I'm doing better... but still a long way from "completely recovered." So... to distract myself, I did a little sewing the day before Thanksgiving.... a table runner for my daughter, modeled here by my darling granddaughters, still in their jammies.
I even did FMQ-ing for the very first time! It's supposed to looking like the outlined path of snowflakes falling... what do you think?
The fabrics came from my FQ stash and I used a pale gray thread to quilt. I wasn't up to making a trip to the LQS for silver thread, which was my first idea.
I followed a Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial...
...and used the cardboard template I had made earlier this fall. This is a quick and easy project... even if you make it as long as I did.
It felt good to be sewing again... but I'm still going to have to pace myself.
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Addendum: Several have asked about how I made the cardboard wedge template, including Judy who, unfortunately, is a no-reply blogger (meaning I do not have a way to reply to her via email).
The "how to" is in the post "Cheap?" and the exact measurements of my triangle are:
Base of isosceles triangle: 8 inches
Sides of isosceles triangle: 11.5 inches
Base angles of isosceles triangle: 70 degrees
Top angle of isosceles triangle: 40 degrees (70 + 70 + 40 = 180, the total amount of degrees in all three angles of any triangle... a little math fact fer ya!)
Hope this helps!