Monday, May 16, 2011

Just Stringing along

I made my 60 blocks for Roll, Roll Cotton Boll long ago. I still have not assembled the quilt. I want to do things a bit differently then the way Bonnie Hunter designed the quilt. I love it and all but my blocks look too Christmasy.
Anyway, over on the Quiltvilleswap group there is a swap going on for string blocks. Today I am just limp with pain. The meds are not working as they have. I am afraid I will need some stronger meds. So I wanted to sew but my brain is fuzzy. Why not make some string blocks.? Then if I get enough done I will sign up for that swap too. I actually made 14 blocks without breaking into a sweat. I used up several almost gone bobbins. Great way to be frugal and have fun sewing!

I need to check the swap to see if we are to trim these or not....
 I won a copy of the 100 Blocks Volume 3 during the quilt blog. So cool! And there even was a card in the envelope saying I was a winner. I have been so very lucky lately.

I quilted this for a friend/student of mine. It turned out so nice and sweet. Jan is really getting the hang of quilting. She has the "quiltbug" sooooo bad! I enjoy helping her along on the learning journey.

10 comments:

Cottage Tails said...

Hope your meds work soon (((HUGS))

LOVE your quilts photos as usual....

Love Leanne

regan said...

So sorry your meds aren't working....fuzzy is no fun! But your string blocks are great! Way to go! Can't wait to see what you do with your RRCB. I had to do mine differently from Bonnie's, too.....but I'll bet she won't mind! lol

Janet O. said...

Congratulations on winning the magazine! You are inspiring me to dig out a pile of string blocks I have buried somewhere. Best wishes for improved health, hopefully without the need for stronger meds!

Helen in the UK said...

So sorry to hear you are struggling with your meds. Glad to see that you are still able to do a little sewing. Hope things improve for you soon :)

JCnNC said...

Good post, Subee - I also won a copy of the 100 blocks, just waiting to receive it. I am tempted to do the string blocks and use up some fabric. Just don't know where the strings are packed right now. Judy C sends her best.

Elaine Adair said...

Hope you feel better soon - terrible to want to sew but not if you're feeing unwell.

Idaho Quilter said...

I've had the same problem lately, back problems, the drugs keep me fuzzy, I just want to sew sew sew.

Kim said...

PAIN is a four letter word!
sorry you are suffering.....hope the weekend brings relief.

Happy sewing

Vic in NH said...

Subee, I hope that by now all your meds are working for you perfectly and you are out of pain. Strings are a great way to have mindless fun and use up scraps, too. Sending you hugs!
Vic in NH

Kathie said...

hope your feeling better,
nothing better then making string quilt blocks when you need mindless sewing!
Kathie