Friday, September 24, 2010

Throbbing Finger

I finally have three quilts done and ready to mail to Wrap Them in Love. Now for the hard part: finding a box the right size. Here are the three quilts for WTIL:

a panel with an added border, 36 x 48

nine patches made in memory of Bev B., 40 x 60

a panel I bought at a garage sale, about 40 x 65?

I am also sending two quilts to Central Ohio Binky Patrol:

crumb blocks, 55 x 75

more crumb blocks, 40 x 60

After finishing these quilts I worked on crumb blocks. I have over 60 of them done and another 20 or so in progress. I guess the quilt gods decided I had done enough for now. My rotary cutter, containing a brand new blade, jumped up and slammed into my finger and fingernail. Boy, did it hurt! And bled all over the bathroom sink while I struggled to clean myself up and find bandages. After I got it wrapped up it continued to really hurt and throb.. so I took something for the pain. I am glad to report that it worked, and I am now able to sit still and type. (Before it kicked in -- I paced around the house yelling "please cut off my hand!") I think I'll survive, but I'm done sewing for the night.

15 comments:

Gari said...

Owie. I guess one can do too much sewing, I wouldn't have believed it. I hope you heal quickly.

ROZ said...

Ouch! Nice quilts, though. Hope that the hand feels better quickly

08armydoc said...

oooooh - that'll smart for a few days, and leave a nice scar, too

BrendaLou said...

Carol,
I am hoping you heal soon! The quilts are amazing...I LOVE, LOVE the "crumb circles". Take care of yourself!

quiltmom said...

Lovely quilts Carole- So sorry to hear about your injury- it looks painful - Hope it heals up quickly and is not hurting too much.

Regards,
Anna

Beth said...

ouch! I am glad you were able to find bandages..I would have had to go to Walgreens!

The quilts are all lovely! Take Care of that finger!

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Yup - you are definitely a hardcore quilter - wrapped your injury in muslin and safey pinned it! Your quilts are inspirational (as ususal!) I love the way the green nine patch came out - esp. the border.

Elaine Adair said...

Yikes 8-(( - but you DID get a lot of work done BEFORE that unfortunate event. 8-))

Claire said...

What a way to end a day (or more) of sewing! But, as Elaine said, good that it was late instead of early. Great quilts.

True Blue Nana said...

OH NO! Why do fingers bleed so freely. I love what you are doing. Have you read Little Bee? I am into it now and it is very good.

08armydoc said...

How's your finger feeling?

Sanda said...

Great job on the quilts. Love the border you did on the 1st panel quilt. The green quilt is lovely. The crumb quilts are so colorful. I really like the way you bordered the 1st one. I guess you did do a number on your finger! I hope it heals quickly. Sandy

Pattilou said...

Wow--some number on that finger. I've come close a couple of times. How do those things jump around. Get well soon! Glad you can still type!

goodnightgram said...

Sorry to rea that you got hurt - though I loved the safety pin! Heal quickly!

woolywoman said...

Are you holding the gauze on with a safety pin? Hope it feels better soon. I really like how you set your crumb blocks and the orange quilt with the spiral. How do you do that? Please do a post explaining!