Friday, August 13, 2010

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Oh man, I can't believe summer has gone by so quickly. I really wanted to be better about blogging, but my life has just been crazy these last few months. John has been in and out of the hospital several times and when he's been home, we've had to go to doctor's appointments several times a week. He's currently back in the hospital with with his second MRSA infection. The good news is, he had a great scan a few weeks ago that showed a very good response to the last round of chemo. He's also feeling pretty good and is walking a lot better than he has been able to in the past few months. Anyway, the point of all this is that I have not had the time or energy to do another crafty, other than my bee related blocks. Well, I've been knitting at the doctor's appts, but I'm a really slow knitter.

Of course, because I'm insane, I joined the Doll Quilt Swap.This is one of my favorite swaps and I would hate to miss out on it. I wanted to finish my quilt before I left for vacation. (Isaiah and I are joining my family in Ocean City (Maryland) this week for a little vacation, and while I feel bad about leaving John, I really, really need a vacation.) I had originally ended doing a "storm at sea" quilt because my partner likes traditional quilts, but triangles and I just don't get along too well. I saw this quilt pattern in a quilt books from the 70s. I didn't use the exact pattern and kind of made up my own directions as I went. This would be a perfect scrap busting quilt. I'm really pleased with the way it came out and almost want to keep it for myself!

Alright, now onto packing and cleaning! I always feel so crazy getting ready for a trip!

6 comments:

katie trott said...

This is such a cute quilt! I love using up scraps :) I hope you have a great time in Maryland!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Fabulous quilt - wish I was your swap partner.
Relax and enjoy your week in Ocean City!

Jeanette said...

Darling quilt, I really really like it!

Enjoy your vacation, you do need a break.

Whosies said...

i love the pattern! maybe do a tutorial on it and share it with the rest of us.....when you come back from your needed vacation! have fun!

Di~ said...

Wow, I love that cute little thing!

tarabu said...

Since when do you and triangles not play well together - I love this as much as anything else you've made of late! Enjoy your very well-deserved holiday!