How You Doing?

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Well, I didn't post a WIP Wednesday. About 2 weeks ago I went out in the garden with my husband. After we moved a couple years ago we decided to build up the soil here and get back to growing our own vegies. Last year we hobbled along with some salad greens and tomatoes but we wanted to get the garden area in shape, till in some amendments and maybe even get some more flowers planted.
So, we were preparing to till and I was lifting some sodish weeds into the green bin when I heard a snap in my back.. .. and then I could feel a great pain. Somehow, with the slight bend and lifting of weight I wrenched my back and have been "in recovery" ever since. I haven't quilted, I have sewn a bit... What I have been doing is playing a lot of Animal Crossing on the Wii.
I am a bit obsessed with the garden. I need to get it planted, so we can eat it's goodness. This last week I have been feeling better, but not 100% . I have been doing lots of planning... .

Fast forward to this week!
I am roaring to go. I made 2 quilt tops today and am quilting as we speak. I am waiting to get a Project Improv Quilt top to quilt. In the mean time I tried my hand at the Zig Zag Quilt with no Triangles.
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While I was out of commission I had a brain storm on how to explain and share how to easily make my Spare Change Quilt. So I made an experimental top with that in mind.
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Right now I have a simple quilt top on my Quilter and I have a few stitches I can do pretty well, so I am mixing them up and kind of working on a Improv style. Im not sure I am going to use it on my Improv Top but it's good practice. Traditional style quilting is not what I want to be doing, and yet at the same time I get tired of the meander, freehand fake pantos and stipple. etc etc..
I am hoping to go some where more interesting (to me, anyway) ... Im hoping to develop a style that morphs from this stitch to that with some "fill" play in between. Im working on it. We'll see.

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I'll let you know.
Tomorrow I go shopping for spring flowers for the patio. I love annuals!
Quilters Rock!


Michaela said...

You were busy. I like the zig zag quilt, it is on my list as well. I love the spare change quilt. I just added it to the long list. I love it. beautiful! Happy quilting.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Poor you with the back! Can I say I'm jealous of you gardening already? It is currently snowing outside...

Good luck with the quilting stitch, it is always so tough to get creative with the quilting. I just tried a new, geometric pattern. I'll be sharing soon.