Thanks everyone for the well wishes! I really appreciate it and I'm just so thankful that this wound is on my left hand instead of my right. I can still type :) and do most everything. I've found the hardest things to do [less one thumb] are the simple things, like, buttoning my pants and fastening my bra [I know, TMI :) but it's true!]
Anyways, as a family we're heading off to San Diego today! I'm so excited and I know we'll be busy playing mostly, but we do have a 10-hour road trip ahead...sooo, I've been busy preparing some hand work to take along. Applique is perfect for a quilter on the go!
I was involved in a block exchange in my quilt guild last year. We made 9-patches, 4-patches and economy blocks over the span of 9 months or so (?). The colors were browns, pinks and blues.
With my 9-patches and some squares of muslin I made 13 large blocks [in a 9-patch setting]. Since the 9-patches used "shirtings" for the lighter color I thought this would keep with the old fashion look.
I knew I really wanted a lot of applique on this quilt, so I've been preparing lots of flowers and leaves using the freezer paper method and my bias tape maker to make vines.