Sunday, September 25, 2016

And Some Dots


It's been two weeks, and I just have a little hand sewing to share today for Slow Sunday Stitching. The day after my last post, I was smoothing out my Gwennie Medallion basket block on the bed for this photo...


...and my back cracked and folded. Two days in bed, two days mostly in bed, but the good news is that I heal well, and the x-rays are clear.

I have not been back on the sewing machine since, but it has given me time to re-think that wavy border. I unpicked it a few days ago. Today, with luck, I will straighten out the sides, re-attach it, and move on to the first border. With luck, I will be appliqueing more olives by the end of the day!

While I was recovering, I did manage a little EPP for Leigh Latimore's Brinton Hall. When you really can't think at all, EPP is the perfect activity! I need 20 rosettes for the first border, and I ran out of plaids. Rather than repeating fabrics, I thought some dots would work:



So that will brighten things up!

I have one more suitable dotty fabric, this blue. Then I think I will have to repeat one of the plaids, probably the bright yellow from the last post.

I am still not 100% decided on the background and floater fabrics, or even on the design. The original Anna Brereton quilt, which inspired Latimore's design, has octagons, and I happen to have suitable octagons in my EPP stash. I've sewn up a few, but the way is still not clear.

But, I have to shelve that for now, because if I have any chance at all of meeting the October 1 deadline for the Gwennie medallion, I have to get back on that horse!

16 comments:

  1. I spy Kaffe's Spots fabric. Love them all and they look great with the plaid ones. Hope your back is better.

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  2. How how bright and fun - like the fabrics

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  3. Love the dots and hope your back is healing. I went thru a similar thing earlier this summer. Backs can really be painful when they are injured.

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  4. Pretty, pretty fabric. And your Gwennie basket is lovely. BE careful with the back...rest.

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    1. Thanks very much, Jocelyn! I think I struck a good balance today. :D

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  5. Be careful gettin on any horse! Hope your back is feeling better. Oh, yes, the dots are a perfect addition. I'm loving it.

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  6. Hope those pretty dotty fabrics brightened up some recovery time for you. Hope the back is feeling better - never fun when the back decides you need some forced rest.

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  7. Sorry to hear about your back but glad it is better and the dots are fantastic.

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  8. As those spots are great - it's going to be an amazing combination. Sorry about your back. It sounds as if you have avoided long-term damage.
    I'll be interested to see what happens to the wavy border!

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    1. Oh, I put it straight, Jillian! Thank you, by some miracle my back hangs on, so the key is to stay mindful. :D

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  9. I hope your back is better - I threw mine out a few years ago and still have the pain killers for it. They do come in handy from time to time. I tat, not into EPP.

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  10. Bummer about your back. . .how rude of it to choose that exact moment to send you to bed! I hope it will be an extra long time before it decides it needs to be the center of attention again. Love those dots. . .Wow! those fussy cut centers make those dots just sign! Glad you were still able to stitch in spite of your back.

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    1. Thanks, Terry! I think the bright colours were an excellent distraction. It's always nice when something is working!

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  11. ouch the back injury sounds painful good to read it has healed well. Best of luck with the medallion quilt and the hexies look so colourful

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  12. Feel better! I think the dots will fit right in. Lovely!

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  13. Love those Kaffe dots - they look fantastic in your hexie flowers. Sorry to hear you were layed up with a bad back.. but at least you got some stitching done. Good luck with the GIM quilt deadline - I am working on mine and hope to have it done! Such fun!

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