I'll bet that got your attention!!
I was careless while I was walking last week and wasn't paying attention when I fell. The road wasn't flat and my foot landed on an uneven portion and I went forward, landing on my knees. Oh and I broke my foot! It's a small fracture and I should be good as new quickly. But what a drag! I am trying to be positive--could've been so much worse, right?
The good news is that it's given me a lot of time to sew. I can't go hiking or walking the dog very far. Definitely not getting into my kayak (fortunately it's still a bit too chilly here in Central Oregon for that). So I've put together two tops and have been working on more appliqué blocks!
These are some of the blocks from the Splendid Sampler I did during Covid. It's not even all the blocks; I still have more. I dropped it off with my long-arm quilter friend this week!
I also pulled this out and put the blocks together.
I had a lot of star blocks to catch up with so I got them done and then decided to add another row. I am on the last appliqué block and still need two more stars. I am thinking about the border...I was going to go shop for a border fabric but I'm thinking a simple red border with a purple vine and leaves might add to the overall look. Of course that's a lot more appliqué but I've really enjoyed working with the red and purple. I have a lot of red leftover so it'd be a good way to use it up! It's a fun quilt, don't you think?? What would you do with the border??
My twilight garden center is all ready to finish up. I pressed the last border into place and it's now just waiting for me to finish the sewing! Such an amazing quilt, I think!
One might conclude that I'm an appliqué-er but that'd be inaccurate. I'm not great at it but good enough. I do enjoy it, in all honesty. The "A" word is not a bad word, in my world!
Hope you are all healthy and have a great weekend.
Be safe, be kind and be grateful.
So sorry about the boot. Thank goodness for sewing, right? It keeps us sane when things like this happens. Love your three projects. Not sure if you did the sashing in purple in Splendid Sampler, or if it's just my monitor making it look purple, but it looks great. Really love your second quilt. It definitively needs an applique border. Great job on the Twilight Garden too. I so love that one. I believe it's your choice of colours that attracts me so to this quilt. It's awesome! Hope you get well soon and back on your two feet. ;^)ReplyDelete
opps.............time to slow down and let that foot heal........nice tops........ReplyDelete
Well, it's good to see that you're keeping busy.ReplyDelete
I am so very sorry about your fall and fracture!!! sigh...hope that boot is off soon!!! You are making amazing progress on your beautiful quilts!ReplyDelete
The above comment was from me! LOL!ReplyDelete
poor you! I hope it heals quickly - get it heals.... Love seeing your project progress!ReplyDelete
So sorry about your foot. It's always good to have more time to sew. I love all your projects. HugsReplyDelete
Good to have a few blocks to stitch when you've got the Boot. There seams to be a few of them in our neck of SE Washington.. heal fast. The walks are calling.ReplyDelete
Sorry about your foot.ReplyDelete
You applique and stars top is 😍 gorgeous!
I’m sorry about your fall and hope you heal quickly! Your Stars and Sprigs project is looking wonderful and I like your idea of a red border with vines; I wondered if you were progressing with it as you haven’t shown it in a while. The other projects are nice too - lots of RED, which I love 😊.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry about your broken foot, but you've sure made the best of it! Your Stars and Sprigs is especially wonderful! I love the red background for the applique. Your border idea sounds just right!ReplyDelete
Yikes! Sorry that your summer plans have changed temporarily. But you have been making tons of progress on your stitchy projects.ReplyDelete
In spite of it all you have been very busy! Your Twilight Garden is beautiful!ReplyDelete
i love applique too but mine also leaves a lot to be desired....the worst thing about a fall is now every time i go to a health professional, they ask if i've had any falls....i hate that...everyone has an occasional fall but somehow they manage to make it sound like i'm over the hill now....ReplyDelete
Beautiful work, Randy. Sorry about your foot. Good reminder (for me) to be more mindful.ReplyDelete
Sorry for your accident and the pain, Randy. I can empathize, having been booted twice last year.ReplyDelete
But look at all you are getting done with your forced resting period. All of the projects are great! I noticed the fussy-cuts in the center of the star blocks. That is a really nice effect.