Monday, March 20, 2017

Final border...and something new!!

 The final border went on this morning.  By the time I measured, pressed, cut, crawled around on the floor and pinned the borders in place before sewing, it takes me over an hour to put on the final plain border.  Yahoo!!!  I just folded the quilt and am showing a quarter of it, only, because it is a big 'un!!  Big thanks to Karen, of the Log Cabin quilter, for letting me copy her quilt!!!  I love hers, and now love this one too!
 Cheri Payne!!  She is a super fun primitive style quilter, and I have been exploring her blog.  She has lots of fun blocks to make!  Please see HERE.http://quiltsbycheri.blogspot.com/    This quilt is not on my list of 17 in 2017 to finish...but that is OK!  These blocks are just fun, fun, fun to sew....so there! 
Cheri also is having a quilt along with baskets.  This is my third one...just have things pinned in place, not sewn down yet...just experimenting. 




******************Nurse's Notes****************************


Warning!  not quilting related, at all.



Lots of sick, sick patients at the hospital, but no new surgeries...the surgeons are on Spring break.  One lady we had on our floor for over 6 weeks passed over the weekend.  Please, please...consider what you want done at the end of your life.  CPR?  or no code?  This poor family agonized over what to do, as the patient never stated her wishes.  Please give the gift of peace to your family?? Any thoughts on this??



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Have a great day, everyone!!!


Julie

18 comments:

Libby in TN said...

Congrats on your finish. It's beautiful! And Amen to your PS. We have a POST form hanging over MIL's bed. She's also under Hospice care so they know who to call when the time comes. We plan to do the same for each other, too.

AnnieO said...

Borders look great--and you did your aerobics!
We give all our elderly patients a POLST form. It's horrible to watch a loved one die but even worse to drag it out. Everyone should have a document stating their wishes no matter what age adult

Lori said...

Love your latest quilt top! Cheri is so generous with her patterns- love your blocks and basket.
We have gone through a lot of family deaths, young and old, and have discussed our wishes many times. It doesn't mean the remaining family will follow through. That is what is sad.

O'faigh said...

Loved seeing your progress Julie

Janet O. said...

Your finish is wonderful!!
How large are those Cheri Payne sampler blocks.
You can do whatever you want--so there!! Oh, you make me laugh. : )
As we were trying to get all Dad's and Mom's ducks in a row the last couple of years, knowing Dad couldn't last a whole lot longer, I discovered that they each had filled out advanced health care directives, and assigned medical power of attorney for their wishes to be carried out. Problem was that we children were unaware of it all. So now we are aware and are united in the desire to see their wishes carried out. As Dad passed there was no question as to whether or not measures should be taken to try and extend his life. He didn't want that. It does feel good to have the family on the same page.

Kyle said...

I'm astonished everytime I add a final simple border as to how much time it takes. Your quilt looks wonderful. I've been sidestepping my list for the past couple of weeks too. But that's okay. Fun is a requirement to a happy Quilty life.

Sherrill said...

BEE-YOU-TI-FUL!!! I know what I want done when it's my time and have told my fam over and over. I have willed my body to science and have given several of them copies of my paperwork. Also told them I want absolutely nothing done if I'm dx with anything potentially life-ending (cancer, etc) as I don't want to live with or thru that. Sure hope they go with what I want (I mention it to my dr whenever I'm in the office and he says we'll talk about that when the time comes! :-(

Joyce Carter said...

Your quilt is so pretty, Julie.
My husband and I are already elderly and we have made arrangements for when we pass. We have told everyone that we didn't want any machines to keep us going, to just let us pass over in peace. We have donated our bodies to science and are okay with our plans. I just hope our family will honor our wishes.

Nancy said...

I love your plaid star quilt from center to edges. Those narrow plaid sashing strips add a lot of interest.
And your Cheri basket is charming. From a glance at the photo the basket looks like a large two-color fabric but a click on the photo shows it's a beautiful, more complex plaid. It's such a beautiful shade of grey.

Missy Shay said...

I have never thought about it, right now I would say fight for my life. I might change my mind later in life though.

martha bilski said...

So important to take care of the end of life stuff. My dd is also a nurse and has expressed this as well. I am an organ donor and have let my kids know this as well as my wish to be cremated. no need to take up space when I am gone!

Karen said...

Applause for the star quilt top finish!

Chantal L. said...

The last touch is always the longest to sew it seems. Maybe because we are eager to have it done? It is a wonderful quilt, Julie. You sure know how to play with plaids. Love this one, big time. Your little basket is cute too. Enjoy the pieces' placement dance.
As for the Nurse note, it is an extremely important subject to think about. I am a DNR person. My father (lung) and one brother (lymphoma) passed away after a fight with cancer. They did all they could to stay alive longer. I don't understand why. It only adds days of suffering. When my time comes, I want to go because I am expected somewhere else. But that is a long, long, looooooooonnnnnnng time still. ;^)

Little Penpen said...

Beautiful quilt!! Yes on letting your family know your wishes! We were signing papers telling the surgeon to do everything he could for our sweet dying mom, when she spoke up and said 'no, no, no... I'm not doing this again! Don't let me hurt, but let me go.' We did and it was the most bittersweet experience ever, helping mama to fulfill her own wishes. I'm so glad she was able to tell us.

Tired Teacher said...

Six weeks, oh, that poor soul. Everyone should talk to their family members about end of life decisions. It's important. I've had my paperwork for nearly 20 years and my family is aware of my choices. I take copies to my doctors and to any hospital where I am admitted every time they are updated.

Love your finish d quilt and your new projects.

Loris said...

Love the new projects (and the old :-) Such a sweet basket!
I am definitely with you on the planning of end of life. Our technologies are advanced just enough to really make it unclear to many. In nursing, we really see closely what can happen without planning. Heartbreaking.

audrey said...

It's crazy how much time it can take to sew a pieced border on! Looks great though!! And I love the prim. basket. Very sweet.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

My father had a DNR, but, the doctor didn't see it, and revived him. It was ok, since I was in Illinois, and daddy was in Ft. Worth (my mom and brother were both in San Angelo). It gave us all time to get there, and then we unplugged him. We were with him when he died. God knew I needed that. My family all know my wishes, and I remind them often, just in case.