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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 179536 views.

I am having fun playing in my novelty stash.  I just finished this top for a friend of my husband. 

I'm going to do another version with only black & white novelty fabrics in the stripes and TOT colors in the narrow borders between the zigzags.  I realized I have 2 very full baskets with only white or black fabrics, but I rarely get to use them because I"m always doing colors.  So I've got a couple of quilts planned where the novelties will only be black or white (backgrounds).  The one I"m working on now uses 50 black & 49 white fabrics - I did not need to use all the blacks in my stash - only used about half.  Assuming that basket is typical that means each holds approx 100 and I have 6 baskets of novelties.  Yikes - definitely SABLE. 

And I'm buying some specific fabrics for the latest one to be personal to the mom & dad.  They love to travel and go to Disney every year - I found this fabric at Joann's -how perfect is this!

That Disney fabric IS perfect.  I'm sailing on the Disney Magic again in October - wish I had time to make a tote with that fabric to take with me!  Maybe over Labor Day weekend.  


From: Midkid5


I think your novelty quilts are all awesome. Of course to do these I Spy quilts you have to be a very organized person.  I think it is so fun to be able to add a personal touch to a quilt.  Glad you are back to enjoying the novelties.



From: MarciainMD


That's such a lovely baby quilt!  The bears are great.


From: MarciainMD


What a fun quilt!  And Minnie and Mickey are cute, and a great find!


From: judyinohio


That is an A Squared Fabric ... Absolutely Amazing.

well it's kind of thin - you'd have to back it with some canvas or something.  But it is cute fabric.  It's fund to do a quilt for someone I know personally and know their interests.

thanks Judy & others.  Between the novelties and my new cutting board I've spent a happy few hours in my sewing room.  Darn work takes too much time!


From: bornblesse2


And my few hours at home have been trying to clean up my messy area....

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


I've been doing that also.  

In one of the crafting FB groups, a member asked to see how others stored their metal dies.  In describing my "system", it occurred to me that I could make it more logical and convenient if I moved things around slightly. So, I did .. and yes, those items are now placed more reasonably.

But in so doing, I've naturally had to move OTHER items.  My big challenge now, is to *remember* where those other items are.  They are still, more or less, in my line of vision (I've discovered that if it's out of sight, it's out of mind and I don't use it), it's in a different place, which will take some time getting used to.

I've also re-organized other items, so they are not so messy.

I'm continuing to work on my needleturn applique.