Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sewing On the Move

 I discovered on our recent road trip
 that I was able to sew while riding in the car.

Now to many of you, you're thinking, what's the big deal,
but for me this is revolutionary.

I've never been able to do anything in the car
except look forward and
 try not to be a back seat driver.

For the past several years though, while flying,
I've been wearing these wrist sea-bands.

They work by applying pressure to the
acupuncture point on the wrists
that control motion sickness.

I've always been hesitant to try them
and then sew in the car.
I didn't want to ruin a good road trip,
but this time I thought, what the heck,
and Eureka!
  I could actually stitch while moving.

And look what I was able to finish.
I was able to applique all the leaves in the last
vine border to this quilt.
It's the quilt I made
 using the swapped nine patch blocks
that Barb had organize a while back.

 I couldn't believe what I was able to do.

it was only when it was highway driving,
but it felt so good to be able to
use that time in a productive way.
I'm sure hoping that it will work again.
I feel so liberated!

Until Next Time-


  1. How awesome! I love your nine patch quilt - great layout and design!
    That cheddar looks terrific. My daughter has used those for sailing and cruising. She swears by them.
    I can quilt in the car, but I find applique difficult. You have it mastered.

  2. I am so happy that you found a way to work in the car! It saves so much dreary riding! My husband has used those for years whenever we deliver a boat offshore. I am the lucky one who never gets sea sick, so I can usually get a lot done while riding. I absolutely LOVE you top. What a great way to use those wonderful 9-patches. Yummy!

  3. That’s great! I need to find some of those bands.
    I love your nine patch quilt. I have had one in progress for years with wool leaves.

  4. Your 9 patch quilt looks wonderful with all your leaves appliqued! The cheddar background is so warm and lovely. I can see a 9patch I contributed :0) The wristbands are such a good idea. I get motion sick very easily too I should try and find some.

  5. WOW!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt!! And bonus that you can stitch in a moving vehicle! I pass my time stitching when heading south for the winter so I get a ton done! Good to know that these little wrist bracelets work! Your quilt top is wonderful!!! I'm heading over to Barb's for more inspiration!! :o)))

  6. That is so gorgeous! I love the cheddar background and appliqued leaves! And nine patches are my favorite quilt block. You have a definite winner in that quilt! So glad you are able to sew in the car now. :-)

  7. You will have a very productive time in the car from now on! Love the combo of the vine with the nine patches, very cute.

  8. I am glad to hear you have found a solution! It looks like you got a lot done too! I love your nine patch quilt. The cheddar was the perfect choice for the appliqué!

  9. What beautiful appliqué ! The cheddar really sets off the stems and the leaves. I need to get some of those wrist bands, too, so that I can sew in the car.

  10. I'm impressed, I can't sew in the car, but maybe I shoud try again. Now you'll be definitely planning more road trips. It's so wonderful to see what you made with your 9 patches, the applique borders are beautiful, especially on the yummy cheddar background.

  11. I'm impressed with what fabulous work you accomplished in the car. I can baste for EPP in the car because I can look up frequently ... Maybe I need to try those bands and see if I can do more in the car.

  12. Wow, I must try these wrist bands. I get motion sickness very easily, in cars, planes, trains, anything that moves. Could be a lifesaver.

  13. It is gorgeous! I love your setting. Mine is kind of boring and predictable!
    I might need to give those bands a try.

  14. How great that you discovered a solution that is easy to use! Motion sickness has not been an issue for me fortunately. But one of my close friends may want to give those bands a try. What a fun way to put all your blocks in place - the applique borders are charming!

  15. Good for you! I've only been able to applique while riding in a car for the last couple years--and only on the freeway.:) Your quilt is wonderful! Love the applique borders. Makes it really special.

  16. Congratulations! I love sewing in the car on road trips. So glad you were able to find a solution to be able to use that otherwise wasted time. :-)

  17. I love vine borders and yours are very pretty! Just yesterday my Niece was telling me about those bands because she has motion sickness also and they help her.
    Glad that you had become liberated from the sickness.
    Robin Hawkins www.heresmyhart,com

  18. I'd never heard of those bands. Cool. And the quilt is just lovely!

  19. I've never been able to sew while traveling - mostly because hubby's truck rides too rough. Good information to have though, thanks for telling us! Your accomplishment is very impressive - now we need to know where you went!

  20. I am going to have to try those bands. I would love to be able to sew in the car and not get sick ! Love your vine border ! Congrats on a great finish :-D

  21. Great project with the nine patches. DH uses the motion wrist bands, we have sets of them all over. They were life changing for him.

  22. Oh, I love your nine patch quilt--adorable! So far, I'm okay doing needle work in the car, but I can't read for very long.