03 August, 2007

Breaking Through The Surface

Whatever this upper respiratory infection is, or was, that has befallen me, I feel as though I've finally broken through. The only thing I can liken it to is being under water; I feel as though I've broken through the surface, at long last, and am left exhausted by the effort. What a week (weak)! Sorry, that was too obvious to pass up. Time for a quilty post. Rarely, if ever, do I jump RIGHT ON a magazine cover quilt pattern and rush out immediately to find the components for construction. This month's Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting is the exception! "Red Sky at Night" drew me in with a magnetic force. When vacationing in New England last month I found the required eight red fat quarters while on that infamous Five Shop Hop! Suffice it to say I have enough "go withs" in my existing stash to flesh out the rest of this beauty! I can feel my energy level rising just thinking about getting started. Did I mention that red is my favorite color and Ocean Waves is one of my favorite patterns? I think this might be just what the doctor ordered. My head's above the surface now and I'm good to go. Stay tuned...

Life is Good!

13 comments:

Ancestor Collector said...

Hmmm..."under water", "Ocean's Waves", "head's above the surface"....I sense a theme there. Somehow I'm surprised this quilt isn't going to be blue and green!

Glad you're feeling better. Hugs!!! :-)

dot said...

Looks like a fun project. I know what you mean about the head problem, I am fighting something right now myself. It is terrible, just came on quickly and doesn't want to leave. Time does cure all ails though.

Quilting Kim said...

Glad to hear that you have broken through the surface - upper respiratory infections are not fun.

I love your new project as well as your fabric selections. Every once in a while those magazine covers grab us and pull us in, huh?

Connie W said...

You have my sympathy re the URI. DH Doc has been sick all week with a URI himself and it's taken its toll. The quilt looks like good medicine. It's a striking quilt as shown on the cover and no doubt you will make a lovely one of your own. Continue to take care and I hope you are all better very soon.

meggie said...

So glad you are feeling better! Love the look of that quilt, cant wait to see your version.

Carole said...

So glad to read that you're finally breathing easily and feeling better! Love those FQs. I can't wait to see your finished results.

YankeeQuilter said...

That is a great quilt on the cover! The reds look wonderful...sigh. I tried ocean waves once but didn't finish - while working on it I found one at an antique show! sort of took the wind out of my sail...

Angie said...

Hmmm, I've been battling that creeping crud respiratory infection too. I'm smack dab in the middle of a round of antibiotics. This one realllly got me down, energy-wise. Hopefully you and I BOTH are on the mend! :> LOVE those reds you have for that quilt. Can't wait to see it when you have the other fabrics with it. :D

Sheila said...

So glad to hear that you are feeling better. A new project too..! That magazine cover would cheer anyone up..!

Libby said...

Oh it looks like a delightful project . . . I find it hard to pass on the reds *s*

Quilt Memories said...

Hi Mrs.GN, sorry you are not feeling well, I too, came home under the weather. Am feeling a little better today.Keep thinking "tomorrow is a new day, surely I will fell even better" I have a mtn. of ironing to do. You want to join me???? I think you like to iron more than I do. LOL
I love the new quilt fabrics and pattern,I know whatever you put with them it will be "prettyful".
Hope to see you at guild meeting, I think I will still be here.
Take care of yourself!!!

Bingo~Bonnie said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL quilt on the current F&P cover and I know your's will be so pretty too! Can't wait to follow your blog and watch yours come together! Wish I had the time to start a new project, for now I am lucky if I get time to play catch up.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Good to hear that you are feeling better. Being sick can be sooo tiring! I bought that magazine too for the cover pattern! Can't wait to see your version!!!

Cheers!

Evelyn