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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 848945 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

3/30/22

I'm getting closer to loading the Kresge Kid Quilt thing on Lily Aurora for some end-stage work. I'm going to machine tie this quilt as there is no way to do serious quilting with the kinds of goofy blocks I have included (like the one from the men at the prison that still has Elmer's Glue and particle board on the back of cross-stitch work).  So needs must; I will improvise as best I can.

Since the front of the quilt is so carefree and gaudy most of the backing fabric possibilities I auditioned seemed to be pale and puny. I went to Keepsake Quilting's website and browsed their backing selections (108" x 108") even though I did not need a piece that large because I remembered seeing some really gaudy things in their paper catalog that I had received in the mail. And BINGO!! I found something called "Off the Grid" by P&B Textiles which has a bit too much fuchsia for my taste but my mother-in-law wore fuchsia at my wedding so it's a tip of the hat to Edna, LOL.

I've hung the backing sideways on my design wall after ironing and since I am not allowed to use a ladder any more (per very cautious doctor's orders) I folded it in half. I think you will agree that this backing fabric is not pale and puny. (Scraps are going to be used for narrow border and for binding as well; maybe I'll make a pillow, who knows.)

Stay tuned for final photos of Kresge Kid Quilt coming eventually. I started working on this thing in November. I bet you guys are tired of reading my postings .....

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

3/30/22

wow..It is certainly bright! Not pale and puny at all. Looking forward to seeing the Kresge Kid Life

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

3/30/22

Holy moley! You weren't exaggerating!  That is one vibrant print.  It's gonna be perfect!

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

3/30/22

Plus that fabric reflects the sparks in my brain as I glared daggers at my DF as he broke the news once again that we had to pack up and move from the third place in Lexington to Buffalo ..... and then from Buffalo to Rochester ... and then the heartbreaker from Rochester to Akron during the autumn of my senior year of high school. (Although that time they boarded me out with my assistant Girl Scout leader and left me behind when they moved so I could graduate with my class.)

MelRN

From: MelRN

3/30/22

Dee, this looks a LOT like my quilt!! Believe it or not, I designed it, and made it in reds and tans. 

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

3/30/22

Definitely a statement piece.  It's always a good thing to see a quilt come together and be finished.  Having watched and listened with enjoyment the tales of this quilt I'm saddened that it's so close to done.

Jo

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

3/30/22

Midkid5 said:

Having watched and listened with enjoyment the tales of this quilt I'm saddened that it's so close to done.

**Clearly** a sequel must be made!

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

3/30/22

That is going to be a lovely quilt with a gorgeous backing.  I can hardly wait to see the finished product!

Cris in MT

 

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

3/30/22

I will not make a sequel to my quilt!!  One per lifetime says Judy in Ohio .....

Instead I will throw down a challenge. Who's next?  Batter up to the home plate and take a swing ....

Who else has lived a life that can be laid out in quilt blocks? Go through Marcia's list of blocks at Quilter's Cache or the longer list in the index at Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Designs and those block names will really stimulate your imagination big time.

My only "rule" as such was absolutely no photos. No photo of my one and only wedding or me wearing my Mariner Girl Scout uniform, etc. Otherwise it was "My Quilt, My Rules" which gave me some hilarious moments (and discards).

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

3/30/22

Of all the adjectives in the famous thesaurus, Cris, I would not pick "lovely" to describe the quilt.

My loving daughter calls the quilt top a "doozy" as she smiles at it, but then she has always thought I had a great sense of humor. Her favorite block is the one that honors her great-grandfather Charlie Miller, the man who taught me to spit watermelon seeds and to work crossword puzzles.

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