Saturday, February 4, 2012

Not the day I planned.

Today I had all these huge plans to get one of my 2 dragon fly quilts finished or at least most of the way done. The plan was today show off the quilt or maybe have it or something finished.  At around 2 I got a call telling me that my dad had a stroke and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.  Long story short and 5 hours at the hospital later, he only has a infection and is being shipped back to his nursing home.  So instead of a quilt to show off you get to see my dad.  He is better and home I came.






What do I find when I get home but a package from the "Fat Quarter Shop". The other day I won a Jelly Roll from Such a Sew and Sew on the January Finishes Linky party.  I had a great month with 7 finishes.  And of course the win.  Now I need suggestions on what to make with my new Jelly Roll.  I plan to make a quilt using the idea found on a quilt from  http://www.redpepperquilts.com/ called Quilter's Palette (that link will take you to the quilt) It has a 5x5 block in diffident color ways it will take me forever to get enough to do a full quilt but going to use some on that.  I am looking for any suggestions on what to use the rest of the Jelly Role on. Now that I am home, I think I am going to make a stab at my Dragonfly quilt. Oh and one last thank you to Such a Sew and Sew.  I have won 3 other items this week also will link back and show them off when I get them too.  But this is my 2nd win ever, but the first to show up so YEA!!  At some point in the future I plan to have some type of give away if you have thought or ideas to make it fun let me know.  Think small though, I am new and don't yet have a lot to give.

7 comments:

bunbear said...

glad your dad is ok. you could do a jelly roll races top for something quick and easy.

Elizabeth said...

So glad your dad is OK!

And, yay! Your Jelly Roll came! I love this tutorial and made this quilt using it.

Whatever you do, have fun with it!

xo -E

Lorraine said...

I was sorry to hear about your Dad so pleased he is okay.
Well done you for winning the jelly roll looking forward to the creation made with it.

Tiffany said...

Hope that your dad continues to do okay.

Jelly roll - I don't buy a lot of them! I think it would make a cute string quilt block. You could then use it for potholders, table runners, or even a quilt!
Happy winnings! Isn't it fun to win something? :D I recently had a small giveaway on my blog where I gave away a mug rug that I had made - so it doesn't have to be fabric, and it doesn't have to be big, in my opinion.

KaHolly said...

So glad your dad is going to be okay. What a worry!! Congratulations on your wins! With your enthusiasm, I'm sure you will make something beautiful! ~karen

Susan said...

I'm so glad your dad is fine. He looks good in the picture. You must have had a tense few hours, though!

Moda Bake Shop has a lot of "recipes" for quilts made with precuts. Looking up the tag jelly roll, http://www.modabakeshop.com/search/label/Jelly%20Roll, I saw some great ones. Etchings is one I like because it's simpler than it looks. Cross Terrain is interesting, too. I like the idea you linked, too.

Diane said...

I'm so glad your dad is ok! That would be scary! Hope you are ok too! Congrats on the win! :) that's super exciting!

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