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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 1020540 views.

From: judyinohio


Would he have an aversion to pink scissors?

If you bought yourself pink scissors would he avoid them like the plague?

Just an idea .... smiling_imp

Your tools, my tools kind of scenario might work or then again it might not ...

  • Edited September 1, 2021 12:08 pm  by  judyinohio

September 1st, so I decided I should probably get started on DD's llama quilt rather than sewing scraps.  So I headed over to Gibbson's because I'm going to need 5 yds of background and 8 FQ worth of browns and grays for the bodies.   I have nothing like that in my stash, though plenty for the bright blankets.  I found $8 & $9 yd for Moda.  Not too bad. I still have embellishment to do on 2 blocks plus applique the garland on my Christmas quilt.  But lately I've been missing my sewing machine, so the llamas might as well get going.  I want to make it full size for her new full size bed.  So that's a fair number of llamas and looking at the pattern it's going to take a while.


From: bornblesse2


Ummmm…. His tools, my tools didn’t work in my house!

when we married, the wonderful people held a shower for both the men and women to attend.  And then came up with the brilliant idea of a toolbox and then the men bought him tools.  Then a few ladies got together and gave me a small hammer and a few tools that they decorated with fancy flowers and such!

my tools were kept in the house in my Drawer.  But that didn’t stop Hubby from using them.  One day I couldn’t find my hammer….asked if he borrowed it, and he confessed he broke it!  He has looked for a small light one ever since…although it could never replace the special one made just for me!

sigh…..doesn’t work here.


From: bornblesse2


I haven’t got a lot done on my Dear Jane project, but I did complete hand sewing on 3 blocks.  I also prepped 2 blocks for English pping.  They seem too difficult to piece, only thing is, it’s lots of small pieces. But I figured I’d give it a try!

I will let you know….

here are the finished blocks.


From: judyinohio


We don't need to do that "his, hers" thing at our house because both of us are neatniks ... I just offered the idea to Mishii because of her Pita's annoying habit of messing up things in her territory. 

In order to avoid the quilt I loaded on the machine as well as DBIL set up my industrial Juki I brought up from New Mexico a month ago I am making a Chore Coat out of mustard corduroy I got last Fall. I am making all kinds of extra features and tweaks. Some years ago at a VOS retreat someone left a partially sewn dress out of quilters cotton on the giveaway table since I liked the fabric I snagged it. I have chopped the fabric into Hong Kong seam finishes, the inside yolk, a hem finish and a hidden pocket inside. Lots of fun surprises inside the garment. I am working on pockets today.....putting on at the end so I can decide where I like them. I made them oversized. Once I sew them on all that will be left is buttons and buttonholes. My bin of vintage buttons is in NM so I will get that next week as I think largish vintage brown buttons will be perfect. 

Hopefully when I get back I can hit the ground running on the quilt. 

I also have binding to handset on the quilt I took off the machine a week ago for the car ride.

AND I am very proud of myself.  I purchased only ONE novelty, just 1/2 yd of bananas and only because I knew I was down to just 2 squares of bananas.  Gotta have bananas in an I spy quilt.  Usually when I cull through my novelties I end up buying more than I got rid of.  Trying to be a good girl this time and not undo all my previous effort.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

Gotta have bananas in an I spy quilt. 

Dee, I have 12" (selvage) (almost 3/8 yard) of small bananas on a mottled turquoise background.  It's a leftover from a previous project.  If you'd like it, I'd be happy to send it to you.