Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Color Bind

 Two of my grandsons, Sam and Jack, are color-blind. So is Tim Gibbons, my cousin Dennis and Linda's son. This Tumbing Blocks of Many Colors is in celebration of Tim's marriage to Kim a year ago. When Tim and Kim were choosing the color and design for their quilt, Tim's ability to discern lights, mediums, and darks became a key factor. There's a neat 3-D effect which I think Tim will be able to see. Tim and Kim are expecting their first child in September - perhaps Kim can use the quilt as a way to teach their child the colors of the spectrum!

I'm temporarily shutting down the studio - again - while I have my other knee replaced. My goal was to get this quilt top pieced together. There were originally over 150 individual pieces for this quilt - now it's in 3 big sections. My new goal is to have this quilt delivered before Kim delivers!
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bettyp said...

A beautiful job you did on this quilt!!
Good luck to you on you knee replacement!! My husband needs 2 of them and afraid he will not be able to do the things he can do now .But he is in pain . Hope yours goes smoothly.

Anonymous said...

Well, I can tell you're a serious quilter, but NOT a serious gardener or you'd never schedule surgery during spring planting! :-) I gave myself a serious ankle sprain last week, and have nearly been kicking the walls in frustration as there's an *almost* finished flowerbed out there, sitting waiting for me to stop walking funny. I'm going to go out gingerly today to see if I can finish it.

Best of luck with your second surgery. You certainly crammed a bunch of fun (and color) in between the two. Not many people would have gone around the world between their knee surgeries.

A beautiful tumbling block quilt, too. Crisp, vivid colors.

Anonymous said...

p.s. I answered your question at my blog, but thought I'd post it here, too, so you see it. (I'm never sure people check back for answers!)

All the purple-and-pink is close-to-home. The butterfly-on-lilac (banner photo) is in our yard. The Kwanzaan cherry blossoms and fallen petals are at the library, and the rest are somewhere in our approx. one-hour radius roaming area.

Anonymous said...

Donna, I'm so very sorry to hear about your pain. I don't have much patience with pain, myself, once it gets past a certain level. My thoughts are with you, and I'll say a prayer for you tonight. I hope all is going well with your recovery, other than the pain and inconvenience.

Thank you for asking about my ankle and garden. The first is about 95% healed, and as soon as the xrays showed that there wasn't a fracture, I hobbled out gingerly and finished the garden! I'm walking normally now...just a little discomfort at the end of a long day...and the garden is beginning to grow. There's warm weather coming this weekend, and since flowers like geraniums and mandevilla and sweet potato vines really can't abide this cold, rainy stuff we've been having, I expect things to kick-start in May.

I wish I lived close: I'd bring you some of the mint that crawled from one pot into three this spring, and is now in the yard and spreading. They DID warn that it could be invasive. But the cilantro is still sitting in its seed pack.

Mother's Day is just over a week away, and on rainy days, I'm working on a very simple quilt for my mother. It's so primitive that the story can't possibly disturb you as can your Dopple-doo-ma-hoochy's elaborate projects can :-), so I'm going to post it on my blog tonight, for you.

Anonymous said...

Donna, thanks for your visit. I'd love to see your seasonal blue-and-white quilts should the mood ever strike you to post them. Do you have Miss Rumphius blue walls?