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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 611273 views.

From: MelRN


Ellen! WOW! Amazing!

Wow! You are really getting there.


From: bornblesse2


I just tallied my pieces in the blocks for the center (yes, I tracked as I went along).

3,663 pieces just in these blocks!

this doesn’t include the sashing.  And man is this top heavy!

no wonder it has been a forever project!


From: judyinohio


That total number is enough to make a damsel swoon. Bring out the smelling salts.

If someone had told you that total before you started you would never have picked up the first piece of fabric ....

wow, great job.  amazing how small pieces and all those seams add up to a heavy quilt.  

I have attached 1.5 rows together on my forever project, it actually wasn't too bad as I had anticipated.  Then I got side tracked on practice quilting.  I don't know that the quilting is getting better, but I'm definitely getting more comfortable.  On this quilt I used it like a sampler, quilting something different on each row.  I even outlined the dolls in one block and was pleased to see that I've improved on my hand-eye coordination.  And that is going to be critical when I quilt the Christmas applique.  Eventually....

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)


BRAVO!  And a standing ovation in Montana!

Cris in MT



From: judyinohio


Looks very good, Dee. 

By "getting more comfortable" that means that you are having fun while you work, right?  I know that sometimes I would find myself "forgetting to breathe" because I was concentrating too hard ...

getting more comfortable in that I'm not agonizing and over thinking every single stitch.  I did watch a video today where someone was using a ruler to help guide the foot while outline applique.  I think I'm going to try that  and outline some novelty fabrics next.  I really don't want to glob thread onto the surface of the applique, so I want to have really good control.  I also want to try practicing feathers as fills.  so those two things are my next "assignment" I've made for myself.