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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 503413 views.
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".  :-)


From: judyinohio


I looked up "Jewel Box" quilt pattern and that is not what I used. (At least it is not the "Jewel Box" that Donna Jordan is using .... perhaps there are lots of "Jewel Box" quilt patterns out there.)  Anyhow, no HSTs or triangles used until it was time for the setting pieces on the edges.

The idea I used is one that Dee posted some months ago called "Beads" and it was my first crack at creating a quilt with diagonal rows. Imagine that .. making quilts since the 1990s and I don't recall ever doing diagonal rows before.

Of course, my memory is like a sieve these days ...




Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

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.

Dee:  the PO still has flat rate boxes, medium and large, your PO office should have them (maybe they are hiding them in the back).  $15.50 for medium, @21.90 for large.  I remember when they were much cheaper!!

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)


That's gorgeous, Judy!  I'm glad you had the perseverance to see it through to it's outstanding completion!

Cris in MT



From: latterberry


Wowzers!!  Sorry the pantograph wasn't fun for you, but it was worth the effort.  That turned out fantastic. So bright and cheery!  What's the next project?


From: judyinohio


Thank you, Cris. The pantograph work was indeed a pain in the patooty but fortunately it was only a couch quilt ... wink


From: judyinohio


What's the next project?

Lynne, you are such a nag! stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye  I'm still working on the reds and neutrals HST thing, what I'm calling the barberpole quilt.

Plus I bought a cute kit featuring a Moda panel, a quickie cheater panel thing featuring all the Moda solids that should be easy and fun to play with.  

It's a real no-brainer, small and easy to work with, except that it came with a hideous bubble-gum pink for the border that absolutely will have to be replaced.


From: Midkid5


Can not imagine having the patience to place that many pins.  It is gorgeous like something of royalty.