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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 284704 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-20

That's a handsome wreath, Lynne.  Too bad it didn't reduce your stash.

Guess you will have to make some more.  stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

latterberry

From: latterberry

Oct-20

Thank you, but that will be it.  I got pretty tired of tying knots.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-20

Yeah, it looks like there are dozens and dozens and dozens and dozens of pieces of fabric in that wreath. The final product is very handsome, though.

qltmkr1

From: qltmkr1

Oct-20

What a beautiful autumn wreath!  Looks like a fluffy bouquet of gorgeous leaves.

I did one of those in Christmas colours, but this one is so perfect for the season!

Being many years since I made mine, I've forgotten how long the strips are that are tied onto the base.  Thinking maybe they were 6", and wonder if that's correct.  I know how tiresome the process is, but yours is especially pretty. ok_hand

Cheryl in cool damp Ontario

What a cool project to use scraps. If you do not notice a reduction in the scrap bin means you have a big  bin. I am guilty as well......I have 3 large bins and recently participated in Joy's scrapbuster mystery.....same story, scrap bins still overflowing. 

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Oct-20

This is the next Forever Project™ that I'm working on.  I had been sporadically working on this since this past April.   It's called "Hollow Cube" and is a 3D illusion block.  When you look at it, you are supposed to see hollow cubes and cubes with blocks or steps inside them.   I love optical illusion drawings and quilts. :-)

This one is also English Paper Pieced, so I can work on it when I am away from home.  I've already prepped a whole BUNCH of blocks; their component pieces are neatly held in a a small snack size ziploc.

In the photo below, the hexagon blocks are pinned to my design wall.  They are in no particularly order and will be moved around as the whim takes me.  I've drawn arrows to and identified the various blocks.  The final size of the hexagon is 3.5".  I have no idea how big it's going to be, as it certainly is an open-ended project. :-)

I'm not particularly thrilled with the plain 3D block.  It looks *too* plain when compared to the others.  I'll probably end up taking it out.

Hey as long as you are having fun it is all good! They are really cool and the finished quilt will be awesome. I finished appliquing my blocks to the background on our way back from New Mexico on Sunday so ready for quilting. 

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Oct-20

Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

I finished appliquing my blocks to the background on our way back from New Mexico on Sunday so ready for quilting. 

I saw that!   It's going to be wonderful when you finish the quilting.

I've done that method also ... appliqueing blocks onto a background.  That's one idea still floating around in my brain for this Forever Project ... clustering, say 4 Hollow Cubes, and then applique the cluster onto a background.  I think it would make for an interesting visual.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-20

My gut reaction is not good on what I am seeing here.

I realize that you are just being playful with the blocks right now; guess I am trying too hard to see some sign of order coming out of the current chaos.

My eyeballs are spinning at the moment with too many colors and a sense of Escher erupting.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/588282770051325872/

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Oct-20

judyinohio said:

guess I am trying too hard to see some sign of order coming out of the current chaos.

oh, THERE'S your problem!  There is NO order at all!  I'm just putting them up on the wall as I finish them, so I know where they are!  (And so I can admire the wonderful 3D effects. :-)  )     While I can put the finished blocks back into my container that has all the prepped hexies, at *some* point, my pile of finished blocks is going to exceed the container's capacity and then I'm going to need to do something with the blocks.  Sooooo .. why not just throw the blocks up on the wall now?  :-)  (side benefit of not storing the blocks in the container with the prepped ziplocs .... I get a silly thrill seeing the collection of ziplocs diminish, knowing that each emptied ziploc means a finished block.  It's the small things in life that make a difference ... kinda like your fabric strap to help you close the car door. )

Currently, I have absolutely no idea how they will be arranged.  Or if/when I do come up with an arrangement, if may be that I'll need to make more of a certain color or not use some blocks because their color doesn't fit.

I'm completely open-minded at this point because I'm just enjoying the EPP part whilst watching evening TV.  :-)  (actually they are recorded shows as there is a dismal number of shows on "live" TV these days)

Aside: I have a number of hexies that I've done with no plan at all.  I have simply enjoyed the process but I do wonder what the heck I'm gonna do with them.  :-) 

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