Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, May 13, 2016

A little bit of green...

Thank you, quilty friends, for all of your good wishes and encouragement since I first posted about my broken wrist.  Last week, when I saw the doc again, I came home with a brace instead of a cast.


Although this still restricts movement of my wrist (especially anything that involves twisting my arm), it does give me lots more use of my fingers!  So, little by little, I am figuring out what I can do and how I can do it!   

After I realized I could sew a little bit with precut pieces, I went hunting around in my leftover bits of binding and found some green that could easily be turned into a 16 patch block.


Then I got really brave and decided to try cutting!  Lol!  I don't even want to begin to explain how I did this, but I did make it work, and made one more 16 patch block.  However, I don't know if it was a good idea as it was a bit scary and included fingers awfully close to the cutting blade.  (No more trips to the ER, thank you very much!)



This is my fabric find of the week - so perfect for the forest green idea.


My 2 1/2 inch square bin held a few more greens, so I also stitched up some four patches.


So, progress is made, in little bits and pieces, and I feel like I am accomplishing something!  And I'll be linking up to Scrap Happy Saturday with Angela tomorrow!





16 comments:

  1. A little sewing is better than none. Keep on healing my friend!

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  2. Congratulations on your green blocks.... especially with a broken wrist! I must have missed that post! Hope you are soon on the mend! Christine x

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  3. Good for you! I love that you're unstoppable! Carry on and heal fast!

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  4. Super blocks, especially given that you're working with a brace. Heal quickly!

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  5. I sucked in my breath at the "I don't even want to begin to explain how I did this," as I can well imagine! Glad you can DO something though; I can barely imagine how frustrating the enforced absence from quilting could be. And hey! I have that exact tufts of grass green fabric! It's an oldie but a goodie right? I need to get cracking on my 2 RSC projects as the month is almost half gone!

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  6. I love the tufts of grass too. And I admire your pluck. If I had my hand in a brace I would make my cats wait on me hand and foot.

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  7. Amazing the way you have managed, especially the cutting. But please go easy on that. As you say, no more ER visits.

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  8. Every little bit counts! Glad you are healing. I love your determination...but take it easy, girl!

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  9. looks great! and I recognize some of your fabrics- I have them in my stash, too, and it's time we use them up, right? glad your hand is getting better, too!

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  10. So happy you are able to do a few things, keeps the mind sane! I have that exact forest green fabric too!

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  11. You've done a great job since you were incapacitated. Perhaps its time to teach your hubby to cut fabrics? Or the cat maybe? Hmmm. That would be pushing it a bit I think. I know mine loves to "help" me sew, but perhaps cutting is a bit more than she will do. LOL

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  12. ha! The very moment you go from cast to brace you start quilting! Leeanna

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  13. Good to hear you're making progress - fabric therapy is always a good thing!

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  14. Your injury is a good excuse for us to have lots of precut pieces on hand, just in case! Kudos for accomplishing so much in spite of the challenge. :-)

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  15. Glad that you've gotten some flexibility back so you can get back to stitching some.

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  16. I have that same grassy green! So sorry to hear about your wrist!

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