Back in 2002, Jan Schmidt designed a Block of the Month quilt for HGTV and the Simply Quilts show with Alex Anderson. My friend Kelly made this quilt, I fell in love with it and so I decided I would try my hand at applique (this is the first applique I'd ever attempted). I have picked it up and put it down many times over the years and for some reason I got the bug again to pick it up and finish it. I had all but 4 of the 12 blocks done and the fabric just waiting for me to finish. Now I can say I have all but the month of September done and I'm really excited about it. I was going to wait till September was done, but just couldn't wait to show off my blocks. I actually did show 8 of them off a while back (a while meaning a couple years ago). What does all that strolling have to do with slippers - well Cliff bought me a pair of UGG slippers, hooray, no more hot sweaty feet and kicking my slippers off, then freezing feet!!
Ready to stroll:
No September - yet........
I tried and tried and tried to find a link to the patterns on the HGTV website and man if it's there it is buried. I did find a link for what the finished quilt looks like that someone else made (a couple of her blocks are different than the original pattern) and it is here. I did fine the beginning video and other videos of the original show about this BOM and it might be useful - here.
Here is a version of the quilt that looks like the original pattern:
I found this picture at the following addr: http://gallery.ppwp.com/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=Strolling-the-Block-quilt-blocks&id=BOMquilt
|My new UGG Slippers - in a lovely choc. brown colors so they won't show the coffee spills (wink)|
I got a cortisone shot in my shoulder (a yearly thing to keep it from hurting - thank you arthritis) and thought I'd be getting a thumb joint injection as well, however there was another option, a very light weight brace for taking some of the pressure off the thumb joint. I jumped at the chance to give that a try for 4 weeks and see if the thumb joint pain would resolve itself. Last time I got a cortisone injection in the thumb joint I had a couple of painful days and sleepless nights. I'll do it if I have to, but if this brace will work, hooray for me, right!!
Monday I go to the dentist type of guy to begin the process of getting an implant for the huge gap where they pulled a tooth this summer. I'm not looking forward to it, but I will be glad to have a tooth back. I hope they give out good drugs because while I can handle a fair amount of pain, mouth pain is something I just don't tolerate well.
So what have you been up to - is your Christmas shopping done, are you baking or sewing gifts??
Happy Stitches and Hugs,