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quilts, Quilty 365 – The Final Frontier

Rained again off and on again yesterday and other than exercise and grocery shopping I was at home – sewing in the morning on the scrappy bricks and made progress!!  All single units are now sewn into double units.  I wanted them this size as to me it is easier to place them in rows now and figure out where I want them – just a little bigger makes them easier to handle I think.  I will be laying them out on the floor and figure out rows then stack them and number so I can sew.  I had thought about putting them on the wall but it isn’t big enough so why bother.


I’m finding it hard to photograph The Final Frontier and have the quilting show up when trying to get in a large area!  Right now I am quilting about 8 inches in from the rolled area in the front –  the yellow square at the bottom of the shot with the two small circles is where I have gotten to before I started to quilt last night.  That is close to half way across this section so I am getting back into my quilting groove and making progress.


Sunday night quilting.  Someone thought the empty spaces might be too large of areas with no quilting in them – these blocks are 4.5 inches so the empty areas really aren’t that large and I’m kind of keeping it simple this time – sometimes I put in a heck of a lot of quilting and then wish I hadn’t so this time it is less – if I really feels it needs more I can always add more later.  Linking to Quilt Story and Esther’s Quilt Blog.


worked this area on Sunday night


I haven’t a clue what I will get done with today – I have cataract surgery on my right eye first thing in the AM (I write at night), it isn’t supposed to take long and we will find out how it goes and how well I can see when it gets done – I will let you all know.  Surgery  in the morning means I need to be there at 6:30 AM!!  and it is a 45 minute minimum drive to get there which means up and at it early in the morning for me and no food or drink after mid-night  — I will still need to wear glasses and only one eye needs the surgery  – no double cataract surgery for me and seeing as I do need glasses to see out of the left eye the right eye can not be made perfect from what I was told the eyes need to balance out.  The right eye will be made better but not perfect.   The only reason the cataract got bad so quickly is because of the partial detached retina last winter – they say if you already have a cataract no matter the size (mine was tiny) it can grow very quickly after that surgery which mine did.  Anything has to be better than how I am seeing now!!  Surgery is supposed to take about 10 minutes – you are sedated and after surgery in recovery for about 30 minutes then on to home  – I will need to run back in the next morning for the doctor to check his work – 2 kinds of eye drops for a week then stop one and continue the other one for a whole month total – new prescription for glasses after a month I believe.  Let’s all hope this works the way it is supposed to!!

EDITED:  11:10 PM  back home from eye surgery the doctor said all went as planned and see him again in the morning for a check up.  Today vision will  blurry for about 24 hours I was told but will improve by tomorrow.  No  restrictions do what I want and what I can see good enough to do – eyes are really dilated so well take most the day for that to clear up

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13 comments… add one
  • Barbara Aug 16, 2016

    Good luck with the eye surgery!

  • Gretchen Aug 16, 2016

    I hope your surgery goes well. Just cooperate with the after surgery recovery instructions. I like the simple quilting on the Final Frontier. It is perfect for this quilt. Do you have trouble seeing your stitches using the dark thread on dark background fabrics? Blessings, Gretchen
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  • Deb Aug 16, 2016

    Been thinking of you this morning 🙂
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  • Sharon S Aug 16, 2016

    Good Luck with your surgery. I think you will be pleased after the cataract is removed. You will be amazed at the colors you can now see – it’s like a new world out there!!! Are you opting for near or distance vision with the lense they insert? Take care and just follow directions – it’s an easy surgery (especially compared to the retina!)

  • Kathi Aug 16, 2016

    Sending happy and healing thoughts your way Karen! Will you need to take a sewing and seeing break after the cataract is removed like you had to with the retinal issue?
    Here’s to seeing better sooner than later now that surgery is underway! 🙂
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  • Sarah Aug 16, 2016

    I really like final frontier and the quilting is lovely. I hope your surgery goes well. Take care!
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  • Pam P Aug 16, 2016

    Oh gosh Karen! Hope you’re feeling well soon – I had PRK on both of my eyes about nine years ago and never want to go through that again! Lol – I truly sympathize! Take good care and please keep us all posted 🙂

  • Janice Holton Aug 16, 2016

    Glad to hear the surgery went well! I think the amount of quilting on those 4 inch blocks is just right! Sometimes simple is just better.
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  • Mary Ann Aug 17, 2016

    Very good news about the eye surgery. I’ve had one done and will do the other in the fall. I agree on the amount of quilting, love how what you are doing makes the circles pop.

  • Marianne Aug 17, 2016

    Good luck with the follow up to the surgery. Our eyes are important to use quilters and readers! Love the way the FF circles pop up with the quilting!

  • Esther Aug 17, 2016

    Sending you good wishes for quick healing after your surgery

  • Lisa S Aug 18, 2016

    I’m happy to hear your surgery went well!

  • Deb Aug 23, 2016

    Glad to hear all went well with your surgery.

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