Thursday, 7 February 2013

P is for Poorly

I'm getting thoroughly sick of sickness. Miss Rosey is still off school, my body caved in to the fluey thing on Monday night and now my Mr is suffering too. Little Bun is the only one back out there as a well girlie. I stumbled throuh a days work on Tuesday and was pretty useless so I took yesterday and today off. I thought a day on the sofa doing nothing would be the perfect get well tonic. Instead the electricity left our house so I had to spend half the day trying to get it back again. Today I'm floppier than before and can't even get inspired to knit or crochet which is most odd for me. I do have a windmill quilt which I'm getting itchy to get back to mind you.


On Monday I had a fiddle around with some of the triangle squares I'd made up. Before I absolutely decided on the pattern I was going for I fancied trying out a few options.


After trying out three different patterns it was still the windmills that stood out the most to me. They combine the other two patterns, but in a more mixed up hotchpotch way.


I've stitched up more than half of the 56 blocks I'll need. Without the new way of making up triangles there's no way I'd be whizzing through this so quickly. 


I pictured a fresh spring floral quilt and the fabrics I've chosen perfectly capture what I have in my head.


These two are standing out as my favourites so far. I have a feeling that I'm going to really enjoy looking at this one when it's done. 

As you've all told me, you can never have too many quilts. This past week I've found out we need quite a stack in readiness for ill days. That cosy splash of colour is just right for cuddling a poorly one.


24 comments:

  1. I hope you are all feeling better soon.
    Anne xx

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  2. Such a beautiful combination of fabrics. I keep scrolling up to have another look! Hope everyone gets better and soon. Such a hideous time of year for illnesses. xx

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  3. ive just had enough of these blooming bugs too...just get over one and 'wham' another hits you...my sophs has been so tired from her chesty cough...she went to school weds but was poorly again so is home again today...the sugary meds dont seem to work and sometimes i feel the walk and wait at my docs surgery is such a waste of time just to fobbed off with more sugary meds...your bright cheery fabrics cheer my soul...x

    i wish all the buns a get well wish xxxx

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  4. I like the pinwheel pattern ... I like that the diagonal lines give the pattern motion. And it's such a nice simple, unfussy pattern that really works well in many variations. I hope you and your family are all feeling right again soon. Wendy

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  5. Bless you! Hope you feel tickerty boo soon! Both designs are lovely but I think the windmill pip the post for me! I've just finished my blocks, off together some white cotton tonight then I can start to put them together (have to admit though, this quilting lark is mega scary!, goodness knows what I'll be like when I'm sewing the layers together!)
    Looking forward to the finished quilt, which by the way will be months ahead of mine! :) x

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  6. Hope you feel better soon. Its so frustrating being ill especially when you don't even feel like crafting or reading. Lily. xxx

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  7. Love, love, love those fabrics and windmill design. Hope you feel better soon. Julie x

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  8. Just looking at your quilts should make you feel a bit brighter . Feel better soon x

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  9. Get Better soon Buns! Its dreadful when everyone gets ill one after the other, I once had to deal with 2 lots of chicken pox one after the other with the boys and then I came down with the 'proper' bed-ridding flu myself straight after..my boss was going crazy! Anyway, it'll soon be Spring, sunny warmer days and no lurgies hopefully.
    Love, love ,love how this quilt's looking so far. My favourite fabric is the 50s flowery sea-urchiny looking one against the pink spots.Gorgeous. x

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  10. Oh bother to those bugs! So far touch wood Alice has been the only one to get a cold, I am not the worlds best patient so really dread getting any form of the lurgy. I do hope that by the weekend you all start to perk up a little more. Loving the windmills Lisa, too beautiful xox Keep cosy x P

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  11. Hope you all get well and feel better soon... your quilt is looking fab

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  12. Oh so sorry you have been feeling miserable ... hope you are much better very soon ... I love the quilt ... the windmills are my favourite too ... sending you lovely get well wishes ... Bee xxx

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  13. Sorry to hear you are poorly sick, those fabulous fabrics could cheer anyone up. The quilt is looking great, can't wait to see the finished blanket. Sarah x

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  14. Hope you're all feeling colourful and lovely again soon. Ellie x

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  15. Poor you! be better soon... Love colour combos... hugs Cass x

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  16. Get well soon, miserable when the nurse of the whole family is sick. The windmills are looking gorgeous. mel x

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  17. Popped over to say hi to you.Love your triangles! I have only just learnt how to join squares for a homemade quilt, but hopefully one day I will be able to get a bit more adventurous! Hope you feel better soon. Karen :)

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  18. i too am feeling grotty, but my how your post has cheered me up no end......pretty fabrics....perfect. get better soon xxx Nattie x

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  19. Love the fresh springy colours of your windmills, sorry to hear that you are feeling below par, we have just got over the chicken pox here so sympathise! Catx

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  20. Hope the Bun Family is all feeling better soon.
    Your choice of fabrics are lovely, really enjoying watching your progress. My quilting project is going soooooo slowly, deciding on which fabrics to use. Decisions, decisions!
    Natalie
    x

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  21. The windmills are just beautiful; definitely the stand out winner. I hope you all feel better soon.

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  22. Sorry to hear you've to lots of illness in the bun household. We went thru a couple of months of the same- it's soul destroying isn't it?
    I hope you feel much better very soon .
    Beautiful quilt blocks!
    Xx

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