Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Humming Along!

I've been working on machine quilting the round robin quilt. I'm about half way as of today. I can only do a limited amount of sewing in one sitting due to a past shoulder injury. After about 2 bobbins worth of sewing I need to get up and do some stretching and special exercises that I am supposed to do daily with my arms. I'm slow but I do finish things eventually, although I would much rather keep zooming along and get things finished quicker. :0)
Here are some pillowcases I made over the weekend. I made them for daughter #1, who is away at college. I'm hoping they will go with the quilt she made for her dorm room. I find
purples/lavenders a difficult color to match with, unless you have a swatch of color in your hand. Red on the other hand seems to be one of the easiest. What do you think?

6 comments:

  1. You're doing just fine, Karen! I have to get up every now and then and stretch too. I just can't sit still for too long!!
    I love the fabrics you chose for your pillowcases. Very lovely!

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  2. Such a good mom to make pillow cases to match...hopefully match. LOL I think reds are hard only because some read orange. Maybe it is just me!

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  3. I think I am color challenged in all colors, ROFL, but you seem to be doing okay. Reds and greens are toughies for me! Your machine quilting is coming along nicely!

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  4. Your blues are great together. Now I think red's are harder to match.

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  5. You are doing a fine job Karen! Cute pillowcases!

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  6. pillowcases are fun to make
    great idea to make them for DD at college
    let them know we are thinking of them :)
    ah yes we need to take breaks when we quilt
    Kathie

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