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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 475068 views.
Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

1/11/21

nice, love how they fit the table.  I'm curious, did you quilt then on your LA or home machine?

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

1/11/21

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

I'm curious, did you quilt then on your LA or home machine?

on my home machine with a walking foot.   These weren't worth loading up on the LA ... especially since I had already cut out the wedge shape once the fusible batting had been adhered to the backing.

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

1/11/21

I started on the "True colors" mini quilt this weekend.  Each square is 2" finished, the circles are about 1" - the finished wall hanging will be about 24" square, depending on what I do for the borders.  I need to pull some more fabrics to fill out the colors - these were just scraps out of the recent basket.  I did use the applipops.  Not sure how I feel about them.  I sewed down one circle and it went better than I expected.  The circles actually end up with two "folds" because of the thickness of the metal circles.  My OCD wants there to be 1 fold, but I think if I am consistent and catch the bottom fold with the needle, it will be fine (and hide the stitches too) once it is washed/pressed.  You can see the two "folds" in the yellow picture.  More like sewing down a fabric button.

 

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

1/11/21

I agree Shelley, I like that Hexie arrangement better than the flower look!  And your placemats look great on your round table.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

1/11/21

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

Each square is 2" finished, the circles are about 1" - the finished wall hanging will be about 24" square,

Holy moley!  Are you insane?!?!?!

2" squares with 1" circles????   You are out of your ever-lovin' mind!

where are my smelling salts???


PS.   But it's gonna look drop dead gorgeous!

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

1/11/21

oh it's not that bad - your hexies aren't any larger than that are they?  I don't want it any larger - I'm running out of wall space and have more than enough bed quilts and sofa throws.  Now that i look at it again, the circle is 1.25"  Which may be too large once I sew the seams seams on the block.  Need to decide that before I sew any more circles down. hmmm.  Not much of the back fabric is going to show. 

Nope, I do not feel up to repressing all those circles - 1.25" it is.  that has been the most painful part - literally - burned fingers.

there are 61 blocks.  that is a lot of circles.  But sewing them down will be pretty routine.  the hardest part is deciding exactly how to lay out the colors (opportunity to overthink...)

I found the instructions to my circle templates..........the actual templates are in Colorado and I am in New Mexico but I have used them before and they worked great and are very thin so there is a nice crisp crease. They are Perfect Circles by Karen Kay Buckley. I know there are two different sets and I got the smaller set. I will have to pull them out when I get back to Colorado and make sure they are in my stuff I carry back and forth that I do not have duplicates of.

Maybe you could make a smaller seam allowance on this project to maximize the amount of the background fabric, like you said it is a small wall quilt so I am sure that an accurate 1/8" seam allowance would work..........that is what I would do so the rest of you can call me insane...............again!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

1/11/21

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

Nope, I do not feel up to repressing all those circles

that's right, Dee .... STOP THE REPRESSION OF CIRCLES!  FREE THE CIRCLES!!  

You go, girl!   You're such a radical ... you tell those rectangles where they can go!   :-)

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

1/11/21

hahah

I may repress a lot of things, but circles ain't on the list!

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