Sunday, May 16, 2010

Another Irish Chain and e-probing

This is a pic of the pieced top of the Irish Chain quilt that I'm donating to the school fundraiser. It's a yellow background and the chains are made of purple, blue, green and rose colored batiks.

I like how it looks, except it took on a life of it's own and has grown into a VERY large queen sized quilt! I want to get it quilted up in the next 2 weeks--wish me luck! I'm going to do a simple grid through the chains and probably a feather wreath in the yellow blocks. Borders are yet to be determined.

We are finally having glorious spring weather and Don and I were in the garden yesterday, moving some bushes around. Unfortunately, I paid a price for this and have a quite painful knee now. I had the MRI done yesterday morning and will see the doc to determine if/when to have the surgery done.

The MRI was quite interesting. I'd never had one before nor even seen the HUGE machine. I was able to keep my head out of the thing, thank goodness, but what a noisy thing it is. About halfway through, I started thinking how Sci-fi this experience seemed and by the time I was finished, I'd concluded that I'd been abducted by aliens and had been electronically probed.

On to other tasks of the day.


  1. Love the quilt. You are lucky you didn't have to have an MRI of your head. Now that is a noisy process!

  2. Beautiful quilt!! Irish Chain is one of my favorites. I'm in the process of piecing one using the Leaders and Enders method.

  3. I probably wouldn't have chosen to put those colors together - preferring the single colors in an Irish chain (which I've never done, so what makes me think I know.) I really like how that turned out, though. That's what I like about being part of a quilting community - getting new ideas.
    Ron had an MRI of his head when he had double vision for a month - one image slightly next to and above the other. He got used to driving with his head cocked. Scary, isn't it? Anyway, it is VERY noisy, and I think it would make me clostrophobic. Sorry about the knee, but isn't it fun to be working outside again?