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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 610378 views.

after a run of 8 novelty quilts, I'm going to do something completely different.  A friend wants me to cut up this much beloved and loved quilt made by a now deceased grandmother and turn it into a 3' x 3' wall hanging.  I've had it for 6 months in a bag under my table, feeling guilty that I haven't started.  I texted her again tonight, are you VERY sure you want me to cut this up?  She said yes, so I guess I start cutting tomorrow.  I'm only going to fold the edges back and add a hanging sleeve, so it won't take long.  Somehow it just feels sacrilegious to cut up a quilt.  But she's right, it's falling apart and she wants to save the memory before it is completely in shreds.

Wow! Those take a LOT of work!

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

6/9/19

Did you notice that the grandmother made the red pinwheels going in an opposite direction from the others?  Is that important in any way?

Mishii

From: Mishii

6/9/19

I had to make a new quilt for Pita as the one on his bed was once again "broken".  This time it was cuddly enough, but too hot.  He wanted to take the king size Bonnie Hunter quilt and use it on a full size bed because it is the right weight.  Ummm, no.

I made a quick Card Trick (MSQC) out of batiks with a black background.  It looks nice.  He likes a very thin batting so I decided to use cotton.  Then I discover I don't have any cotton batting (mainly because I don't like it at all.  I don't like how thin, flat, and lightweight it is.  It also doesn't define the quilting well so I'm really not a fan.)  So here I was all motivated to get this quilt loaded and completed and instead I come to a screeching halt.  Bah.

The good news is that Joann's has 40 yard rolls of Pellon cotton batting on sale for $199.99 which is a pretty good deal.  Some of you might want to run take a look.

Here is my setup I bought dog 2 grooming arms to hold my quilts up as well as two bungee cords and strong clamps.  I hope I can post the pictures one is just the setup and the other shows in use. Makes life so much easier! 

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

6/9/19

Terrific photos, Sandy!  You are an inspiration to everyone!

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

6/9/19

wow...neat setup! I might even have room for that kind of setup!!

MarciainMD

From: MarciainMD

6/9/19

Jo, your quilt is lovely.  It's wonderful being able to make such personalized gifts for our loved ones.

MarciainMD

From: MarciainMD

6/9/19

Congratulations on adding Suzy Q to your family!  I'm glad you're so happy with her.  I have 3 Baby Lock machines and love them all.

MarciainMD

From: MarciainMD

6/9/19

What fun you must be having!

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