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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 720329 views.
Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Aug-11

Somewhere I have an unfinished Drunkard's Path quilt.  I must find it and finish it.  I like your oriental block.  Wouldn't have thought of that.

The raven is fun too.  Like a log cabin, drunkard's path blocks can go together many ways.  Have fun creating.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Aug-11

Nice quilting design.   I'm sure your quilts will be a great addition to the country store.  Some kids will enjoy them.  Machine binding will go fast.  I just recently started doing it on my charity quilts.  I'm getting better at it.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Aug-11

That will be a great quilt.  So what size are these blocks finishing?  Seems like this should make a good size quilt.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Aug-11

I've a couple charity quilts to finish.  Then I'll post pictures.  I've been making bags to be filled with needed items for the homeless.  They take quite a while to do for as simple as they are but they are sturdy and will hopefully hold up.  I've finished the ones I have promised, so back to quilts.  Here's a picture of 2 of them.  We had donated fabric to work with.

tuckyquilter

From: tuckyquilter

Aug-12

Unfinished at 12.5" and Finish at 12" in a quilt.  But one could use whatever size you want.  Smaller for say a baby quilt.. or using even larger HST to make it bigger, and faster too.

I make HST,  2 & 4 Patches as leader/enders so I always have blocks made to work with when I don't want to think to hard.  LOL

tuckyquilter

From: tuckyquilter

Aug-12

Those are terrific.  Well done..

After quite a number of customer quilts look what I finally got on the machine. This is the one I was piecing blocks for at the retreat. I found the perfect wide back fabric and there was just enough and no extra left on the bolt, like 3" on either side of the top....wow, ment to be. I got the first row of the top of the arcs quilted, next is the center of those arcs, another row of the bottom. Not crazy fancy over the top but definitely heirloom with the formal feathers. I have been fiddling with what to quilt on this for months and yesterday it all came together.

re machine binding, do you sew to the back then pull to the front?  I started doing that several months ago and I am sold.    Definitely easier then trying to glue on the back and make sure I catch the fold.  Sometimes my stitch line on the back isn't perfectly straight but I can live with it.  I've even stopped pinning it at all, if I get near the corner and see I'm going to have a join/seam hit right at the mitre, I just cut a little bit off and rejoin the seam so that it lands before the corner.  Most of the time it doesn't happen - sure saves a lot of time that I used to spend trying to position the seams to avoid corners.  On the 4 quilts I just bound I only had to do that once, tho other times I've had to do it a couple of times on a quilt.  still easier than the whole gluing, pinning mess I used to do.  I do wish I could figure out how to not "wooble" so much on the corners.  those still look a bit less than ideal

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that is lovely!  Are you able to just stitch the feathers or will you need to mark them?  makes me a bit nervous just looking at it.... grin

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Aug-12

WOW!  I love this!  What a perfect design for a DWR!

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