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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 933348 views.

From: tuckyquilter


Still playing with stuff out of scrap bags I've received.  These center blocks are 5.5" and I decided to do something with them this week.  I wanted a wonky look so I'm using Jodi Barrows method as it's easiest for me.  I will have to make a few extras to enlarge the quilt.  But hey, I mostly use OPF so it's a savings to me.  I hate to waste good fabric.  

The spin direction depends on which way you turn the block as you trim at the 60 degree angle. I did some clockwise, some counter clockwise to get the B & W to be next to each other and make a secondary pattern. 


Also took a Fabric Roadtrip with 5 friends on the 8th.  Went to M&L down in Anaheim, CA about 1.5 hrs south of us.  They have a ca-jillion bolts and flats of fabric.  Me in my Happy Place.  Like I needed more fabric.  Wait, yes I did.... greys/neutrals/whites for backgrounds.  Prices are really cheap for the 'off the bolt flats' I'm standing next too. $3.49 a yard and they are name brand mfgs too.   Life Is Good... We had lunch at Norm's Diner, an LA area landmark.  Great food at great prices

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

now to think about a border.

More black around them then maybe a thin border and more black. Kinda 2 1/2 inch black, 1/2 color, 2 1/2 black or something along those lines. It looks awesome so far and no matter what you do it is gonna be really nice!

tuckyquilter said:

Also took a Fabric Roadtrip with 5 friends on the 8th.

Sounds like a really fun trip. 

I am working on the top left side of my applique on the leaves and vines, basted all of it on there yesterday.  Once that is all done (about a week) I just have the middle of the top and the two birds. 

What is everyone else up to?


From: Midkid5


I'm working on a sixty degree triangle quilt, that will have a dachshund block inserted in it.  The dachshund block is a modification of a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman. I want it to li more like the quilts recipients dog, going to have to do some thread painting on it.

Also doing the Jolly Snowflake Mystery quilt, from scraps and stash in Christmas prints. It will be an early Christmas gift.

Have my rescue quilt top back together now to sandwich and quilt.

When do you "move" back to CO?


Midkid5 said:

When do you "move" back to CO?

All I am gonna say is soon. DH goes next weekend but I may stay just a tad longer.

I love Elizabeth Hartman's designs, they are so cute. Thread painting is really fun, can't wait to see a photo of what you are doing.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


I am learning rug hooking...I have some hand woven fabric that I can get a crochet hook into...and I am looking at making a tree...If I like the process, I will invest in a real rug hook...but it has the same kind of end that a crochet hook not too much difference...I cut up a bunch of my wool pieces into roughly  1/4 inch strips...its a slow process!

Making rugs is a great way to use up "ugly" fabric and make it look really pretty.