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Monday, May 30, 2011

Sleepless in New England

This bumble bee is busier than I have been the last few days.  Insomnia hit me for three nights, so I've been a zombie during the days.  But I slept last night and feel almost human again.   I think Dr. Jekyl may have been experimenting with something that kept him from sleep and that's what made him into a monster.

I used up some of my scraps from making the QOV blocks to make more blocks. 

I won this Lapel Stick at Glenna's blog, http://www.hollyhockquilts.com It's a new tool for me that works really nicely. Thank you, Glenna.

I made this quilt top to donate.  I visited Happy Cottage Quilter's blog http://www.happycottagequilter.blogspot.com and liked her quilting using Mary Mashuta's walking foot method of quilting.  I have Mary's book,  Foolproof Machine Quilting, and am using her technique on this smaller quilt.
I tried out my lapel stick to baste the templates, and it works well.  No pictures of the quilting yet because I need to be fully awake before I work on it. 

Several of you who visited my last post were interested in seeing the entire completed scrap quilt that I mentioned.  Thank you for all of your lovely comments.
Perfectionists will find many flaws, but this quilt was the largest I have quilted so far, and it was a challenge.  Also, I backed it in flannel for cozyness, but that made it heavier.  I only free motion quilted the sashing.  The rest is either straight stitch or a decorative stitch.
 It fits my queen size bed well enough. 

I did pick up a crochet project that I abandoned because I missed crocheting.  That was a good craft to do for someone who can crochet in her half-awake state:)

Happy Memorial Day. 
God Bless You.


Barb said...

Your post is chalked full of goodies but the one quilt on the bed is fabulous.....I am droolling over here.

Donna said...

Your queen sized quilt is Beautiful!

soggibottom said...

Joanna I always love to see your blog. ha ha. Bee's oh yeah ! :-)
Now wasn't that a strange thing. Queen and your queen size bed :-)x x x

Hazel said...

I'm sorry to hear of your imsomnia, Joanna, hope you are round the corner on that one. Not sleeping always seems such a good idea in theory as it surely allows you to make use of all those extra hours and you can DO so much more BUT then you realise that this is not true as no sleep makes you good for nothing and that you can't concentrate on anything!

Thank you for the recommendation of Mary Mashuta's book - I've found it on Amazon, and may invest! I'm looking forward to seeing the quilted 'leaves' on the border of your pink quilt - this is exactly the sort of shape I want to use on the borders on my Spring Garden Trellis quilt!

And of course your scrappy quilt is just gorgeous! I should think that you are delighted with it - if I'd made that I'd be walking with it round the town showing it off to anyone who would look!