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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 501348 views.

I have begun trying to work on that awful "bamboo" fabric we got at retreat for the challenge. Nothing like waiting for the 11th hour to get going on it. Wish me luck getting it quilted and bound before retreat!

I also made a trial dress out of a pattern I really like. I just need to hand sew the hem on that. I can now make a few tweaks to the pattern and cut out my good fabric. Since I have made the dress once now I can just whip thru it for the second one.

I need to cut binding and sew it on 3 of the quilts that I schleped down to NM for our stay here for a month. They have been staring at me for a couple of weeks now and I think they are starting to make mocking remarks.

The only thing that I am trying to do for a New Year goal is to make daily lists and try to get things on said list done...........if not they go on the list for the next day till they get accomplished. When I do lists I can keep on task for things that I want to accomplish instead of chasing squirrels.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

1/7/21

You call those stitches "Hooked Feather"?  I  see Ranger's Claws.

In any case that pattern is perfect for the quilt.

There is a book called Hooked on Feathers that shows how to do a variation of feathers that doesn't require "backtracking".  I like making feathers that way normally but trying to fit them inside the triangles was more than I could accomplish.  You can see what they are supposed to look like on the cover here:    The "claws" as you say are more like daggers than the fat swoops in the book.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

1/7/21

I should have put a smiley face on my comment.  I meant it as a compliment.

oh I took it that way.  I just thought you might not be sure of what I was meaning when I said hooked feathers.

Yes, I would do it for charity quilts, and *maybe* for certain gift quilts (i.e., to certain family members who may not be fully quilt-worthy but you make them something anyway  LOL).  

that's why I like the fleece so much - you can get 60" wide on sale for $4/yd and you don't have to use any batting.  Main down side is it's harder to peice if you need more than 60" wide.  I actually make some of those t-shirt quilts narrower intentionally so I wouldn't have to piece the back.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

1/7/21

Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

I have begun trying to work on that awful "bamboo" fabric we got at retreat for the challenge.

i worked on mine today and I think it might just end up being a WOMBAT... waste of material, batting and time...not coming out the way I wanted...

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

1/7/21

And since I'm not participating in that challenge, I'm just sitting back and smiling.

Suze (casuzenn) said:

i worked on mine today and I think it might just end up being a WOMBAT.

that sounds frustrating. Maybe give it a rest and come back to it and see if you can problem solve it. That is a tough fabric to figure out for sure.

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