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Comment by Gail Brown on September 3, 2020 at 9:50am

Katherine, that quilt will have been on quite an adventure by the time it reaches its final destanation.  I know that they will love it, it's beautiful.

Thank you all for the  wishes for the shots to work.  I am feeling like they have, but I will just wait and see.  I'm so used to being careful of how I move that  I need to start moving normaly to see.  When you are so careful for so long it becomes a habit.  I am anxious to start attacking the pile of UFOs that were piling up and get as many done as possible before Christmas for gifts. 

Comment by Janet/MO on September 3, 2020 at 5:46am

Gail, I hope the shots continue to give you some relief.  We don't always realize how debilitating pain can be until we start to experience it.  

Comment by Katherine V. on September 3, 2020 at 4:26am

Thanks everyone.  We are now in PA for a 14 day quarantine period.  I was able to fold the quilt into a carry on bag.  Now to visit my friend to give it a good wash.  I wasn’t able to organize a project to bring.  After pushing to finish, I just didn’t have to energy to organize.  I’m kind of in between.  When I get home, I’ll go back to quilting my UFO.  

Comment by Sandy Larkey on September 2, 2020 at 7:01pm

That is  a beautiful quilt, Katherine!  I'll bet it's not as complicated as it looks, though.  Some of those quilts that really look like they'd be a challenge to make are actually quite simple--if you just think it through before starting to stitch. 

I'm working on one now that looked rather simple on the eBay site.  But looked really nifty, so I ordered it.  It is complicated.  But then, I just have to think it through, and lay out the pieces the way they should go.  The kit maker called it a "modified nine patch" block.  And boy, did she modify it.  As you can figure, each block has nine segments.  However, there are no less than six patches in a segment.  And no more than seventeen!  Each block actually has 105 different pieces of fabric!  My friend Dorothy, who can just about count on at east one high-place ribbon at the State Fair, took one look at the first two blocks and told me she was glad I was doing it, not her.  Maybe I will try my new(er) digital camera and see if this computer will cooperate with it.  I'd sure like to be able to post pictures.

Gail, glad to hear the shots seem to be working.  Back troubles are miserable.  I dislocated my pelvis several years back, physical therapist put it back in place, but I think it's out again.  And that particular physical therapist isn't working in the hospital clinic any more and the new ones just want to give me some exercises to do at home.  Anyway, I feel for you, and really hope the shots keep on working.

Comment by Gail Brown on September 2, 2020 at 8:47am

Had the shots in my back yesterday in two different areas.  I was told that it may take a few days for it to really kick in, but I am feeling the difference already.  I can tell because other aches and pains that I really wasn't so bothered about are starting to become more pronounced, but not so bad as the back pain.  I had my DH mark dots on my back in the exact spots before we went and I am thinking it was very helpful to do that.

Katherine, that turned out beautifully.  I love the colors.  My stitches have been getting a little as my eyes get a little older, as long as they are even I don't worry about it.  I don't use contrasting thread colors as much as I once did because of the bigger stitches.

Handstitcher, I know about all the problems with the virtual schools.  Several of my Grands and Greats are having to do this and ofcourse starting out there are all kinds of problems for the teachers as well as the students.  Different areas are using different programs and some of the parents aren't as technically savy as they need to be to help their kids.  I hope you will be able to wade through it all successfully.

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on September 1, 2020 at 8:08am

Beautifully done Katherine.

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on September 1, 2020 at 5:31am

So pretty, Katherine!  

Comment by Janet/MO on August 31, 2020 at 6:43pm

Katherine, that quilt is beautiful.  Congratulations on getting it finished.

Gail, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that your shot hits the right spot & brings you some much needed relief.

Comment by Carla on August 31, 2020 at 2:50pm

Oh I love the graphic design in your quilt Katherine!  So pretty and what an accomplishment to hand piece the blocks and then hand quilt it!  Give yourself a big pat on the back!

Comment by handstitcher/IL on August 31, 2020 at 2:05pm

And Gail, I hope they hit the right spot tomorrow for your back. Makes a big difference, but as you say, they need to hit the right place.


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