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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 1029735 views.

It is always fun to see how we get inspired and spring new project off each other. For me with Dee's project it is the beautiful applique in the middle. I have really gotten into my applique again this year in  big way.


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


thanks Judy.  Love taking you guys "along for the ride" so to speak.  The colors aren't my usual, and it's been fun to work with fabrics I would not normally have purchased.  But getting them all in a group inspired me to try something different and I have really enjoyed it.  Something about that pink plaid is just comfortable, which is saying a lot as I have never been fond of pink.  I did have to purchase some additional beige as there were only some qtr yds of those in the batch but fortunately my friend had told me the fabric line name and my LQS still carries it.  (French General by Moda).  The grayish beige they had isn't absolutely perfect match but close enough for a scrappy quilt.  It has kind of a vague linen look too it that is nice.  Not sure if you can tell from the picture, but there are a lot of nice texture in the fabrics.  the plaid is woven and soft.


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


thanks Ami.  I'm even excited about the quilting - not usual for me.  Also thinking about adding some embroidery in the border instead of a label.  Marion has seen me working on it and I've shown her pictures so it won't be a surprise.  But I know she will appreciate it.  Her apartment has so many quilts you'd think she was a quilter.  She has told me people have asked about the one hanging over her sofa as it's in all her zoom class pictures - very bright and distinctive.  She has a real sofa now instead of the futon below, a big overstuffed gray sofa, this quilt will look nice wadded up on it since she rarely folds anything - ha


Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

There's a chance it might be done in time for Christmas.

Christmas 2021?  :-)

I think it is really a great idea to make sure Marion has approved of the quilt. I do that with my girls too. I would rather know they are excited about something they know I am making for them than find they don't care for something I would make as a surprise.

Sarah has helped herself to quite a few quilts. When I see them in her house I am very glad she loves them and uses them.

Well for any of the rest of us 2021. For Dee I bet it done way ahead of Christmas 2020


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


nope, the one in 6 weeks.  The top will probably be finished before I go to bed tonight and on the frame tomorrow.     maybe blush  I might wait until after Thanksgiving because we have house guests that will be using that room and I can't leave a loaded quilt on the frame - not enough room to squeeze by to the bathroom.


From: judyinohio


I finished my second "House Arrest" scrappy quilt today. I'm  kinda burned out with random scrappy work for the time being and while it was pleasant doing pantograph work on this quilt (much easier on the thumb .... one tap and away we go for each row) I will now focus on another form of quilting. This was the first time I used Quilter's Dream batting and I was delighted with how it really "poufed up" after a trip through the washer and dryer with this stipple quilting.  Of course, it probably does not show up well in the photo.  I flopped the quilt over the washer and dryer to try to get the texture to show ....

Next on my agenda will be "Vicious Circles", a 40" x 40" wall hanging designed by Karen K. Stone. I found a set of her foundation papers on eBay and so once I find the fabrics in "Dee colors" of darkish red and tans and beiges and creams I will be good to go. wink  I have never done a red and white quilt and this will be my version of such a project.

I love your string quilt Judy. Looks like just the thing to curl up under and have a cup of tea on the sofa. 

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


wow...that is a lovely quilt!

I had a thought the other day about you and your thumb...could you get the button that you need to push moved to the OTHER handle?