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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 535859 views.

From: latterberry


I decided to put myself on a piecing diet.  I haven't counted, but there( were way too many tops stacking up so I went on a quilting marathon.  I got 12 done ( baby/kid/nap) size.  They are trimmed and the binding is made.  Now to go on a binding marathon.  No plans for them - just for donation, but it is nice to see a "done" pile.


From: judyinohio


You created those while I am still plodding along with the red and neutral strips project (plus the sixteen-patch leader and ender project) which both seem like Eternity* projects.

(*That's a category beyond Pirate's Forever projects that I just invented. stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes)

Rick Rack.  Here is how I pieced mine to minimize seams.  In their video MSQC has you cut strips.   The trickiest part is keeping the triangles going the correct direction.  I ended up piecing one, then laying out the pieces on top of that one to help me orient them correctly, sewing the top section, then the bottom, then the narrow strip of white/hst/dark in between them.

I spent several hours last night watching embroidery videos at  Very relaxing.  And now I'm excited to start adding embellishment to my Christmas applique.


From: latterberry


But you don't know how many months these have been "aging" before I got to them.  I like that phrase--Eternity projects.  I have a few of those.


From: judyinohio


Didn't want to call my projects "Forever" projects because they don't require intricate piecing or skilled applique work like Pirate's lovely quilts.

I am working on quilts that are tedious, boring and monotonous straight stitching and they are taking several eternities to get through the piles of strips (reds and neutrals) and squares (sixteen patches) which are moving along so slllloooowwwllllyyyy.

I need six more blocks for the "Barber Pole" quilt so the end is in sight.

My plan is to ship the finished reds and neutrals quilt off to my best friend from college days (we graduated from Kent State in 1963). She has been a faithful correspondent for decades through snail mail and email even though she lives in Sacramento. We  have not actually seen each other in person since graduation day but we have kept up our gabby friendship through marriages, motherhood and all that. She's a watercolor artist and claims that her only sewing skill was making Halloween costumes for her son back in the day, so she does own a sewing machine but uses it only for clothing repairs. She will appreciate the labor required to sew the zillion strips of fabric in the quilt. LOL

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


judyinohio said:

like Eternity* projects. (*That's a category beyond Pirate's Forever projects that I just invented 

Sounds good to me!

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)


You couldn't pick a better teacher than Mary Corbet!

Cris in MT


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