Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Be careful what you wish for!

I know I said I wasn't ready to return to work yet and would love more time off, but I really do have to be careful what I wish for! I have a temperature and pains in my ears, neck, shoulders and back. And I'm starting to snivel! My Doc says I have a viral infection! This wasn't the more time off I had in mind. I'm feeling so yeuck! It's taken two whole days to quilt in the ditch on only a quarter of Big H.
Now can you see them Joe?
For those wanting to see my 'quilt as you go' method for finishing, I found a tutorial. I followed this tutorial waaaaaay back when I made this quilt. No point reinventing the wheel. When I was making the Dresden quilt I thought it would be my hand stitching in the back seams that would require my attentions, probably the first time I washed it! LOL In fact those seams have held up well, the plates on the other hand have required some TLC. I didn't use any kind of stabiliser and quilted them a little too lightly, most of them have had attention of some kind as they have begun to come away from the backing. I do still favour the less is more style of quilting.

3 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Not much time having time off work if you can't enjoy it. Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for the link to the tutorial, I've bookmarked it for future reference

Cardygirl said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Allie said...

Oh no - that's not the way to get time off!!! I guess we need to be very specific in what we ask for, lol. I hope you feel better soon! Quilting is looking good.