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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 1086076 views.

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


what next?  I'm playing around with 9 patches but not real excited about them.  thoughts?  I had to add an additional red strip to get the math to work out right for the square in a square blocks going around. I think it's long enough but I want it wider so this next row may just be on top and bottom.

It's beautiful, but it's pretty "busy" already - maybe needs something calmer for that border.  I like just the simple lighter plaid there, without the cute little 9-patches.  JMO.

I have to agree, there’s no place for your eyes to rest. Have you tried a couple solid borders? IMHO also 

Not all the industrial machines have a walking foot. The one I am using for this project is DBIL "heavyduty" as the fabric is quite heavy and quite the challenge to feed thru the machine. It is some kind of heavy vinyl looking and has no weave, so it will be wind and waterproof. The thread I am using is extremely thick as well and is on a mega huge industrial spool. I finished the last panel yesterday so my part is mostly done. DBIL said there will be a few tweaks as he does the installation but those should not take a huge amount of time.

I agree with Jonna. Put a simple plain, more of the creamy beige. Maybe add in some straps of the red. You could do the 9 patches in the corner and add three borders coming off the nine patch. 


From: tuckyquilter


I'd say we are blessed women, to have a stable of metal machines.  They WORK all the time for the most part.  My plastic Janome is a mess. It's in the garage until I decide what to do with it.  I "should" have put it on the trash hauler's truck when I had some larger items taken away.  But I forgot.  LOL 

I sew mostly on my 301"s, 401's and my featherweight, although they all make me happy.  Now back to the fabric.. it's screaming my name.. LOL  

I took time away from the sewing to make a huge pot of veggies/beef soup.  My freezer is empty of all soups and winter is almost here.  I love having two serving baggies of soup "on the ready".  I do the same with pasta dishes too.  AND my Chili Relleno Breakfast casserole.  Cut that puppy into 12 servings and never have to worry about breakfast. I do the same with waffles.  I'm big on cooking once so I have meals on hand. 

I'm the laziest person you'll ever meet.. If there's a softer easier way to do something.. by golly I try to find it..

Hugs for the day.


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


tuckyquilter said:

my Chili Relleno Breakfast casserole.

please share!


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


I found this heart block used in sashing on FB's applique group and felt it was very appropriate since this is for my daughter.  I haven't decided how far they will go, probably not all the way to the edge and definitely not all the way around.  I'm getting excited to start quilting on this.  There's a chance it might be done in time for Christmas.


From: judyinohio


I am really enjoying the "evolution" of this quilt you are creating for your daughter.  Love the color scheme and I am going to be a "monkey see, monkey do" with the next project I tackle and use your muted red and beige tones on a foundation piecing project I have in mind.

Thanks for the inspiration you have given me as you dazzle with your lovely project.

Love the newest heart border. You really are making amazing progress and your daughter will be over the moon!