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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 538323 views.

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


not exactly, more like floating.  it doesn't go to the edge, there are white fillers on the edge so it looks like a bunch of floating lilies.  But it definitely is one of those that sewing the squares is the very easy part, getting the squares attached in the right order and right direction is going to be challenging.  Hopefully my flannel flags will do the trick.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


judyinohio said:

(it was called "Cobblestone"

I'll try to remember that name for the label.  It's at the quilter's with no due date.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


judyinohio said:

using those Scotch brand lint rollers to pick off bits of "string"; I imagine you will be doing the same. LOL

Yes, I will be.  The cut off piece of foam insulation will be cover with a light grey.  It will need the same treatment.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


latterberry said:

I was just going to suggest Marshall Dry good too.  I saw lots of lovely novelties at great prices.

You are really tempting her.  She's looking for white not novelties!wink  She won't be able to resist the novelties, esp if they are different or in a needed color.


From: latterberry


Oh, but I love to tempt.  Besides lots of novelties they had lots of whites--tone on tone etc..


From: MelRN


At least you found them before it was quilted! There's time to fix it :D 


From: judyinohio


Bad Lynne sent me some 2.5 inch orange squares to use as leaders and enders for my current project. I guess that she needed to get those rascals out of her basement sewing space before they started a fire.

I have started making ten inch HST blocks (half red strips and half neutrals) so I can create the "barber pole" quilt idea that Ellen shared some time ago. Here are the first five blocks and since I am using 1.5 inch strips I will have quite a ways to go.

(Look how the camera distorted the bottom block when I put the blocks on our picnic table. LOL)

I have an idea of how to use all of the leaders and enders I am accumulating while stitching all of these strips into HST blocks for Ellen's idea. I found this idea on Pinterest and I like it because it is not the usual "checkerboard"; the white space is a rectangle, not a square. I plan to use black as my rectangle, not white.

Curiosity prompted me to stitch up one sixteen patch block just to see how it would look and I had to be sure and include one of Lynne's oranges in the process. The block measures 8.5 inches so it won't be hard for me to calculate the size of the black rectangles I will need.