*Cough* *Cough*

That head cold from the weekend has moved into my chest and seems to have developed into a bronchial infection. With a prescription from my doctor in hand, I've spent the last couple of days at home. It's hard work chasing after a 3 year old any time, but especially with a cold.

I did get some grading done, and took a stab at crossing some things off my to do list. The problem is many of my projects are at that point that is less than enthralling for me. I like the design and construction.

So that means I sat down today to use up some more of those Holiday charity blocks, this time in a smaller lap quilt. It's currently about 40" by 54".

What do you think, white borders or no borders? I have plenty of white donated by my grandmother...

Also, I want to send a great big thank you to Lynda for sending me 8 yards (!!) of fabric to use as backing. That thank you also extends to Molly, Annette, and Wendy R. who all volunteered to quilt *AND* donated the batting for each of their respective projects. Thank you all for your generosity!

I was supposed to be finishing the quilting on my Halloween quilt. I found a tutorial for spider web quilting over at 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting. The problem is she makes it look much easier than it really is! I practiced a bit and decided to try loopy FMQ instead.

You can see why, right?

As usual I was on a roll and doing *okay* until I had to change the bobbin. Tension problems galore! So I popped in a different bobbin. Same problem. So I gave up. I'm not thrilled with the black thread, it stands out a little too much, but I don't hate it enough to pull it all out. I hope to get the rest of this quilted before Halloween.

Both times I typed "bobbin" in that last paragraph, I actually typed "boobin." Nice.

One bright point in the weekend: Jaxon learned to wink! Yay!


Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Like the small log cabin blocks all funky colored like that. perhaps a border since you have sashing already?
It's so cute. I made two more to go with mine from the block swap today..I'd like to get mine done for xmas, but I get sidetracked on so many other things... oh well.
love the WINK*

beth said...

1. get better
2. use some white in the border.
3. Your quilting looks great in the picture on all three samples.
4. Love the wink. **

The WoodLand School said...

Awesome winking, Jaxon! There is nothing cuter than a winking kid :-)

Use sashing ... it makes the blocks pop!

Feel better soon!

Thimbleanna said...

Haha -- how cute is that winking Jaxon??? {Winking Backatcha Jaxson!}

Hope the cold gets better quickly and WITH borders!

~Michelle~ said...

boobin...hahaha! and now that the winking is mastered, snapping fingers is next (and I must confess that I can't snap my right hand fingers, its pathetic)

Lynz said...

*snickers* Boobin - that just made my miserable work morning a bit brighter! That plus that adorable child! I remember when my girl started winking - too cute!!! Of course, we're onto torturing everyone trying to whistle.....

Cristin said...

Cute wink ;-)
I say YES - go with some white sashing... to make it bigger, and really make those squares pop! Just my two cents. cheers!

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