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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 312057 views.
LindaPutt

From: LindaPutt

Dec-3

Wow!  It looks great!  I like your plan of the empty background fabric.  That way your cubes will be the stars.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Dec-4

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

I'm not sure, at this point, if I'll leave it as empty space or if I'll add a few appliqued "somethings".  I can defer that decision until later.

Empty space also gives you room for some of your lovely quilting.  It would also look nice with a few random floating objects of your choice.

as much as I love black backgrounds, I'm kind of liking how that sparkles on the off white.  coming together very nicely.

I decided to drag out an old hand piecing project and see if I can get interested in it again.  The colors were rescued scraps from an AZ retreat years ago (Becky?) and the black & whites are from my scrap bin.  It's a little slow sewing because I need to pin a couple of places on the hand piecing but actually not all that difficult.  The hexagon stars (flower centers and background) are about palm size (4.75" finished point to point including the edge contrast) but I found I needed to pin the start, end & middle or I don't end up in the right place.  Each star is made of a center and 6 edge pieces.  All are traced & alignment dots added using plastic templates and hand cut out - that's pretty time consuming.  All good TV/movie work. 

It's not very big so far but I'd like to get it to throw size.  Right now I just have the bright flowers (white center) and background stars (black center), not yet connected together.  I think I'll make "blocks" with two stars and a flower, just to feel like I'm making progress.  It's a puzzle!

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Dec-4

When I went for my monthly B-12 shot I offered this colorful string quilt to the receptionist who has run the front desk at my GP's office for years as a "reward for good behavior" and she got all flustered and blushed a bright red. She stood up, flipped the quilt open and got tears in her eyes as she hugged it to her chest. She saw the yellow with orange dots backing fabric and claimed the backing was perfect.

Her coworkers told her that she was the luckiest woman in the office.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Dec-4

This creative effort of yours is quite charming. I didn't have much hope for it but I'm amazed at how you pulled it together.

Someday I am going to magically endow you with a design wall.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Dec-4

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

I'm kind of liking how that sparkles on the off white

oh, that's so funny!  the "off white" is a king sized flat sheet that I use as my design wall!

I *had* been thinking of a soft gray color but I'll rethink it in terms of off-white. :-)

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Dec-4

judyinohio said:

Someday I am going to magically endow you with a design wall.

ah, if only!   There is simply no space in my sewing room for a dedicated, official design wall.    Every wall is being used for something.

However, once upon a time, Mr. Pirate & I had thought to rig a design wall that was hooked up to pullies from the ceiling, which is about 20' high.  Currently, I can't properly pin queen and king sized tops to my "design wall sheet" because the top isn't high enough (it's at the top of the bookcases) and the bottom rows puddle on the floor.  We've gone so far as to buy the pullies but that's as far as THAT project has gone.  :-)   One needs to proceed in small steps, you know. :-)

I think I saw something at a quilt show recently, I remembered I had wanted to try something like a Venetian blind set up but never could figure out how to do it.  What I saw was something that rolled up.  I think I saw it in Houston.  What would be cool would be to do like the old quilt frames that raised up to the ceiling. Your ceiling is high enough, do fabric stretched between PFC pipes and raise it up out of the way.  yes, I know you have plenty of ideas smile

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