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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 607651 views.
Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

I am FINISHED with the quilting!

I looks great!  Hooray for finishing!  Well, almost finishing.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Along with quilting the Hexagon Forever Project, I have also been working on my needleturn applique Forever Project, "A Gathering of Quails".

I am pleased to say that the interior applique of the rows of quail and the rows of eggs has now been completed. :-)

Next up .... a small, narrow, contrasting border.  Because of the unevenness of the strips I cut, I may need to rip out some of the eggs on the ends and re-applique them.  Fortunately, the eggs are small and it's not a huge or arduous problem.

After the contrast border comes a wider border in the (allegedly) the same fabric as was used in the rows.  I'm not exactly sure how much of that fabric I have left, as I hadn't bought the background fabric for this project and only used it because I had it and it looked like it would be enough.   And, actually, it WOULD be enough, if I stuck to the original pattern .. but I haven't.  I've stitched an additional row of quails & eggs and I want the borders to be wider.  Soooooo ... I'll need to see what I can do with the fabric I have left VS what I want to do.   I may need to come up with some Creative Solutions.  :-)


From: sueinIL


I love the depth of color that the reds and neutrals bring.  You could never get this range range of color with one fabric, even a batik.

I have 2 questions:  1-- will your quilt be quite heavy?  And 2--how do you quilt these layers (or not)?

I will enjoy seeing your progress!

Sue in IL


From: judyinohio


Anything I like, it's a hint that you want to see a photo of my progress.  LOL

Here's how seventeen blocks look pinned to my design wall;I plan on creating a total of 42 blocks. I have purchased a pantograph that should look good on this from Urban Elementz which I will stitch in variegated red thread.


From: MelRN


Lovely, Judy! Looks like a lot of work! :D 


From: judyinohio


You are correct. It is indeed a lot of work.

However, I am retired and have nothing better to fill my days; I stitch on these blocks and I work 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles in between trips to the grocery store, loads of laundry and cooking meals.

My DD loves red and this might become a good Christmas gift for her this year. (Or next year.) If the quilt turns out as I have imagined it will look great on her midnight blue living room couch.

It looks really nice. Hopefully you have enough of your fabric to make it work.

On a side not I think you really need to stop with the term "forever project" as that implies years not months in progress :)

Judy your quilt looks awesome!


From: bornblesse2


Judy, that is looking really cool!  I love it.


From: bornblesse2


Last week a few us went up north on retreat.  We were really on a finish it up roll of projects!  I started the binding on this bed runner, and finished hand sewing it upon returning home.  This was cut on my Accuquilt, and my quilter and I were so pleased with how easily it went together, but the blocks and borders are just perfect!  


I finished up a tshirt quilt for my sister.  But also stitched a few Dear Jane tiny blocks that have been neglected lately.