A quilting OUCH?

Oh deep joy!!!

The lost hours deep cleaning the back of beyond in my teenagers wardrobe has resulted in screams of delight followed by screams of pain as I fell off the ladder!!…but, I have finally found the long lost quilts….and sprained my ankle.  That aside look, look at these…

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My bravery in summoning up the courage to venture into the teens room was rewarded well, when on tip toe I stood on one foot, precariously balanced on the handle of the step ladder, which of course was not tall enough.  It was also painful to stand on for longer than a second and peering my head into the deep dark recess of the cupboard I could see what looked like a familiar old sewing bag.  And so I grabbed a pillow and placed it over the handle of the step ladders (as in the style of an episode of Casualty*); where the impending injury is starkly apparent to all but the poor human it is about to befall.  I gave a large tug at the bag, screamed with delight as I cast my eye upon my long lost quilts and then drew in sharp breath as my foot slid of the handle of the step ladders and I plummeted to the floor with the quilts in hot pursuit. I will spare you a picture of my bruises!

  It was worth it though.

636089393114987629This is a beautiful single quilt patched from a jellyroll…I made it whilst recovering from surgery some years ago.  I have part hand quilted the main section and will have to ponder about how I finish the rest.

636089395575201470This is a lap quilt I began making years ago, before I learnt to crochet.  It is a Tilda pattern and I remember the roses around the little cottages took a long time to hand sew.  I really must get this quilted before this winter. Alas my PHD mountain has just grown some more!

xxxxx

*Casualty – a BBC drama about an accident and emergency dept
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7 thoughts on “A quilting OUCH?

  1. Sorry about the sprain …even if your description of how said injury befell you gave me a fit of the giggles (sorry about that too) but OMGOODNESS look at those quilts !!!!! WOW & WOW again just beautiful

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  2. Beautiful work and stunning fabric. I would have wanted to grab it to, step ladder or not. I will tell you a little secret I use when me stepladder turns out to be a little on the short side. Books!! I stack a load of large books on the floor to create a small platform, then place my ladder on top and climb. 🙂 Heaven forbid the books slip one day.
    Now go and put that ankle up on a pillow and enjoy the quilt, as I am positive it was very much worth all the climbing.
    Have a great weekend.

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