Thank you to everyone for the well-wishes! I'm making a good recovery. No more sling, as of Wednesday. I can shower and dress by myself again, which is so nice, although I still have to adapt for the left arm as I have some trouble getting it up very high or putting it behind my back. I'm back to most of my usual activities, which is good and bad. I had to actually cook the other night, and wash dishes too. I really didn't miss that! *grin* And Monday I "get" to start doing Physical Therapy. But, on the plus side, I finally got some sewing done!
I started with a few string blocks, while I had the sling on. Now I have graduated to more precise sewing. When I did my clean-up of the quilt studio, I finally found the I Spy blocks for DGD's quilt. Yay! So, I got those up on the design wall the other day, and now they're all sewn together.
This pattern is actually a Disappearing Nine Patch. All the I Spy blocks are going every which way. I think one could go insane trying to figure out how to keep all the images right-side up when you're doing this pattern, so I just didn't even try. Besides, I think this makes it more interesting. There's no right or wrong side up to it, so when you're using the quilt, it all works. That's my theory anyway.
Now I'm auditioning something for the outer border. I think I've decided on a solid green fabric, which is not what's in the photo. It was tough. I auditioned at least 10 or 15 fabrics. I hadn't planned on an inner border, but it seemed to be needed. The center is so busy it needs a "stop" before the purple border.
The other project I'm beginning is a "Pet Robin", which my guild is doing for our Block of the Month this year. This idea is from Nancy Chong. It's where you do the concept of a Round Robin, but you do your own quilt, not passing it around from person to person. We each wrote a suggestion for the next step, put them all in a bag and drew one out. Our first step will be to add applique. Each month we'll do the same thing for the next step. I haven't even got a first block done yet. I had a hard time deciding whether or not to do this. Now I'm still trying to decide what to do! I think I'll be different, and make mine wonky. It sounds like more fun to me. And it probably won't be very big. I may start with a block that's somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 to 10 inches.
Well, off to do more! Happy quilting!