Monday, October 18, 2010

Quilt center done

I took the rectangles from this post and added some black squares (yes Di, my go to color lol) and came up with this:


Yes, it is upside down. Blogger thinks it's fun to flip photos every once in awhile.

As you can tell I didn't plan the placement of colors. I just grabbed and sewed. This top is long enough at 60" for a lap quilt but it is only 36" wide so it will need some side borders and probably a narrow top and bottom border too. Still working on a plan for the borders.

Well, I'm back to work tonight. Booooo!!! Doc says the shoulder is good to go even though it still hurts. He says the pain will ease over time and I won't hurt it by going back now. More Booooo. Since I am a pro at this shoulder stuff I know the pain will ease up in a few weeks. It will take a year or more to completely heal. I just don't want to go back to work :( I would rather stay home and quilt but you have to do what you have to do.

Things around our house will be weird for a bit though. I normally work 5pm-1:30 am. While I was out they decided to put me on third shift when I return so now I work 10:30 pm-7 am. Not sure when  I will fit everything in or where I will find some quilting time but I'm sure I will find a new routine. Should be interesting...

7 comments:

Maria said...

Oh no I just can't imagine going to work at night. That is time to sew and then sleep. LOL.
My DH was a miner so he did years of different shifts including nights and my DD1 was a nurse and also did nights.Good luck with the new shift.

QuiltSue said...

Glad the shoulder is recovering, but sorry that means you have to go back to work. That's not so good.

Pat said...

I like that quilt top. Good luck adjusting to the new work shift. Will they change you back to your other shift soon???

Gene Black said...

I really like the top so far. I have some ideas for the borders.

Melinda Cornish said...

if you figure it out, will you let me know...I am still struggling to find time to sew....jeesh!
I love that quilt right side up or upside down....love the black and the bright rectangles.....

searchfamilies said...

Nice quilt, i have done night shift & i didn't mind it as i am not a morning person so rather do nights than have to get up way too early in the morning lol
Hugs Janice

Barb said...

I love the black in there...turned out great!