Well, this time tomorrow I will be on the road to recovering from Carpal Tunnel and Trigger Thumb surgery. This is definitely a UFR (unforeseen requirement)! If the CTS is successful on the right hand, then it will be the left hand’s time ASAP! Think my summer is not going to be real productive for quilt projects. But I have “been there done that” about 20 years ago with this surgery, I have forgotten how the recovery time is going to go! This morning I realized that I can start typing in a week or so, but rotary cutting will probably be off the table, so I will probably work on Genealogy! So I am hoping that I can be productive doing something.
I have had one of the best weeks this week in 6 months with my quilting. I am working on 3″ Churn Dash and 3″ Star blocks. I love the CD’s. I am not sure where I am going with them, but plan on incorporating the 3″ Star blocks left over from Robin’s Nest into a quilt. I am going to start with 10 blocks from different color coordination from reproduction (red, black, brown, green, etc) fat quarters and then making 10 blocks with the same fabrics for the Stars. I am now having fun quilting since January. My inspiration for the Churn Dashes was from Me and My Stitches A Gathering of Scraps pattern.
Not sure what this quilt will look like, but am excited about creating a design after surgery!
I want to make more of Alexander’s Bean Pot blocks – They are so much fun at 5″. I found this pattern in Carol Hopkins Civil War Legacies I book. I believe that I have made about 15 of them last year. I made this quilt in 2015 for Darryl and have wanted to make me one. Love the Civil War Legacy books – there are I, II, and III available.
I also plan on sending out quite a few quilts to be quilted with pantograms. This will be great to have them finished (except for binding). I will not have so many yelling at me to get with the program when I walk into the Studio. I am waiting on Sandy to let me know she is ready to quilt on her new machine!
So I end this post for now, and hopefully in a few weeks I will be able to cut and sew on my blocks! Until next time – stay cool during the summer heat and happy stitching!