What I’m Working On

I worked a little on Georgia’s quilt.  I didn’t get much done.  We’ve had lots of visitors stop by and our grown kids have been home a lot so that translates into a lot of time away from the sewing machine.

Thankfully this project is for a Georgia and Kelli is super patient with me.

One night this week I woke up and laid there and laid there and laid there.  Finally at 2:30am I got up and sewed until 4 am.  Then went to bed and finally was able to sleep.  I know it’s the stress of everything that’s going on with Kramer’s cancer….the next night I went to bed early and slept really well.

Anyway…these blocks got finished that night.

as did these a few of these….
I love the green and white striped one.

I also started trying to work with the flying geese rows.  I did a little sewing on them and then went to press them.  They laid on the ironing board like this….
That’s when it hit me…I finally came up with a new layout for the quilt.

I am going to try this….
The flying geese will form a heart.  All of the rest of the space will be other blocks and pieces that are scrappy.  I’m hoping this will work.  It’s much more challenging than the other ones I’ve done but that’s okay.  I want to make something a little different.

…and that is the only sewing I’ve done.

Everyone has been saying I need to take care of myself and one way I’ve been doing that is by not getting up an hour before I need to so I can sew.  I’m getting so I miss that time.  So I might get up early twice a week.  Maybe that will be the best of both worlds…a little sleep and a little sewing.

Today is the first day of chemo and radiation for Kramer.  Check back tonight and I’ll let you know how it went.

26 thoughts on “What I’m Working On”

  1. WOW!! You are truly an artist!! Seriously!! That quilt is going to be gorgeous!! I wish you had patterns for these type of quilts you make. There is NO artist in me. I can always follow a pattern — but making something up as I go — there’s no way! When you were doing the quilt for Kalissa’s baby, I purchased the book of letters and words. Could you point me in a direction of a book that has all those different wonky little blocks?? There is no hurry. I understand your plate is very full. Both you and Kramer are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Love the green and pink block! Those two colors are one of my favorite combinations. Looking forward to seeing Georgia’s quilt. Sending prayers to you both!

  3. I really like your quilt plan for Georgia. It will be amazing! Thoughts and prayers for you and hubby through this journey. My brother has one more chemo treatment next week and then we’ll see what’s next. I guess the original plan is changing. Hugs!

  4. Lori Sparks Douglas

    Love the quilt colors and plan. Tell Kramer to ask for the heated blankets. I loved that…it felt like a hug. As time goes by layer with a quilt on top to hold the heat. Tell him if he feels tired that the chemo is working and his body needs rest to make new white blood cells for fighting cancer. Besides he has grandbabies to hold and rest with. Babies don’t stay babies for long! hugs for both of you!

  5. Love your flying geese heart idea. Looks like a great start. Keeping positive thoughts for you and your family.

  6. Marianne Barta

    Very nice work! Stress can do terrible things — so I agree — sew along. Prayers continued and hugs.

  7. You do so well with the colors in your scrappy quilts. They are always beautiful. I am trying to do better with mine by using your white/creme method. Prayers for your husband, you , and the rest of the family as you continue on this journey.

  8. SusanfromKentucky

    Georgia is going to have a pretty quilt! I love all the colors and I’m sure you’re loving working with “girly” colors for a change. Take good care of yourself and sending up prayers for Roger!

  9. It always amazes me how patience can be a great creative tool, that heart will be perfect for your sweet little grand girl. Sending good wishes for oday’s medical activity.

  10. Arrowhead Gramma

    My prayers are with Kramer today as he starts treatment. I remember the day of my first chemo treatment and the fear I had of the unknown. Having God and my daughter by my side (as you will be with Kramer) gave me the strength to face the unknown. Being in remission for 7 1/2 years from Stage III ovarian cancer is proof that God hears and answers our prayers. Stay strong for Kramer as he travels the next part of his journey towards good health.

  11. That’s a great idea about forming the heart out of the flying geese blocks. Positive thoughts and prayers coming your way for the Kramer family. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Thoughts and prayers coming your way. That heart is going to be perfect. The quilt is truly a work of love. I’m sure Georgia will treasure it. I like your idea of two days early so you an sew to keep up what you love and part of your old “normal”. Your new “normal” will become what it must and about the time you all adjust and adapt it will be time for another “new normal”. Hang in there and remember we all are sending you hugs and strength.

  13. Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers today. Those colours are gorgeous and the quilt design is inspired.

  14. Amazing how inspiration hits us, isn’t it? Love those pastels for the quilt too!
    Prayers going up for Kramer and you – thanks for keeping us posted.

  15. Love where this quilt is going. Sometimes taking care of ourselves is getting some sewing time — as long as we don’t put pressure on ourselves. So 2 days a week may be a good compromise.

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