The big green quilt isn't done yet but I only have the binding and label left to do. I'll have it finished by Monday for sure. Big Green started with my drawer of green hand dyed fat quarters. I had already made quilts from the purple, yellow and brown drawers so it's time to start looking for the next project. The blue drawer is pretty packed so I think I'll head there next and start looking for a project.
My favorite quilt book at the moment is Colorful Quilts. I've made more quilts from that book than any other. In fact, Big Green, is the cover quilt. I did a little internet search and found that the authors had another book. I picked up a used copy of In Love with Square and Rectangles. I flipped through it last night and I think there might be a couple of candidates for a scrappy blue quilt.
In crochet news, I'm so much better and am back to this big project that I can't share. I've purchased every type of brace and tape but I think the magic solution has been these gloves. I've never bought into the Copperfit hype but I was wrong. I've been using these for about a week and the improvement in my hands has been dramatic. I can crochet about an hour at a time now.
Today will be focused on binding Big Green and washing out the 50 yards of fabric that I dyed yesterday doing some crochet!
7/29/2021 11:53:26 am
glad the copperfit is working for you - it is the seam at the bottom of the thumb that always bothers me the most with all kinds of these gloves - they press too hard after awhile on the nerves in those areas because of the way the joints are swelled for me.
7/29/2021 04:36:37 pm
Those two books look interesting.
7/29/2021 06:28:19 pm
Looks like a couple of fun books filled with great inspiration. And you'll be working with blues....ooooh....be still, my heart! Copper Fit gloves - do they have copper in them? I've heard that wearing a copper bracelet is supposed to be good for 'Arthur' in your hands but I haven't tried it.
7/30/2021 07:36:48 am
The blue drawer is a WOW! I hadn't heard of those books; I will have to see if I can get them from the library. I am glad the gloves are helping. Knock on wood I don't have any hand issues right now, but I will keep these in mind if I ever do. Like everyone else I had my doubts about the copperfit effectiveness.
7/30/2021 11:39:14 am
I found my compression gloves the other day when cleaning out a drawer that would no longer close, and thought, why aren't I using these. Glad you've found gloves that are helpful, hands being such useful tools!
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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.