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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 678684 views.
bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

1/12/22

Are you doing these with a charity or guild group?

I’ve given many a charity quilt to longarmers just to play or practice quilting skills!

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

1/12/22

Ah ha……. Now I get how you are going to do the border.  You mentioned piano keys fora outside border, but I couldn’t get how you were going to add it!

So, sewing the piano keys…..

why not just hand stitch that edge of the piano keys?  I have had to hand sew the last two blocks for my dear Jane.  I am finding that I am getting into a groove with it.  The seam is very strong.  I take several stitch ata time along my seam line.  Pull my needle thru, and then, as my mom taught me, as I start the next group of stitches, I take that first stitch over the top of the last on.

thus, reinforcing the seam as I go along. I am finding my seams to be very strong, no worries!  I’m getting faster as I go too!  Just a thought.

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

1/12/22

the Fort Worth guild gives quilts to a local hospital's children's unit.  They want them 36" square which actually is a great size - you don't have to piece the backing.  they have lots of tops but need them quilted - win win.  tho I have made a few tops as well, quick and easy.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

1/12/22

strength of hand stitched seams....as long as your stitches are small (no toe-catchers!) and you do a tiny back stitch every needle-full, it should be a strong seam.  

Well my 2022 quilting goals are off to a good start. I quilted my second UFO today. Granted it was my Baptist fan boards again so pretty fast compared to my usual quilt it to death. This one was a 9" Dear Jane about.com block swap from years ago. 

Now I need to put binding on the two quilts....and labels before I can call them done. Ten more tops in the pile.

I loaded the backing for Denise's second quilt this afternoon and hope to load the batting and top tomorrow. I have a quilting plan and hope to get this one off the machine next week sometime.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

1/12/22

How exciting it must be to bring out a quilt top from "years ago", see it in the light of day and give it life by stitching some "magic" on it.

Congratulations!

What I did different this year is to have the tops on a shelf in plain sight. 

It is nice to see them quilted.

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

1/13/22

Ami,just read your 2021 blog review, amazing quilts and quilting.  I found I really liked the little navy blue quilt with hot pink quilting, I don't even like pink.  You do amazing work from designing, piecing to the actual quilting.

I believe you finished it but I don't ever remember seeing a picture of the Wolf quilt.  Would you post a picture either here or on your blog please?

Jo

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

1/13/22

Here I go again, dragging up memories from decades ago.  Some not so good, some good.

Top two blocks are "Buckeye Beauties" or my versions of those blocks that I found on Marcia's Quilter's Cache. She planned for them to be twelve inches and very scrappy so they would work up into a striking bed quilt. With Ellen's help I shrunk them down to represent my Ohio life at two very different universities.

My dad was transferred to Akron, Ohio in October of my senior year of high school in Rochester NY so my guidance counselor picked Western Reserve University in Cleveland for me to apply to. With my parents living in Akron and me boarding out with a family in Rochester there was little help on college selection (parents did not go to college) and so I just trusted guidance counselor. She made a bad choice; just because I was in the top five at my high school did not mean I was meant for that university. When I arrived at Western Reserve I was totally unprepared for the ruthless competition and did not do well. So the colors in the block are green and yellow for cheerful happy girl going in and black and blue for "battered" scholar coming out.  (LOL)

Next Buckeye Beauty block represents my three years at Kent State (near Akron) where I earned almost all straight A grades and where I met the man I would marry. (Almost flunked remedial penmanship.) Colors are much more cheerful and reflect those three happier years and their wondeful outcome. The cute guy expected me to put him through medical school though ....

Block in last photo represents our years at Wurtsmith Air Force Base which was a Strategic Air Command base in Michigan. This involved two  years of listening to B-52 bombers take off at all hours of the day and night. Our DD was born on that base which she does not appreciate ... she finds it a nuisance to explain that she was born at such an unusual place every time someone asks her "Place of birth" for any reason. (Plus the base was closed so it does not exist any more.)  DH was one of many base physicians during those years.

  • Edited January 13, 2022 5:46 pm  by  judyinohio
Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

1/13/22

I have to explain where I was born a lot too... Argentia (not Argentina!!) Naval Station, Newfoundland....and it is closed now too. It is a pain in the patootie. At least she doesn't have to have the added complication of being born on foreign soil. I had to get a Certificate of Citizenship before I could get a passport.

Love your blocks!

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