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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 506732 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-14

It's a kit, Cris.  Not terribly expensive.

Good quality fabrics, very delightful mix of prints, etc. etc. etc.  Highly recommend you buy the kit and enjoy the process since you have a knack for doing fiddly little things. wink You cut out two shapes from each piece of her fabrics, fold and stitch the Dresden fans, stitch the fans together and voila! you have arches to stitch together .....

(And when you think you are gonna lose your mind with the fiddly little Dresden pieces you take a break and work a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/885567388/mini-dresden-rainbow-kit-with-pattern?####

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-14

Thank you, Suze.  I just cannot seem to stay away from the sewing machine. LOL

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-14

I agree ... it's the lure of the color wheel that keeps me stitching away at my beloved old Cecil Faye.

latterberry

From: latterberry

Oct-15

Your Skittles peacock is looking amazing!  How many blades will you have done?

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-15

I like your name for this project ... much cuter than Dresden Rainbow.

There are a total of one hundred seventy blades.

Thank goodness I had the "smarts" to start with the forty-three red ones first and save the twelve purple ones for last ...  those purples will be a piece of cake to stitch together.

that is coming together very nicely.  Working with quality fabrics sure is enjoyable, especially with small pieces.

I've been sewing on the kits I put together a few weeks ago.  Kind of avoiding starting the embroidery phase of the garland on the applique Christmas quilt. I'm  not excited about doing more pine branches, but it has to be done eventually. 

In the meantime I stitched this one, another Kim Brackett design.  They sure do go together quickly when everything is already cut out.  Initially I didn't have sashing but it just felt kind of "eh".  The dark sashing and fun rainbow border is exactly what it needed.  This block is SUPER simple too.  It is just a 4x4 square with 2 corners sewn snowball style, a 2x4 contrast strip and a 2x6 white strip.   Put 4 together and that's the block.  Another one for the "to be quilted" stack.

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