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    Question How many of you....

    I came home from a glorious mountain quilting retreat with Linda Ballard this past weekend and immediately came down with the flu. Ache all over, but you can't keep a quilter down for long, so I decided to work on a charity quilt! This is what I have been doing to keep me from feeling sorry for myself. How many of you still head for your sewing room, even when you don't feel good?

    A couple of the strips show up as black in the picture, but they are burgundy.

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    I don't do anything short of feeding myself if I'm sick.... Love your quilt can't wait to see it finished.
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    Hope you feel better soon. Love you quilt. Would you mind telling us the name of the pattern?
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    I hope you're feeling better, really soon! Last time I had the flu, I could barely get out of bed.
    Thanks for the reminder - I've got to get a flu shot!!!
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    Plenty of tea with honey and lemon, chicken soup and quilting. What could be better?

    Feel better soon!

    Love your quilt...I'm making a similar one, but mine will be a mini, only 23 1/2" square when completed (blocks are 2 1/4" each!). Trying to use up all my scraps from other projects. How large is your quilt going to be and how large are your blocks?

    Take care and don't do too much. Rest as much as possible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by liking quilting View Post
    Hope you feel better soon. Love you quilt. Would you mind telling us the name of the pattern?
    The pattern I found is called "Kaleidostar" and can be found in the book Favorite Foundation Pieced Minis. The finished quilt in the book is 23 1/2" with each patch being 2 1/4" square. I am sure you can enlarge the pattern to any size you want. Basically, this pattern is a string quilt, start with the center "kite" shaped piece ( the light solid color in crzypatcher's post), then add two narrow strings to either side. End with a triangle in the corners. (Total pieces in block = 7). The block is square. Does this make sense? It is not a difficult block. Only trick to it is to keep the center pieces either the same fabric or the same color as they make a secondary pattern.

    Hope this helps.

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    ​Great start on a quilt top! When I am really sick, I just crawl into my bed and stay there.

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    Your quilt is wonderful! I hope you feel better soon!
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    That is a very pretty quilt. If you do that well when you are sick, can you show us some of your "feeling good" quilts?! Hope you get over your flu quickly.

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    Your quilt is awesome! I can't wait to see it finished. I hope you are feeling better soon. I so admire your being able to quilt when you are ill. If it were me, I'd be in bed. Get well soon!

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    beautiful quilt hope you feel better soon!!!
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    Feel better soon! .. When I am feeling ill.. I sort scraps.

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    Great work, I am one who goes to bed if I am really sick.

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    I hope you get to feeling better real soon. I love your quilt. The fabrics and pattern are awesome.
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    What a wonderful memory! When I come home from a weekend I may just flop out with a glass of wine and then unpack and admire my work. Ready to start again full of enthusiasm and off I go.making another or finishing the one started. Usually I come home full of energy and new ideas I want to try.
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    Beautiful way to make a string quilt extra special.

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    Wow!! I love the colors and the pattern. If I could quilt like that when I was sick I wouldn't mind getting the flu for a few days. Beautiful job. I usually retreat to the couch, turn on the TV and sleep.

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    You're very brave. I wouldn't dare work on a quilt while not feeling well, because that is when I'd make an unfixable mistake!

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    I REALLY like that! Yes, but I hand sew in my recliner!
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    What a beautiful quilt!! I hope you are soon on the mend! When I have the actual flu, it knocks me out, so no quilting for me then - not even a possibility! But if it's a cold or I'm just under the weather, then yes, my quilt room becomes my therapy room!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​Great start on a quilt top! When I am really sick, I just crawl into my bed and stay there.
    This is my method too! I have tried to 'work' through illness, end up wasting lots of fabric by cutting it wrong, cutting the wrong color for the pattern, cutting the fabric that happens to creep and hide under what I am cutting....
    Deb Watkins - I woke up today on the right side of dirt. It is a good day.

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    Like many of you, I can't sew when I'm sick. I have to feel good and be in the mood. I do hope you feel better soon and thanks for sharing your project with us.
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    Very pretty - love those colors!!

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    Sew when I'm sick? Right now, I can't even seem to find the energy to sew when I'm not sick......I've been so blessed to never have had the flu, but I've had some severe throat infections before that the dr. always lumps into the category of "pharyngitis". Nasty stuff......don't dare to sew when I have that! You are so thoughtful to be doing a charity quilt at this time, hope you get over the flu soon.
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    Ugh, sorry you are sick, when I get the flu I roll up in a ball under a ton of quilts and withdraw from the world for at least 4-6 days. I don't get sick often but when I do I do it up good. I can't get enough sleep and can't sleep because of the aches, chills, sweats - see I told you I do it up right. The only thing I want is for my hubby to check on me every couple of hours and bring me fresh cold ginger ale or 7up. Unfortunately I wouldn't be up to quilting or even thinking about it, I don't know how you make the fabulous blocks you've made, so pretty - waiting patiently to see it finished!

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