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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 159384 views.

You were wondering where you would want to do reverse applique over regular. You many not be able to see the red ribbon at the bottom of this quilt but it says Albuquerque 1706 - 2006 on that ribbon. This was a group project with my guild back in 2006 and I was the one that did that red banner. I used reverse applique to do that word and the numbers.............there is no way this would have looked good if I would have tried to applique the blue letters and numbers on the banner. I just put the blue fabric under the red and wrote on the red fabric and cut away fabric as I worked on it. Then I appliqued the red ribbon with the letters and numbers to the quilt. I do not find either method of applique very different from each other and there are applications where reverse applique give way better results like in this case.

3carats (MaryDinFL)

From: 3carats (MaryDinFL)

May-27

This is what I'm working on for all who asked for a photo. It's quilted (by check) and I am putting the binding on now. The binding will be dark blue. I hope all of those curves and inside miters go well. It is all batiks. I didn't think I would finish it in time for my brother and SIL's 50th Anniversary on June 20.

Mary

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

May-27

Mary, that is one awesome, breathtakingly beautiful, drop dead gorgeous quilt!

Can you tell that I like it??  grinning

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

May-27

I hope your brother and SIL are truly quilt worthy because the quilt is soooo total amazing.

Jo

3carats (MaryDinFL)

From: 3carats (MaryDinFL)

May-27

Thanks for the amazing description. It sure looks nice on my bed. I started that quilt about seven  years ago and got bored with sewing all of those little pieces together. At the time I didn't realize the hard part was yet to come. smilesmileyheart_eyes

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

May-27

Seven years? 

And you are going to give this quilt away?

You sure must like those people!  LOL

3carats (MaryDinFL)

From: 3carats (MaryDinFL)

May-27

Thank you Jo. They will appreciate it. My brother built his own house a and the workmanship is perfection. He also does woodworking on the side. He is retired now and is a contractor supervising building  Houses For Humanity. Lisa loves everything I make for her. She doesn't sew but has beautiful gardens and is active in garden clubs.

Mary

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

May-27

Mary, that is a simply superb quilt.  Double Wedding Ring is a labor of love, especially the way you've done it with all the individual wedges for the arcs (instead of simply cutting an arc of fabric).  Assembly is not for the faint of heart.   The scalloped edges are just fantastic.

This quilt is a masterpiece and from how you have described your brother and his wife, they will cherish this gift.

Wowsers. :)

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latterberry

From: latterberry

May-28

Oh, Mary--that is one amazing quilt!  So beautiful and so much work!  How long did it take you to make it?  I can send you my snail mail address if you would like to make another one.

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