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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 644859 views.
Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Apr-26

You sew girl!

it's fun watching you develop a new project!

Looks like you are having lots of fun exploring this new technique. It will be nice to see what you create.

latterberry

From: latterberry

Apr-27

That is going to be one humdinger of a wall hanging when you are finished!  So bright and cheery  At first glance, I saw kitty heads going up each side of the "hill".  Do you need any scraps?  Mine keep reproducing and I have plenty to share.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Apr-27

If you think your Illinois scraps will play nicely with my Ohio scraps then feel free to send a few along and I will give them a home. Who knows? Perhaps they will breed here.

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

Apr-27

Oh, Judy!  It looks like you're having so much FUN!  I'd love to study the pictures more closely, but I had the first cataract surgery yesterday.  I'm amazed at how well I can already see out of that eye but am not pushing it too far either.

Keep in mind that I can be your go-to person for blue scraps.  I have three drawers stuffed to overflowing with blue fabrics.  I could thin the herd without even knowing it.

I'm developing this theory lately that I could give away half of my stuff and still have way too much.  And that would hold true for every room in the house.

Anyway, I'm excited for you to be able to enjoy quilting still by making small quilts.  I love your set-up, too!  It looks so tidy at the moment; it can't possibly stay that way!

Hugs!

Cris in MT

 

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Apr-27

Congratulations on your first cataract surgery, Cris. We are so fortunate to live in a time when cataracts do not doom us to a future of misery but are now a problem that can be corrected.  This is a great time of year to have your eyes fixed .... so many pretty things to see as the flowers start showing off.

I have a theory (my own theory, not scientifically proven) that some people are born with a genetic tendency to unclutter, to "shed stuff". This is the sense that too much of "stuff" just gives them ants in the pants (or whatever you want to call it) and so this kind of person just does not accumulate things like your "three drawers stuffed to overflowing with blue fabrics". Perhaps Lynne has "two bags of 1930's feedsacks" for all I know.  Or Suze might have a box full of stripey fabrics of all widths, colors and shades of gaudiness from pastel to circus themed ....

Anyhow, it turned out that I didn't really have that many scraps any more. (One book carton-sized box of strings , one tote bag full of pink and purple scraps leftover from who knows what from years ago plus the leftovers from making color wheels.)  I welcome Lynne's offer of scraps because I recall seeing photos of her basement treasure trove some years ago, a well-organized place where she creates all of those charity quilts. I suspect that sometimes she is ankle deep in scraps so rather than have her trip over the odds and ends she can clean up the floor and send them to me.  LOL

latterberry

From: latterberry

Apr-27

I will go shopping in my scrap stash! Are you using batiks?  Your "bits
 tub looks like, but I can't tell for sure.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Apr-27

Yes, ma'am, I am using batiks.

For those of you that know that I always do hand turned bindings.........well today I did a baby quilt binding all by machine. My daughter is gifting a quilt to a friend who is having a baby. I was asked to quilt and bind it for her. I figured a machine done binding would hold up better than hand, and it does not take forever to do. It does not look too bad.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Apr-27

Congratulations!  clap

Every one of the quilts I've made have all had machine made bindings and lightning has not struck me dead yet .... wink ....  so you might find that there are other times in your future that it will be just fine to do machine bindings. 

In my case I did not have the finger agility and strength to do hand bindings so it was a "needs must" situation. Someday you might find it is your turn ...
 

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