Sunday, May 2, 2010
Machine Quilting the Split 9 Patch
I am feeling much better after I do the PT and am feeling better each day. I can move my arm so much better and farther without pain and the pain has gone down tremendously. I sure am praying that I don't have to have surgery on this shoulder as I have been through that before on my left shoulder and don't want to do it again if I can help it.
Ok, back to the quilt - this has been fun to machine quilt so far. I am quilting feathers on each of the light and dark diagonal strips across the quilt. The feathers on the light go towards one end and the dark towards the other. I thought I was being so smart to quilt the light strips with light thread and the dark with a dark thread but will think twice if I do that again.
Working on the small green first border right now then need to get an idea for the outside purple border. Am thinking I will just do another feather design as I can do those pretty well now. Sometimes my stitching is a little wobbly but am not thinking I will enter this piece in any shows so am just going with the flow and leaving those wobbles.
On to bed now for me. I have been nurse maid to John today - hubby has some sort of flu bug and has run a temp. all day and stayed in bed sleeping most of the time until 3 this afternoon. He never sleeps or stays in bed past early morning so knew he felt bad today. I think he was sick yesterday too but would not admit it until last night. He was pushing to get the last of the corn planted which he did and was not going to stop even though he felt lousy. I do have to qualify that as the sweet corn isn't planted yet but know it will be soon. Of course he has to prep. the fields and plant the soybeans yet soon.