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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 604092 views.

I finally got the backing for the t-shirt quilt finished. I had a large piece of batik in a blue color that I got in a thrift store in Washington one day when I went thrifting with Misha. It was about 4 yards and I only paid $4.00 for the piece! It was not big enough for the backing so I pieced 2 giant pinwheels out of other coordinating fabrics and cut the big piece to go around the pinwheels. There are now only scraps of that giant piece of fabric left..............woot! The math for something like this is complex so I just started with two long sides, then I sewed the pinwheels. Next I did the math to see how much to add to the sides of those to fit between the long sides and went from there step by step. I could have done all the math at one time...............but when you have to take seam allowances into account it was easier to do it in glad this is done. Now I can get this quilted as soon as I can get to my longarm machine. The binding is already made and ready to go.

Now I can put this one away and figure out what to work on next..............yes there will be some photos but I need my daughter to help me with that.

I just got another quilt posted on my blog. It is one of the ones from retreat.........the wonkey circles in shades of blues and tans.


From: Midkid5


Can your next blog post be the wolf quilt? Please and thank you


Jo I went looking for the wolf quilt the other day because it needs a label and I wanted to get that done so I can give it to my daughter.  Well I could not find it and then remembered I took it to Colorado, sigh! I will have to wait till I go back up there. Sorry :(

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Well, *this* Hollow Cube was a poor choice in fabrics.  For the 3D Illusion to work, you need highly contrasting fabrics.  I thought my dark was dark enough, in relation to the medium ... but ... the execution proved otherwise.  My dark and medium look too much alike and the illusion is lost.

I just now remembered that I have a piece of red plastic ... a product that was marketed as a "Ruby Beholder".  You look at your color choices through the red filter and it strips away the color, leaving only the hues? shades? <whatever> ... the *contrast*.   I need to start doing that to make sure that my 3 choices will result in a good hollow cube block.  Now, where the heck did I put that thing?


From: latterberry


I'm still making little houses for my quarantine quilt and sadly it is getting bigger than I intended.  I was hoping for a wall hanging, but it's too big for that now.  Surely, it can't get couch size! 

I love that Ruby Beholder gadget ... it's helped me make many a decision ...

Hope you find yours!

Hi there!

I'd bet on at least couch size !!!

Have a great day and stay safe.

The ruby beholder is indeed an awesome tool. Now that you bring it up I have no clue where mine is either. 


From: judyinohio


If your Ruby Beholder developed legs and ran away you could go to Office Depot or Staples and purchase a red plastic "report folder" which will accomplish the same thing.

I have a pair of "Sew Red" glasses (with red lenses) but apparently they are no longer on the market. Here's a silly posting on the Missouri Star Company's website saying they don't have them ..