Quilting

Postage Stamp Quilt

Not much done yesterday in the line of sewing, Mike has a four day weekend – just the way his schedule is working out so yesterday I was busy doing other things.  Didn’t take any photos but I was busy prying up old carpet tacking or whatever you call it in the sewing room while Mike was filling in some holes and working in area where new wiring will be put in.

I did get back to quilting though on the Postage Stamp quilt.  I can tell that right now I will not be working on it every day – my thumb that I use for some of the quilting is bothering me a bit – arthritis – it will move slowly for awhile.  Yes I use my thumb and my middle finger for quilting – I quilt away from me and to the right with my thumb and towards me and to the left with the index finger.  I finished what had been in the hoop and then moved it over and started in this section.  When this block gets done there is a section on the opposite side of the row that needs to be finished.  I am still trying to stick with row by row for finishing this quilt up off of the 3 roller frame.  Maybe I will get more done today or tomorrow on the sewing. Linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict Fort Worth Fabric Studio , Crazy Mom Quilts and A Quilting Reader’s Garden.

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It was so chilly outside yesterday compared to the previous two days – Thursday was only up to 46 Brr – chilly after 76 one day and 72 the other! but back to warmer weather soon.

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6 comments… add one
  • Deb Feb 10, 2017

    not sure but quilting away from oneself might be a skill learned at the frame where for me at least I always turn the hoop and am always coming towards myself…if that makes sense. I can’t seem to master the away from 🙂
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    • Karen Feb 10, 2017

      turning the hoop with a small quilt I can do but when you are dealing with a big queen size I prefer to keep it in one spot rather than constantly rearranging the quilt on the couch and trying to keep most of it off my lap – I guess I am so stuck at doing it how I do it on the frame that I find it hard to do it any other way

  • Dottie bishaw Feb 10, 2017

    I know it’s hard to quilt when you have arthritis. My fingers are getting worst too, but you are really coming along, just take it easy and let them rest. It’s a pain not to have your quilting room and quilting frame, but eventually you’ll be back in it again. Another beautiful day here in the upper 70’s, but I had too many errands and couldn’t work out in the yard, maybe tomorrow.

    • Karen Feb 10, 2017

      Yes I think when the arthritis gets work you just have to go with it and work slower and do more by machine. Some days it barely bothers me and other days I have to opt for a lighter coffee cup and forgo the heavier pottery mug and then the same goes for sewing, more by machine and less by hand – it comes and goes!

  • Carie Feb 12, 2017

    Oh that is a labour of love – it’s looking fantastic so far 🙂
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    • Karen Feb 12, 2017

      thanks Carie – it really isn’t that hard of a quilt to make.

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