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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 504097 views.
viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)

Oct-19

I like this one.It the way you lay them.

latterberry

From: latterberry

Oct-19

Wow! Another beauty!!  Love it!!How many more do you plan to piece before you start quilting them?

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-19

Speaking of quilting .....  LOL

I'm going very slowly on this small wallhanging. Make eleven stitches, stop, pivot, make eleven stitches, stop, pivot.

Repeat. 

Repeat.

Repeat some more.

Stop.

Change color of thread.

Continue with making eleven stitches, stop, pivot ....

Designer's instructions were very strict about starting quilting with purple row at the bottom and working up from the bottom (double underlining under that row of instructions). Thus I have obediently followed her orders and done purple, blue and green rows and am now starting to work on the yellow one.

Of course I pricked my finger on a pin and got a speck of blood on a yellow fabric. Of course, I spit on the speck of blood and "erased" it with my saliva. And now I am calling it a day.

One blood drop per day is my new motto.  stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)

Oct-19

It is going to be very pretty when you get finished

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Oct-19

Wow ... patience, patience, patience.

But, it's going to be gorgeous when you're done.  Your hard work will be well-rewarded.  :-)

(You do have my mailing address, right?  :-)   )

Judy that looks great. Just keep at it and you will get it done.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-19

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments. I know it is going to be very cute once I get it stitched but my dilemma will be finding a place to hang it here in my sewing room.

(Yeah, I have addresses for a lot of forum members from the days when I mailed off the scissors fobs but this little wall hanging is gonna stay here in Ohio.)

I read an interesting piecing tip SOMEWHERE not too long ago.  It occurs to me that you could also do it for this kind of top-stitching/applique/quilting, etc.  Of course, I can't remember where I read it, but it's fairly simple to explain.  I think it would probably work well on a project like yours, where you have to repeatedly do 11 stitches, stop and pivot, do another 11 stitches, and repeat, repeat, repeat.  HOWEVER, I know you would not be able to use it on the wonderful old machine you always use.  But it would sure be helpful for those who have newer, computerized machines.  

Say you need to make hundreds of seams of the same length - such as when you are chain piecing many pairs of the same things that are the same size, with the same seam length.  Then you just use the stitching "macros" on your machine.  Wow!  I have used that function before, but never for piecing - and it makes a lot of sense.  Similarly, with a computerized machine, you could set a macro to stitch 11 stitches, and then stop so you can pivot.  All you have to do is keep pushing that button that tells it to start the 11-stitch pattern over again!  I'm going to try it the next time I have some things to chain piece where the seams are all the same length.  

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Oct-20

oh, hooray, hooray!  I'm done with the quilting part of Denise's quilt!   I must admit there were times when I was mightily bored with the whole thing.  I certainly thought of the quilting design but I was still bored.  It happens.  :-)

One thing I can positively say about this quilt is that Denise did a great job of keeping those columns straight!  I just love seeing a horizontal seam line up perfectly with the longarm bars.  That just brings a smile to my heart.  :-)   Good job on that, Denise!

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