I saw these crazy birds I just knew I had to make a row of them. So I started this afternoon. This one took me one hour! It's only about 6inch wide, so I have a lot more to do. This is just my prototype. I plan to do a bit of re-designing to make it easier. There is also a grass block and an egg block in this pattern. I got it off the internet at Quilt Maker.


LizzieJane said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better. My goodness that has been one yucky root canal. Love your quilt. The colors are just great together. I really love your bird. It does indeed look like a shore bird with those loooong legs!
Take care Hetty!

em's scrapbag said...

Love how you used the white and black with these bright fabrics.
The bird is great!

Barb said...

Isn't it amazing what you can do with a nine patch....looks wonderful!! No one would have blamed you if you had laid around all week...glad you are getting better.

Pat said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. Did you let your regular dentist know about the crappy way the specialist was treating you???

the dutch purple rabbit said...

amezing! i love wath you did with the quilt. it's so lovely.
i wanne see more birds. he looks very nice.
i hope the silence in you're house soon is gonne and you can talk again.


W. Latane Barton said...

What a pretty nine patch, Hetty. And, I love the birds. Can't wait to see the rest of them.

I am sorry you have been in so much pain. But, happy that you are feeling better.

Rinie said...

You are a creator: as a writer and an artist.
And I really love the Guild challenge even though that was created by a chipmunk.
And the crazy bird-stalker.
Hope you are feeling much better by now.
With all my love.
Tante Rinie

Marydon Ford said...

Ouch! Been there with these dentists ... always a Fri. Hope you are doing better & you have a 'chat' with this fella.

Love the quilt ...

Happy Valentine's
Have a lovely week ~
Hugs, Marydon

Reddirt Woman said...

I'm playing catch up, too. I love the big bird.

I'll be back to read some of your posts I missed...