It's been about a week and a half since I hurt my arm and it is getting better. But you know that "mature" people heal less quickly that we used to! I really appreciate all of the kind get well comments that you have left. My arm is getting better. Every day I have a little more range of motion and do a little more work. It's just taking time. Ice, ibuprophen and KT Tape are doing their jobs nicely. I'm not complaining about my injury. It was all my own fault and frankly, I'm lucky I didn't break something. I came out of that endeavor pretty lucky!
If you've never heard of KT tape here it is in action on my arm. If you have watch sports you have probably seen someone taped up with it. This is the modern version of the ACE bandage and I think it's one of the greatest inventions ever. It's amazing how much support this stuff provides and with my chronic issues with tendinitis it helps tremendously. One application lasts 3 days and there's another version that lasts about a week.
As I said, I'm getting more range of motion every day but the last motion that's going to return is the motion needed to quilt on the longarm or sew at the machine. You know what motion I'm talking about, reaching straight out in front. So I decided that since I can't quilt that someone else should.
I've talked about my friend Becky many times. She's an incredibly talented applique artist and hand quilter. All of her quilts are spectacular. I had been trying to convince her that we could baste her quilts on the longarm saving her many hours of crawling around on the floor. She decided to give it a try with me giving instruction and her doing the quilting.
Let's be honest. I wanted her to baste the quilt here because I wanted more time to look at it! Becky's quilts always have amazing details and I took some photos to share wit you. First get a look at the saw tooth border. That's not pieced. It's ALL APPLIQUE! And check out the little red bud at the end of that vine. It's perfectly fussy cut!
Seriously cute! Loot at the appliqued worms, beaks and eyes. So tiny!
Look at those perfect skinny vines. It must be so much fun for her to quilt because she gets to revisit all of these little details again.
If you check out the top photo you can see this cute little detail added to the border sections.
There are even bits of embroidery added around the quilt. I just love the fussy cut butterfly wing.
I know that Becky is a perfectionist so I was a little nervous basting her quilt on the longarm. We used the channel locks to make sure everything lined up exactly right but I was still a little nervous about it. But then Becky sent me this photo. It's loaded on her hand quilting frame and quilting is underway! I know she's happy to finally be hand quilting again.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.