Quilts–what else?

by Karen on April 13, 2012

in quilts

This morning was my Friday Morning quilting group – what did we do besides eat apple fritters (thanks Janet) and homemade chocolates (thanks Shirley) we talked a lot and got a little sewing done!

I brought in Joseph’s Coat to show the progress – also I think most of the photos from now of the whole quilt will be taken there as I have run out of room on the living room floor to show the whole thing! I worked on the purple row this morning and this is how it is looking right now.  As you can see I have a lot of work to do on that purple row!

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Shirley is working on a new top with fussy cut roses -

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This is the center of what will be a very large quilt that Shirley is making.

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After quilting group I did run over to the fitness center before I came home to work off all those calories I consumed but I know I didn’t succeed. I went and got cramps in both legs down the front of my calves! ouch, I had to try to walk that off a little bit – I’m not a runner – it happened when I was on a bike – I wonder what causes that, I have been waking up in the middle of the night with leg cramps lately.

Last night I quilted more on Star Crazy – now that I am getting close to the end of the quilt I have to remember how I quilted certain sections – I don’t feel like having to unwind the quilt to look.  I knew I had taken progress photos for the blog, so I went back and printed out some photos!  I know you can’t see the details I was looking from – from these but I can and that is what counts Smile

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I worked more on scrap cutting last night and then a little more this morning – having everything laid out on the kitchen table helps – when I walk past or when I am cooking I tend to spend an extra 10 minutes or so cutting.  Not even a week and I am in the middle of box #3.  Maybe it won’t take the whole summer after all!

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Doreen April 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Leg cramps are no fun!! Check calcium levels, caffeine amounts (diuretic-robs body of nutrients/electrolytes). For me, its low mineral levels and/or too much coffee that triggers episodes. If you have a regular pharmacy, they should be able to direct you to the appropriate OTCs. “Joseph’s Coat” is incredible! Definitely a work of love. Hugs, Doreen
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Vicki W April 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm

The end is in sight for both of those projects and I love both of them!
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Valerie April 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Love the colors in your quilt and great progress. The fussy cut project that Shirley is making is gorgeous. I do not have the patience for fussy cutting.
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Storystitcher April 13, 2012 at 7:10 pm

The leg cramps might be caused by a Vitamin D deficiency. I started taking Vitamin D for my bones, and, presto, my leg cramps disappeared.

Loving the Joseph’s Coat!

Astrid April 13, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Nice WIPs. I have heard lack of calcium may cause leg cramps, perhaps an idea checking it out?
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Vivian April 13, 2012 at 10:15 pm

I’ve heard low potassium causes leg cramps, but for me I believe it is calcium. If I forget to take my calcium a couple of days in a row–I get them in the arches of my feet.
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