Thursday, August 24, 2017

150 Canadian Women Update

Since my fall, the most pain-free position is standing. Which means that the most comfortable quilting activity for me at the moment is cutting fabric at my cutting table. So I have been organizing and cutting for my 150 Canadian Women project.
I have more than a third of the blocks made, and many more cut out.
One of the challenges of a complex project like this one is keeping everything organized. And in spite of the system I set up, which I thought was working well, I have occasional mishaps... like making the same block twice! I will deconstruct one of them and use the parts for another block.

12 comments:

  1. This is fantastic! Hope you're getting better soon.

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  2. You could try some sewing by putting your sewing machine on a counter that is higher as long as the foot pedal can reach the floor... just an idea. Your duplicate block could go on the back as your label...

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  3. Prepping is a great idea. When you can sit again, then you will be ready to sew, sew, sew!

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  4. Hope your back feels better soon! There is nothing worse than back pain.

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  5. Just put that block on the back, or, use it in a different quilt or project. It would make a great zipper bag, etc. You need a hand crank, on a high counter. Then you could get lots of stitching done.

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  6. Sorry you are having so much trouble from your fall!
    I like the idea of the duplicate block being the label.
    You know I love that lower right block with the fussy-cut Maple leaves!!

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  7. Hope you back is getting better each day. It's frustrating how long it takes to heal. Love your blocks. Hope you are able to fit in some stitching here and there.

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  8. Been thinking of you and your healing / dealing this week / you have been in my thoughts / prayers

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  9. Hope the healing continues well for you. Back pain is not fun and that bump on the head sounded scary. Glad you found something that allows you to pet the fabric a little.

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  10. I was once painting above the door frame to my stairs. The step stool slipped and I was down. So I totally understand the pain and frustration of a back injury. I missed your posts last week and hope each day is a little better. I'll be thinking of you.

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  11. You are just proof that a quilter always finds a way to quilt. Good for you, organizing and cutting while you heal.

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  12. I feel for you. I broke my hand once and couldn't quilt art all. The day I cast off i immediately tried using the machine again.I did a very simple project of sewing squares together. You should have heard my PT ball me out when he saw my swollen hand. He put me on very restrictive regime for any quilting. Kill joy,


    Backs are much more painful though. I hope you continue to heal. Thanks for sharing your beautiful blocks.

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