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Thread: My first since an accident!

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    My first since an accident!

    It's been a LONG time since I posted a quilt that I not only made, but quilted.
    I started this quilt since we got home in January....my first since the accident (I fell and broke 2 bons in left elbow, fractured my left wrist and fractured my right elbow --- had surgery on the left elbow)!!! I'm especially proud since the Ortho Surgeon said I wouldn't be able to use the longarm!!! LOL...yeah, right......I may need Aleve every night from the pain, but I'm proving him wrong!!!!!

    This is a lap quilt for my daughter -- 47" x 47"........I used Warm and Natural and MetroEmb thread. The pattern is called Hana Bouquet from Kona Bay Fabrics website.

    I attempted that little squiggle stuff in the small rectangle and triangles....man, that's harder than I thought!. Which reminds me.....I did NOT screw up! The triangles are not the same size...pattern calls for 2" square and 1 1/2" square. The picture of the quilt even shows the oddness of it. It's driven me nuts.....and if I ever do this pattern again, I'll make them the same size! LOL

    The binding will be in the dark green like the inner border. I didn't do a closeup of that border. I replicated the leaf pattern that was in the fabric.

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    Dee


    "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." by George Bernard Shaw

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    Love your color combination and pattern - great job!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Pretty quilt. I would make both squares the same size too. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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    Dee, that looks great! No one would ever believe you are recovering from an injury like that when they see your quilting.
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    Looks great. Glad you're able to get back into quilting after your injuries.

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    Congratulations! What an ordeal you have been through and came out triumphant! I love your quilt.
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    This is just beautiful. Your quilting looks perfect to me. Way to better that doc!
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    beautiful quilt and quilting, sorry about your accident OMG! you did have a fall glad you are on the mend

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    Beautiful quilt. So sorry to hear about your accident.
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    What a beautiful quilt. I love the colors.

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    welcome back .....

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    Both arms?? Wow that's tough! A quilter's got to do whatever they can when they are itching to be stitching! Great quilt and quilting!

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    Awesome quilt. You did a wonderful job of quilting it. Glad you are well enough to quilt again.

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    awesome color choices and designs.
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Very pretty quilt, and nice work. I am glad to hear you are on the mend.
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    wow, gorgeous quilting...you'd never know you were injured. But please take it slow and don't do too much too fast!

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    your quilt is beautiful. Don't overdo it! you don't want to mess anything up and have to do a do over to yourself! Be really careful.

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    Very pretty quilt and I just love your positive outlook. Wishing you well.

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    Great job. Glad you're doing well in spite of what they told you!
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    Good for you Dee. Sorry to hear about your accident. You go girl!

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    As others have said, I am so glad you are back to quilting. It is so good for us. The quilt and FMQ looks amazing!

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    it's nice to see your work again, Dee. Can't keep a good quilter down.
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    That is so pretty. Can't imagine what your projects will look like when you are well!! Glad you are better.

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    What were you doing on a skate board in the first place??? Your poor bone breaks sound just like my Sister's but she was on her son's skate board-not for long!! well I'm glad you are back to quilting. It's much better than falling down I'm sure. And I'm with you, if you ever do that pattern again, make the triangles the same size. Odd pattern. Great looking quilt though!

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    The quilt is great - both in beauty and in the 'can do' attitude that helped you through all your recent travails.

    Sometimes Drs unknowingly challenge us by telling us what we won't be able to do when we recover. You're like me - you like to prove them wrong!
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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