Friday, May 21, 2010

I did it!


Ok, the last picture until after it is quilted!  I sewed the last seam last night.  It finished a little less than 66" x 77".

It was a busy day with a hair cut, embroidery club in the afternoon, Dad's Dr. appt. and then a blood test for him at the hospital lab, pick up a sandwich for him.  Then in the evening computer club.  I ended up leaving that meeting early because I was exhausted.

Dad did leave the phone where I put it (surprise!) but he forgot to take his prescription medicine.  The Dr. has decided the medicine isn't helping his platelet count and in fact is raising his white cell count.  He has ordered 2 more tests from blood draws and we see him again next week. Two hours later I dropped Dad off at his apartment.

This is the cranesbill that I started with, a plant from a friend's garden.  I captured it with dappled sunlight and it is so pretty.  I have added at least 4 other varieties to my gardens over the years.  Before I got that first plant I didn't even know there was a hardy geranium and also had never heard its proper name, Cranesbill.  I have learned so much in 16 years of perennial gardening.

24 comments:

Feather on a Wire said...

This quilt is so lovely I nearly bought a collection of Fasset fabrics so I could make one last week. Then I remembered it just wouldn't go in my house.

Jacque. said...

Well, as always, this quilt is fantastic! Your use of color/fabric is awesome.

True Blue Nana said...

I know you have had tons of advice but when my mother gets really unsteady we check for bladder infections. They are very common in older women, I am not sure about older men. The only symptom she will have is being unsteady, no pain nothing.

Jackie said...

The quilt top came out just beautiful!! So glad your dad left the phone where is you put it, but sorry to hear about more blood tests. Hopefully all will go well. I just learned something new too. I never knew that geraniums were called Cranesbill. I have two varieties in my garden. Now I know! Thanks!

karenfae said...

The quilt turned out beautiful! But then I knew it would from following your progress on it.
Your purple flower is really pretty. It reminded me that I could use a geranium in my yard.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Linda said...

The quilt top is stunning. I am looking forward to see how you quilt it. (No rest for the weary!)

Sorry you dad isn't improving with the treatment. I know this is hard. It sounds like the doctor is working with you. (Some don't.)

You can pack a lot in a day! You must sleep well...oh I hope you do!

We have a Cranesbill. I think they are beautiful. We had three varieties at our last house. My SIL's mom calls them weeds and won't have one! I think she is missing out.

esquiltingpassion said...

Your quilt is beautiful, love the color and the fabric.
Elaine

Cathi said...

Your quilt is absolutely fabulous -- so bright and cheerful. Now I'm so curious to see what you make next!
Great lighting when you got that shot of the purple flower - so pretty!

Julie Bagamary said...

The quilt top looks great.
Still praying for your dad.

nanann said...

I tried commenting on this quilt a few posts/days back but blogger totally wouldn't let me. So YAY, I'm here!

Anyway, the quilt is awesome! Such great colors -- it really seems to sing!

And best thoughts for your dad of course.

Beaz said...

Lovely job. Beautiful quilt.
I know it isn´t always possible, it´s never easy, but worth being tried: home made fresh food, organic if possible. I does help us in every way.

Jody said...

don't you LOVE the cranesbill - how peppy it is and always getting larger? Mine spills out into the walkways now and I actually trim it back. Love the color of yours - have never seen one so purpley.
The quilt is phenomenal. Just JUICY and vibrant. Another HUGE success from you!
p.s. it was woodchucks and rabbits that took out the seedlings - and yes, I WILL replant!

Laura said...

Another beautiful quilt! All of your Kaffe projects lately have really gotten me interested in starting a collection of his fabrics. Like I need any more collections to add to my already huge stash lol.

hetty said...

The quilt top is beautiful - so inspiring! I have a couple of cranesbill geraniums too. I will keep my prayers going for your Dad.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Congrats on the flimsy finish!!!

Love the color of that cranesbill . . . GORGEOUS!

SarahVee said...

Your quilt is turning out beautifully. I love the Cranesbill. I didn't know the flowers look like that. I will definitely be searching for one around here to plant.

Sharon said...

Wonderful quilt. I am also enjoying your garden pics, as this is my first year with a yard and I'm watching things come to life in my area. Congrats on the mention on Barbara Brackmans blog, she linked back to several of your posts!!

Muddling Through said...

Your quilt is so beautiful. I'll miss seeing it. I'm not familiar with cranesbill, other than that I've seen it on your blog. Must be another of those things we don't grow this far south.

Kristin L said...

The quilt looks great. As for it's cousin, the zigzag I bought from you, it is all done too! I thought it would be weird quilting someone else's work, but instead, it was fun. I had a great time discovering all the fabrics as I sewed them. The quilt revealed itself to me. Thanks for a wonderful experience. :-)

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Kim D. said...

I love the way your quilt is coming along. I hope you'll share it when it's quilted.

Lynda said...

The quilt is fabulous! Fabulous fabrics and a design which shows them off to perfection!

Anonymous said...

Finished quilt and as wonderful as I thought it would be.

Cranesbill... so pretty... your springtime blossoms are weeks ahead of us. I still am waiting for the morning frosts to leave us before I plant any annuals. All the leaves on my Japanese maple got frosted and ' freeze dried' the leaves so strongly that they all fell off. I see some tiny little buds coming again so maybe it will leaf out again.

J~MT

prashant said...

Well, as always, this quilt is fantastic!
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