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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 310826 views.
Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


I hope it gets easier as you do more.  I have done one for a friend's daughter and really liked it.  Now I have started one for my DGD who just left home to go to the Culinary Institute of America in NY.  I have 4 more lined up.  # for the children of my brother who passed away and another for my other DGD who wants one with her swimming t-shirts.  It's like doing a crossword puzzle only you get to make the pieces.blush

It does get easier as you do more. But kind of dull too. I have worked out a method that works kind of production line style. But no pretty fabrics or fun designs. Just lots of cutting and big blocks.


From: bornblesse2


Well, this morning - along with frustration with my sewing machine giving me grief- I finished 2 ‘down & dirty’ tops for LWR, the organization that lost quilts in Beirut.

all year I have been cutting copious scraps into usable sizes.  But I had a box that wasn’t quite yardage - less than 1/2 yd. - and maybe not Full WOF.  So I started cutting wife strips as long as they were.  Earlier this week I pulled out the thickest pile the same width and started sewing the lengths together and cutting them to 60” in length.

today I was able to group the rows in two different tops.  They aren’t the prettiest scrap quilts, but they were fast, easy, and will be warm and comforting.  I needed them to be fast as I have lost seamstresses in my group.  And we are trying to finish as many tops as possible before we have a fall pick up day!



From: Judy (DJZMOM)


Your Hen House forever project is very cute!  Yes, I think your first hen was merely not quite the fabrics to choose to go together.  She'll be great with the others I think.

Ellen your quilts are not the most spectacular, BUT............they do have their own charm and beauty and I am sure someone in need will be quite happy with them. They have color and are cheery.

I have not been quilting the last few days. Yesterday I started a shirt that I had cut out a week ago and finished sewing it up today. It came out really nice. I went thru my closet and found a top I have hung on to for quite a few years and never is just too long. So.............I chopped off 5 inches, rehemmed and tried it on again and now I am sure I am gonna reach for it alot. I can now wear it tucked out with just a bit tucked in the front and it will look great. It is a cream capped sleeve top with a very cool texture so will go with just about everything.

Tomorrow I am going to meet my ex boss and give him the t-shirt quilt I made for him out of his wife's clothes. 


From: Judy (DJZMOM)


Wow!  That's a lot of T-shirt quilts.  If we get to meet for retreat would you lead a side bar group by sharing what you do and how?  Kind of share best practices.


From: Judy (DJZMOM)


Oh fun!!  I do enjoy plaids!!

Certainly. Tho I have put some on my blog if you want to read it sooner. The tshirt one, not the I spy one smile

I know, but I wanted to give you some variety :D