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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 609832 views.
Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Mishii said:

I have been quite busy with work. We are getting sold

Just what you need, more upheaval in the midst of the pandemic.  Hope all works out smoothly.

Did you get an envelop from me?


From: Mishii


Cathy (cacnurse1) said:

Did you get an envelop from me?

I did and I thank you so much!  Pita said y’all were the nicest people ever.  He never says anything nice so it was quite astounding. Thank you ??

binding binding binding.  5 bindings attached but not sewn down.  I am out of the fabric I used for the borders on 3 of the remaining ones so I need to decide what fabric to use.  I sat outside yesterday afternoon and attached all the labels, it was a very pretty mild spring day, little bit of a chill but not too windy.  Very pleasant listening to the birdies.  

I just realized I never finished my reverse applique.  I had been waiting until new sofa & chairs were received to make sure I still wanted to use it in the original place.  I put the unquilted top on the coffee table just to see how I liked it and then forgot all about it.  I think I'm going to make it a large hexagon - but not sure how I want to finish it out.  I was thinking of some sort of pieced border around the outside to frame the applique. But I'm having a hard time visualizing what I want.  Maybe I'll just some some simple quilting then do a binding in the same fabric with a flange of the gold.  I don't want to distract from the applique but I also want to finish it out nicely - lots of work on the applique.  Any thoughts/suggestions?


From: judyinohio


Sorry, but I cannot enlarge the small photo of the applique.  

I see eight points on the design so offhand I do not envision a hexagon design; did you mean an octagon? An octagon would be good. I am not sure about a pieced border, though. My gut says a solid border.

But then I am merely looking at the very small photo so my opinion is a very small one ....

yes Octagon - sorry, mis-spoke

here's another photo - I finished this applique last October but never quilted.

An octagon (thought the same as Judy but saw you corrected that). How much fabric is left. I would do the octagon and bind in the purple but do some fancy Strips made into loops (hard to describe) out of the gold fabric to look kinda lacey on the outside edge.....very fitting for a table cover.

I have about a yard of both fabrics.  I know what you're talking about - Sharon Schamber has done that on several of her show quilts - yikes, you are intent on stretching my skills Ami!


From: judyinohio


Yes, Ami has given you a challenge, but remember that it is not a quilt she is suggesting those loops be added on to ... looping the perimeter of a table topper should be within your skill set. They would be terrific unless Ranger the Wicked thinks they are a toy.

true.  I was considering some additional applique too.  And there isn't a hurry.