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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 607565 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

2/26/20

Patricia Drew (PatriciaDrew) said:

P.S.  How long does it take you to complete one block ?

It varies.  Definitely depends on how complex the design is .. how many tight curves and how many "extensions" from the center there are.  Skinny points aren't a problem because Nancy Lee Chong addresses this technical aspect.

The block I just finished (the first lavender batik block) went very fast ... it had very easy curves to navigate.

latterberry

From: latterberry

2/27/20

Such a beautiful block.  How long does it take you to complete one?

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

2/27/20

Well now, a fiddlehead fern....interesting name!

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

2/27/20

And it's a common plant in my part of the world ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiddlehead_fern

Remember Marcia showing how she picks and prepares them during their short growing period in Maine?  And she freezes all she can so she will have them during the winter.  She says they are delicious.  

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

2/27/20

It all depends on how complex the design is.  Easy curves go fast.  Lots of extensions take longer.

The block I'm doing now is a real bugger.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

2/27/20

judyinohio said:

huge monster of a denim quilt that I cannot "wrassle" under the needle of Cecil Faye.

That's what I have an issue with lately.  If a quilt is too heavy, it aggravates my shoulders, esp. the right one, and then I'm in pain.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

2/27/20

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

. this is the first of the lavendar batiks.

That was quick.  You just posted the last one.  Beautiful as usual.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

2/27/20

And that's when I go and fiddle with my back-up hobby, polymer clay.  When the major love of my life (quilting) gets to be too painful I go to my other love, polymer clay which is a lot less stressful on major muscle groups.

Perhaps there's another hobby you'd like to learn.

Sketching with pastel chalks?

Stringing beads? (Hobby Lobby has sets of beads to die for) 

Watercolor portraits?

Or an old hobby you'd live to revive ..... counted cross-stitch or some other hobby that doesn't  work your shoulders too much.

  • Edited February 27, 2020 4:04 pm  by  judyinohio
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