Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Reruns - Part 2

Eight Pointed Star for One Armed Quilter Thursday, September 18, 2008

Several years ago I was unable to use my left arm and was in considerable pain. I was not recovering and the pain medication was not doing it's job. I knew that doing something positive could help the healing process.

When I couldn't sleep I got up at 4 a.m. and thought about making a Lone Star quilt with strips I had already cut. I went to the computer and using the first colors on the palette designed a Lone Star.I pulled out my box of strips and with one arm began sewing them together.

As I did each step, I noticed I was improving enough to do the next step.After making all the points I looked through my fabric collection and finally found the perfect fabric to finish the quilt.

After completing the first quilt top I realized I had the same background print in another color way.

I created this Broken Star using this fabric as my inspiration

I wanted to do this with a fabric that did not have a quarter circle design.

This quilt was done with a fabric with a linear color striation.

Hope you'll enjoy this puzzle.
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Shirley Goodwin said...

These are awesome!

Eva said...

The energy to work under such a handicap is admirable. And so is the result! I love them both, and the 3-D-effect of the second is just stunning!

Dolores said...

Simply beautiful - and one handed too.

Vicki W said...

They are spectacular but I laughed out loud at the last one. I used that very same fabric in my version of Karen Stone's Unusual Lone Star about 12 years ago!