I really couldn’t help myself on this one. I saw the actual quilt when Sally Collins was here and it really is basically the same block she taught me to make in class, except there are more of them. .
And, it’s really cute. And, really small. The quilt size, finished, is 28 1/2”
The blocks are 3 5/8” and finish at 3 1/8”
Over Saturday and Sunday, I made all 13 of them.
And, I have all the sashing sewn, and am cutting it down to the right lengths.
It is 1 1/2” wide and finishes at 1”
At bee on Saturday, they kept saying “once an overachiever, always an overachiever.”
I’m surprised at how fast it’s going. But, I really did spend all weekend working on it. I barely came out of the sewing room and didn’t get to all my weekend chores.
This won’t be the final name, but I’ve come to think of it as the colonoscopy quilt because I got this far as a way to avoid the anxiety I’m having about scheduling the appointment with the surgeon. I know, I know, it ain’t no big thing and the day before is by far the worst and the fasting is the hardest.
But, I’m still anxious and nothing that anyone has said has made me feel any better. Except maybe Bonnie Hunter. She had hers done when we turned 50, like I should have. And, she approached it as something that has to be done. Just a fact.
And, for me, it is a fact now. Even though I managed to avoid mine, my sister had hers (dang her!) and now I have to have one.
It is a fact.
Today, I am going to call the surgeon. That’s another fact.
Be well. Have a good tuesday. Wish me luck because really, this is the hardest part for me. After that first phone call is made to schedule, I get real good at handling what’s going on in a very businesslike fashion, finding as many laughs in it as I can. It’s just making that first call that’s hard for me.
The therapist calls it first step trauma.
Well, it must be something. It has a name.
Take care. Lane