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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 503694 views.

From: latterberry


Your photo resembles the one on our family plot in a small rural cemetery near my home town.  It starts out with my great grandparents then grandparents, parents and 2 spots left for me.  I plan on cremation so that my be the end of the family line there.  There are older family members a few rows down.  After working on our ancestry, DD and I spent an afternoon looking at all the graves with names and dates.  Really interesting history.  

It is rather sad how our families have dispersed so much.  My om was one of seven and they all stayed within 20 miles of the home town.  Their kids, my cousins, all split for places all over the US.  Very  few jobs were available there so we had little choice.

Is that a Mason's symbol at the top of your family headstone?


From: judyinohio


Yes, I think so.

Apparently old William was a big fish in that small pond ...  he had twelve children, was a very prosperous farmer and businessman, helped found a bank, etc.  My college-age kids wandered around the Crabbs corner of the cemetery after the service and made my DF chuckle when they told him that they had no idea there could be so many Crabbses in one place. LOL


From: judyinohio


Actually, she wrote "Kawabunga!!" as the first word in her thank-you email.  wink  I guess that dates us because we remember growing up with Howdy Doody and Buffalo Bob.

I could not believe how the neutrals in the quilt kinda match her living room couch. (Mind you, I have never seen photos of her home.) She writes that she will send me a photo of her rocking chair because the quilt is a perfect complement to that chair.

After babbling cheerfully in her email about how much she loves the quilt and was "honored to receive one of your coveted quilts" (!!!!??) Wanda wrote "Muchas gracias, xie xie, merci beaucoup! I love it!" so I guess that covers all the languages she needs in Sacramento.

She also wrote that she will be the envy of all her friends and family.

Wow!  All of her excitement from thousands of miles away makes up for the sheer drudgery of making the doggoned quilt.  LOL

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


what a nice response!

It does look good with her couch...

It is always so nice when the recipient is over the moon about a gifted quilt. 

I made more progress on the binding of my last quilt. One an  half sides left to go.

Today I decided I just needed to baste the quilt on the longarm so I could start in the center. I got that done and quilted the 2nd border at the bottom and did a little design in the center. Tomorrow I hope to make good progress on the middle. Now that it is basted I can roll it back and forth as needed to execute my design.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


How utterly satisfying!  

Her enthusiastic response completely justifies the time and effort you put into making it.  It is *always* so wonderful when the recipient values the quilt.  :-)


From: Midkid5


So glad that your friend is so excited about the quilt gift.


Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


The current progress on my "Forget Me Not"  EPP project.  I'm at the point where I am adding the scrappy hexie border around the circumference.  There are 66 hexies needed.  This can be broken down into 6 "scallops" of 11 fabrics each. 

I am just rubbish at choosing pure random fabrics/colors.  I do much better if I have a limited palette.  I noticed that there were 12 "bumps" on the circumference: 6 dark partial flower units and 6 full flower units.  Furthermore, if I combined 1 partial plus 1 full flower unit, I'd have 6 "scallops" to work with.   11 hexies are needed to go around each scallop.  Well, I can deal with picking out 11 fabrics in turquoises and tans.  I made sure that I got 6 hexies of each of the 11 fabrics ... i.e. 66 hexies in all. 

Furthermore, in keeping with "rubbish at random" theme, I knew that it would be much easier for me if I found ONE pleasing arrangement of the 11 fabrics and simply repeat the pattern, thereby eliminating the stress for me and creating a symmetry and repetition of pattern.

The first picture is of the arcs of 11 fabrics that will go around each of the scallops. 

The second picture is of the medallion.  The red line shows where I have already sewn an arc in place around a scallop.  The blue lines show the other scallops.

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)


Sure glad she enjoy it. What a nice note she wrote.