Monday, January 30, 2006

Carpenter's Wheel

I didn't have a very productive weekend. We spent all day Saturday running errands. By dinner on Saturday night I wasn't feeling very well and by the time dinner was over I was running a fever and feeling awful. I slept on the sofa until bedtime, then skipped church yesterday morning and slept. By late morning, I had moved downstairs to sleep. That was a big accomplishment! So, throughout the course of the afternoon and early evening, I took naps and when I was awake I hand sewed the little blue triangles to the edges of my block. I love how this block has turned out! I think that rather than put the corner triangles on to square it up, I'm going to make the corner triangles from the same fabric as the background (once I find the perfect fabric!) so that it maintains the shape it's in now. Then I will handquilt it and hang it in my bedroom.
I do feel slightly better today (thank you Motrin!) so I'm going to try to load a quilt this morning and run to the post office to ship another quilt. Then I'll go to work this afternoon. I'm hoping that the students who were absent last week will be in to finish their quilt blocks today, then I can get started putting their quilt together. We're raffling the quilt off to the students at the end of the year, so they were all very excited on Friday when most of them earned their first raffle ticket!

12 comments:

Patti said...

You are doing a fabulous job with your hand piecing. Love how you fussy cut the stripes. And it even lays flat - very impressive! :-) I like your idea of "floating" the block on the background. This has always been one of my favorite block patterns.

Laurie Ann said...

That will be a really nice wall hanging. I can't wait to see the quilt your students make.

Samantha said...

the block looks fantastic, and I hope you are feeling completely better already!

cher said...

beautiful block..glad you are feeling up to doing more today!
can't wait to see the student raffle quilt!

Bonnie said...

It's as beautiful from the back as it is from the front! GREAT PIECING JOB!! I hope you are feeling better..

Bonnie

quiltpixie said...

I'm green with envy -- sick and you can still do such beautiful work! I'll have to keep practising, not that I'm asking to be sick :-)

Lucy said...

Ohh your wheel looks so neat .. I can't wait to see more of it :c)

Sharon said...

Lovely pieceing! Glad you're feeling better - it's the pits to be sick!

JudyL said...

That block turned out so pretty. I love the stripe in the middle.

Hope you're feeling MUCH better today!

Judy L.

Finn said...

So sorry you were under the weather Carolyn...hope your on the mend now..*S* I love your block..I think you've done an outstanding job with it. Hope you will think about handpiecing something else..*VBS*

Dona said...

Hope you're "all better" now. Your carpenters wheel is fantastic and I just love the blue/gold colors you've chosen. Lovely hand work.

rupr said...

I love the pattern. And hand sewn. You must have golden hands.