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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 498923 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

3/26/21

Another great bunch of quilts you've shared with us, Lynne.  I'm really liking the aqua and brown version of "Beads" quilt a lot but the very bright "every-color-in-the-scrap-basket" beauty hanging to the right of it wins the prize for the day!

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

3/26/21

Oh great job!  I 2nd Judy's vote - you've given me another idea - put it in my idea OneNote for future.  Wasn't the bead pattern great?  I'll definitely be making that one again.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

3/26/21

Lynne, I didn’t have a plan for it.  I just wanted it made to empty the tub.  The younger gal who helps her mother run the retreat just really loves it!  So I am giving it to her to finish and have!  She loves scrappy quilts, says she just can’t make herself do one though.

so, she is a happy camper!  My scrap top is finished, and I don’t have to find a backing, quilter, binding, etc!  Lol.....it is off my plate!

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

3/26/21

I should try that bead pattern.....

Wow I love the way that is put together. What a beautiful scrap quilt.

Lynne those are all beautiful! My fa orite is the one with the light turquoise background.

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

3/26/21

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hfkq9PcLdHM  

She does her video with strip piecing, would go super fast.  Mine was a bit longer since I was fussy cutting. but still fun.

My vote also goes to the bright scrappy one on the right, as the best of this bunch.  I love it.  Thanks for showing us!  

I like this quilt that Donna posted recently.  It's actually not a new design - I took a class a long time ago to get a little lesson on this very simple technique.  I like the one she does with 10-inch squares, but I also like to insert the "chopsticks" into a block that is already scrappy.  

I really enjoy Donna's videos because she is so efficient and professional in her presentations.  Lately I lose so much patience with YouTubers who are NOT very efficient or professional.  And don't you wish you had a pressing and cutting area as big as they have?!  And one of those "industrial strength" steam irons!  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EbroqQphNo 

And wow, she has a very pretty new Spring quilt - Super Poppin' Tropics Quilt.  

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

3/26/21

agreed, she does some of the best videos out there.  No "ums" constantly.  And no silly personal chit chat at the beginning.  A good balance of friendly and information.  I like the lady from Missouri quilts too but watching her she's kind of sloppy on cutting, sewing & pressing sometimes- sort of like being in a house with a crooked picture - makes me anxious.  Though I'm guessing she's just rushing a bit to keep the video moving.

Regarding pressing area, I'm pretty spoiled with the big boards I put on my LA table.  The part I'm jealous of Donna Jordan is her just grabbing  stuff off the shelf - including the precuts and then not worrying about saving the waste.  I know she's trying to "sell" the precuts - plus they make the video go faster.  But I agonize over the waste way too much, especially given I have more fabric than I will sew in my life time. smile  I've been working on Lynne's arrow quilt and found myself trying to "skootch" the large flying geese piece so that I could also cut the 2x2 from that large waste triangle.  Had to lecture myself a few times to Let it go - Cue the Disney sound track.....  There were a few fabrics that I've had for YEARS that there was only about a 10x10 piece or smaller left that went into the scrap drawer reluctantly.  It always makes me sad when I use the last of any fabric, no matter how many quilts it's been in.  Sniff.... the very last of the purple snakes & big ice cream cones...

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