After the first cataract surgery I could still use my glasses, but after the second, those glasses were much too strong. I could legally drive with the vision I had, but things just weren’t clear. I was seeing without glasses about what I was seeing before with my glasses. 3 weeks after the second surgery I had the exam to get a new prescription. Lucky me, the lenses I was to have were backordered. Instead of a week to a week and a half, it was 2 weeks. It was a miserable 4 and a half weeks of not being able to see clearly. I bought reading glasses, and that helped for close up—somewhat—but it was a constant putting on/taking off. I began to wonder if I’d ever be able to see again.
What a blessing good vision is! I’m truly amazed at what I can now see (I can’t wait for church on Sunday to see if I can see faces across the church. That was where I first noticed I was having vision problems). Monday night I couldn’t stop looking out the window to see what I could see. I could see individual needles on the pine tree in front of the house. Looking out past that I could see the spruce in front of the wellhouse, the pine to the left, the trees behind those. Layers of trees, not just a blob of green. Amazing!
This was the sashing fabric:
I was at a total loss of what to do to use it for sashing. Just cutting it across the width would have made it a mess, nothing the same. After some studying, I decided to cut it vertically. That gave me three distinct looks for the sashing, one with a very flowery sashing, one with some flowers in the sashing, and one with no flowers in the sashing. The cornerstones I tried to make different than the sashing.
What was left in between the sashing cuts was just what I needed for the inner border. The outer border is all the same, but I tried to vary it as much as I could. Each quilt was different than the other two.
There were a total of 100 cut off triangle pairs. I used them as leaders/enders. As I sewed I was thinking of what to do with them, they were 4.5” squares, placed on the corners, sewed diagonally, then trimmed—way too big to just throw away. When I finished the quilt, I played around in EQ and came up with this:
The only fabric needed was for the backing, everything else was from the original quilt yardage—a FREE quilt!