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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 473272 views.

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 

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


From: judyinohio


Only an idiot like me would ask how many hexies are needed to create this beauty?

(I think there are about 100 of the light brown ones on the outer edge.)

I agree that there is no need to do any more white hexies once you have done all the ones inside the tan hexie outline of hexies.  That would be totally crazy-making.