For the past 3 or 4 years, I've been having a nerve issue with my right hand. And as I'm right handed, this made it so I wasn't able to do any hand quilting or hand work of any sort.
When I got pregnant, this condition got worse. But now that my son is here. I have discovered that I can do some hand work for 15 or 20 minutes at a time, without having any issues with my nerves! I am not sure why, buy I am not questioning it too closely ;) just enjoying it. lol
So I started this little table runner. I have a little bit of batting, not enough for any of my quilt tops, so I thought I needed to make something small to use it up :) lol.
I love purple and yellow together. And I love these Moda Marbles!
Can you see the flower on this print? That's what I designed my flowers after. Just some simple, needle turn applique. That's how I learn to do it, and I haven't had any desire to use glues or other newfangled ways of applique.
It feels SO good to do some hand work again.
What are you working on this Summer? Have you joined Ellison's Summer Sewing Contest?
I was going to. But my little hasn't given me enough time to finish my butterfly quilt.
I backed it with some soft flannel, no batting. You can see I still can't use my walking foot. I was misinformed when I bought it. I was told it would fit ALL low shank machines, including my treadle (I specifically asked). I have THREE low shank machines, all pre-1940's, and it fits NONE of them!!!
So what do I do? I use an open toe foot and put up with the little puckers. And then decide to quilt this one in a much closer quilting pattern than usual. LOL
So really, it's ok that I couldn't join the fun in the Sewing contest... I mean, how am I supposed to compete with the extreme talent of someone like Melissa of Happy Quilting??? And her beautiful dresden plate quilt! LOL
Good luck all who have entered.
Have a great day.