Greetings! I am making slow progress in my recovery from my 2 pelvic fractures. Any progress is a good thing! I am still using the walker, but next week will see if I can start to learn to walk with a cane instead. I’ll also be starting pool therapy at the local rehab facility. My orthopedist told me yesterday that I’m not to drive until 6 weeks from the injury so that takes me to the beginning of October. I’m sure the time will pass quickly. Being mostly stuck at home with a “lower body injury” and feeling well overall means that I am getting quite a bit of hand sewing done and reading alot. I finished hand quilting all 3 of the Modern Minis and all 3 bindings are on! All they need to be finished are labels. Which one is your favorite? (click on pics to enlarge)
All 3 together:
Right now I’m favoring the first – original – one, but I like them all and it was really fun to play with color and with the tessellations.
I have also made great headway on the “Hospital Sketches” border. I finished appliquéing the first border, made and basted on all the parts for the second border which is now about 1/3 appliquéd, and I am already making parts (vine, lleaves and berries) for the third border. These are coming together quicker than I expected!
Normally I sit for sewing at the machine, but stand for cutting and ironing. To accommodate my injury, I set up an ironing station next to my machine so I can sit for that. Prepping border pieces takes a lot of ironing so this is very helpful.
I’m giving a demonstration again on EPP at our quilt show in mid October and decided to make a sample piece out of modern fabric. My other samples are all from reproduction fabrics. I have a few pieces of Tula Pink fabric and chose one of these – I had cut the pieces out before my injury, but just got around to sewing them together this week. I love fussy cutting!!!!
The main fabric:
I had only a fat quarter of the fabric and there were exactly 6 repeats of the design – just enough!
The back – I love how even that has a design!
I definitely want to make more of these!!
Here are some more quilts from the Maine quilt show in July.
Making a quilt using the “maple leaf” pattern has been on my “to do” list for a very long time. Lovely overall design and hand quilting on this one; I really like how she quilted the leaf veins:
Excellent fussy cutting and a soothing, cool palette with splashes of orange and red – nice!:
A lovely, colorful wool appliqué quilt:
A nice interpretation of a Victoria Findlay Wolf pattern:
And here are a couple quilts in the special traveling exhibit of quilts from the “QuiltCon” show earlier this year. I particularly like the use of color in these 2:
Ursula goes out to the local coffee shop with family and “people watches” :):)
Many many thanks to my readers and to all my wonderful friends for their well wishes and support since my injury!!! I am truly blessed.
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi