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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 1025776 views.

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


I went to a charity work day yesterday with one of the local quilt guilds.  I picked up some tops to practice free-motion quilting.  I also picked up a couple of tops that were too large for the size the hospital wants for their NIC unit.  It was kind of fun to figure out how to either cut them down or reuse sections.  This was one strange quilt that had used some really nice great airplane fabric and blue TOT with a big panel of the yellow bunnies.  Seriously?  I took off the airplane borders and made one quilt of strips.  Then the remainder I added some car fabric and orange coordinating that I won in a raffle to make the next.  And the yellow bunny fabric I cut into squares, added scraps from my stash to make the 3rd.  Much better.  And now I have 3 to practice quilting.

Wow three quilts from one! Sometimes there is great fabric to be reused in another top.


From: judyinohio


You met that challenge very well.


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


they are only 36" square so it is a great practice size.  I'm determined to improve my quilting skills. relaxed

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Sorry to have been among the missing for so long.  Got home from our 5,855 mile road trip safely.  We had a great time visiting many old friend and sharing many laughs.  It was good for the soul!  Had to jump right into preparing for Thanksgiving.  Now to think about Christmas.  

No sewing at all on our trip but one of the homes we visited is blessed with a quilter.   she does beautiful work and loves batiks as I do so I did see lots of eye candy.  Since I've been home, I have made a couple small quilt tops for the church group.  I also finished hand sewing the binding for the t-shirt quilt for my nephew.  Just have to put a label on it and get it in the mail.  Also getting binding ready to go on a Christmas quilt for my youngest sister.  She will be moving into new digs in the next week.  Feels good to get back to my sewing room.  I'll post pictures when these are finished.

I bet Bob is glad to be back so he can spend some time with his telescope(s), as there are so many celestial events to view this month!

Wow Cathy sounds like you hit the ground running! It must be nice to be back in your sewing room.

Yup practice is what leads to improvement and charity quilts are great for that because you can do anything you want. 

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Cathy (cacnurse1) said:

Got home from our 5,855 mile road trip safely.

Holy moley!  That is *some* road trip!   

It is good to return home, though.  :-)