What day is it?
The calendar says Tuesday but ti feel like Monday and I'm already behind. I didn't accomplish nearly as much as I planned this weekend. Mold season is here in full force and my allergies are a little crazy. When I'm taking 10+ Benedryl a day I move a little slower.
No need to give me allergy advice, I've tried everything and I'm actually much better than I used to be. For over 10 years I took 16 Benedryl EVERY SINGLE DAY. I would/could have taken more but if I did it caused me heart problems.Now my average is 4 but during mold season I have to take more. It's just the way it is.
I did play around with glass and have the kiln half loaded for the next firing. I washed a lot of sheets and towels because we had different Airbnb guests every day and in between I worked on the borders for Virginia's Vintage Creeper (sorry Gene). I'm anxious to get this settled so I can get the borders ready for hand work and can put the rest away for a while.
Like everyone who commented I liked the middle one of this set best too. But I didn't like it enough to go with it.
I needed to see how the border will look on the quilt. Remember, this is the inner border. This quilt is going to be huge at about 95" square. This border is actually pretty close to the one I started with in EQ.
Maybe it's all the blossoms that I don't like. I absolutely want the vine so I tried this . I like this better but it's way too busy and leaves no space for quilting.
This is a little less busy and I'm liking it better.
Hmmmm, maybe. It does leave some room for quilting some feathers and I think this quilt absolutely needs feathers. Sorry for the photo quality. By the time I saw that it was blurry I had already take this down.
While I like this one best so far none of them are ringing my bell so expect to have to wade through more of these posts over the next days....or weeks.
Tina in NJ
7/5/2016 12:29:00 pm
I like the vine and the partial blossoms at the ends and center. No feeling the individual petals all in a row. I do like the berries. Maybe some smaller vines twirling off the main one? It's looking a tad too symmetrical. Maybe? The vintage pieces make me lean toward symmetrical, but it's a bit boring. Just my two cents.
7/5/2016 02:58:31 pm
10+ benedryl a day? I am falling asleep just thinking about that! Just two Benedryl will knock me out big time. The quilt is looking good. I sure you will figure out a combination that you will love. I do like the berries too. They give it a folksy handmade look which I like!
7/5/2016 03:06:18 pm
sorry you need to take so much Benedryl there was a time when I had to take a lot too for hives and it made me so sleepy it was good thing I was home because I was napping off and on - now luckily just one or two and not every day - but allergy season is horrible, mold here too and I'm going to try the tablespoon of local honey a day that some swear by for their allergies and see if it helps, just got a jar from the local honey farmer today - doubt it will help!
7/5/2016 08:43:29 pm
What I think is great, is to see the thought processes that we probably all go through when we're not working to a fixed pattern. Suddenly there's a light bulb moment and we know that's it.
7/5/2016 08:53:36 pm
It is going to be a happy quilt, such an array of color. Whatever you decide will be wonderful.
7/6/2016 08:36:37 am
I can not imagine taking 10 benedryl in a week, much less a day. I would be in a semi-coma.
7/6/2016 08:47:06 am
What a beautiful quilt this is going to be, and I love the idea of the vine and floral border, but not too crazy about the leaves. You probably don't want the leaves on both sides of the stem because you want the space for quilting, but I think it looks unbalanced. I sympathize with you having all those allergy problems, and know first hand how miserable they can make your life. Between my asthma, bronchitis and allergies, when I was young, I was definitely not a happy camper. At about age 40 I decided to see an allergist and go through the desensitizing process, where they take all the things you are allergic to, in my case, everything outside, and begin injecting small amounts and gradually increasing the dosage until your body builds up a tolerance for it. It took awhile, but eventually it worked, and I was able to discontinue my medications and get rid of the Kleenex box I carried around with me. Since I'm now 80 and don't have any of those problems anymore, I guess it was a long term success. Glad the Benedryl works for you and is giving you the relief you need.
7/6/2016 11:43:15 am
Yup, you're not there yet with the border, frustrating when you really want to get on with the stitching.
7/6/2016 07:12:22 pm
I think i'm in love with that quilt. Going to have to backtrack on the blog and learn more about it.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.