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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 158332 views.
xstchr

From: xstchr

Aug-30

Today I’m going to see if I can get some time in the sewing room.  Health problems have kept me from workin all week.  I need to get a charity quilt bound to take to Guild meeting on Tuesday.  Also hope to finish cutting fabric for more charity quilts.

What I did this long weekend.  I've become intriged with black & white, finding quilt layouts I can use just the B&W novelties combined with TOT brights for the color.  I've got 6 so far, all using 4.5" squares.  One I finished last week, the others I decided to put together kits.  I spent much of the weekend going through the black and white baskets and precutting 3 or 4 of each, or if there isn't much left cutting up all the piece.  I ended up with a large pile of each, about 6" tall - that will last me a while.  I then went through my scrap basket for the brights - yikes that was a mess.  But now I have 4 complete kits - the 5th one will need some special cutting so I will do that one later.  And yesterday evening I started sewing.

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selecting squares for kit - this one will use a 3D square in each alternate corner - see the purple diamond in the 2nd row. 

And here's the one I started sewing last night - lots of HST to trim but it's going to be a very happy quilt.  

 

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Sep-3

You have so much energy that you astonish me with your output. 

Love the "Happy Quilt" name for the third photo.

"energy" or avoiding doing what I should be.  It really is very much like a jigsaw puzzle, oh let's just do a "little bit" more.  It all started by flipping through my scrapbook and putting post it flags on the ones I thought would work for B&W.  Well then I need to draw them out on EQ.  And then I decided to precut a bunch (after having used up most of the stash I had previously).  And then let's make kits.  and and and... and now the entire weekend is done and all I did was sew.  Eh, vacuming can wait.

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

Sep-3

Dee, love all of your I Spy quilts.  Glad you could spend your weekend relaxing in your sewing studio.

If you get a roomba most of the vacuuming can do itself and you save wear and tear on your back.

Jo

MarciainMD

From: MarciainMD

Sep-3

Wow!  These quilts are wonderful!

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

Sep-3

After I finished DGS book quilt I wasn't sure what quilt project I was going to start.  I was putting things away in my sewing room when "that little voice" yelled you have to get that string quilt done now.  So I pulled out the string blocks, thinking about doing something fancy but decided to keep it simple.  I finished it and took it to my mom's this past weekend so I could get a picture of her with it, left it for her to give to my sister.  Now all of my siblings have a lap quilt with string blocks made by my mom between 2014 and 2017.  There is still enough blocks to make a quilt for myself, but I will need to resew some of them.

Jo

Looks like you had a very productive weekend. I did or agonize stuff in my sewing room but am now back in Colorado. Next trip is a month away and I hope to continue organizing stuff, almost there.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Sep-3

Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

I did or agonize stuff

Oh, Ami, what a typographic error!  "Or agonize"!  That is priceless.  grinning

So many of us "or agonize" in our sewing rooms as we dig stuff out and then dread putting it away.

Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

or agonize stuff

talk about a Freudian slip!

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