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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 636524 views.
Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


Cute quails!

I have one of those kids light pads... very useful. My big light box doesn't get used much anymore

Both projects look really nice. I love how you describe the black tying all the birds together.

Love the hexis color grouped too. I love colorgraded quilts.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

It's called A Gathering

That is an adorable pattern.  I know you will do it justice.  We have lots of quail in the neighborhood.  I've been known to stop in the middle of the street to watch them waddle across, mama and several little ones.  Wouldn't want them to be harmed.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Here's the progress so far on A Gathering of Quails.   The middle chick still needs a wing.  The right hand chick looks oversized cuz it has been prepped for needleturn but the seam allowances haven't been tucked under yet.


From: judyinohio


That flock of birds is going to be adorable.

Adorable! Looks like Mom, Dad, and the kids. 


From: LindaPutt


Love this!  It's going to be an adorable quilt 


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


I started quilting on my reverse applique table topper. I was worried that the poly thread would shred but it is not at all. Also easier to bury the knots. Only complaint is quilting on batik, a little harder to get the needle through that tight woven fabric. I had to get a thumb cot out, I could not get a grip on the needle to pull it through.


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


wow, I didn't realize how much I was doing with my hands yesterday.  I traced templates in the morning, then quilted in the afternoon.  Today my shoulders, thumbs, wrists all hurt.  And today I need to work at the computer.  Advil where are you....


From: judyinohio


About those aching body parts .... you have my sincerest condolences. I got clearance from my GP today to take up to 2000 mg of Tylenol per day for my aching shoulders. We could form a marimba line and rattle our pill bottles as we march around our sewing rooms ...

On to prettier topics.

Remember how you inspired me with the photo of that "Beads" quilt?  I'm moving along with my version, using batik squares and I feel so confident that this project will get finished some day that I went browsing for a very large batik-ish kind of backing. I wanted to go my all time favorite source for large backs, a place called Christian Lane Quilters, where I used to buy "Fat Backs" but alas and woe is me, Christian Lane Quilters is no longer a business on the web.

After much sad poking about on the web I did find a happy source for 108" x 108" backings, a place that surprised me because I had never shopped for wide goodies there before.

(A digression; my "Beads" beauty quilt top will not be that huge but I want to cut off some of the width of the backing fabric for borders to add on to the "Beads" front. Some clever calculating will be in my future.)

Anyhow, look what I found at Keepsake Quilting!

I had planned to quilt my "Beads" piece with aqua-turquoise variegated thread and was looking for a blue-green backing fabric. This one rang my chimes and it was on sale! Once the piece arrived I was thrilled by the "hand" of the fabric; there is an absolutely awesome silky feel to this cotton and it looks good enough to eat.

IMHO if you are creating a beauty of a quilt top these Stonehenge Ombre wide backing pieces (they have other colors) by Northcott would be a great investment in finishing your beautiful quilt.