Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Pressing triangle blocks..........

It took almost 2 hours to press all 180 triangle squares last night.  They are 5" finished squares.  I was calculating how big of a quilt I can make with them.  If I do 12 rows across by 15 rows down it would be 60" x 75" using just these squares.  If I added some plain squares in I could make it larger.  I have a couple larger print Australian fabrics that I didn't cut into triangles.  Actually a 10" finished square would show off the print even better.

I was gone for over half of the day yesterday.  I had to move my appointment with my eye Dr. in Chicago after I had my pacemaker surgery.  We traveled in rain both ways, 2 hours getting there and an hour and a half getting home.  My vision has improved since my last visit and I don't have to go back for 6 months so no winter driving.  The tumor (which was treated with radiation 5 years ago) is stable and has a good appearance.  No further radiation damage of healthy tissue at this point.

My pop-up shop closes tonight CST and it will be a few weeks before the next one opens.  This gives me time to continue making quilts and do more photography for the next one.  Thanks to everyone who has visited the shop and to all of the purchasers!

24 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Very good news. the weather has been cold and nasty. I keep thinking that we are in for a bad winter, but they are saying not. Anxious to see where you are going with the HST's. Chris

Linda Swanekamp said...

Thrilling news!! I am so happy for you. The HSTs are gorgeous.

Mary said...

Great news! I am so relieved for you.

kadyb said...

Awesome news about your eye and your vision! What a relief for you and your family!

Kathi Harris

Gene Black said...

That is a lot of pressing!

I am glad to hear the good news about your vision -even if you did have dreary travelling weather.

Anonymous said...

Wanda, so glad to hear that your eye is doing so well!
Mary G

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is great news on your eye!! and so nice to not have to do that drive in the winter. I hope it stays stable.

patty a. said...

The HSTs are so pretty! That is great news from your eye doctor! It is 44 here this morning and there is a light sprinkle of rain. The grass we are trying to grow on the practice fields seemed to be doing well with the just enough rain and a bit of sunshine once in a while. We need to have it well established before winter.

Chris said...

I'm so happy to hear your news, Wanda!

Debbie said...

Mixing in some 10 inch squares sounds like a fabulous idea.

Shasta Matova said...

That's a lot of pressing! The HSTs are really pretty. And a long commute for the eye doctor. Glad the news was good.

Diana from SC said...

Great news.

Deb said...

Great news! I hope everything continues to be positive. Keep up your wonderful quilt making. Your talent is inspiring & impressive. I read your blog every morning with my coffee...you have become a good part of my morning.
Thank you for sharing...

Marnie Haines said...

Good morning, Wanda,
How wonderful that your eyesight has improved. And your stamina is great: to iron for two hours after a 5+hour trip away is a great feat. I love to listen to how you describe building a quilt from small pieces randomly sewn together. This one is perking well and I look forward to hearing how it develops.
Thanks so much for this wonderful blog. What a great source of learning it has been for me.
Marnie Haines

Quiltdivajulie said...

Happy dancing at the news from your eye doctor - six months! Hugs!!!

Sylvia Anderson said...

I would think that this news meant more to you than anything else, at this point in your life could, especially since you have just opened up a whole new chapter in your life with the Pop-Up Shop. I'm so happy for you Wanda and wish you continued success in your new venture. Looking forward to seeing what tomorrow brings in the Pop-Up Shop.

Hedy Hahn said...

Wonderful news,,,,,you’re feeling good now post surgery with your heart, your shop is doing well, you are back to being your creative self and now your eye is stabilized. Good news on all fronts.

Gypsy Quilter said...

So glad you've gotten such good news from the doctor.

O'Quilts said...

Good good news.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Good news from the doctor is always welcome! It will be fun to see what you do with all of those HST - ;))

Cathi said...

Congratulations - that is fabulous news from the eye doctor!! Travelling in rain always makes it seem so slow.
It's going to be fun watching what the triangle blocks turn into.

Kerry said...

Great news indeed! :D

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

So, so happy things are going in the right direction with your eye, Wanda!! Love those Aboriginals...

Charlotta said...

That quilt will be so beautiful regardless of which way you go. I would never have spent two hours pressing those HSTs! I would’ve fingerpressed them! While watching TV. It’s too hot to fool with the iron.
Huge congratulations on the eye doctor report. That’s great news, isn’t it?