Sunday, December 16, 2012

Trailing Vines

Last night I finished the second panel of Trailing Vines and today I joined the 2 panels together.









Today I also finished quilting the little pinwheel quilt. I started out hand quilting it, but I was not pleased with how it was looking. I pulled out the stitching and machine quilted it instead. Tonight I will be burying all the threads, so there will be a photo in my next post.

I am going to take a little rest from hand stitching. It looks like the couple of days of hand quilting have irritated my tennis elbow again. I was stab stitching because of all the seams and I think that technique might be my problem. Hand applique and normal running stitch with piecing don't seem to cause any irritation.

I now have all my sashing and backing fabrics for both versions of the Blogger's BOM quilts so they will be next on my sewing list. Part of my quilting plan for the bright version will be big stitch quilting with perle thread....no stab stitching this time! :)

My thoughts are with all the families affected by the atrocity in Newtown, Connecticut and another shocking incident at a school in central China.

Lastly, could I ask everyone, please spare a thought, and a prayer or 2, for a special friend of mine who is currently in Intensive Care.



18 comments:

Annelies said...

Your trailing vines are very beautiful !!
I will burn a candle for your friend.

Kathie said...

the panels look wonderful...
oh your so inspiring love seeing your work
sorry to hear about your arm again.

kathie

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Barb said...

Looks lovely. sorry to hear about your elbow. I'll keep a thought for your friend too -

Jayne Honnold said...

The applique looks spectacular! So excited to see how it finishes! I will remember your friend.

Anonymous said...

Those vines are just lovely. Prayers being said for your friend.

Carrie P. said...

your vine is beautiful so far. hope your elbow gets to feeling better soon.

Janet said...

Oh Wow! I love the panels with the red sashing!! It looks so very beautiful. Tennis elbow is so frusterating! I hope resting it helps.

Maureen said...

Lovely choice for sashing. I've been thinking a lot about these recent events. Will add your friend to my prayers.

Dorothy said...

Your vine is looking wonderful. Doesn't joining the 2 together make it worth all the work?

Sue-Anne said...

Your vines look really really good, I love the colours you have used and the sashing strip really highlights it. I hope your friend will be ok.

Deb said...

Your trailing vines are so beautiful Miriam. I hope you're arm improves with the rest. Will keep your friend in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen said...

Even though our hearts are heavy, I can celebrate with you the progress on your vines. I am so jealous - they are gorgeous!!

Pip said...

I think the red joining strip really makes the trailing vines come alive. I try and do a little bit of hand sewing most days as it seems to help prevent any irritation or soreness of my hands.

Dawn said...

Your trailing vine is stunning. Take care of yourself - rest. Blessings for your friend and may we find positive things in every new day.
Take care!

Susan Elliott said...

I adore those trailing vines!! I gave myself carpal tunnel this Christmas too from overuse due to procrastination!!!