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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 167645 views.
5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

11/20/17

Love both projects you shared!  Fabulous workmanship; the quilt is definitely in "my" colors.

Cris in MT

 

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

11/20/17

It will be an early Christmas gift as they are a challenge to find gifts for.  They are and will be the only grandkids on their mothers side in a very close knit family so the get a lot of gifts.

If you want a good tutorial on making pillow cases check out the one on Pirates blog.  

Jo

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

11/20/17

I put borders on a charity quilt and pieced a charity backing so they can be finished up today on our workday.

yeaterday I did the cutting and beginnings on a scrap quilt for. Class.  I’m eager to sew on this later this week.

MarciainMD

From: MarciainMD

11/20/17

The cornerstones look great with the sashing.  It is a fantastic quilt.

MarciainMD

From: MarciainMD

11/20/17

Midkid5 said:

If you want a good tutorial on making pillow cases check out the one on Pirates blog.  

Thanks Jo.  I'll do that.

MarciainMD

From: MarciainMD

11/20/17

What kind of scrap quilt?  I just love scrappy quilts.

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

11/20/17

My current projects come from left field.  I'm finishing up some crazy quilted ATCs (artist trading cards) for a swap in the new year and inclusion in a crazy quilting magazine.  Since the editor/owner of the magazine wants to do a special ATC issue, I'm honor bound not to share pictures of those ahead of time.

I'm toying with an idea for my sister's annual cancer fund raiser.  Making blocks with the awareness ribbons featured.  That would include buying LOTS of different Kona solid colors, but I'm not averse to that idea at all.  <G>

I have two white-on-white crazy quilt round robin blocks to do my part on, but those don't have to move/be mailed again until after the first of the year.  Happily, I already know what embroidery stitches/motifs I'll be using for them.

I have some orphan blocks on the design wall, and I purchased a new sewing machine last week.  A Necchi QS60.  Or maybe that's a 60QS; it's all still so new to me!  My most recent sewing machine purchase had been in the 1980s (I don't think needle up/needle down had been invented yet).  Once the ATCs are finished, I'll be setting up the new machine and practicing sewing with it using the orphan blocks for practice.

I keep a "tub" of handwork projects available for evening TV time.  Those are various hand quilting, counted cross stitch, and needlepoint projects.  I just work through the rotation and have made progress through the year.  Nothing gets done very fast, but everything gets worked on, which is better progress than having them stored in a box in a closet.

TMI?  Well, you asked!

Cris in MT

 


 

MarciainMD

From: MarciainMD

11/20/17

You are very busy with all those projects.  I know what you mean about working on everything a bit at a time.  It is definitely better than having a project stuck in a closet where it's easy to forget about.

Have fun learning all about your new machine!

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

11/20/17

Pat, glad to see that you have posted.  I love your quilt and the placemat.  I see you have moved on to half square triangles.relaxed  For the rest of you, Pat is an experienced seamstress and makes lovely wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses.  I think we will see lots of lovely work from her here.  

Pat, did you use a machine decorative stitch on your placemat?

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

11/20/17

Cathy, that is  similar to how the awesome Sharon Schamber started her quilting career. Before she became an award-winning quilter she had decades of bridal gown work "under her belt" so to speak.  Now she makes quilts that take years to complete.

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