Sunday, January 13, 2008

Progress on 9-Patch and Winner


This seems like it's been a long week, that could partly be because I've been suffering with migraine headaches for a few days. This usually means I haven't been drinking enough water. It's easy to forget how much water I've had or not had in a day, most of the times it's not enough. My migraine went away for my Sat stitcher's meeting...WAHOO. We had a fun time as this was the first meeting since out Christmas lunch. Our hostess (Andree) made a yummy beef vegetable soup and we had several kinds of cheese and an assortment of crackers. Gillian brought a delicious cake made with orange marmalade and whip cream. Agnes went to Korea and Japan in late Nov and brought back some wonderful books and fabrics which she showed us at the Dec meeting. We spent lots of time drooling over what she purchased. We found a really cute sewing case in one of her books and fell in love with the appliqué and of course the fabrics. Agnes generously offered to make each of us a kit and she would show us how to make the sewing case since the instructions were all written in Japanese. I'm very excited about our little project and can't wait to get started.

I've been working with the 9 patches which Darlene and I have been exchanging. Here is my progress so far. I discovered that I'm a short on the number of 9 patches and lucky me Darlene is still game for a few more exchanges....I'm so excited....I love how this quilt is coming together. I hope to have enough to make this quilt about 55"x 63" (I think). I've also finished the punchneedle "wings of love", still need to make it into something and I'm starting on my second block of Polka Dot Girls.

What a fantastic group of bloggers....thanks for stopping by to visit my little part of the world. I didn't have the energy to write everyone's name on a piece of paper for the draw, so I did it the high tech geeky thing by using a on-line random number generator. It's pretty simple and does the job quickly. Here it goes....drum roll please......#34 was selected. Pam please send me your snail mail address and I'll get your package of goodies sent off to you.


19 comments:

dot said...

What a great quilt. I look forward to seeing the completed top and quilt.

Libby said...

Whenever I feel a headache coming on due to lack of fluid, I turn to Gatorade . . . it can really help to get it under control more quickly.
Love the 9 patches - it's going to be a stunner *s*

Carole said...

Congratulations to Pam! Sorry to read about your migraine. Am glad that you are now well! Love the quilt! Those 9 patch blocks do look nice with that dark fabric! Keep hydrated!

Darlene said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the migraine headaches. I had one a few weeks ago - first one I'd had in years and couldn't believe the excruciating pain I experienced for three days! It was awful so I can sympathize.

I can't wait to see what you and your sewing group make. Fun!

Oh, look at your nine patches - it's going to be an incredible quilt. I should get busy on mine. I'm game to exchange for as long as you want. teehee!

Darlene said...

How rude am I - congratulations to Pam! Way to go, Pam!

de vliegende koe said...

Congratulations Pam!
I have to drink a lot of water too. I always put a waterbottle of 1,5 litres on the kitchen top. I have to empty the bottle every day.
Maybe this will help!

Anne Ida said...

Your nine patch quilt is looking great! And how wonderful to make such a thing from a swap with a friend :o) Look forward to seeing it all together!

Congratulations to Pam!

yellowfarmhouse said...

OH my I want that quilt Wendy when you finish, LOL. Seriously that is going to be so pretty. I can't remember, how big are those 9 patches?

Glad your feeling better and sounds like you had a wonderful day spent with your stitching gals. that punchneedle was so cute, hope you show what you ended up doing to finish it. There are so many fun things to do with those little projects.

Hugs - Karen

Belvie said...

I hate migraines. I use to suffer with them too

Love your top. The old, simple quilt blocks just appeal to me. Please share the finished product!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Sorry you struggle with migraines. Dang.

I have to tell you this 9 Patch is really great - very pretty - something I'd have in my own house. ;)

Linda said...

Love your nine patches, it's going to be another stunner. Sorry about the migranes, hope they decide to leave you alone, and congrats to the winner.

Julia said...

What a fantastic quilt!!! I can't wait to see it done. I love the nine patches set on point.

Guðrún said...

That will be a beautiful quilt, love the colours.

Judy said...

Oh I can't wait to have enough to do one of my own 9 patch quilts....I'm so happy you shared your swap. Carol and I are having fun with ours! The quilt will be so pretty.

Sorry about the headache, I don't get migraines but I can get a serious sinus one. I can simpatize with the lack of water though, it always gets me in the kidneys!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG I love that 9patch quilt your making. It's wonderful!! Love the red.

Christine said...

Love your nine-patches. The quilt is going to be very nice. Can't wait to see it finished.

swooze said...

Your quilt is coming along nicely.

Wendy K said...

Those nine-patches look truly yummy, I bet it'll be another gorgeous quilt!

Dawn said...

Oh that 9 patch quilt is wonderful! I LOVE it!