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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 530729 views.

From: judyinohio


Is that a basket of freshly-laundered quilt fabric next to the dog?  You created a terrific story block  for your friend to remind her of her happy days in Maryland  and of your quilting group that had one dog-lover. 

You really let your creative juices flow with this one, Marcia.

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)


Very fun quilt block and GOOD call with including a dog!  LOL!

Again, you are most entirely welcome for the cat fabric.

Cris in MT



From: MarciainMD


Thanks Ami.  I tried to make it fun with the dog among the cats.


From: MarciainMD


Thanks Judy.  I really had fun making it!


From: MarciainMD


Thanks Cris.  As soon as I saw that dog fabric in my stash I chuckled mischievously and got to work!


From: cosmostar


Great ideas for your block!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


I can't believe it.  The achievable has occurred.    I have FINISHED all the applique for my Deco Garden Forever Project™!!

The last block: 

I also TRIMMED all 49 of the floral blocks (to 12.5"), all 28 border blocks (trimmed to 12.5" long but left the width untrimmed so I would have options for the final trim after quilting).   The 4 corner blocks were untrimmed, as they matched the width of the border blocks.   Here are all those trimmings:

Tonight starts the assembly process.  There is a 1.5" sashing that goes between all the blocks.  That means The Time Has Come to for me to commit as to where each and every floral blocks goes.    Other than the 3 blocks that go center top and bottom, it really doesn't matter which block goes where.  I think all I really need to do is be concerned with a "nice" color distribution and not cluster a particular color in one area.

There are (7) 12" blocks and (6) 1.5 sashings per row.  That's 93" across (i.e. the width).  Fortunately, my "design wall", which is a king size flat sheet hung in front of 2 bookcases, will accommodate that width.

Unfortunately, there are 7 rows.  That means the length of the top (without the border) is ALSO 93".  My "design wall" will NOT accommodate that length.  So, I will not be able to see all 49 floral blocks at one time to ensure a nice distribution of colors.  I think a work around will be to take a picture of the top, as much as can be pinned to the sheet, to be used as a reference.  Then work on the lower rows and hope that color distribution works out OK.

But, kinda like Scarlett O'Hara .. I'll worry about that tomorrow. :-)