Friday, January 25, 2013

Rainy days are quilting days.  With rain in the forecast and a puppy dog gone to K-9 camp for the day, it seemed like the perfect day to hunker down for some quality time at my sewing machine.  After first getting some soup on the stove to simmer (and act as savory potpourri) I did just that.  Soon I had an excellent start on the quilt I am making for Hubby's heart surgeon.
I found the tutorial after a Google image search for 'heart quilts'.  You can check it out for yourself by going here.  Since the quilt is intended to be a gift from Hubby and I, I have saved some rows for Hubby to stitch onto the top.  Maybe he will allow me to document that with a photo or two  . . .  time will tell.
Now it's time to go pick up that tired little doggy. Today she not only got to play, but she got a bath and nails trimmed, too.  Monday she goes in to be spayed.  Surely the surgery and recovery will go much easier if she starts out clean and sweet smelling.

16 comments:

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, It seems much of the country is having awful weather, with lots of ice. A rainy day is perfect for sewing; I haven't been in the mood lately but if we get snow next week, I probably will be in front of the machine.
Have a great weekend.
Noreen

Dawn said...

Perfect quilt for Dr. Wonderful
Hope Larkin has an easy recovery - there are mail carriers that must be watched - very carefully.

WoolenSails said...

That is a wonderful quilt and nice design for a guy too.

Debbie

AnnieO said...

Any day is a good day to hunker down with a sewing machine--even better if uninterrupted! Love the heart quilt, so unexpected. Larkin's lady parts being fresh as a daisy sure should help:)

Lori said...

What a nice start on what is to be such a meaningful quilt!

anne bebbington said...

this is a lovely pattern Libby - I saw something around the net a while ago using a similar technique for Christmas trees and thought how simplistic but effective it was - I don't know if the surgeon is male or female but if it's a man this is a great way to incorporate a heart without it appearing too pretty pretty - love it - another idea stored away in the memory bank for future reference

anne bebbington said...

this is a lovely pattern Libby - I saw something around the net a while ago using a similar technique for Christmas trees and thought how simplistic but effective it was - I don't know if the surgeon is male or female but if it's a man this is a great way to incorporate a heart without it appearing too pretty pretty - love it - another idea stored away in the memory bank for future reference

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

What a cute and thoughtful gift! I was reading through my blog list and I love the 52 week savings challenge you shared! I showed the hubs and we are totally going to do it too! Looks like the end weeks are going to be much harder to stick to, but we're going to give it a try. I'm thinking some cheap plane tickets somewhere is what I would like to spend it on. =) He's probably thinking more like a lawn mower or something practical. LOL

Karen said...

A unique design for the heart. Good idea. I often key in different quilt styles on Google Images and look at quilts. Or on Pinterest. I have way more ideas than I could ever do in one life time.

Nancy in MT said...

Very clever design and perfect for the doc. n

Candace said...

What a truly heartfelt gift, Libby! Good luck to Larkin!
Cheers!

annie said...

sounds just wonderful, will look forward to seeing it finished, what a great gift!

Kathie said...

Perfect design for the DR. I think this is so nice of you to do this.
good luck today hope all goes well....
Kathie

suz said...

what an adorable quilt and such a thoughtful thing to do! I'm so happy Andy is doing so well...and that you are back whipping out those quilts - you are such an inspiration.

Kim said...

What a thoughtful thing, making a quilt for Andy's heart surgeon. No doubt Andy will manage a few rows of beautiful quilting to make this quilt perfect. Hope Larkin is home from her surgery and soon feels like her usual good natured self. Always something cooking at your house. Keep your fingers crossed that the rain will go away...I need a few more days for beach time and a special get together too. :-D

Melanie said...

OK-- this is a super cool piece... for a second I thought you went over to the 'jelly roll' side...(ha!) Love the reason and the sheer beauty of this with the strips...