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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 607691 views.
Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

7/11/21

My goodness your table runner is just lovely.  The quilting is wonderful.  

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

7/11/21

I was very happy when she said that she liked it cuz I really didn't have any actual plans for it.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

7/11/21

Thanks, Judy.  My DD  has pounced on this one and claimed it for her living room couch. That makes number three for her living room now .... LOL

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

7/12/21

Christmas applique progress.  I've stitched two and three fourths  blocks, and prepped several others.  I'm having to hold myself back to save them for a trip to my aunts memorial service - in the car with my two cousins for 12 hours each way- one of which I haven't spent much time with since we roomed at college one summer in 1981.  I'm finding that I do enjoy prepping the blocks - very much like a puzzle.  The nutcracker wasn't part of the pattern but I wanted to add him as I have several in my Christmas decorations (thanks Pier 1).  I'm a little nervous about all the embroidery details that I'll need to do eventually - I haven't done much embroidery lately - need to watch some youtube videos to figure out some fancy stitches.  I also need to go shopping for some more leaf fabrics - there is a long garland of holly leaves, a poinsetta,  and a wreath block.  I've been using a layercake of green batiks I won as a door prize in AZ several years ago but I will definitely run out.  I will officially be sick sewing of pointed leaves by the time this is finished.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

7/12/21

Your Christmas quilt will be lovely.  In general, how big are those blocks?  trying to get an idea of how big or small the pieces are?

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

7/12/21

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

I will officially be sick sewing of pointed leaves by the time this is finished.

and little round berries!

I love the look they give to a piece, but honestly .... I get tired REAL FAST of making them!

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

7/12/21

the Nutcracker itself is about 10" tall.  the Christmas ornament is a little bigger than a tennis ball.  the nutcrackers eyeballs are tenee tiny, I had to use tweezers and the appliquick pointy stick.

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

7/12/21

Making the berries isn't too bad once I reconciled myself to the gathering method.   I did have problems with losing them, I'd count 7 then all of a sudden there were 6 - one was stuck to my sleeve.  I do need to make some even smaller ones for the poinsetta centers.  They are just big enough that I don't want to embroider them.  I might try just using the appliquick tools to gather and press instead of gathering with thread- I've gotten pretty good at that on some tight curves.

What I hate is all those pointy points on the holly - the batik makes nice points but sewing through them is a little nerve wracking - so far I've only broken one straw needle but I'm sure it won't be the last.  which reminds me, I need to pack a magnet for the car trip.  stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes

I went shopping for greens at lunch, it wasn't very successful.  I need to find a LQS with a good selection of "solid" batiks.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

7/12/21

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

so far I've only broken one straw needle

Oy vey!   Those needles are SO slim.  I know that I've bent more than a few in my time but I don't think I've ever broken one.   Hand sewing through batiks is .... challenging. 

It's going to be gorgeous when you're done!

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