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TTMT#57-My head hurts…

I had a fabulous time at the Ricky Tims Quilt Luminarium!  I learned so much my head hurt after each full day session.  I really think they could have broken it down in to a 3 day session instead of 2  8 hours sessions.  I haven’t tried out anything yet…because Ricky said, “I know you’re going to want to try everything we’ve shown you, but I insist you finish you’re own project first, then try something new.”

So I did.  I finished the binding on Scott’s quilt and Ricky was right.  The feeling of finishing  and  accomplishing something is freeing.

Anyway, there’s no video because literally my head hurts.  Now that spring has sprung in Vermont, the pollen is everywhere.  I was really trying hard not to get sick, but when I woke at 3am this morning and my sinuses and teeth were hurting, I knew it couldn’t be good.  Got in to the doctor and I’ve got a sinus infection.  Didn’t want to delay taking care of this because next week I’m chaperoning the band trip to Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, which includes two overnight bus trips…ugh.

Yesterday, I realized I hadn’t started my challenge quilt for this year’s Quiltfest in Bennington. It’s a paint chip challenge based on the game of Risk.  We picked a country from the board game and were given the corresponding color chip of the country.  If you use something to represent the country you chose, you get bonus points.  I chose Western Europe which represented Spain & France.  I lived in Nice, France and one of my favorite artists is Matisse…so this is my ode to Matisse.IMG_0002


9 thoughts on “TTMT#57-My head hurts…

  1. Wow, sorry about the sinus infection. Now that mulberry pollen is dying down it’;s no quite as bad for us here. It will get bad again when it’s juniper/cedar season.

    I love the matisse inspired quilt! I bet it’s going to be totally unique and blow everyone away.


    1. Have you seen the viral video of the tractor hitting a tree in NJ with all the pollen? That’s how it’s been here. Kind of reminds me of when we lived in GA and KY when the pollen was like yellow snow.


  2. That Matisse quilt is wonderful! What a great idea.
    I’m so glad you had a great time with Ricky; I’m trying not to have Tims envy.
    Sorry about the headache. I hope it goes away soon. I used to get sinus headaches and infections often because of allergies but haven’t been plagued with them for about 4 years now.


  3. Oh, allergies, blech! The same thing has been going on here.

    I’m glad you enjoyed your weekend of learning until your brain hurt. Get better soon so you can use all those newly learned skills. ♥


  4. I hope you’re feeling better now. You need all your wits if you’re chaperoning band kids. lol. I’m not surprised Ricky Tims packed a bunch into those 2 days. He always has so many tips and tricks to share. Your challenge quilt is stunning.


  5. The Matisse quilt looks amazing! I’ve got an inspiration folder on my computer with pictures that I always thought I’d someday turn into quilts with one of Matisse’s paper cuts but never have got around to it. Seeing this kind of makes me want to bust that project out properly – I’ve been got fabric set aside somewhere – but I’ve got too much on the go, so… probably best not to.

    Anyway, I hope you’re feeling better!


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