Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Puzzle Box Border





I had an appointment at the dentist yesterday to find out why I keep getting an infection where I had had a root canal a few years ago. I thought he was just going to open up the gum and sort of clean it up. He found the root had a crack in it so he had to remove it. One day later, I look like I'm holding a golf ball in my mouth! I'm on antibiotics and some mild pain killers. It's actually feeling much better now that 24 hours have passed.

I had hoped to start machine quilting the border on the Puzzle Box quilt yesterday. However, after that pesky dental appointment, I was lucky to just lay on the couch and keep awake. As you can see, I did get to the sewing machine today! I worked sort of slowly but I really enjoyed my time spent sewing. Between the Easter holiday and the dentist, I was wondering if I'd get to do any sewing soon.



I have a feeling this is going to take a little while but I just love the end result. That black border looked so plain to me. I hope to work on it a little bit everyday. It'll get done soon enough. I have to keep reminding myself to enjoy the process! So what that I have 3 other quilt tops just begging to be quilted!!

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  1. Ouch! I went through something similar last year--no fun!! I love your quilting--so pretty. Hope you feel better very soon..Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose. I feel much better today. I wasn't expecting the swelling. It felt good to quilt and forget about that stupid tooth!

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  2. Hope you're feeling better soon, but your quilting looks fabulous! Love that variegated thread on the black!

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    1. Thank you! I should have said in the post that it's Superior Thread. I use Aurifil more but this one is working out nicely!

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  3. The quilting in the border is awesome! I love the choice of variagated thread, too.
    Hope your mouth feels better soon.

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    1. Thanks! I think the border is going to be quite colorful! My mouth is better than earlier today but I want that swelling to go away!!

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  4. Ouch! Hope you are feeling better today! Your quilting looks beautiful and that variegated thread is perfect on the black!

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    1. Thanks, my mouth is feeling much better. Still a bit swollen but not as bad as before. So glad you like the quilting!

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  5. I hope you are feeling better Rosemary. Your quilting looks great on the black background of the boarder. Can't wait to see the finished product. Feel Better.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! The swelling is better today. Still a little sore but definitely improving. Happy to know you like the quilting! it's a little bright but I love the color on the black too!

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  6. Ouch! I hope you are feeling much better now! I LOVE your quilting on the black border! It is gorgeous!

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    1. So nice to hear from you! My tooth is better but still not completely back to normal. The antibiotics aren't agreeing with me but almost done! I just hope this tooth will finally stop bugging me! Thanks for liking my FMQ on the border. I wish I had done more but that stupid tooth has slowed me down!

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  7. Feel better soon! That sounds like it HURTS. I love the quilting! The pop of color on the black is beautiful!

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  8. I hope you're feeling better today. The quilting looks great! The variegated thread on the black adds movement in a way just plain black wouldn't do.

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    1. I auditioned a variegated black thread and it just didn't do anything for the quilt. I really love how the colors in the thread are waking up the quilt!

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  9. Beautiful stitching and thread!

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