Saturday, 16 July 2016

July's RSC blocks: pink.

A short post this time as I finally got back to the sewing machine yesterday after a break of more than five weeks. My hip has continued to heal steadily, thanks to everyone's good wishes, and I can now walk without supports for short distances (like 50 metres!), but that's a start. However, I still have a rolling gait, as if I've just spent the last five weeks at sea!

Once at the sewing machine yesterday I sewed these bear paws:

Oops! Bottom left looks larger than the rest .. I didn't get round to trimming before the photo!

and then put everything so far up on the design wall.

Bear's paw blocks will finish at 13.5" square.

The block top left is the only one finished, and I'm thinking of unpicking the sashing and redoing it at 1.5" finished width, the same size as the squares. I shan't be joining any of the other units until I have all the colours finished and can make combinations I really like.

I'm linking up to
so nip over there to see masses of pink perfection!

Happy sewing

Marly.

14 comments:

Lisa J. said...

Glad to hear you are healing well Marly. The bear paws are beautiful.

Ivani said...

Your bear paw blocks are gorgeous. I love, love love the pink and green one, this is really a great combo. Good to know you are feeling better and having progress. Have a nice weekend Marly.

Kathy S. said...

Glad you are getting better and better each day. It's okay if you just sew a little. What you are sewing is GORGEOUS. I LOVE your background fabrics! Wishing you great progress in your continuing recovery, Marly!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your PINK block looks fabulous, but I like the colors mixed up, too! I am absolutely LOVING your Bear Paw Blocks

Scrap and quilts said...

Since the beginning, I'm in love with these paws but seeing them together is even better. I'm soooooooo in love. I might have to copy this for next year RSC. :^D
So happy to hear you are doing well. But don't exert yourself and take care. ;^)

Vireya said...

Beautiful blocks! Lovely to be able to sew again. Glad to hear you can now walk 50 metres. That would get you to the letterbox to check the mail here, so you better keep improving so that you can at least come back into the house with the letters!

gayle said...

Wow! Those blocks are absolutely gorgeous!
Best wishes for quick healing!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your pink bear paws are wonderful, and I especially love seeing all the blocks together on your design wall. Glad your hip is healing and hope you feel stronger every day!

Sally Hurley said...

Pretty! I like those a lot!

katie z. said...

Your blocks are splendid! I hope and pray recovery continues smoothly.

Kaja said...

These blocks are fantastic. I like how the black, then white of the surround really makes the colours shine out. Like the all pink setting, like them mixed together - they work every which way. I'm glad you're continuing to mend.

Angie said...

This is going to be a stunning quilt! Hope your recovery continues smoothly!

Pamela Arbour said...

Your bears paw blocks are gorgeous. You are way more industrious than I am. You will have a beautiful quilt. I am glad you are feeling better. Sometimes it just takes time.

Magpie Sue said...

I love the way the black makes the colors pop. This is going to be stunning - someday!