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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 474408 views.

From: judyinohio


How large are these blocks?


From: judyinohio


That is certainly a lot of itsy-bitsy pieces to keep track of and stitch in place.  My hat is off to you.  clap

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


judyinohio said:

That is certainly a lot of itsy-bitsy pieces to keep track of and stitch in place.

You haven't seen the blocks that have some REALLY small pieces .. ones that I cussed out regularly.

I do two different approaches: one is basting along the seamline ... that's for big pieces or pieces that don't have a lot of intricate ins-and-outs.  The other is a fusible, water-soluble stabilizer that I cut out per the template and wrap the fabric around the edges, gluing them down.  I use the second method when the pieces are REALLY small or if there are lot of tight turns.   The stabilizer will dissolve when the top gets laundered.

There are 49 interior floral blocks.  To date, I've done 29, leaving 20 to do.
There are 32 border blocks (smaller than 12").  I haven't done any of those.

So, I have a goodly span of time to work on this particular Forever Project.  :-)

Very hot collection as Pirate said. Nice!


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


That definitely will be a hummmmmdinger!

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

Japanese Iris.

Beautiful!  Maybe this won't be a "forever" project.


From: judyinohio


I am really enjoying the process of assembling this kit. I have strips draped over a vintage wooden drying rack and thus far (working on eighth triangle) it has been a lot of fun.

This quilt making process will be interrupted when I start working on the new polymer clay class tomorrow.  It's a darned shame that I have to grocery shop, cook meals and do the laundry in between all the serious hobby stuff I have planned. wink

I am making a few blocks each day on my orange and blue improve quilt. I cut a total of 19 squares each of orange and blue at 15" inches. Then I paired them one blue with one orange and am creating those wonky quarter circle strips so in the end there are two arcs of color rinning thru each background. I am gonna try a few that have 3 arcs just to add some interest. I have an idea where this is going but with any improve the quilt can evolve as it progresses.