Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Check Up

Thankfully the doc says my arm is more than 90% well and he lifted my restrictions. {cheers!} Of course physical therapy must continue and I need to consider changes to the workstation along with other recommendations. I am so fortunate this has resolved quickly and endeavor to keep it at bay.

In the meantime I have been visiting fabric stores collecting batiks for a quilt that caught Mr. IQ's eye at Sew Fun last September.

Wait. What?

Yes, he does know what flying geese are (he is my husband after all), but he's been in dozens (hundreds?) of quilt shops, to shows, and I have never heard him say he particularly likes any of the quilts we have seen. Mr. IQ is a football nut. I mean, he truly puts the 'fanatic' in fan: college football, the CFL (Go BC Lions) the NFL draft, the combine. He loves it all and that is where his passion lies. The gridiron.

It's called 'Calypso'

Detail of bottom half

Perhaps now you understand his interest? Gorgeous, no?

It's in this book

in a different colorway

I like seeing a different colorway, don't you?

Since September I have been on the lookout for fabrics. Here's the loot so far. We need 30 FQs for this quilt. Of course, I collect first and weed out later...and gratefully, I am sure to have at least one other opinion on the matter of which to weed out.

What do you think? Looks like fun, huh?



  1. That will be a gorgeous quilt, especially in those blues! Your husband has wonderful taste.

  2. Your husband has great taste. Mine always seems to be enthralled with the Baltimore Album quilts so I'm just starting on one of those and it make take years to complete.

  3. I am very impressed with your husband's taste! It looks like you are going to have some fun.