Showing posts with label Federal Currency. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Federal Currency. Show all posts

Saturday, February 23, 2013

One Top Down and More Purple for RSC

I considered myself done with purple after last week, but then when I went to Angela's blog I thought maybe I had a table topper left in me.  So, I whipped this very simple one up.

It's not finished yet, and this will be the other side when it gets its border.  I think that some of my leftover cream fairy frost will be good for both sides for a binding and then I will consider this the year round side and the lavender side for Easter.  Slowly but surely I'm adding to my table toppers.
If you'd like to see what inspired me, go here to Angela's Soscrappy.
One top down and one to go.  On the other, the panels are ready and all the borders and frames are cut.  Now on to my favorite task, not, lots of borders.

Friday, February 22, 2013

What Was I Thinking?

When my husband, Ernie, was in the hospital there was a male nurse who was particularly helpful so I told him I was making him a quilt.  Since then I had phone problems and the note that I made of his address and phone number has been lost, but just in case I can track him down I have been working on his quilt.  I don't have too much in the way of manly fabrics, so I bought a few 1/8's of a yards at the new Hobby Lobby in town, and decided that maybe a coin quilt would be simple and make my fabrics go farther.    Then I decided that if I made two of them I would have a manly quilt in reserve.  Different times I have thought that I'd like to give a male a quilt, but didn't have one made or fabrics for one for that matter.   I cut my fabric into 4 10-1/2 inch sections (I had a few pieces that were too short, but I doctored them a bit to make them 10-1/2).  Then I got a brainstorm, if I put a center panel, maybe I could get two quilts out of it.  I decided to do frames around the panels and that's where the what was I thinking comes in.  I don't like to do borders and esessentially, with the two quilts I'm doing about 10 borders.  Yuck.  This one is to the point where it needs the last border which will be the lighter brown that's between the panels.  I've got a scrappy binding ready and I'm hoping that all will turn out appealing in the end.  If I name them, I think they'll be called "Federal Currency"  Get it, coins and flags.  
Meanwhile, DH is still in the rehab facility.  I'm hoping in a few days he can come home, he is doing well except that he won't eat much and is still losing weight.  He doesn't have much appetite and the food there isn't that appealing.  I bring him food sometimes, but whether or not he will eat it is iffy.  The last few nights I've been sleeping in my own bed (heavenly) and visiting in the daytime. 
((And I'll bet some people would think I meant "what was I thinking" about my center panel, lol.  No way, I kind of like it.))