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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 284728 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Oct-20

judyinohio said:

you might have had an ulterior motive behind all of that stitching ...

Oh, in this case, there is indeed an ulterior motive .. a quilt!   But exactly in what manner of quilt has yet to be discovered. :_-)

fun fun.  That will keep you busy for a few days stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

do you have a planned spot to hang your hickcen quilt?  It would be kind of fun in a kitchen but I don't remember your kitchen having that much blank wall.

I am making pretty good progress on the applique, working on two blocks at the same time.   The one on the far right is done, the other two about 1half done.  I have to pin then sew, then pin the next layer, so doing the two together gets me a bit farther before I have to go pin again.  This method wouldn't work in the car very well, but sitting in my sewing room it's just fine.  And talk about a wonderfful evenings, listening to a favorite audio book and hand stitching.  Gosh, I sure wish I could sit and sitch for days, so restful.

I'm still thinking about putting these on point then filling in and around with pieced blocks, probably some pinwheels and 9 patches.  But I want to get these on the wall 1st so I can get a feel for how busy they are and what kind of contrast I need. 

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Oct-20

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

do you have a planned spot to hang your hickcen quilt?  It would be kind of fun in a kitchen but I don't remember your kitchen having that much blank wall.

At 56x70, that's kinda large for a wall hanging, but you're right in that there is absolutely NO wall space available in my kitchen.   The chicken quilt is kinda/sorta, almost, maybe a twin size.  :-)

Oh, I take that back about wall space.  The one space that could be used for hanging something *has* something: the Roadkill Cafe Menu poster. "You kill it, we grill it"  :-)

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Oct-20

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

I am making pretty good progress on the applique, working on two blocks at the same time.

oh!  That is really, really lovely!

I kinda like the on-point layout.  With something in between the blocks, you can disguise the problem of matching up all those plaid lines.  Ugh.   Maybe even just a sashing ... there are a number of very interesting pieced sashing ...  a 3 strip sashing along the sides of the block with an "interesting" something at the intersections.

I'm sure you'll come up with a fantastic solution. :-)

latterberry

From: latterberry

Oct-21

Thank you!  I bet yours in Christmas colors was pretty.  I used 8 inch strips. That's what the directions I read called for.

Cool and damp here too!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Oct-30

I'm now doing miles of SITD.  I'm pretty doggone pleased with my efforts so far.  It's  not 100% perfect  but from 5 miles away on a clothesline  in a stiff breeze and from the back of a galloping horse, it'll look just fine.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Oct-31

I can’t imagine doing that - I presume on your Longarm....

I do it on my regular machine.  

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Oct-31

Yup, that's on the longarm.  This is a queen sized quilt. I'm  NOT doing that size on my home machine again!

Although, SITD is certainly easier on a home machine than a longarm,  for sure!

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Oct-31

I’ve just never tried SID on a Longarm, and just image how hard that must be.....

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