Monday, April 13, 2015

The Good Thing About Having a Cold


You KNOW that's a joke, right?  There's nothing good about having a cold!  However, in my never-ending quest to redeem the bad things that seem to happen to us all, I spent my weekend cooped up with a cold - - - sewing. I had bought a jelly roll of "Glow" by Gudrun Eria fabrics a while back, and though I had also bought a pattern to use with the jelly roll, I decided I'd better not get too ambitious. So I stuck with the very easy rail fence. I just added in a one inch strip of solid brown in each block and also as the first thin border. The outer border is a Jinny Beyer print.

Here it is outside on the patio with the sunlight playing off the fabrics. It seems a happy quilt to me and that is always good.

The backing is this Jinny Beyer print.

And my very favorite shot of any quilt - the morning sunlight  showing off the freshly washed cuddliness of it.

I also have started using up my nine patches that I have been using as leader/enders. This will eventually be Dancing Nine Patch, a free pattern from Bonnie Hunter. I like accumulating a pile of units to use in another quilt with very little extra effort.

Somehow I had the foresight to make an applesauce cake before the cold hit full force. Thank God!  It was necessary. Really. Cake is good for what ails you, don't you know?

I hope you are having a perfectly WELL week!  Because not being well is just no fun. Me?  I'm thankful to be feeling better!

Hugs and kisses,

7 comments:

  1. Lovely finish on your quilt. It does look lovely in the sunshine.
    Hope you are feeling much better.

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  2. Bless your heart. Seems having a cold in warm months is worse that having a cold in cold months. Happy to hear you are feeling better.
    Love your split rail fence quilt. Your BH pattern choice, too. I plan to use those two quilt patterns in the near future. I enjoy making and looking at scrappy quilts made with those simple patterns.
    Your applesauce cake looks yummy!!! Take care of yourself, dear.

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  3. I'm so sorry that you're under the weather ... but thankful that you were able to do some sewing in spite of the cold. And what a nice quilt you were able to make! That applesauce cake looks so yummy! Take care of yourself ... hope you're feeling better soon.

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  4. I'm glad you're feeling better Elaine -- it certainly doesn't seem to have slowed down your quilting. I love a good rail fence -- I've had some fabric put aside for one for years -- I really should get going with that! That cake looks Wonderful!!!

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  5. I'm glad you're feeling better Elaine -- it certainly doesn't seem to have slowed down your quilting. I love a good rail fence -- I've had some fabric put aside for one for years -- I really should get going with that! That cake looks Wonderful!!!

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  6. Well, you did a great job on it. I sure hope you're feeling better now. That cake looks so delicious. Hugs, xo

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  7. Sorry you're sick and hope you get well very soon with the cold. That's no fun. Your apple sauce cake looks so good. I would love a slice. I love your quilts. The patterns and colors are awesome. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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