September OMG

My September will start with surgery on my rotator cuff to repair the torn and severed ligaments that were damaged when I moved us last October to our sweet little apartment.

As I was cleaning and doing laundry to get ready for Tuesday’s surgery, I realized that although I have finished 343 quilts in the past years, I still do not have a quilt for my use in our home. So my goal for September is to finally pick fabric and a pattern to make a quilt for our bed and possibly another thrown quilt for our chairs. Over the years I have found patterns I love and are on my To Do List but the bed quilt might have to be one of my designs. See decisions are hard, but this will be my only quilt related activity for a month or two.

So many inspirational photos and pins and ideas such as;

The above screen shot was sent to me by a friend to see if I can find the QAL which should be starting soon. Please excuse the typeface around it. I’m not sure what all it says. I do love a medallion type quilt and if I can find it, I will try to get monthly patterns in order to catch up late fall or early winter!
Can’t you just imagine the variations; scrappy or tonal, light background,; dark or even grey, My mind is spinning with the possibilities. There is this sweet pattern I won from Melissa Cory of Happy Quilting. I can’t wait to do this one.

With having surgery and the shoulder being immobilized for 10-12 weeks I am being realistic and not planning any sewing projects.

I’ve been itching to do this one, but what colours and fabrics to chose! There is this beauty one of my students just finished! All done with hst’s and squares. Isn’t it intriguing?

So which will it be; traditional or modern, an old favourite or new inspiration, a scrappy quilt or carefully chosen fabrics, someone else’s pattern or an original design? Decisions are so difficult🤪

In the meantime I will be following every one else’s goals and progress and cheering them on. Eye candy can keep one very content and occupied. Not quite as well as putting fabric through the machine but a close second!

Cheers😎 Carol

Linking with Elm Street Quilts OMG


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

11 thoughts on “September OMG

  1. Best of luck with your surgery. Sounds like someone is going to have to take care of YOU for a while! Decisions can be fun to make, too, and will keep quilting going in your head. Can you do any handwork? Just so you know, and not a complaint at all, at two places in your post, I couldn’t read the words because of small banners across the post.
    I very much like the blue quilt you showed, but any of them would be great looking.

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    1. Thank you. I do wish someone in my family was closer to help. DH has MS and isn’t really domestic. As I told my son he can burn pizza with the best of them. It will be what it will be. I’m not sure how much of anything I’ll be able to do post surgery. My left arm will be in a sling completely immobilizing my shoulder. I know if it’s possible to do any handwork I have knitting and a stack of hexies ready to be pp’d. If not I can view the internet and plot and scheme which project will be next project. I will see if I can fix the banners. Thanks for letting me know. Have a great week/wonderful my nth! 😉 Carol


  2. Wishing you all the best for your surgery. Even if you can’t sew, I bet you can give Pinterest a good work out for quilty ideas when you’re better xx

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