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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 274893 views.
latterberry

From: latterberry

Jul-21

Love your cubes!  The purple one really has good contrast.  I know what you mean--fabric choices folded next to each other looked good, but when made into a cube you didn't see the contrast as much as you thought you would.  Yours are great!

nightly progress.  The remainder of the blocks are cut and ready to sew.  Really really would rather be in my sewing room than sitting here being an accountant.  ah well, the emails beckon.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Jul-21

Maybe not as much progress as you had wished for but you are still moving forward.  Glad you took the time to enjoy the vacation.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Jul-21

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

it would be a good idea to read how big a pattern makes before you cut a bunch of fabric

Already looking great on you design wall!  

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jul-21

Looks good enough to eat!

Lifesavers come to mind .....

I keep thinking of crayons.  but livesavers are good too.  certainly better tasting.

tuckyquilter

From: tuckyquilter

Jul-22

2018 Bonnie Hunter Good Fortune Mystery is finished and spread over my bed. It's actually closer to queen size but for photo purposes I put it on my king.  I'm happy with the end results.  It will live in my spare bedroom on my queen size air mattress. None of my pillowcases match by design.  I no longer match my sheets either. 

tuckyquilter

From: tuckyquilter

Jul-22

This is a great thing you have done.  I've got a printed family tree on my mothers side and that has some photo's in it.  I'm currently sorting photos for my kids.  It's a real chore.  I don't have written stories for them, but they both already have a copy of the genealogy records.  

I just want my home to be problem free when I join the great quilters in the heavenly sewing room.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jul-22

tuckyquilter said:

It's actually closer to queen size but for photo purposes I put it on my king.

I wanna know how you achieved that birds-eye POV at the end of your bed!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jul-22

tuckyquilter said:

I don't have written stories for them

ah, I would like to strongly urge you to put some journaling along with the pictures.  Context is everything.  At the VERY least, identify the people in the photos (that you can), date it, specify the location, and if at all possible, the reason of the picture.  Why were y'all there?  What was the occasion? Was there a story behind the picture?

I am now asking family members (via email) to write down memories that they have when they were growing up.  You could ask your kids what things they remember.  Many times, I don't have pictures to go with those stories, so I just write/type out a journaling card and stick in on a "These are my memories" page.

Photos are wonderful, of course, but it's the stories that bring the people in those pictures alive for the viewer.  :-)

<end of my soapbox rant>

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