In the scheme of things in life toothache is a blip on the horizon, but it did manage to obliterate a few days and then some for me. Today is the first time I feel properly back in the land of the living since last Friday. And how happy I am to be here too!
I have a busy social weekend ahead so have tried to squeeze in some sewing before I have to pack it all away until Sunday or Monday. I flipped a mental coin and the HR quilt won the toss for more piecing together.
Despite a huge amount of encouragement from so many to pursue Alison's idea of putting flying geese between all the blocks I totally ignored her and went for the simple option. Because I could, and I am lazy I suppose.
I ordered some Kona Dusty Blue and decided that it worked well with these panels. I will have to order some more. I wanted to make sure it was what I wanted before I committed to several yards of it.
And as I piece I have already worked out how I wish to quilt this. Won't be for a while yet but I am sure I will stick to what I have in mind.
I got my classes for the Fat Quarterly Retreat this summer. If you are there you will be able to find me in Embroidery with John Adams, Improv with Lu Summers, Triangle City with Katy Jones and Needleturn Appliqué with Mandy Noble. I'll be the one talking too much and getting in trouble with the teachers most likely.
I leave you with a photo I took on my school run this morning. Life isn't at all bad when you have this countryside to drive through each day.
So glad you are feeling better today! Love the dusty blue with the HR! Perfect choice! See you tomorrow - squeeeeee! jxoReplyDelete
I agree, the blue looks wonderful and I'm loving the layout, look forward to seeing your quilting!ReplyDelete
Oh it looks just wonderful!ReplyDelete
Almost worth me hopping on a plane to thief it in the night ;)
Glad to tooth is mended and you are able to move on. N had his first filling today (at 34 - not a bad effort) and you should have seen him. He was told he needed it months ago and only went because I made the appointment for him.
Hehehe mean wifey I am...
Glad you feel better! That blue is just perfect you are going to have the most gorgeous quilt ever!ReplyDelete
Hope you have a wonderful weekend xxx
The quilt is looking beautiful and I have the improv class with you I think. Enjoy your day.ReplyDelete
I love that dusty blue - it makes a nice change from all the white and grey around - I might just steal that idea!ReplyDelete
Yeah to feeling better and love the blue HR windows!ReplyDelete
Tcha ! Not one FQ class with you - AGAIN! Must meet up outside the classes!
Glad to hear you're doing better. I hate it when something gets me down like that. Love the picture of your school run .. beautiful. And the blue on the quilt, that's beautiful too.ReplyDelete
Glad you're feeling better with such a busy weekend coming up. HR quilt progress is looking good and so excited about the FQ classes - although noticed when I got mine we don't have a single one together! Will just have to natter to you in between classes.ReplyDelete
HR is just gorgeous as is your drive. I see we don't have classes together :( We'll find another way to hang out I'm sure. xxReplyDelete
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That quilt is going to be divine! And we are on Improv together - yay!ReplyDelete
Quilt is looking good!ReplyDelete
Loving the HR and glad you're feeling better :o)ReplyDelete
Glad that you are feeling yourself again and will be able to enjoy your weekend. Your quilt is looking fabulous, I think the blue is perfect, what a great choice.ReplyDelete
wow, that view you have is beautiful, how lucky you are.
So glad you're feeling better! Have a fabulous time with your ladies :) Your quilt is looking knock out!ReplyDelete
I am so glad you are finally feeling better.ReplyDelete
I am trying to switch from crochet to embroidery so we can have one class together. I think I would use embroidery more than crochet anyway.
The path to school looks very pretty.
Ooh, ignore Alison and she might put her mankini on ;) (don't ask!). Glad you are feeling better and your sashing looks great!ReplyDelete
Your quilt is going to be stunning....almost as pretty as the country side you get to drive through.ReplyDelete
Glad you are feeling better.
That HR quilt is jus gorgeous, and that dusty blue sets it off a treat :-)ReplyDelete
I love the blue with the HR blocks - what a great choice! I'm so glad you're feeling better xxReplyDelete
The blue works well with the HR blocks. Really glad that you are feeling better and ready for a girls day out. Di xReplyDelete
Love how the quilt is coming together. Really excited about my classes!ReplyDelete
Glad you feel better again and found the opportunity for some more sewing. The white and dusty blue look great around the HR blocks! Sounds like you have signed up for a few good classes at FQR!! Enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
The dusty blue looks great! I think flying geese would have detracted from your lovely blocks. Glad you're feeling better in time for the weekend :o)ReplyDelete
Gutted you ignored me ;-)ReplyDelete
The dusty blue is perfect! ( flying geese are highly overrated, don't you think!!) love the drive to school- can we swap?ReplyDelete
Love the soft blue you've chosen for your quilt. Glad you are perking up and feeling better for your girls weekend.ReplyDelete
I think I'm in two classes with you - nah nah nana nah!
Looking forward to giving that a little fondle on the weekend!ReplyDelete
Glad you are feeling better! Love the quilt! And amazing school run drive!ReplyDelete
Welcome back to the land of the living - my HR's shaping up nicely ;o) I shall see you in Triangle City, but, of course, I'll see you on Saturday first!ReplyDelete
I;m glad you're feeling human again. Nothing worse than being under the weather.ReplyDelete
Im green with jealousy about the Fat Quarterly retreat. One of these days Im just going to have to come over so I can go too.
England generally is such a pretty place I think. So much history and lots of green. You are lucky!
Love the dusty blue! Your school run photo could have been taken around here as we have a similar countryside.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous, whimsical, I want it! All your creations have me musing over how much delight and happiness must emanate from your sewing space. The blue is perfect.ReplyDelete
Serene country lane...no honking cars and fast motorbikes and double bender buses and red lights and earplugged pedestrians. Lucky you!
The white ad dusty blue looks just perfect, giving a peaceful rest between your feature blocks.ReplyDelete
Toothache just nags and nags, and gets you down in the end. Hope you've solved the problems. Love the blue sashing, and I'm not in any classes with you either.ReplyDelete
Glad you have come out of the 'Toothache' tunnel... Love the way that quilt is coming on.. the Blue is gorgeous with it.. Had to cancel Retreat this year (sob!) those classes look fun... have a blast. Nice commute to school...ReplyDelete
Glad you are feeling better! Your quilt looks amazing, that blue is a gorgeous shade. Oh and see you in John's Embroidery class!ReplyDelete
Good choice of blue, this looks great!ReplyDelete
You're NORTY taking pictures while driving ;)
Very picturesque! Just like out of a tv show. The quilt is looking really good.ReplyDelete
I like where this quilt is going, the shade of blue you chose is perfect.ReplyDelete
Great country lane shot too.
Yay - I'll get to meet you in the improv & needle-turn applique classes :) I love the quilt - it's looking fab xReplyDelete
Hurrah - we're in appliqué together!ReplyDelete
Im not in any classes with you either, :(ReplyDelete
Glad your toothache is on the mend.
Glad your toothache is better. I'm not in any classes with you either because I couldn't justify the expense :-(. But I so wish I was going because if I was I so would be doing the same classes as you!ReplyDelete
2 weeks without wifi and look what you have done....oh this is so wonderful ... That blue does match perfectly. Can't wait to see how you quilt it...I have a long way to go before I start mine...still collecting the fabrics!ReplyDelete