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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 475889 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jun-18

Along with quilting the Hexagon Forever Project, I have also been working on my needleturn applique Forever Project, "A Gathering of Quails".

I am pleased to say that the interior applique of the rows of quail and the rows of eggs has now been completed. :-)

Next up .... a small, narrow, contrasting border.  Because of the unevenness of the strips I cut, I may need to rip out some of the eggs on the ends and re-applique them.  Fortunately, the eggs are small and it's not a huge or arduous problem.

After the contrast border comes a wider border in the (allegedly) the same fabric as was used in the rows.  I'm not exactly sure how much of that fabric I have left, as I hadn't bought the background fabric for this project and only used it because I had it and it looked like it would be enough.   And, actually, it WOULD be enough, if I stuck to the original pattern .. but I haven't.  I've stitched an additional row of quails & eggs and I want the borders to be wider.  Soooooo ... I'll need to see what I can do with the fabric I have left VS what I want to do.   I may need to come up with some Creative Solutions.  :-)

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Jun-18

I love the depth of color that the reds and neutrals bring.  You could never get this range range of color with one fabric, even a batik.

I have 2 questions:  1-- will your quilt be quite heavy?  And 2--how do you quilt these layers (or not)?

I will enjoy seeing your progress!

Sue in IL

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-18

Anything I like, it's a hint that you want to see a photo of my progress.  LOL

Here's how seventeen blocks look pinned to my design wall;I plan on creating a total of 42 blocks. I have purchased a pantograph that should look good on this from Urban Elementz which I will stitch in variegated red thread.

https://www.urbanelementz.com/lava-lamp.html

MelRN

From: MelRN

Jun-18

Lovely, Judy! Looks like a lot of work! :D 

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-18

You are correct. It is indeed a lot of work.

However, I am retired and have nothing better to fill my days; I stitch on these blocks and I work 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles in between trips to the grocery store, loads of laundry and cooking meals.

My DD loves red and this might become a good Christmas gift for her this year. (Or next year.) If the quilt turns out as I have imagined it will look great on her midnight blue living room couch.

It looks really nice. Hopefully you have enough of your fabric to make it work.

On a side not I think you really need to stop with the term "forever project" as that implies years not months in progress :)

Judy your quilt looks awesome!

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Jun-18

Judy, that is looking really cool!  I love it.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Jun-18

Last week a few us went up north on retreat.  We were really on a finish it up roll of projects!  I started the binding on this bed runner, and finished hand sewing it upon returning home.  This was cut on my Accuquilt, and my quilter and I were so pleased with how easily it went together, but the blocks and borders are just perfect!  

 

I finished up a tshirt quilt for my sister.  But also stitched a few Dear Jane tiny blocks that have been neglected lately.

 

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Jun-18

That's really pretty, Judy!  It looks like a flame.  I didn't know the blocks are 17"; that adds up quickly.

Thanks for sharing!

Sue in IL

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