Sunday, March 11, 2012

Hello Calluses...

I recently finished sewing binding on the King-sized anniversary quilt... and last week I started sewing the hexies for the dragon quilt together.  Guess what?  I now have some very nice calluses on my little fingers... it makes it SO much nicer to hand stitch anything!  I just wish that you didn't have to go through a week of soreness before the calluses come!  Oh well ~ it's worth it!

This is what I'll be looking at for the next few months:

I'm sewing this in strips that run diagonally in the dragon.  I'm excited to be at this point ~ now I just wish I could sew faster.  I really have to pace it though... my hand and finger joints can only handle so much.  I did find this awesome ointment called Traumeel ~ it has arnica in it and it helps my joint pain immensely. 

Okay, I'm off to do some more stitching...

5 comments:

Jill said...

I bet you'll have some serious calluses after this endeavor! I'm looking forward to seeing the quilt (and the calluses).

Nora Streed said...

a drop of superglue on the relevant spot helps a lot while the calluses are building up. You'll still get a callus but it won't be so painful the whole time. I use it when I haven't played guitar in a relly long time.

Paula said...

can't wait to see your little kit this week!

Toqua's Crafts said...

Gorgeous! People say I have immense patience for the bead work I do... I say you have immense patience for sewing all these hexes together!

I'm looking forward to seeing the finished project!

Laura said...

I just found your blog - I'm in awe of your hex quilts. I've only just started with hexies, and I love how you've broken out of the flower mould. I've been wondering about your design process (I had a quick look, forgive me if I missed the post!) - how did you chart out the dragon and squid? Is there software you used? Any tips and tricks to pass on?

Thanks!

Laura