Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Monday 3 October 2011

Design wall Monday Oct 3

There isn't anything new on my design wall, but there are all kinds of walls to see over at Judy's Patchwork Times I do have pictures of the almost finished Batman quilt. All it needs now is to be bound, which is this afternoon's job, and then run through the washer and dryer. I've used a thicker batt than I usually do, because it was a request that the quilt be "thick and soft", just the way my son likes them.  I designed an overall meander pantograph just for this quilt, using the fight words from the Batman series of the 60's and also from the comic books. The words show up quite nicely on the solid colour sections of the quilt using a Rainbows variegated black to white thread. I think Noel is going to like this, a lot. It was a lot of fun to do. After I get this done, I think I'm going to play with crumb blocks. I don't think I'll be able to get many more done for the next 3 weeks, due to the coming cataract surgery on Wednesday on the right eye, and then the left eye on the 19th. I am looking forward to being able to see again, without the shadows and ghosts around everything. That is the thought I am trying to hold onto, when I start to think of the scary thought of someone coming at my eyes with a laser, or whatever it is that they use. But, I know both in my head and in my heart that God is in control, and I will trust Him to guide the surgeons hands.


  1. You are going to LOVE your new eye lenses. I have the bifocal lenses and they are a miracle. I went from having the eyes of an eagle till I was 49. Then the cataracts started and in 18 months I was legally blind in one eye and getting close in the other. Now, I see perfectly. The bifocal is set at a very strange distance (eight inches) so I still need reading glasses for computer work (I buy them by the 3 pack at TJ Maxx cuz I can never find them either) :) I'll be praying for a wonderful outcome on Wednesday.

  2. Cathy, I *love* the quilting on this -- it's so fun!! And the perfect compliment to the top. Noel is going to *love* this quilt! Know I'm praying for you as your prepare for this surgery. Hugs and love! :)

  3. Cute idea on the machine quilting. The quilt turned out great!

  4. The quilt looks great - how could he not love it?? Which hospital are you having your eyes done? My MIL had one done at Mt. Sinai and the surgeon was very good - she was around 93 yo and wouldn't listen, or stay still etc but he still managed to fix her eye.

  5. Love the quilt! What a great idea - quilting Batman-related "terminology" into the design.
    I'll be praying that your surgeries go well.


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