6/23/11

The big reveal

Well, my days off to recover are done and I'm back to the office after a visit with the surgeon. I still have a hard plastic bandage along my bottom teeth and a plastic retainer that covers my uppers and the roof of my mouth and I'm soooooo hoping I can take both out because after a week, they've become a bit uncomfortable. Just a bit.

I don't know how long it will be before I can take a big bite out of something, but Rob asked me last night what I wanted to eat after a week of liquid/soft food diet. I want a crisp crust pizza, covered with italian sausage and peppers. And, I want to take a big bite out of a thick juicy hamburger. Not thinking he's going to let me bite into the burger just yet, but there's still hope for the pizza soon.

Here's the finished denim quilt I made Monday and Tuesday. So, why did this become a high priority? When I got home last thursday, I just wanted to cuddle under my cuddle quilt and take a nap. But, my cuddle quilt was spread over the seat of the sofa. No more. Now, I have my cuddle whenever I want it and the sofa has a much stronger cover to protect the upholstery.


This is the inside. All the edges are finished, so no raveling. The seams are just like the outside leg seams of a pair of jeans.



And, here it is in it's new place. Now, I need to make two smaller versions for the chairs. Hmmm. More treadling? I think so. I really enjoyed that and want to put some free motion work in the outer border. Something borderish and I'm going to do it all on the treadle. But, first, I have to pull the treadle out of the corner. The quilt is so heavy, I need more table surface for it to sit on if I'm going to do free motion. Gravity is truly the free motion quilter's enemy.




Everybody have a great Thursday. Lane

11 comments:

Glenn Dragone said...

Very nice quilt!

I loved the video. I don't know if I'd have what it takes to keep that machine going. Seems like the old.. rub your stomach, pat your head.

Feel better

Piece by Piece said...

Watched your video. Glad you are feeling a lot better and those awful "bandages" are gone soon. Your quilt looks like a very good cuddle quilt, love it.
Patricia

Frog Quilter said...

It's beautiful and I bet a nap would be blissful under it. :-)

Becky said...

THAT IS AWESOME! I love it!

Michelle said...

Looks great!

LynCC said...

Love it :)

woolywoman said...

very nice!

lw said...

I love how the denim quilt came out-- now I'm dying to make one of my own!

Anonymous said...

Everytime I see a denim quilt I wish I hadn't donated all those jeans through the years that the daughters tossed. That's really nice. mssewcrazy

Elizabeth said...

That is a really lovely quilt. I've started thinking about all those jeans I've got saved up . . .

Nicely done!

xo -E

Vesuviusmama said...

Oh, I love it! I've been saving up jeans for a quilt for a while now. I wonder if I have enough yet.