Sunday, September 22, 2013

A starburst quilt in the making

Hi all,

I have been working on a quilt for my youngest little fella. I wanted to use a fat quarter pack of Cruiser Blvd by Riley Blake that I bought a while ago as the main fabrics and I designed a quilt on EQ7 that I hope will be okay for fat quarters.

Starburst quilt 1

These photos were taken with my phone and you have probably already seen them if you follow me on Instagram. So this is the fabrics and a draft of the quilt, although I have changed the quilt slightly since this photo was taken.

Starburst quilt 2

This is the first block I made. I have made a couple more and I love the way it is looking so far!

But production has come to a grinding halt because I am sick :( Tonight is the first time I have felt some what normal for a few days. To cut a long story short, I have been fighting with a bacterial infection in my upper respiratory tract for a couple of months now, 3 lots of different antibiotics, lots of tests and x-rays later it is still there. So early Friday morning, 2am early, I end up with the worst headache of my life and end up in emergency. They do a CT scan and threaten to do a lumbar puncture but the headache starts going with the good painkillers they gave me so I got to avoid that last painful procedure. I am thinking the headache might have been from the prednisone the GP put me on but I have no proof, the Dr at the hospital told me to stop taking it and gave me different antibiotics to take. I am slowly feeling better but seem to have a bit of a cold now.

Life….what can you do but go for a ride!

One good thing out of it all – the boys got to have a sleep over with their grandparents and I got to get a good nights sleep. Yay!

One bad thing to come out of it – I missed out on seeing the 1700–1945 quilt exhibit at QAGOMA in Brisbane. It finished today. That is what I get for leaving it to the last minute.

Hope you are well!
Til we meet again, Jess

13 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

Oh you poor thing! That sounds really dreadful and I hope you've got the right antibiotic now. My husband had something similar a couple of month ago; he just couldn't get rid of his bronchitis, or whatever it was he had. He too had bad headaches as a symptom. After countless rounds of antibiotics, they finally got it under control, thank God! I hope you feel better soon too. The fabrics for your little ones quilt look lovely and you've made a great start. xx

DeborahGun said...

Hope you can get some good rest and get better soon xx

Newbie Jen said...

Oh, Jess. I hope you feel better soon. It's no fun being sick like that.

Your block looks great, BTW.

Heather said...

Jess, hope these antibiotics work quickly for you. Nothing worse, there are so many different bugs around. The block looks great, good choice of fabrics.

Patchwork and Play said...

Wishing you good health and renewed energy! It's not nice being sick and even worse when the drugs make it worse! Loving the new quilt... Take care Jess.

Kirsten said...

Hope you feel better soon Jess. Shame you missed out on the Quilt show - love the blocks you are making for your son!

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

Oh Jess, that's awful. I hope the new antibiotics start working soon. On a brighter note, I love your quilt design, it's going to be beautiful!

Tammy said...

I'm sorry to hear you are haveing all these health problems. My sister has been fighting a weird respiratory lung illness as well sounds similar to yours rounds of antibiotics, x rays and scans and now has gone to see a pullmonologist. And has been on that prednisone as well. I sure hope they get you all better soon. Your block looks fabulous. I know the new quilt will be well loved my the Lil man.

barcord said...

Sorry to hear you've been ill Jess. So many people have been complaining of similar symptoms around my part of the world. I know this sounds mad, when you are the mother of two busy little boys, but try to timetable a 'rest' into each day, and lie down on your bed for an hour. After a couple of weeks you should see a difference I hope. Dr.Barbara signing out....:0)

CATHY DANIEL said...

Loving those fabrics and your design is great. Your little boy will be very lucky to get such a lovely quilt! Have so enjoyed looking round your blog at all the quilty treasures. Sorry to hear you were unwell - you seem to have a good attitude to it though! Best of luck, xCathy

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

Love your quilt design and the fabrics are just lovely. I bet your little boy will just love his quilt. Sorry you've not been well. Get well soon Jess. A x

Elyte said...

Hope your health has improved and you have been able to continue sewing that lovely quilt for your son. Take care.

prsd4tim2 said...

Hope you are feeling better now - (I am catching up on emails & blog posts today after being out of town two weekends in a row.) It's so miserable to be sick for weeks on end. Hope they have it solved.

Love your block with the little car in the center - perfect for a little guy. Can't wait to see this one come together. It will be so fun!