Sunday, May 16, 2010

Happy Hour - 2

Happy Hour
Originally uploaded by Legg Beater
So, My Grandma Gallagher was going to go to New York next month. She wanted a quilt to give to the host family she was going to spend time with. Since she only had a month, she enlisted me to help her. The plan was, I was going to cut out all the fabric and we were going to sew them together at her house. The day I was supposed to go sew, her colon ruptured and she ended up in the emergency room. Luckily, the surgery went great and she is recovering well.
I started sewing the blocks myself so we didn't get behind schedule. I took some liberties with the instructions she gave me. She wanted green/orange/flower. I wanted stripes. The reason I know she is recovering is because she told me today EXACTLY how she felt about the stripes (and it wasn't good).
So, now I've finished enough blocks for a 101"x101" quilt and she wants me to redo the ones with the stripes. What do you think?
She wanted a pattern from the Happy Hour book, but since I can't find it - I cut 5.5", 2.5", and 7.5" rectangles to make 14.5" blocks.


Shari said...

This is the exact same pattern i used for my host friend in New York with the exact measurements. which are not the measurements in the pattern. I love love love the stripes. You have such a great eye

Shari said...

It's so true , the more experience you have the more you can relate.
Nikki you are welcome to come over and i will show you some important
things i learned from Sue. I have 4 hours of care giver support on
Saturdays between 10am and 2pm. We can go downstairs and not worry
about Mr Ironsides
(this is regarding your comment on my blog)