Sunday, March 09, 2008

Cabin Fever


I have 30 blocks done and just put them up on the design board. I think I'd like to make 12 more and set them 6 x 7 - but not sure if I have time. I have to have the top including borders put together by the 17th. Haven't decided on a setting yet, either, but kind of like the furrows one. I do like the blue and white with a few purple/red-purple strips thrown in. I'm definitely going to make another blue and white quilt someday.
Anyway -- that's my accomplishment this weekend. I finished 15 of these blocks today -- the last round of logs.

I also pulled out the next quilt for the longarm and pressed the top and the backing. I hope to get it loaded after I finish the Cabin Fever quilt. I'm itching to try my new panto on it!


Steve called this afternoon. He was totally blown away last night by a surprise party engineered by an old friend and helped by Kim. About 50 friends showed up from all over -- a couple from Atlanta, a couple from Arizona, Green Bay, WI, Chicago, Peoria, IL. He was totally surprised -- I would have liked to have seen his face -- but he told me all about it. Collectively they are known as Team Talbott and they just wanted him to know they are all in his corner (and a whole lot more that couldn't make it last night). Even his best friend from high school arrived from Atlanta!

Gratitudes:
Friends and family.
Playing with fabric.

8 comments :

YankeeQuilter said...

No matter how many quilt blocks I try I still love log cabin best! Your colors are great. Very peaceful.

Screen Door said...

Great log cabin piece-- As corny as it sounds...Tracey Lawrence has a song, "You find out who your friends are..." Sounds like Steve has some really special ones... Have a great week. Spring is just around the corner I just know it....

Silverthimble said...

I love the blue and white combination--and combined with the log cabin pattern, it is a classic! Gorgeous! Sounds like Team Talbott is in full swig! Wonderful to hear about the support! Go Steve!

Elaine Adair said...

Pretty, pretty L.G. THe lavender and purple adds even more delight!

Nancy said...

Y'know, quilts just don't get any better than blue and white. Thassfersure.

n, np

Mary said...

I made a blue and beige scrappy log cabin quilt several years ago for a raffle quilt. My son loved it and still comments that I gave it away instead of giving it to him like he wanted. I like the straight furrows.

Glad to hear that your son is progressing through his treatments - how nice to be surprised by his friends.

Shelina said...

It is a beautiful quilt. I love blue and purple together.
Happy National Quilting Day!

cher said...

what a sweet set of log cabin blocks-hope you are able to get it all together by your deadline-I know I am late in commenting! I love the surprise story for your son-that sort of support is priceless-I am so glad he has so many loving friends willing to come long distances to be there for him. Just goes to show how very special he truly is.