Lest you think I am some sort of quilty version of The Flash, I'll let you in on the reason this week has been extra productive. It is a bit of a cautionary tale for all of us who do lots and lots of ironing (ahem- ALL quilters). So here's the deal. When I'm in a hurry, or just not paying attention in general, I tend to push down on my iron when pressing fabric, blocks, etc. I don't move it back and forth because I don't want to distort my fabric; but when I put the iron down, without thinking, I push instead of letting the weight of the iron do the work. Unfortunately, this has led to a nasty case of ironing elbow, known to the rest of the world as tennis elbow (which is a much less embarrassing cause of injury, I might add.) Anyway, the pain has caused some sleeplessness, and I can think of no better way to fight the boredom of infomercials during the wee hours, than sewing to my heart's content.
What? I should take a break from sewing and ironing, you say? Nonsense! I am nothing, if not adaptable. I learned how to hold my iron with my arm in a certain position so that it doesn't hurt, and I do have a brace that helps, too. All things being equal, of course I would rather have slept a little more, but I'm certainly not going to be sad about finishing two quilts this week. Silver linings, y'all! Just something to keep in mind.
Since ironing is such a dangerous activity, you should do what I do, and limit that task to quilts and blocks only- zero clothing. And now that I have effectively warned you, check out some of the fantastic projects that were shared at last week's party!
Em's Scrapbag showed off this Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt. I love the explosion of color!
This lovely, scrappy quilt is from Pink Doxies.
and Quilting is More Fun Than Housework showed off this improv wonky star- made from scraps! Apparently scrappy masterpieces were the name of the game this week!
Before we move on to the party, I have one more little reminder. If you aren't aware, I have FOUR awesome giveaways going on right now- three great bundles, and a $100 gift certificate. All four giveaways end on Saturday morning, so be sure you hop over and enter HERE. Just one comment enters you in all four, so it's super easy!
Alrighty then, y'all! Let's get down to partying!
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