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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 289385 views.
Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Sep-7

Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said...

I ususally just cut the design with a generous part all around and wait for stablizer till just before I use.

Thanks Ami.  That was the direction I was leaning.  It will be so much easier to store many relative small, flat piece rather than a whole T-shirt.  

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Sep-7

Mishii said...

I just finished piecing a top with the ugliest fabric known to man.  It was a jelly roll.  Don't know where, when, or why I got it.    It is so bad that I did a simple pattern as I decided to use it as a dog blanket before I ever started the pattern.  Heh

My plan is to use it to practice some graffiti quilting.  I used the Card Trick pattern so I would have lots of white space.  My daughter's dog won't care that it is ugly fabric.  They are color blind, right?

Oh my.  Try to send a picture to one of us who an upload it so we can see.  Quilt it quick and dirty so you don't have to look at it too much longer!!

Mishii

From: Mishii

Sep-7

Judy (DJZMOM) said:

Quilt it quick and dirty so you don't have to look at it too much longer!!

I'm going to quilt it to death.  Trying out all kinds of new things!  I'll pull it out and post a picture.  It will be a while before it makes it to the frame.

Thanks Judy, glad it was helpful.  I prefer pellon SF101. It is woven and very lightweight.  Definitly overcut and do so generously and STRAIGHT! i learned the hard way on my first one.   I had used scissors and what had seemed generous actually curved and was not so generous after all.  I typically whack off the sleeves then shoulders and up one side seam so then it is flat. That way you dont mess up anything on the other side. They take much less space

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Sep-8

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said...

I prefer pellon SF101. It is woven and very lightweight.  Definitly overcut and do so generously and STRAIGHT! i learned the hard way on my first one.   I had used scissors and what had seemed generous actually curved and was not so generous after all.  I typically whack off the sleeves then shoulders and up one side seam so then it is flat. That way you dont mess up anything on the other side. They take much less space

Thanks for sharing your best practices.

Glad to help.  Our new floors were finished on Thursday and we moved the excess furniture away from my machine. So no more excuses, time to get busy quilting. I have 6 t-shirt tops ready to quilt. I finished one today and started on a second.  I am trying some different all over patterns than my usual but it takes more thought, I dont have the muscle memory built in.  But they look ok.  One is kind of a vine, which looks cool on the back which is green fleece. But it is slowwww.

You must have been really busy to have all 6 of those t-shirt tops done and 2 quilted. Bet it is nice to have the floors done.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Sep-13

I've been sporadically working on my hen applique blocks.   Here's what I've completed so far.   The kit contains teeny-tiny black buttons to use as the eyes.  I'll sew them on later, so those big white circles aren't going to remain like that.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Sep-13

That's quite an adorable flock you are gathering there.  I forget how many are in the group.

Is there a rooster? 

A hen house?

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Sep-13

There are 24 hen blocks (I've done 11), 6 flower blocks, 4 hen house blocks, 1 fox block, and 1 rooster block.   So, I have a ways to go yet.  When done, all of the blocks get assembled without sashing into a 6x6 block grid.  There are 2 slab-o-borders and a final scrappy "brick" border.

All in all, it's an easy top to make.  As for the quilting .. well ... that's always another story.  To be sure, I'll SITD around the applique shapes. 

But then, I'm at a loss.  Should I do a meander (which I really don't like) ... or maybe a ribbon meander (which looks better and I don't mind doing)? 

Maybe simple, irregularly spaced horizontal lines from one side to the other?  that would tie all the blocks together and be very easy.  I'm all about easy, ya know.

I know I have a photo of a finished sample from a quilt store ... I'll need to examine that closely .... hoping that my photo came out clearly.

Thankfully, I can defer those decisions for quite a while. :-)

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