Waiting In The Wings

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Slow but Steady - 3rd Border

I've reverted for this post to Legacy, I cannot find a solution
to lose the double line spacing!!
As we will have to change regardless next month I need
to try and work out a solution, if possible.

 I now have the third border on my  Medallion quilt

Kaffe Collective fabrics used again.
I cropped the photo because this quilt top
is on my movable design wall  
  (needs a new cover and is pretty tatty looking) which leans up against my
permanently fixed wall, difficult to achieve a tidy shot,
also a wrist brace doesn't help much.

I've changed the measurements of the border again from the
one in the original pattern, this latest one finishes at 3".
Measuring 36 and 1/2" at the moment.
I like this little piece just as it is and now I'm not sure about 
adding the next two pieced and one plain border, any thoughts??

That's all I  have to show this post, more next time.,
until then take care and keep safe and enjoy your quilting time.

NOTE: This post looks to be going from Legacy to the new interface
as I write it!!! Patience needed.


Monday, August 10, 2020

Back to sewing - slowly

 I'd like to say a big thank you here to everyone who sent me their best wishes,
following my last post, I was really in a bad place with the pain in my arm and hand
 so your good wishes helped raise my spirits.

Before I continue I have reverted back to Legacy blogger because trying to write this post I
seem to be having double line spacing with the new interface and can find no way to change to single,
is anyone else having this problem, have blogger changed the setting?

Last post I was here

with my Medallion quilt.

All quilting and typing came to a stop as a hook shape bone spur on 
the very tip of my R elbow hooked up my ulnar nerve going down to
the inside of my arm and hand. Apparently I screamed as it happened!
Tendon is very inflamed, pinkie and ring finger are affected, weakened and with
grip problems
and also my wrist.
Wearing a brace now, told to use
it all the time for up to 3 months and over the past four days I have been able to
get to the machine for a little time each day.

So two days ago  I was here

and you will see that the points on four sides are chopped off,
this is the pattern!! Actually I quite like the look but I was surprised when
I read that they were to be 'sacrificed'.
The first narrow border should have been black following the pattern instructions
but I did my own thing and went with some AMH fabric.
My stitching leaves a little to be desired here and there but
it's so awkward with my right hand braced.

Yesterday I worked a little more on the quilt and again this
morning and now I am here

and once again I've gone my own way because the top and bottom borders
were supposed to be small HSTs and I knew that was a no go right now so
I just used two simple strips. The colours are showing darker again, I'll try and figure out what
the problem is by next post.
The inner border is 1" finished and the outer ones 2" finished and the
present measurement is 24 and 1/2" square. 
I'm going to have to re-think the next few borders as I can't take on lots
of stitching with small pieces.
Something tells me my Postage Stamp blocks may be on hold for a while!

Let's see if the two close-ups I took are true to colour

and no, they are too dark!!

I've been reading a lot, having after lunch naps, swallowing
pain meds and watching favourite videos!
 I haven't read any blogs, but I'll get back into my routine tomorrow.
I've also enjoyed daily wanderings in the garden to see what's coming into early 
Spring like bloom.

Here's a favourite daylily

and two beautiful camellias

taken after a rain shower.
That's all from me right now, it has taken me
for ever to produce this post, hopefully the next one will
be a speedier process.

Keep safe and well.