You can't keep a quilter/patchworker down for long....
One of the things i have found most exasperating about my current condition, is that i have all the time in the world to sit and sew, plenty of hand stitching, but a right hand that is useless...can't do anything!
The other day, i just had to give it a go....on the sewing machine....
My foot couldnt feel the pedal, so i set the machine real slow.... i took 2 packs of moda charm squares...Cherish Nature.... and with my left hand only, taking forever, i put 2 squares together...not perfectly, but ok.... and stitched a not too bad seam. I only lasted 10 minutes before my legs were aching, but HEY! I SEWED!
It might end up being the wonkiest quilt ever, but i have a feeling it will be a cherished favourite. :)
Since then, i have done a little whenever i have felt up to it, and i now have 42 2patches sewn. :) I chose the Cherish nature charm packs because i had 2 packs of them. last night i realised how appropriate they are... an even mix of dark, light and medium tones to represent good days, bad days and average days; some squares have butterflies = change/metamorphisis; some have pretyt birds eggs = new beginnings/new life; and a few squares with bees = my caring friends helping me through this. :)
i can't manage to get the seams lined up to make 4 patch blocks, so i am getting my daughter to cut a charm pack of moda plain cream squares into 2. i will add a rectangle to each 2 patch then join 2 units brick wall style. this will represent my 2 steps forward one step back = forward momentum saying. :)