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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 894791 views.

well I'm giving up on the strip sets.  Very fiddly and time consuming.  And honestly I'm not liking the blue fabric with birds - everything is  too busy.  I decided to try the easier stars and mix them in, much faster and hardly noticeable that they are different (the two that are smaller with no red on the inside).

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

hardly noticeable that they are different (the two that are smaller with no red on the inside).

by golly, you're right!  Until you said something, I hadn't noticed there were different blocks displayed.

Those look nice and until you pointed out that some are different I did not notice. 


From: LindaPutt


Wow!   That's such a beautiful quilt Ami.   What a lot of time and love went into that one.  Beautiful Colorado setting too.

Is it possible for a quilt to be too busy????  Really wish I hadn't used the blue with white eagles.  I had hoped it would read as a solid but it just doesn't.  Oh well.

what a fun quilt to make - thanks Lynne for sharing the idea.  I'll definitely do this one again.  I was able to use a bunch of my white novelties too.


From: latterberry


Oh, I don't think it is too busy.  I love it.


From: latterberry


How bright and cheery!  It is fun to make--looks more complicated than it is.

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Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Oh. My. Goodness. I have finally finished Inner Cube. Holy moley. This part is 80"x88".

But ..... I'm not really done. I absolutely LOVE this pattern however I can't help but tweak it. :-)   What I'm going to try is to fill in the perimeter "gaps" with black Fairy Frost fabric. I might also add on a narrow black Fairy Frost border.

I'm doing this because I simply can NOT bear to cut off the points around the edge. The way to retain them is add fabric between them. The Fairy Frost fabric has enough "frosting" on it so that it won't read as a solid, flat black. I'm hoping there will be enough of a difference from the black points that both the points and the border can be seen.

And if there are any mistakes, by golly, they are STAYING there! LOL!

Honest to goodness .... I love this pattern. Once I got over the paralyzing part of *starting* .. and then figuring out how to cut each shape efficiently (I was paranoid about running out of fabric) ... then it was just stitching the pieces together. In a way, *that* part was boring. LOL! But piece by piece, it got done and it was so satisfying to see this top emerge. AMAZING fabrics and color choices. I never would have, in my wildest dreams, come up with this color palette and combinations ... which is why I'm not a designer. I'm just entirely elated about this quilt. :-)