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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 169940 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jul-31

You just made me giggle, Sue.

I wrote earlier this month that I was going to tackle making miniature quilts. Today my first pattern that I ordered from an online place called Sleepy Hollow arrived. It is my very serious opinion that this foundation piecing diagram should be called a micro-mini quilt pattern. stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes 

The end of a triangle measures 0.25 inch and the side is 0.75 inch.

My afternoon plans already included going to Office Depot so I made a stop at their Copy Center and a pleasant young woman magically enlarged the micro-mini foundation pattern by 120%.   Hmmmmm.  "Could you please make that 150%?"   Whoops, too large for the piece of 11" x 17" paper.  Okay, how about 140%?   Perfect!

Go ahead, everyone, call me a coward. I can take it. smile  The largest piece of paper (on the right in the photo) is actually the size of the placemats I use on our kitchen table.  I could screw up my courage and make two of these, couldn't I?  Nyah! 

I plan to use 28 colors and run a long, strung out color wheel with this design ... probably use midnight blue as the background.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jul-31

that's really going to be a beautiful piece when you get done.  Do you have a special black fabric for the background?

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jul-31

Is there such a thing as "special" black?  Do you have a recommendation?

I was thinking of ordering Moda's Bella Solid called "Peacoat" which is a very blackish-blue.

It will take me a while to go through all of my leftovers from my color wheel days and cull out 28 pieces suitable for this project so I have time to order something from Fabric Shack in Waynesville, Ohio.

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

Jul-31

It's going to be beautiful, Judy!

Cris in MT

 

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jul-31

I was thinking something with a shimmer.  Maybe a shot cotton?   Or, if you feel like working with the devil, you could try Dupioni silk.   :-)

That kind of special black.  :-)

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jul-31

Pirate, I thought you were my friend.

I will preserve my sanity by ignoring your suggestions.  wink

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jul-31

Oh, working with shot cotton isn't bad at all and provides a subtle sheen.

Now Dupioni?  Devil spawn's fabric.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Jul-31

It is too bad that this person doesn’t care more about the end product.  And 20 years is a long time to not refine and improve your work.  How sad....l

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Jul-31

Judy,  I refuse to call you a coward!  My thought as I was reading the size of the end piece was - enlarge the pattern!

shucks, if you do it larger and like it, then try it smaller!

besides, this is for fun not headache, right?

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