I'm starting to work on a Mourning Quilt for a friend who lost a member of her family. I was given several shirts of this young man to work with. It will be a two sided quilt, so far now I've made the cross to be appliqued. I machine quilted it on a base first so when I applique it there will more dimension and focus on the cross.
You should be able to see the backing on the cross that needs to be turned under. The background is a pumpkin and blue plaid and the cross is a dark blue plaid from the young man's shirt.
Some Mourning quilts that I have made previously.
I saw my surgeon last week and was cleared to start walking with a cane. Hard to believe it's been six weeks since the fall. Anyway, I continue to work on my rehab, work up to driving, it's the driving without narcotics and making sure I can slam on the brakes and sit with my knee bent for an extended period of time that will keep me from doing that for awhile. I've been practicing the driving in the lower meadow, the sheep just look at me as I make circles in the grass. Sitting and machine quilting is like driving, right foot on the pedal so I'm glad I can do that even if only for short periods of time.
Thanks for all the good wishes and concern.