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?


  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!

  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!

  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!

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

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

  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