April 2016 Blocks

Things have changed dramatically for me in the past few weeks. I’ve been diagnosed with at least bursitis in my right shoulder (and possibly have a torn rotator cuff). I tried to do the coffin-‘er-tube MRI last week but had to stop it and am now scheduled for an open MRI two hours away this coming Saturday and will start PT in three days. Some days sewing and cutting are really painful, so I’ve postponed or eliminated several projects. I did get my April Modern Pinwheel block completed for Stash Bee but have asked for assistance with my Bee Hive April Hidden Gems paper-pieced block from a good quilty friend, so that block is not yet completed.


Modern Pinwheel block for StashBee Hive 7

For my  Terra Australis quilt, I only sewed two blocks in April. The first is the Poseidon’s Hall block by Sarah@123 Quilt. The second is another 16-patch Half-Square Triangle block.


Poseidon’s Hall block by Sarah@123 Quilt


I now have 15 out of the 25 sampler blocks completed. I’m still going to try to get this quilt done sometime this year if my shoulder cooperates.

Sadly, I have dropped out of my local quilt store’s Fancy Forest Block-of-the-Month, but I did get one Allie Owl done this month. I’m going to make him a companion some time, sew them into pillows for a good friend, and forget about making the Fancy Forest quilt at least for now.


My biggest upcoming quilt challenge will be going to Glamp Stitchalot June 2-5. I was on a 12-month payment plan to go learn from Elizabeth Hartman, Carolyn Friedlander, Rashida Coleman-Hale, Penny Layman, Monica Solorio-Snow, and Violet Craft, and bad shoulder or not, I will be there. I may not kick butt getting a lot of sewing done, but I sure will soak up the atmosphere and all that quilting expertise!

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5 Responses to April 2016 Blocks

  1. Jacqueline says:

    Can’t wait to see your quilt come together!! It is going to be spectacular. Sorry for your pain, but you know we Ringer women are hardy. If there’s a will, there’s a way!


  2. I am so sorry to hear about your shoulder. I hope it is something that can be treated fairly easily. Hugs to you!


  3. Lisa says:

    I hope your shoulder heals quickly….in time for you to really enjoy Glamp Stitch a Lot.


  4. Your fabrics make the blocks shine.

    Gosh, so sorry to hear about your health troubles. PT should help out though. I hurt my shoulder trying to body surf a few years ago. I remember wearing stretchy shirts as it hurt so much to put my arm in certain positions. After some PT I got extra therapy by emptying my kitchen cupboards one item at a time and then replacing them – using just the one arm. It really helped.


  5. Pingback: Terra Australis Quilt Top Finished! | Quilting is in my Blood

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