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Postage Stamp Quilt, Quilty 365 – The Final Frontier

Some days you plan on getting things accomplished and for some reason you end up doing little that you had planned to!  I had projects lined up to work on and instead I woke up to a stiff neck and shoulder blade.  I had done too much leaf blowing on Saturday, and that plus sleeping kind of weird I guess -I woke up to a very tense  shoulder blade and neck ache.  Holding that leaf blower is something that I should know by know needs to be done gradually – my arms are not super strong and if I do an activity that I am not used to I need to build up to it – I had already worked on it last week but for a short while –Saturday I must have been working about an hour at it.  I got out the heating pad and a book and spent time off and all day yesterday babying it.  It will work it’s way out and I will continue to baby it.  This too shall pass – it always does – has happened before!

I did get finish the second side of the binding on the Final Frontier – one section only is purple the rest is the indigo blue – what happened was I messed up cutting one strip of the binding leaving me about 44 inches short of the blue and no more to be had.  I didn’t want to start cutting all over again from the purple so I decided one corner section would be purple and the rest the blue – unique! this is a bed quilt not a show quilt – it really won’t matter.

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This side of the Postage Stamp was finished on Saturday night — I am linking to Em’s Scrapbag: Moving It Forward Monday,Busy Hands Quilts , Beth’s MCM#48 Cooking Up Quilts and Love Laugh Quilt.

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And I moved back to the center to work my way to the right corner – this is where I picked up last night.  I was able to quilt I have an electric heating pad that goes around the neck/shoulders so I was using that for a short time while I got some quilting in.

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I start so many quilts and although I do finish them there are more to start – I have two flannel quilt kits to make and I have a feeling I might hop to one of them and let a few of the quilts started sit for a month – I would really like to get at least one of the flannel tops made as I have run out of room to stack this kit!  It has been sitting on my cutting table for awhile now – should I start or not LOL – we will see.

We did not get frost!  We only went down to 36 Saturday night although near by towns down in the valley dropped to 27 – flowers blooming for awhile still.

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19 comments… add one
  • Marianne Nov 21, 2016

    Hope you feel better today. I know how that happens. You want to finish something and just work at it too long, especially outdoors. Sometimes your window of opportunity is small, too. I sandwiched a little quilt and spent too long hunched over my sewing machine quilting. By the afternoon yesterday, my back hurt. I feel fine this morning but will take it easy today, taking more breaks as I go. Ah! the aging process!

    • Karen Nov 21, 2016

      yes the aging process really grabs you once you hit your 60’s it seems!! I will have to be careful with the leaf blower and might not be doing much more of it for sure!

  • Deb Nov 21, 2016

    I almost forgot about that yellow flannel! Hope the neck is much better today.
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    • Karen Nov 21, 2016

      the easier one that I would make first is a cream white flannel – I really need to get it started

  • Beth Nov 21, 2016

    Your stitching is so exquisite! I am so impressed and love the look of hand quilting. I hope you feel better soon!
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    • Karen Nov 21, 2016

      thanks Beth! I think it is easing up a bit today

  • Emily Nov 21, 2016

    Great progress. Love the hand quilting!
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    • Karen Nov 21, 2016

      thanks Emily!

  • Swooze Nov 21, 2016

    Have you shown the kits before. Would like to see them ?
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    • Karen Nov 21, 2016

      yes I have shown but I can show again – tomorrows post!

  • Peg Miller Nov 21, 2016

    I am glad to know that I am not the only one who finds out I am just alittle short of some fabric. One table runner I made I had to piece together scraps of a fabric so all would match. Also my husband always says–
    Why are you starting something else? Your sewing table is full already. I am like you I like to have a variety of things going so I don’t get bored. Be better.

    • Karen Nov 21, 2016

      pretty soon I will have so many projects going that I will need to make a list of what is going on so I won’t forget!!

  • Sandra B Nov 21, 2016

    I hope you are feeling better! I have to be careful that I take breaks often when I am hand piecing or I have issues with my wrists….I don’t have the same problem when I am hand quilting, so it probably relates to the way I position my hands with the piecing.
    I am like you in that I have to have a lot of projects going at once….I think I would get bored if I only had one thing to work on!! I need the variety….

    • Karen Nov 21, 2016

      I have a lot of upper back/neck issues and I tend to push myself too hard with outside work and then pay for it – and of course the arthritis in the hands gets worse if you do not take frequent breaks when quilting – well I ever learn LOL

  • Kate Nov 22, 2016

    Hope you are feeling better, being stiff and in pain is no fun. The quilting on the postage stamp quilt looks great. Have a very happy Thanksgiving.
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    • Karen Nov 22, 2016

      thanks Kate, the pain has been getting better, stretching and gel pain relief helps!

    • Karen Nov 22, 2016

      thanks Kate, the pain has been getting better, stretching and gel pain relief helps!

  • beth Nov 22, 2016

    Your hand quilting looks so GOOD!! My stitches are never that neat.
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    • Karen Nov 22, 2016

      thanks Beth! years of practice and still if it were judged they would say they were uneven!

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