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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 896940 views.

From: bornblesse2


Ami, bargellos really look nice with curvy or roundish shaped quilting on them.  All those straight lines and cuts look good with curved quilting, circles, waves, etc.

I suspect you know this….

I am playing with ideas and I do have a few curve things among my sketches. Today I walked in the shop checked the quilt on the frame and spent the rest of the day prepping a pattern for a chore jacket. I made a quick muslin to check the fit and cut it out in my fabric. I think I am gonna work on that and hopefully by the time I am done maybe that quilt will tell me what it needs. You are so right an allover curvy something is a good option. In any case it will be at the next retreat so you can see it. It was the class you did for us in 2016.


From: MelRN


i'm finishing up that 30's quilt top. I've been having back pain so my progress is slow..It's very sunshine-y, a yellow buttercup as the background and cheerful floral 30 repros as the foreground, in shoe fly and snowball pattern. :D 


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


I've spent that last several sorting through my novelty stash and doing some summer cleaning.  It's long, so I made a blog post.

Great blog post!  I have been putting off doing some cutting myself.  This inspires me.  I really like the cutting part, thinking about each fabric and planning ways to use them.  I need to JUST DO IT.  LOL  

Those small triangles are very useful for making string blocks, placing them in the corners before choosing the strings you are going to use -- so that you don't end up with a piece in the corner of the block that is TOO tiny when the block is trimmed.  


From: judyinohio


Amazing amount of work done and I'm sure you will accomplish amazing things with all of those "bits and pieces" that  you have organized.


From: Mishii


Judy, what size did you make your string blocks?

I want to do it in blue, but I think I’m out of blue strips. How is that even possible?

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


I'm off on a tangent.

I had been mindlessly working on a Forever Project of what I'm calling "Color Blocked Hexies".  It is just masses of hexies of a color family all smooshed together.   It's a good activity to do when there is nothing else on the horizon.

THEN, I saw this ....   This is an EPP project called "Forget Me Not" by Sue Daly.    Just LOOK at all those hexies arranged in interesting shapes by color!  :-)   Even better, Sue Daly has a blog stitch-along where she described how to stitch the various sections together.  While she is using 1" hexies, you could certainly use any size hexie you wanted ... I do have a messload of 1" hexie templates already punched out, so I'll use them.

If you take a look at the picture below, you might be able to see that even the background (at the 4 corners) are done with hexies.  Now, personally, I think that's ridiculous.  Once that medallion shaped thing is done, I'll applique it to a fabric background.  I just don't see the need to create the background from the hexies.

I'll be using my own stash fabrics; not fabric from her kit.  So my version is going to turn out a bit differently, since I don't have precisely her shades and patterns.  We'll see how my version turns out.  :-)

The Color Blocked Hexies Forever Project is on hiatus for now.  LOL!


From: MelRN


Wow, Dee! I'm exhausted just reading it! :D Good job!


From: judyinohio


Blocks are pieced on 10" foundation paper squares purchased from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

I used up odds and ends of reds and neutrals collected since I started quilting in 1993 and yet somehow I don't seem to have made much of a dent in that batch of fabrics. Perhaps they were breeding while my back was turned.  scream