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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 209389 views.
Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


sheesh!!! already?? I like this layout...and the binding will just add a pop at the end.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


yowzers...down to only ONE unquilted top! congratulations...

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

The only unfinished top in my closet now is the applique I'm planning to send to Ami.  Maybe.  Unless I get to feeling cheeky and brave.

go for it!!


From: MarciainMD


That was fast!  I like the pattern a lot.  Your binding will be a great finish to the quilt.  

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)


It reminds me of little fish swimming.  Very cute!

Cris in MT



From: tuckyquilter


Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

Cloud 9 Fabrics

Love your quilt and the binding is beyond perfect.   Thank you for sharing the pattern site.

That is amazing and I am in awe that you already finished it. My quilt related activity today: went to a cool quilt store in Grand Lake Colorado with DH's cousin. I have infected her with quiltpox. We are up here for some skiing and snowmobiling. 

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

I am in awe that you already finished it.

It's just the top, mind you.

Well, I know me.  I can procrastinate with the best of them.  In fact, I have a jelly roll that I won in an online contest (I should have bought Lottery tickets right then because I never win anything) years ago.  When I go through my stash, it will temporarily resurface but I still don't know what to do with it AND I have a *lot* of other UFOs in the queue in front of it.  So, it patiently waits. :-)


From: judyinohio


There are a few pretty jelly roll ideas, Pirate, but I won't mention them now. Let me know when you are ready to know about one.

I was going to take a good long breather from messing with fabric but it really didn't last very long. The lure of cotton fibers is irresistible, I guess. I was able to stay away enough to work a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle on my quilt room table and that was about it.

The very small pile of DH's jeans kept winking at me and I finally finished the puzzle this morning and the lure of denim finally got me. I had found Lynne's idea of a mock cathedral window project very appealing, particularly since I have some remnants of large floral prints that might look cute in the "windows".

But then there was Cris's warning about how horrid she found the experience of working on that pattern and how she'd rather cut off her fingers and poke out her eyes ....

But then Cris is a crazy quilter who loves doing intricate detailed work with beads, ribbons, laces and such and perhaps she went into bead withdrawal while working with plain ol' denim ....

Can you hear me talking to myself while pondering the idea of starting on this project with Lynne talking positively in one ear and Cris muttering negatively in the other ear?  stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes

Lynne won.  

Delphi in its wisdom has made this photo display sideways but you can get the idea that I am using my rotary cutting mat to make the job easier on my wrist as I rotary cut the circles of denim and then mark the lines for the squares of fabrics.

I have used the top of one pair of jeans and made a "bag"  for the walker that once belonged to my DF  that my DH sometimes uses when out and about.  (He uses it only rarely now and doesn't really need a bag to tote a water bottle, his lap top, etc.  However, the day may come when he will need to use a walker more often and he agreed that the bag was clever. It made him  grin when I explained what it was.)

  • Edited February 21, 2020 5:14 pm  by  judyinohio

From: latterberry


Well, good for you Judy!  If I remember correctly, joining the first few feels a little awkward, but once you get the hang of it, it's fine.  At least for me it was.  However, there are some things that others may find rather easy that makes me want to poke myself in the eye.  Partial seams--I hate partial seams.  

I started a homespun project...that is the LINTIEST stuff I ever met~ yuck! I had these FQ's of homespun that had hung around forever waiting to be made into a quilt, though, so I'm working away this past week...