Wednesday, November 28, 2012

2 more and a new project......

I made 2 more red mug rugs and then packaged them all for mailing to NC.  I drove to the post office and no double vision problems.  I hope that is an indication that the eye muscles have recovered totally.
Last night I started sewing the spacer squares onto all of the strips for my next Random Plank quilt.  I cut the Kaffe fabric strips into half or thirds and left about a third of them full length.  I sewed on 122 spacer squares so there are 123 individual strips/partial strips.  It took over 2 1/2 hours to get the spacer squares sewn on and the whole thing sewn into one big long strip.  Now I will proceed as in a Jelly Roll Race quilt and there will be 5 seams to finish it into a top.

19 comments:

Lynne said...

I'm so pleased to read you had no double vision problems driving to the post office! Praise The Lord!

Jackie said...

Yay! So good to hear about the lack of double vision! And of course I love the mug rugs and the Kaffe fabric!

Gene Black said...

Yaay for the "no double vision"!!!!

Sewing Junkie said...

Progress on two points. Sewing and vision. Has to feel good to get back in the swing of things. Glad you had your family with you over the holiday also. Chris

AllyJo said...

Beautiful. I've enjoyed your reds!

Terry said...

Glad to hear your eyes are so much better. Happy sewing!

Frog Quilter said...

So glad your vision is better.

Can't wait to see the new project...

patty a. said...

That is great news about your vision!

cottonreel said...

Hi Wanda , I'm happy for you that your eyes are improving . I sympathise , I have 3 eye problems myself that are age related .
My ,my , I have just watched your video . It's fantastic , it's beautiful and so inspiring .
I made my first quilt aged 18 , I shall soon be celebrating shhhhh, 79 .
i give away so much of my work but recently thought ,no more . I want my family to have everything from now on .
Once again , congratulations

Candace said...

I am very glad to hear of the improvements in your eye. Sounds like you are definitely on the mend.
I can't wait this see this jelly roll top sewn. These are so much fun. I think the variations you are pursuing will be very interesting. I do a lot of planning in my quilts most of the time; but I was in introduced to the concept of the jelly roll race at a retreat earlier this year, and had such a good time with the randomness of it. The quickness isn't bad either, especially when you need a gift in a hurry.

Susan R said...

Wanda you are amazing! It's like seeing all the paint on the pallet ready for you to paint a masterpiece. I am in awe of your creative talents.

By the way the red mug rugs are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your artistic gifts. You are such an inspiration to me!

I'm so very happy that your eyes are healing and you're feeling better.

Cathi said...

How wonderful the double vision is becoming a non-issue so quickly!

Sheila said...

I am so happy to hear that you don't have double vision now. Such wonderful news this Wednesday morning.
I'm looking forward to seeing your Kaffe fabric strips and spacers become a new quilt top. Such beautiful fabrics!

JJM said...

I can't help but think your general immune system is superior to none other. So good to hear your double vision has disappeared for you.

Of course you got those mug rugs done to send off to your daughter yesterday. And sewing 123 strips on top of that !

J~MT

Sharon said...

Yeah! so happy to hear your eye is behaving and no double vision. It's amazing what the medical industry can do for us now.

Angel and Kirby said...

I am glad the eye is better! I have never heard of a Jelly Roll Race! Sounds fun!

suemac said...

I just made my first jelly roll race quilt a few weeks ago. It was fun to have streams of fabric all around.

Jean said...

I have been reading back...glad you are feeling better and the procedure went well. Sounds like wearing that patch was a pain, especially for someone always on the go like you, but glad to hear things are looking up. This jelly roll racer will be pretty with the dotted squares in between the strips.

Dolly said...

Oh, praise God for his wonderful gifts of healing ! Yours is the second praise report I've heard today, after finding out that a friend was released from the nursing home to rejoin her family after over 2 1/2 years.

God's grace surely IS sufficient.

That Kaffe quilt is going to be gorgeous with those spacers. Now I've looked into a few videos for the jelly roll race quilt tops, but how can it be only 5 seams at this point?