Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Blocks and fabrics


I've been playing with stripes and florals the past week.  Very fun.

I saw this block in an antique quilt that was in poor condition.  The colorway is similar - I used reds where there were reds and stripes where there were stripes - but the border is my own.

Many of the stripes are from men's shirts...finally using some of that shirting fabrics I've stashed away!  About half the floral/centers are Kaffe.  I think this could be fun with his stripes but the ones I had on hand are for another project and I was trying to use what I had on hand (besides none of the stores in town carry Kaffe stripes!)

It continues to rain here....my neighbor's yard is covered in mushrooms!  We are also having a problem with so many frogs.,,,they are really noisy.  We see so many that the cats are bored with them....

I got a very fun package in the mail from San in Northern Georgia...

it had these vintage fabrics in it!  They are great additions to the fabric study collection...thanks San!

An MS note...a month or so ago my neurologist put me on a new med. (my insurance company no longer covered the meds that had been working for me the past 5 years.)   Long story short the new ones did not work well for me at all.  I'm in recovery mode right now but it has set me back a bit.  So when the energy comes back I'm gearing up for an insurance company battle....wish me luck!


11 comments:

Lisa Mikel said...

It seems like the insurance companies only care about saving a buck sometimes. That is horrible that they stopped covering your medication forcing you to switch meds. Hope you feel better soon! Good luck to you with the insurance company. I love your quilt top your making. It looks great. What a neat way to combine shirting fabrics and florals, great effect.
Lisa

MB in MI said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! And hoping the whole house is getting along fine....

Loris said...

Gorgeous blocks! and I love that vintage fabric.
Prayers for help with getting the right meds. Isn't it great have insurance companies playing at medicine? Who knew you needed a business education rather than going to medical school!

Tonya Ricucci said...

love these blocks - this is awesome. really really cute. funny, I've started cutting all my stripes the opposite way (perpendicular rather than parallel) but I really like these. hope you had a great relaxing afternoon!

sewkalico said...

I do wish you luck!! How dare they!! You don't need ANY setbacks at all!!!!! I need to read your posts and see you sewing and happy. I love seeing what you do, you constantly inspire so fight them all the way!! x x

Mine 2 Stitch said...

Go for it Girl! They are insurance people not doctors!!! It is your health they are abusing. They should pay the med that suits you. I wish you all the luck. And keep sewing. This quilt will be gorgeous!!

Tamara said...

I love the stripes! very pretty blocks. And as far as the insurance company, give them hell!!!

Nifty Quilts said...

Your new/old design looks great! Sorry to hear about the health set back. It's worth it to go after the insurance company. You tried it their way, so you should have a good case. I hope those wonderful vintage prints have cheered you up!

Merilyn said...

Your blocks are lovely, and what a wonderful gift of fabric pieces!!!
I wish you all the best in your recovery mode, and hope that you make some headway with the Insurance company....take it easy!! I hope that your cats are doing well too!!!!

cityquilter grace said...

good luck with the ins company; a single payer system is looking better and better all the time, it would essentially take all their power away. has its drawbacks but it would be the only way to stop them from running healthcare

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sorry to hear about your MS troubles...I can't believe you can't get the meds that actually work and have a history of working...surely it costs them more to try out new treatments and in doctor's visits trying to get you sorted...