Tuesday, March 29, 2022

A Baby Word for Arkansas Fans

The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile.
~Julia Child


Of course a second Arkansas baby quilt is needed. Have you noticed how frequently friends do things together? From sports, to schools, to buying houses, and having babies. This is not exactly a word but it toots the University of Arkansas. 

UARK baby quilt

The background fabric is Kona Snow and Red. Over the years I've found several pig fabrics of my own that have white backgrounds so they are in both white letters. 

Details of UARK baby quilt

The back is another half yard of pigs from my sister, this time on green. The quilt is a bit wider than a WOF so I added black and white fabrics from my stash above, below, and on each side. The binding is another black and white remnant. Each time I think there will be nothing left in my stash but good stuff still appears. However, I hope to be able to shop in person soon.

Back of UARK baby quilt

It's good to be able to continue making a few baby quilts even with all the events going on here. I sewed scraps into Coin columns this winter and now try to find ways to incorporate them when possible.

Quilt Specifics
Size: 46" x 46"
Design: Coin or String quilt
Batting: Mountain Mist Cream Rose cotton batting
Thread: Superior 50 wt white cotton thread
Quilting: Spiral with walking foot
Approximate yardage: 5.5 yds

Things are going slower than ever for me. When these scraps are gone, I'm not sure what I will do. My arm hurts using any tools - quilting, cooking, gardening, or cleaning. Not that I will miss cleaning.  ;-) The specialist sees me this week. 


Critical care doctor Daniela Lamas wrote You Can Stop Humming Now to highlight the results of our choices. Some patients don't survive an emergency but others do. Some of those return to their previous lives while others... don't. Their lives are altered in small or extremely large ways. What kinds of rehabilitation is required? What modifications? A thoughtful read as we age.

Enjoy the day, Ann

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