I have seriously accomplished almost nothing the past week while I've been dealing with this jaw pain. I"m not surprised that I'm having the problem. I seem to always have some sort of muscle/tendon pain at all time. Sometimes it's my right knee, sometimes my feet, sometimes my left hip or left wrist or, like now, left shoulder and jaw. Some of it's genetics and some of it is bad habits. I think my current problem is mostly bad habit in the form of my cell phone and tablet so I'm weaning my self off those tools. Maybe if I can get myself to spend less time on the technology tools I'll get more constructive things done!
Over the past week I've spent most of my time holding ice packs to my face and stretching my neck and shoulders but I have made a bit of progress on a couple of projects and one is Pleiades II. Here are a few more block sets that I've cut out this week.
This is, more or less, the layout that I'm going for. The finished quilt might be smaller than this one. It all depends on the number of block sets that I can get out of my current stash. I am not buying more fabric!
Here's how many block sets I have cut out so far. I think this is about half what I need. They aren't arranged in any way yet. I'm just slapping them on the design wall to see how they look so far. A few of these won't make the final cut either. It's slow, but it's coming along.
love this current design - I feel for you and your jaw pain, I know what you mean if it is not one thing it is something else - I don't have the severe jaw pain but I have a very stiff right side of the jaw - it is generally always like this but over the years has gotten more so - and then there is the feet, the hips, the hands LOL - I could go on.
5/4/2018 07:32:57 am
I am sorry to hear that your jaw pain has not gone away. It is hard to do anything when you don't feel good. This design is very interesting! Once I got looking at it the blocks are very simple; it is how you are laying them out that adds the zing! I hope you feel better soon!
5/4/2018 10:55:00 am
Love the layout for your new quilt.
5/4/2018 05:48:57 pm
So sorry you're in pain again - but being aware of what is likely to be causing it will hopefully help. Take care of you! I like the patterns/colours of the fabrics you're using for this one.
5/6/2018 10:52:22 am
I second the recommendation for a mouth guard to help with jaw pain. I don't think I grind my teeth, but the guard just seems to keep everything aligned! My dentist also told me to stop eating bagels -- there's something about the extreme chewiness that provokes jaw problems. Also suggested heat rather than ice...
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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.