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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Weekly update: it's a flimsy!

This has been a challenging week. My husband was admitted to the hospital on Sunday -- a week ago -- and is still there.  Hopefully he will be released to rehab tomorrow.  I will not go into details here, but you can understand that visits and concern have kept me preoccupied.

I love to see the sunrise over the lake. I took this picture Friday.    I'd hoped to get a picture of the full Harvest Moon rising over the lake on Saturday but it was cloudy.
 There was a touch of frost in the nature preserve on the way to the lakefront.












Sewing is a respite during stressful times. (Unless, of course, the stress is caused by a stalled project!)

I forged ahead and made ten more blocks for my Rainbow Scrap challenge.  I repeated the monthly colors with one exception. I used regular gray rather than "grayed purple."  Each of the blocks used 8 HSTs.  Since HSTs come in pairs I had 160 spares.







  I thought I would use them for the border.  When I auditioned a few I thought that the mixed-up colors detracted from the intensity of the one-color blocks.












I searched my stash and found that I had enough of this bright floral print to cut 4.5" borders.  (I've used it before: here and here.  There is still a chunk left -- I wonder if I can get another border out of it.)

The flimsy is 58 x 68 and used 4-1/4 yards.  (And I have 160 HSTs for another project.)


I'm linking up with
So Scrappy  (Rainbow Scrap Challenge)
Oh, Scrap!
 Monday Making
 Main Crush Monday
 Design Wall Monday



20 comments:

  1. This is a beauty of a quilt! Quilting has been and will always be some sort of therapy...I wish your husband a speedy recovery!

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  2. Beautiful blocks! The border fabric really works to accentuate all those colors. Congrats on the finish!

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  3. Sorry to hear about your husband. I hope he recovers soon! Great job on the quilt top finish. Thanks for sharing it with Oh Scrap!

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  4. What a gorgeous flimsy!

    Wishing your husband a speedy recovery.

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  5. Hooray for RSC projects! Looks fantastic.

    Sending healing thoughts and prayers for your husband. I can relate...my husband just had his fibula removed and made into a mandible during a 14 hr surgery. I just took a couple of weeks off of work to nurse his wounds after his discharge. I took a lot of handwork with me to the hospital to keep me sane.

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  6. So sorry to read about your hubby's trip to hospital - sending you best wishes from New Zealand.

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  7. So sorry to hear why you've been preoccupied and hope that your hubby gets well soon! Sending prayers for the best outcome.

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  8. Oh Nann -- I'll be keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. Hope things are progressing well for him. It's no fun at all getting older is all I can say. On a brighter note I love your RSC challenge blocks. They are definitely looking great together. I found several great block ideas for next year's challenge. Some year I really want to participate and get a quilt of any size done! I hope things improve for you.

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  9. I pray that your husband's rehab will go well and that you will get rest at this time. A gorgeous finish. The border is perfect. Lucky you!

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  10. Really nice quilt, like it!
    Cheers,
    Emese

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  11. It's a fabulous flimsy, Nann. THe border fabric really works with it too. I am already planning next years'. lol

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  12. So sorry to hear about your husband and hoping he is on the mend! Love your challenge quilt and the border is perfect! It feels so good to finish something!

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  13. I love it. I've been trimming my bonus hst. I wonder if I have enough of each colors to do something like this.
    BEAUTIFUL

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  14. Very pretty quilt! Sorry about your husband's illness, hospital stays are never easy on anyone.

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  15. I love this! This block is perfect for a scrappy top!

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  16. I hope your hubby recovers soon. Your quilt looks really good, andi love that you have all those extra HST's to use on another project!

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  17. Your border choice is spot on! So sorry to hear about your husband. Mine will be undergoing eye surgery twice over the next two weeks so I can really relate to your concern.

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  18. Sewing is a great help when the hard days come. Praying for your husband and YOU.

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  19. Sorry to hear about the hospital admission Nann, I hope that resolves well.

    I prefer the print rather than pieced border, good choice there.

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