Great News!

I have full motion in my wrist.  I can put weight on it for the first time in YEARS.  It’s not stiff or sore or even remotely tender.  Honestly, I didn’t believe my recovery would be this successful; not after seeing how much scar tissue they removed nor the extent of the damage my wrist had suffered.

In a few days or so I’ll return to finishing Space Lanterns, then work on finishing a few other projects I had lined up.  I really wanna do some paper-piecing, and purchased some newsprint paper specifically for that.  I also want to paint and draw and even color line art.  Oh, and I can make jewelry again.

This is FANTASTIC!

Now I’m gonna finish my sandwich and play Witcher 3.  The gaming has helped a lot with getting flexibility back.

Quick and easy “Doubly striped Half Square Triangle block”

I will absolutely have to use this block. The possibilities for layouts and size has be stoked!

Sewn Up

Easy block tutorial - from fabric strips to quilt block

This block can appear to be a bit complex at first sight but it’s quite simple to do. All you need is 4 strips of fabric the same size sewn together. Use high contrasting fabrics for better results. My choice of fabric makes this block a bit hypnotic, don’t you think?

How to make the Doubly striped Half Square Triangle block

Learn how to make this block in just over one minute:

Make the tutorial twice and make a different block altogether! Learn how:

Some ideas for extending this block

This block can be made into a scrappy quilt by using your fabric scraps or jelly rolls. I do find however than this block works a lot better, and I mean A LOT, if you plan your fabrics and colours.

Colours

For instance, use fabric that are high contrast and alternate them:

  • acqua and black,
  • red and white,
  • red and black,

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I have jewelry making supplies, finished jewelry, downloadable tutorials and patterns, as well as quilts and quilted projects.  Buy as much as you want, whatever combination, and if it’s total before shipping is $40 or more you’ll receive the discount.

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