Just to let you know that I've received my appointment letter for the Neurologist - it's the 30th January, at 10.45am. Yes, I know - how weird a Saturday, but apparantely they're having an extra clinic for Dr Watts to clear the backlog of patients. I'll let you know how it all goes. In the meantime, I have a quilting related question - how do you hand quilt small items such as pot holders & pin cushions without a hoop, as they're too small to go into one? Do you just hold small items such as this in your hands & quilt them? I'm thinking of having a go at doing a little English patchwork, if I can get my headaches & visual disturbances low enough to do so, but the pincushion's are also on my mind - I really just can't pick a suitable first project at the moment!
I'd really like to make a quilt as the winters are freezing here - would this be too much of an undertaking as a beginner? What do you think?
items that small are much easier to hand-quilt without a hoop.
while you have visions problems, i think pincushions are a great place to start. if you want to practice your hand-quilting, try cutting and sandwiching large blocks, quilting onto them, and then cutting them back for pillows, placemats and similar small items, or to insert into quilts later on,
Glad you have your appointment. I'm no help with hand quilting. I just can't get the hang of it.
Hand quilting anything that wouldnt fit in a hoop is fairly easy as it fits then inbetween your two hands and you can sort of pull it taunt with just a couple fingers while you stitch.