Thank you for all the well wishes!!!  I did return to the doctor on Monday.  Seems I have a festering kidney infection…still.  Doc put me on a TWO week dose of Cipro.  He wasn’t playing around!  If that doesn’t clear it up, I’m in trouble.  I’ll need to go back to the doc in a few weeks for a recheck.  I think I’m finally starting to feel some relief.  I’m still kind of tired, probably because I haven’t been resting like I should. 

I haven’t posted anything quilty in a while.  I’ll give you a peek at a darling quilt I quilted for my client, Judy, before I got sick.  It’s a birthday gift for her granddaughter.  The quilt is called “Lil Miss Cutie Patootie Springtime” by Desiree.  Fabric line is by Red Rooster.  Oh and is it ever cute!!!

Judy asked for basically an allover, but said I could do whatever I wanted.  I knew the quilt was going to be used by her granddaughter, so I didn’t think an overly custom job was necessary.  However, Judy did a beautiful job hand appliqueing the flowers, leaves and carrots on this quilt that I couldn’t bear just going over the whole quilt with an allover pattern.  So, I just added some custom touches to the applique.  I wanted to keep the quilting whimsy like the quilt.

Carrots were my favorite!  I just added some little details to compliment the applique.

Judy loved the swirls I added here and there in the quilting.  She thought it reminded her of bees buzzing around the flowers.  She called me yesterday morning just to tell me again how much she loved her quilt!  Made my whole day.  I was bit mopey because doc gave me strict instructions to NOT quilt.  No extended periods of standing for at least 3 days, which I kind of  listened too. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

I’m thinking there might be another little quilter in my house.  Above is my white board that I always keep handy by my machine, so I can doodle a design if I need to.  BUT these are not my doodles, they’re Alyssa’s!!!!  It just melted my heart to find this laying on the floor next to my machine.  I knew she was on the floor drawing, I just didn’t realize she was doodling quilt designs.  So sweet.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


  • Archie the wonder dog says:

    Great quilting – it looks lovely! And how sweet that Alyssa is copying Mummy – definitely a quilter in the making! I hope you start to feel better soon – if the doctor told you to rest then YOU MUST REST! Take care x

  • Sharon says:

    Your quilting looks perfect for that quilt! It's just adorable! And I thought that was the cutest thing that Alyssa was doodling quilting designs! So sweet!!!

  • Sue says:

    How precious that your daughter is doodling her own quilting designs. We set all kinds of examples before our children, don't we?

    That is the most precious quilt! I love the applique on it and as always the quilting is very sweet. Perfect for this quilt ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad you are feeling somewhat better and I do hope and pray that you are on the road to full recovery.


  • Impera Magna says:

    What a great job you did quilting this one… inspired! And yes, artistic talent does run in families… and it seems as if Alyssa has inherited your talent!

  • WoolenSails says:

    Hope you feel better soon, and do get some rest. I do not know the meaning of that myself;) What a fun quilt, the designs are perfect for the piece.


  • Lori says:

    The quilt looks lovely!! I love Alyssa's doodles too.:)

  • Brandie says:

    I'm so sorry to hear that you are still ailing! I know how hard it is for you to stay off your feet. Please take care of yourself.

    This is a cute quilt. I love those carrots too! Great job as always.

    You should encourage Alyssa's creative side. Maybe with a few simple sewing projects like pillows or a dog blanket for Sarge.

  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    Your quilting is beautiful. Perfect for that quilt. Sorry you are still having health issues. Hope you get better soon. Yes, it definitely looks like you have a little quilter in your house!! ;0)

  • Kelli Fannin Quilts says:

    what a great quilt–and i love the quilting you are doing on it! hope you are feeling better real soon. How sweet that your daughter is doodling quilt designs like her mom. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Yvette says:

    What a beautiful quilt!
    Get better quick!

  • Jocelyn says:

    What a darling quilt. And the quilting is beautiful. Take care.

  • Terry says:

    That quilt is so sweet! And how cute that your daughter was doodling quilting designs! Feel better soon! :0)

  • QuiltSue says:

    I do hope the latest medication does the trick for you.

    I love how you quilted that quilt and to have your daughter doodling quilting designs is wonderful. From the look of it she's going to be as talented as her mother with a quilting machine.

  • Carol says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed that this round of Cipro does the trick! What a wonderfully cute quilt! Awesome quilting!

  • Desley says:

    Oh, that is so sweet that your daughter is drawing quilting designs! I hope you are feeling better soon.

  • Mama Pea says:

    That's so cute that Alyssa is doodling quilt designs! How wonderful! I bought myself a whiteboard the other day. I wonder if it will be as helpful if you're quilting on a domestic machine. I hope so! Hope this round of drugs helps you out!

  • Allie says:

    You naughty girl, you LISTEN to your dr.! I hope you feel better soon hon. Beautiful quilting for a darling quilt!

  • Kathleen says:

    WELL! I went to the website to check out "Little Miss. . ." and I didn't care for it! Your guilting brought that pattern to life. Another great job. Enjoy your vacation; stay off your feet—go sew a pineapple or somethin'!!! Feel Better Linda. K.

  • Yvette says:

    I am getting a little worried here. How are you feeling? Did the medication do the trick? CHECK IN!!!!