Archive for May, 2012|Monthly archive page

Curious Nature New Wave Quilt top!

Next up on the agenda is the Curious Nature New Wave quilt top for my cousin Shane and his wife, Martie. It looks gorgeous laid out, but once I add sashing, I think it’s going to be amazing. I found the pattern for the quilt here: Oh Fransson’s New Wave Quilt Pattern. I have made it bigger by making two extra wedges per row and three or four extra columns…now I don’t remember. Anyway, I’ll also add borders to the outside to make this roughly 80×80. Did I mention that I love it?

Terrible picture, but it gives the idea.

Sewing Buddies Challenge 1

I know it’s unbelievable, but I completed two, count them, TWO quilt tops today. Admittedly, the second one was small, but still! This is for the Sewing Buddies first challenge. It’s all basted and waiting on me to quilt it tomorrow. Yay! The recipe for this quilt can be found here:
Moda Bake Shop: Sophie Car Seat Quilt.

Running again

The doctor didn’t say I should or shouldn’t run, so I started this week running on my elliptical again. Hopefully, he’ll soon say, this is what you need to do, I’ll do it and feel all better and I’ll feel safe to go outside alone again.

To catch up:
4/22 4.25-mi walk
4/25 3.1-mi, elliptical
Total April miles: 8.0
Total 2012 miles: 40
Shoe Miles
Running: 310.66
Walking: 60.48
Total: 371.14
5/7 5.1-mi walk and 4.5-mi elliptical run
5/8 1.67-mi walk and 3.0-mi elliptical run
Total May miles: 7.5
Total 2012 miles: 47.5
Shoe Miles
Running: 318.16
Walking: 67.25
Total: 385.41

Wow. A whole month???

It has been a long month of down time for me. Really. I’ve felt awful, laid in bed a lot, not done a lot of sewing, done no grant writing. sigh Hopefully, the worst is past.

So, let’s catch up. I completed my Swoontilly quilt top. I started it around March 25. Considering how fast the other two went, this was awfully slow. I do love it, however, and I hope, hope, hope my cousin, Penny, loves it as well. (since it’s her Christmas present and all.)

Here’re a couple of pics. The indoor pic is the top laying on my queen-sized bed. This is the reason I laugh when folks say this is a double-bed quilt. Really?!? Have y’all looked at it on a queen? You can’t even see the whole thing!

See Heidi’s head and Rambo’s ears. They’re such “helpers!”