What I’m Working On

Kalissa and Craig’s wedding quilt is what I’m working on….

I am working on it as much as I can.  I am doing pretty good.  I have all of the center blocks complete.

Of course that doesn’t make it all good.  I have blocks to make for the border….lots of them.  I keep telling myself slow and steady.  I can do it.


But of course, I ran into a new problem.  I can’t find the book with the pattern in it.  YEP.  That would be this quilt..and that would be me.  I could just scream.

I called Kelli and asked if she remembered how the border went and of course she though kind of but couldn’t describe it over the phone…but then she wasn’t sure.  UGH.

Well it looks like a complete cleaning/searching is going to be happening to the sewing room until the book is found or I invent a new border.  One of those options will be happening by Tuesday night.  Kelli is coming over to give me another boost.

My shoulder injury had been doing better.  I can sew but it’s guardedly.  I think cutting the rest of the quilt out might be a bit much yet.  The shoulder is markedly improved…but I’m still on pain meds and still pretty careful.  From everything everyone has said it’s a slow process.

Thankfully Kelli still has a week before school starts and can help me the remainder cut out….Keep cheering me on.  I need it.

Today we are hooking up with Patchwork Times.

11 thoughts on “What I’m Working On”

  1. I am always amazed how well you work under pressure!!! Me? I can’t sew “have to”. It stops me dead in my tracks so I never promise a quilt deadline…..I promise a quilt “in the future if you can wait”.

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Jo always delivers :-)

  2. I’m amazed at how much you always get done with all the demands on your time. And now with the sore shoulder, too! You’ve really gotten a lot of blocks made, judging by those piles and the notes in your photo. Good luck with the border issue and getting the rest done.

  3. Marlene Dorn Klemp

    Jo, your peace of mind, strength and perseverance has always amazed me. I am praying for your whole wonderful family during countdown to Kalissa and Craig’s big day!

  4. Take it easy with that should of your i hurt mine over and year ago and have re-hurt it twice since then and right now am going to a physiotherapist for the darned thing. I am making progress but still a lot of things i can not manage with it. So please be careful. Kathy.

  5. You’ve done amazingly well considering the circumstances – slow but surely you’ll get there – I’m looking forward to seeing the finished quilt :)

  6. I just misplaced 2 patterns that I wanted to get started on. LOL at myself because hubby and I were just looking and discussing them not 2 hours ago and neither one of us has a clue as to where I set them down. From what I can see of your blocks they look incredible! I am certainly cheering you on, only you know when to call a stop for awhile and so forth. Always easier said than done though when us quilters are working on a quilt with a deadline. I hope you have a wonderful creative remainder of a day!

  7. i love the colors that you are using- so soft and lovely! I bought a fabric with those colors yesterday. Also bought some yellow and some awesome grays/gray blacks. The blue will take some time to find. It’s so funny that grays were so difficult to find a few years ago and are everywhere now. I guess that’s why you need a stash. Your quilt will be lovely!

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