Before I get into my design wall I just have to brag a bit. As of Saturday I have my first ever sports injury! I've never been into sports or exercise but I decided several years ago to try to start doing some sort of exercise every day. Gradually I even started to enjoy it. Now I ride my recumbent bike for an hour every morning and do push ups and sit up every day. A few weeks ago I added a slackline. My goal is to build core muscle strength by eventually balancing on the thing. I've got no desire to do tricks and I would never be able to anyway as I am no longer in sight of 20. Anyway, I've been working diligently on it since I got it and can even walk a few steps on it and it's only about 10" off the ground so you can only do so much damage. But you can certainly jam your toe pretty good. Since I bruise so badly that you would be excused in thinking that I have leukemia. You can bet that my foot is a pretty sight. I'll wear sandals in public so I can show it off. I'm very proud of my first sports injury. I really thought it would be a sprained ankle so this was a much more pleasant result.
A bruised toe doesn't keep me down though. I have been very busy sewing and quilting.
Friday was the Country School Quilter's quarterly retreat. I started my new Veteran's/QOV project. After I made the green quilts I decided that I liked working on a Veteran's quilt and a QOV at the same time. These next quilts will be Mary's Half Square Strings quilt. I got all of the cutting completed and 7 blocks put together. I think this one will go pretty quickly so should have it done byt the October Sewing Saturday meet up.
Speaking of Veteran's/QOV quilts, I finished quilting the Veteran's version of this green quilt and an half way done with the QOV version. This one will be off the frame tomorrow at the latest. I hope to get both of them bound this week.
Last night during the Colts/Steelers game I finished this applique block.
I only have one left to do and it should not take long with all the football on TV coming up. Now I have to start thinking about what do do with these blocks.
I also finished my Color Palette Challenge project but I will wait until Friday to share it. This week I want to:
- finish quilting the QOV
- bind the Veteran's quilt and QOV
- dye the fabric for the Warkton Lane project
- create a tutorial for my Color Palette Challenge project
- make a few postcards
We will see how far I get on this list. I'm linking up my Design Wall Monday at Judy's blog. Check out what everyone else is doing!