Sunday, February 1, 2015

Starting another month

So, it's not been a very good week here. On Tuesday my daughter and I both went to see the doctor. She had tonsillitis and I had sinusitis. The good news is she started getting better right away. The bad news is I got worse...much, much worse. For three days I did nothing but sleep and cough. I could barely get off the couch to get a drink. I couldn't eat, although I was hungry. It's all been so strange...I've never been this sick before in my life. Thankfully now on the fifth day, I feel like I might actually be starting to get better.



I know you're all expecting the start of the sew-along to be posted today, so I'm going to try. If I leave something out, just ask. My brain still isn't working quite right. I believe I already mentioned the plan is to make 99 blocks, 50 nine-patch blocks and 49 Snowball blocks. Of course you can make as many or as few as you wish. But with that plan in mind, our monthly goal for each of the first five months will be to make 9 nine-patch blocks and 9 snowball blocks. Technically these blocks will make up the first two rows of you quilt. Of course you don't have to make them into rows yet if you don't want to. But that's how I broke it down to get the number of blocks to make each month.

I'm sure you remember there are several options on this quilt.





And if you need the specific instructions, you can find them HERE and HERE. I've also made a button and have added it to my sidebar. You can grab it from there to add to your blog if you like. I'll try to get a linky thing for February set up sometime today.

34 comments:

  1. I hope you are feeling well soon, Terry. Thanks for the QAL info.

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  2. Hope you feel better soon.My little janome comes home from the [dr] tomorrow,can;t wait .So today I'll get everything cut and ready.

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  3. I'm surprised you got the instructions posted. You need to rest up. What is your favourite color. It is hard to tell with these scrappy colors

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  4. Take care Terry , hope that infection goes away quickly so you can feel more yourself .

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  5. Take care of yourself. I am sure we all have plenty of projects to work on and we can wait on the sew along. I have lots of 2.5" KT blocks so I probably will be making another KT quilt.

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  6. Take care and I hope you get better soon. Take it slowly it's better than suffering a relapse. We'll all be here and ready to go once you're fully fit

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  7. Sorry to hear you have been/are under the weather. Take care of yourself - yes, go slow so no relapse.

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  8. Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well. Take care of yourself and get lots of rest. The sew along can wait. Your health is more important.

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  9. Poor you! Hope you both start feeling better really soon,
    Keep warm
    Hugs coming your way
    Pam x

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  10. I am glad you are starting to feel a little better. I started playing with my 2 fabrics this morning and will post in a few minutes. I am using 3 1/2 blocks since I am cutting from full fabric. They will be 3 inch finished.

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  11. Get well soon girlie, this cuts into your quilting time...seriously be good to yourself and take it slow.

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  12. Sorry to hear you are under the weather! Hope you are well soon! X

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  13. Sorry to hear you've been ill. There's a lot of bugs out there right now.
    I love snowballs. Made 6 of them for grandkids and charity. I'd love to play along. Just started so many other alongs... I don't think I could do it.
    I will enjoy watching this time.
    Hugs

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  14. So sorry to hear you have been so ill. Hope you feel better soon and kick that infection to the curb!

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  15. Thanks Terry..... sorry you have been so well.. take it easy and get fully well soon...
    Hugz

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  16. Sending lots of good wishes your way, hope you feel better soon!!! xxx

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  17. Sounds like you had the flu rather then just a sinus infection. Glad you are feeling better. I hate being sick! Great quilt.

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  18. Wow, you got hit hard. So sorry!
    Looks like it will be another fun SAL--to watch. : )

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  19. Glad you're finally on the mend. Happy sewing, I shall look forward to seeing all the variations

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  20. Oh Terry, I'm so sorry to hear how sick you've been - that's terrible!!! I hope you're truly on the mend now hon, I'll be praying for you. Have I told you how much I LOVE your snowballs with the square in the middle? I love them!!!!

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  21. Really sorry to hear you have been so sick take care x

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  22. Oh no Terry - that's terrible! I hope you continue to recover. I have been cutting lots of scraps into 2.5" blocks. I must start cutting my background fabric (though it feels so good to be doing something purposeful with my scraps that I might just keep going until they are all gone!). I am still debating whether to do the first or second layout. Might end up doing one of each!

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  23. Thanks Terry. Hope you are feeling better soon

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  24. Sorry again, Terry, but this time I'm joining in... I have succumbed to your charms... love that quilt, and it's on my bucket list. I'll just have to start sleeping less.
    Hugs

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  25. Hi Terry, I do hope you're feeling better!!! You're a trooper for still posting about the QAL.
    Take care,
    Abbe

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  26. Oh my! I hope you two have a speeeeeeedy recovery!!!

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  27. I do hope you are both all better now :) Very clear intentions- of course I am completely doing my own take on them. I'll be a month behind, hoping for my first made blocks in March, and oh dear, only be doing about a quarter the number :)

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  28. Hope you sew much better now. Sinusitis us is just awful....
    You are sew good to still do a SAL post.

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  29. My mind is telling me "no, no, no!" but my quilty heart is telling me "yes, yes, yes!" So, I'm in. My quilt may take twice as long, but, darn it!, I love the pattern. Now to go look thru the stash and decide what fabrics to use! And, just for serendipity, my name is Terri! Get well soon, what a icky thing to go through. Rest up.

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  30. Looks like another fun sew along. I sent my good night Irene to a young lady who is severe and profoundly intellectually challenged and she just covets it! Can't say I'll have time to participate this time, but it sure is a great way to use up scraps and make those extra, needed quilts!

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  31. I hope you feel well soon, dear.

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  32. Thank you for hosting this fun sew-along. I plan to join since there are no deadlines, no pressure, no stress!

    In the post above, it mentions two links for directions to making the blocks. Both of the links are the same, and I'm wondering if you meant to post two different ones? I'd like to see them both before beginning if there are two. Thanks!

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    1. I had the same problem with the links. Hopefully Terry is feeling better and can check that out for us.

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