Two weeks ago, I posted about these 72 hst’s made from a flowery fabric and a mud colored solid.
My goal was to make the mud color disappear.
I started by using a dozen of them to make a star.
That’s the center. The stripe became the focus fabric.
And, then I went hog wild with borders.
I’m pretty sure that nobody is going to look at this little quilt and think about that mud colored fabric, eh? This was going to be a Linus quilt, but I need a baby quilt, so, we’re going to repurpose and make something else for Linus.
This is different for me. I’m used to making blocks and laying the blocks out in a grid. It’s been my quilting style for as long as I’ve been quilting. It was very new for me to start with a center block and then just add border after border after border until I got a quilt size. I have at least two other blocks that I want to do this way. They’re Mariner’s compass blocks and will make great quilt centers.
Except these are really pretty blocks, so the idea will be to add borders that accentuate them instead of overpowering them.
We’ve scheduled Syd’s knee surgery for 03/01. She’s feeling pretty good about it. She just wants to get it over with. The doctor, who really took the time to talk to Sydney, was very frank about how hard the recovery was going to be. He stressed that at some point, she’d have to take over her own physical therapy and it would take her resolve to do it and she’d have to self motivate. He explained that the surgery is the easy part. She’s talked to a dozen school mates that have had the same surgery and each and every one has told her about the pain that she’ll have to deal with during the PT, but they’ve also been very open and reassuring about her sleeping through the surgery and about how the PT gets easier and easier and how the hardest part is the first couple of weeks post op.
Knowing that she’s feeling peaceful about the surgery and the recovery and that she’s got her eye on next year’s basketball season makes me feel more peaceful. It’s going to be hard. And, I know that her resolve will shake. But, I think she’s as ready as she can be.
The thing that makes me the most sad is that this is going to change her. She’ll come out of it more mature and more independent and while those are wonderful things, I’m going to miss the little girl that we still have today.
Be well. Have a great Wednesday. If you have small kids, push down on their heads so they don’t grow up.