Monday, December 5, 2011

More sewing time...

Yippee!  I managed to spend some more time today quilting.  I'm actually having a bit of a rough recovery right now from my recent surgery and really benefited from the distraction that sewing provided.

Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs is collecting blocks to send to Jeaneane after she lost her home in a tornado earlier this year.  (You can read all about it here.)  I've been meaning to make a few blocks for her and the deadline is fast approaching.  Her favorite designer is apparently Kansas Troubles and I just happened to have a Charm Pack of it in my stash.  With it, I was able to make 3 different 8" blocks...

Sawtooth 4 Patch
Hovering Hawks
Your basic 16 Patch
Once I finished with the blocks for Jeaneane, I found I still had enough time to make another Winter Wonderland block.  This one finishes at 6" and is called Cut the Corners...

6" Block #24 - Cut the Corners
Although this block has 33 pieces in it, it went together rather quickly.  This brings my total number of blocks to 21.  I only have 13 more stars to make (and a gazillion HSTs) before I can start assembling this quilt. I'm hopeful that I'll get a chance to make a few more this week.

For those of you who are wondering, I'm actually recovering just fine from my surgery.  (I had a hysterectomy about 2 weeks ago.)  I've just had a minor setback.  Being such an active person, I'm finding the enforced downtime a little challenging.  However, as Christians we are called to patient endurance and I figure this is a necessary refining of my spirit.  Thanks again for all your prayers!

Until later...

"I know all the things you do. I have seen your love, your faith, your service, and your patient endurance. And I can see your constant improvement in all these things. 
Revelation 2:19 (NLT)


  1. If I had any Kansas Troubles fabrics, I would make some blocks. I am sorry you have had a setback from your surgery. It is very hard to be confined and restricted! I hope you get to feeling better soon.

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