Monday, November 21, 2011

Getting things done

Today, I was able to finish my Jacob's Ladder top.  I am calling this quilt Hidden Garden.  It is so hard to show all the wonderful floral fabrics and great colors with a photograph.  This is the first quilt where I have had to match so many corners and points.  They are not all perfect, but I don't care.  I just really like this quilt. I am so happy I got the top finished today.
I have been dealing with a terrible ear ache for a few days and finally went to the doc this morning.  I have an ear infection.  I don't think I have had an ear infection since I was a kid.  It is most unpleasant.  Hopefully, the antibiotics and the ear drops will help quickly.
Last week, on our way home for the cabin in the woods, we stopped in Chehalis at Sister's Fabric. This is one of my all time favorite fabric stores.  There is an amazing selection of fabrics, including a fantastic collection of gorgeous flannels.  I purchased these batiks for a quilt I designed that I will start on after the new year.  I love these fall colors, so I will use this one all year long.
These beauties are for our youngest son's next quilt.  He loves these colors, and I am going to add them into the string quilt I started a couple of weeks ago.   I hope he likes it.
I am making mug rugs for a couple of hunters in the family.  I thought this fabric would be appropriate. I love the plaid.  I did some fussy cutting on the bottom fabric earlier this evening.  These small quilts are fun to make and are good gifts.
This bunch is from my stash and is destined for a 15" x 15" quilt for Bella's other quilting grandmother.  This is a sneak peak for her.  I just hope the pattern I have come up with is not too complicated for me.  The pieces are going to be very small, I think.
It was great to be back in the studio today.  I don't think I will be back until Friday unless I can sneak a little bit in on Thursday morning.  After all, how long does it take to prepare enchiladas?
In the meantime, joyful quilting, everyone.

13 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Congratulations on completing your JL quilt... it's gorgeous!

I didn't know adults could get ear infections until a year ago... *ouchie*

Do hope the meds knock your ear infection out quickly... it's definitely NO FUN!

krisgray said...

Love your Jacob's Ladder - what a great effect with the solid and the florals! Those batiks make me want to go shopping - good thing I don't have time - LOL!

sheila 77 said...

Your Jacob's ladder quilt is stunning. I like the way each block is made from a different floral fabric.

Snoodles said...

Your finished JL top is just beautiful! I like your other fabrics for projects that you showed, but I think my favorite is the last picture...I'm a sucker for red and white! LOL
Hope your ear is much better, and soon!

Stephanie said...

The Jacob's Ladder top is stunning, what fun to take a risk on an unusual color and have it work out so splendidly!

Elaine said...

I love the JL quilt. I like the way the colors change throughout. I don't think it matters that points don't meet. It's better to have fun with a quilt than be absolutely perfect with it. Then it can become hard work and frustration. Quilting is meant to be fun.

Pattilou said...

Your quilt top is simply wonderful. I love that solid color--looks aqua on my monitor, but it is a great combination.

Ear infection--take care. I got one a couple of years ago and had never had one before. They really knock your feet out from under you. Rest and get better.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Your Jacob's Ladder is very pretty! Great bunch of fabrics, too:)

Sue Daurio said...

Love the quilt!! The reds are just fabulous, I just never seem to find those really pretty reds. Hope you feel better soon.

Sarah Craig said...

Awesome, awesome Jacob's Ladder quilt! I really love the way this top turned out!! And it looks like you've got a lot on your plate, but it all looks fun!! Whoop whoop!!

KatieQ said...

Your Jacob's Ladder quilt is amazing. Using the blue background color really gives it a totally different look than I have ever seen with that pattern before.

quilt32 said...

I love your JL quilt - it almost shimmers.
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Roos said...

I love your JL-quilt, it's gorgeous.