Friday, March 12, 2010

Student's work at finishing class

Student S-1 (2 students with the same name) has been working on her Strips that Sizzle blocks for awhile and was finally at the layout stage.  The quilt is for her daughter and there were 2 layouts she liked so we combined them.  After I took this picture she sewed the 2 side panels together and we flipped them so the light block in the middle of the outside row is touching the center star block, and we liked that better.  I didn't think to take a picture of it. She will be making more rows of the light squares/dark squares to go above and below this center panel for a queen size quilt.

Student S-2 emailed me to see if I was going to be doing a strip pieced Kaleidoscope class in the near future.  I told her I wasn't but suggested I help her start one at my finishing class.  We emailed back and forth for about a month with her sending me pictures of fabric choices from her iphone.  Once we decided the fabrics were right, I sent her cutting and strata sewing directions and she came to class ready to cut wedges and create blocks.  It was a great class and the other 3 students made progress too.

Dad had a set back yesterday and had to have a scope down his esophagus last night.  He has been off oxygen since Wed. but his cough was worse again yesterday morning.  He has congestive heart failure like so many people over 90 do.  I hope today is a better day for him.

19 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

Sorry to hear about your father, it sounds pretty rough for him.
It's fun to your students' work-- I love the way the squares in S1's quilt pop out and recede.

Jackie said...

Wanda, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's set back. Hopefully he will have a better day today. Love the layout of the strips that sizzle quilt. It will be a beauty one the top and bottom are on, big too. The Kaleidoscope quilt is really pretty too.

Linda said...

Keeping your dad and you in my prayers. I so look forward to your posts every day!

Anonymous said...

mis mejores deseos para que tu padre pueda reponerse y no sufrir

hetty said...

Sorry to hear about Dad's setback. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Your students' blocks look great!

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Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Continuing to hold you and dad In The Light.

Muddling Through said...

Both of your students have made great starts! Sorry your dad is not recovering more quickly. Believing God with you for a quick recovery and no more pain.

debra said...

keeping you and your father in my heart.

I've always wish I could be one of you students, and then it hit me, I am! Thank you for taking time to share with us.

Pat said...

Sorry your dad had that setback. The student quilts, as always, are very nice. What kind of ruler is used to make that kaleidoscope quilt?

Cathi said...

It's wonderful to see your students' quilts.
Hope your Dad has a better day today.

belinda said...

Wow Wanda....you seem to be carrying around a pretty full plate there. I'll be cheering for your dads full recovery and returning independance!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Continuing prayers for you, for your dad, and for his caregivers.

Your students are SO lucky!

Vicki said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dad's set back. I will continue to keep you and you dad in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for sharing the work of your students.

HollyM said...

That kaleidoscope is pretty in blue. My goodness you are not only productive, but very generous with your time. I'm sorry to hear about your Dad's setback.

Rhonda said...

Over 90...what a wonderful age....my prayers are going up for your dad and you. Take care.

imquilternity said...

Hope your dad starts to feel better quickly...for his sake and for yours. Take care!

QuiltSue said...

2 lovely quilts in progress there.

I hope your Dad starts to do better today.

Leslie said...

I hope your dad's situation improves soon. And I'm enjoying seeing your students' quilts. Keep it comin'!