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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 897314 views.

quilted in time for show & tell tonight.  I am officially comfortable with ribbon candy.  Still not perfectly consistent but not too wobbly.  Next I really want to work on feathers.

I wish I had used a navy blue thread instead of the dark gray.  It looked ok in the regular areas, but it kind of turned brown in the pebble areas.  But not that noticeable in person.

CC (ccase5)

From: CC (ccase5)


OH! It took awhile to get my mouth shut!!! That is simply gorgeous!! I truly see so much work, it makes me tired. Wonderful work!

Wow you got a lot done!!! They look great.

thanks.  I'm looking back at the quilt you did for me, I think I'm going to try mctavishing next.  I am definitely getting more comfortable with my machine.  I did several I spy quilts over the weekend and it felt more like we were a team than ever before.  Kind of silly that it's taken me this long after owning it for 5+ years.

aw thanks.  you are very sweet.


From: Midkid5


I would venture to guess that " your being more comfortable....working as a team" with your machine has a lot to do with the fact that you have stepped back from the overload of accounting work.  Hope the team continues to work together so you can perfect feathers.


well, you are probably correct.  I definitely feel less in a rush than I used to - no deadlines now, just ones I set for myself.  They have coined a term for all of us who decided we were tired of the "rat race" during covid - the Great Resignation.  And I'm old enough and close enough to retirement, it just isn't worth it.  I feel sorry for my co-workers who are 10 years younger.

If you can find the YouTube videos Karen McTavish did way back they are great to show you how to do McTavishing. Practice with paper and pencil and do a few sample pieces. Really just figure out your own version of the technique. It is a great way to give open spaces movement.


From: Judy (DJZMOM)


viola (sissly4) said...

If I make it to the retreat would you show me how to make the bag with the zipper inside

Can I observe too?