Waiting In The Wings

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Cutting out Curves

Drunkard's Path - once again I am wondering why I went with this! I have to say I love Quilt-Alongs (especially the ones with Vicki) and joining with everyone else but …… the curved seams are playing havoc with my arthritic hands, especially the fingers so although I intend to persevere I have to say my contribution is going to be pretty small!! Why did I go for the 3 1/2" size cutting die you may well ask given my joint problems well  that was the only size available here in New Zealand presently.

So for the moment until the pain meds kick in this morning I am just cutting

not a hugely inspiring shot, but I  have more to cut tomorrow and will probably sew another half dozen blocks later today.

I'm off to link up with Cross the Drunkard's Path and have a peek at the other links, I then need to post my kitty cats!


Sharon said...

Oh, sorry about the arthritis. I think your floral pile of DP pieces look great. I hope it will be fun for you in little bits of time.

Julierose said...

Ohhh Maureen--I totally empathize--why do we do these things? hope your meds kick in soon. I was tempted to join in on Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery--but just waaaay too much cutting for me...hugs, Julierose

P. said...

That is a beautiful palette of fabrics. Sorry your hands are bothering you especially with the smaller pieces.

Leeanne said...

Sorry to hear you are having problems with your hands.
I saw your cats on your other post, great going. Take care of those hands.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I have to work in shorter bursts, ice my thumb joints periodically, and sometimes even use the arthritis creme . . . one seam at a time (take care!!).