Saturday, July 21, 2012

star blocks. etc.

I had the surgery on my broken finger last week and checked in with my doctor the other day and everything is looking good. Well, as long as it is covered up by a bandage.... He said it should be fully healed in 6 months and the only questionable thing is what the new fingernail will look like when it grows in. I have some pins in there holding the bone in place and they will be removed in 4 weeks. In the meantime I'll be getting a permanent, yet removable splint next week and find out what kinds of physical therapy I will need to do.

I have been able to do a little bit of sewing, which is good. I don't think I'll be able to machine quilt for a few weeks but I can rotary cut and piece just fine so I will focus on that for now. I finished up a few quilt blocks this week:

square block 2 square block 1 
These two blocks (above) are for the Believe circle of the do good stitches bee. I didn't think I'd be able to sew at all right after my accident so I'm happy these are done.
granny 11 
And I sewed up block #11 for my own personal granny square quilt. I think I will add some blacks in next time I'm ready to cut more squares for this project.

I started something new, too. I couldn't help it. There were a few nights when I couldn't sleep this last week, and I pulled these fabric pairs out one night.
I have 3 blocks done so far. I've cut out two blocks worth of pieces for each fabric pair and am not sure if I should just do the opposite block (compared to the ones already sewn) or mix it up. What do you think?
3 star blocks 
I really love the crab one.


Paula said...

Want so bad to make a Granny Square...need to finish a few things first. Think your idea of making opposites in your star blocks is a good one!

Krista said...

It looks like you've got a lot of blue fabric there--if you ever get tired of it and want it out of your collection . . . :) Haha! Glad you're finger is doing better and that you're back to quilting. You know, I think I really like that star block.

Sally in WA said...

The crab fabric is adorable. Glad you were able to do some cutting and sewing.

Candied Fabrics said...

I'm so glad you're finding yourself able to quilt - that would be tough! And I get a bit sick to my stomach thinking about your finger...aiyiyi! That PT will be important - I know after a less severe injury than yours, my middle finger,after 2 weeks of immobility, needed a LONG time of stretching in order to straighten out. Freaky!

I love all your color choices in every single block - I'm a sucker for any wonky square, and those crabs are so cute!!!!

Judy said...

You are sewing with a bad finger and making such wonderful blocks! I love the last set of three. So pretty and what great flying geese! If I had a bad finger I'd just sit and read. Great inspiration you are!

Danny Heyen said...

Ah! I cringe just thinking about the finger. I'm so glad you are on the mend. I like looking at all your pretties and I would hate for you to be slowed down in making them!

Eileen said...

Love block 11 a lot! Glad you can sew?, all are great. Crab material is so fun

Anonymous said...

Your work looks great despite the broken finger, I wish you a very speedy recovery!

QuiltNut Creations said...

I love all your blocks! Hope you recovery quickly.

Quilthaze said...

Gorgeous blocks! Amazing work considering you're nursing a broken finger. Get well soon.