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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 499377 views.

From: Midkid5


I recieved a gift this week, which is sparking my quilting mojo to return.  I have done only one quilt project since November. 

The gift I recieved if I did the math correctly was about 15 yards of fabric, gorgeous fabric cut into strips of multiple lengths and widths.  This five pound box more than doubled my strip supply.

So today I decided to sort my strings box which is a total total mess.  Maybe this next week I will find the balance of some quilt mojo.

Thank you for sharing your leftovers.


There is nothing like "new" fabric in the stash to spark creativity.

I need more pins!  But your idea is looking great.  so glad this is a small piece, I'd hate to do this on a large quilt.

and I was feeling guilty I hadn't mailed you mine.  The bag is sitting out, I just haven't found a box yet to mail in and it appears they aren't doing those boxes at the PO any more that used to be one price regardless of the weight.

Wow Dee that looks amazing! For sure a little masterpiece for you to enjoy.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Dee, that is going to look outstanding!  A very tedious finish but, boy, is it gonna be worth it!

thanks again for the idea.  I figure I spent so much time on the applique I shouldn't short change the finish.  I did find a good blog post about doing this that was helpful.  Sharon Schamber has a video but she is charging (understandable).

thanks Shelley.  I'm pleased with how it's coming out.  it also most looks braided with the two colors.


From: judyinohio


This is not a Forever quilt in the fashion of dear Pirate, but there was a long pause along the way when my stylus light went ker-ploooey on Lily Aurora. I had to wait for the arrival of a new one so I could resume my pantograph work. (By the way I came to despise this particular pantograph ... just could not find my rhythm with the thing. Guess it was too stretched out or something.)

Anyhow, the quilt is out of the dryer and on the couch, ready for afternoon nap time but first I must share a few photos with my quilting cronies ...  first, the classic "draped on the couch" pose. 

Next, a bit closer to the camera pose ...

And, thirdly, another view because it is even closer. Pattern is called "Malachite".

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


that's "Jewel Box", isn't it, Judy?   One of my favorites that I have yet to make. :-)  You've used some gorgeous fabrics to showcase. 

I hear ya on the pantograph.  There are times when I'm stitching with one, I need to play "Jedi Mind Tricks" to keep on going, otherwise, I think I would seriously think I needed to be doing anything else ... like clean the toilet. :-)     When you can't find the rhythm of the dance, it makes it very difficult to get into the Zen of quilting.

But, you've finished!  Hooray!  One more project can be checked off.  I foresee some very cozy afternoons, snuggled under the quilt, "conserving energy".  :-)