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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 208172 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Feb-6

I have previously shown y'all the hexie 2016-2019 Forever Project that I finished just the other night.

What I didn't mention was that last year I indulged a bee in my bonnet about starting a Hawaiian Applique in batiks Forever Project.  :-)   I have a bunch of Hawaiian Applique patterns, which I enlarged to fit onto a 12" block.  I used my Scan-n-Cut to cut the template for me so I could trace the full size design onto my batik.  (I don't use my Scan-n-Cut to actually cut the fabric, which it can do, because there's just a whole bunch of prep and post work that needs to be done, which isn't worth it to me for needleturn applique pieces.)

I had appliqued about half of one Hawaiian design before I realized it was really foolish to have TWO Forever Projects going simultaneously, so I tucked the Hawaiian Applique away.  I have now returned to it and am pleased to say that I have finished that first block.  :-)

Right now, I have 12 Hawaiian Applique designs.  I don't know if I'll stay with just 12 blocks or if I will make more.  I have no idea how I'm going to arrange these 12" blocks but I can certainly kick that can way down the street.  :-) 

Here is the first one completed: 

YDritch

From: YDritch

Feb-7

You are amazingly talented and patient.  I'm afraid these old eyes and hands will have to leave that kind of work to you.

MarciainMD

From: MarciainMD

Feb-7

Another beautiful forever project! 

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Feb-7

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

I am keeping my current forever project a bit under wraps for now.  It is a just for fun project for my sewing room I think you guys will like. 

Looking forward to seeing you project.  You put out the carrot.  Now I'm wondering what it is.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Feb-7

I like your bag.  Great idea.  My hexies are languishing in a drawer.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Feb-7

Nice!  Did you applique the whole thing to the blue background?  By hand?

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Feb-7

I can see another beautiful forever project in the works.  You are amazing.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Feb-7

I have mostly been cutting up scraps into more usable units.  I did manage to put together one more charity quilt.  Another is waiting for quilting.  Here is the completed one.  It was a Debbie Mumm book panel.  I just cut it up for a quilt.  Story can still be read.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Feb-7

Not quite.

I cut strips of the ecru background, put the strips behind the hexies, then appliqued the hexies to the strips.  That's the first border.

Then I cut strips of the blue, put those strips ON TOP of the ecru and needleturned applique the blue onto the ecru.

But everything is hand-stitched at this point.   Eventually, it will get machine quilted.  I also attach the binding to the edges, both sides, by machine.  HMMMMM ..... **unless**  I decide to scallop the edges of the blue (that might be a nice touch?) .. in that case, I'll do the final binding stitching by hand.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Feb-7

You are amazing, not just as a quilter but also as a problem solver.

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