Mental Health Day


I took yesterday off.  Actually, I’m taking all Mondays off.  Well, from the shop, anyway.  After nearly 8 months, it was time to reevaluate shop hours, and I came to the conclusion that having a day at home by myself was important for my sanity, as well as the well-being of my home.

Of course, on my first day off, I didn’t actually get to BE home alone.


This guy was complaining of a sore throat and coughing in the morning.  Since strep throat is making the rounds (again), I decided to play it safe, keep him home, and make a quick trip to the doctor.  (It didn’t appear to be strep, more like drainage from a possible sinus infection.)

I did get a BUNCH of paperwork done yesterday (and have a BUNCH more to do), but you know that I couldn’t be home and not sew.  And sew I did, until late in the evening when my whacko log cabin quilt top was finished.  (Whacko refers to ME, not the style of the quilt).

I love the heft of a quilt that has a LOT of pieces — and a LOT of seam allowance.  I need to see if I can give you an estimate on the number of pieces.  I did not cut and sew those pieces that small, this was all strip pieced, and there was LOTS and LOTS of strip piecing.  And trimming — you should see my EXTREMELY colorful trash.  Bits and bobs too small to save.  OK, some of you might save some of it, but my insanity has to end somewhere.

No one commented on my “it’ll quilt out” joke yesterday.  or maybe you didn’t get that it was a joke.  Longarm quilter humor is pretty obscure, I know.


  1. Adam says:

    that quilt is awesome. When you first posted that sashing I mustn’t have been paying attention because i thought it was a stripe

  2. Mary Ann says:

    Your mother got it. You’ve had to “quilt out” a few lumps and bumps on quilts for me. And I’ve seen a quilt or two that you’ve done that looked like they’d be impossible. I think you were possibly pleasantly surprised that the last one you did for me was fairly flat. Right?

  3. Michelle says:

    Your quilt is just fabulous! I know you thought you were insane with the narrow strip-pieced sashing, but it adds so much to the quilt.

  4. Jami says:

    I caught it…but I’ve seen your work, I KNOW you can quilt it out! 🙂 the top turned out really cute, can’t wait to see it quilted up.

  5. Mary says:

    I was too busy *quilting out* the humps and bumps on a top here in MPLS to comment on yours. Seriously, I’m convinced that all tops look good once they’re quilted. This one of course will be gorgeous!

  6. Deb Levy says:

    That top is sooo cute! I didn’t read my blog list yesterday,guess I’ll go back and see what went on!

    Hope the little guy is better.

  7. Sheila says:

    You got a chuckle out of me with that line. I love what the border did for this quilt, although it was very cute before. Did that finish to ~56×56? I’m anxious to see how you quilt it.

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