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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 642884 views.

From: judyinohio


I can see the part that you are not happy with but ....

It is a gorgeous block.

The fabrics are awesome.

Consider that this would become one block in a large quilt.

Remember the galloping horse.

If you still do not like it, mail it to your friend in Marion, Ohio.

Problem solved.  heart_eyes


From: tuckyquilter


I HATE the sandwiching too.  The flimsy tops that will go to Project Linus will be basted by that group for me.  I try to do the backing if I have fabric.  OR I take the whole mess up to the leader, plus all that I've completed up and get backing out of our store room.   I make a very feeble attempt at quilting them myself.  

I have another church group that I sew with and they help me baste anything I want, and they are right here in town.  We meet once a month. 

I have two big tables in my garage set up for my quilting etc.  One of the tables is 1/2" shorter than the other.   I hope to remedy that soon by having my friends hubby trim the 4 pieces of PVC that elevates it to match the other shorter table.  I'm 5'9" and like a taller table so I don't have to bend over so much.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Well, ha-cha-cha!   I have finished my current Forever Project, which is the EPP top with 4 hexies sewn into a "diamond" shape.   The size of the top is 86"x94", which is the width of a queen but the length of a double .. so take your pick. :-)

Here's a close-up of the corner and border detail.  I made shaped piano keys to fit into the white contrast border.  I initiallly thought it was going to be a quick and easy border and the top/bottom sides were.   But the sides were a minor PITA.  Once I resigned myself to taking more time than I had anticipated, it went smoothly enough.

And then, I took a picture from the backside of the top.    No one is gonna ever see this but I thought it looked neat. :-)

what an amazing accomplishment!  Any thoughts on quilting?  This one really should be in a show, my dear!


From: judyinohio


I'm dazzled speechless!  astonished


From: bornblesse2


It looks great!  Love the piano key border!  Did you end up handsewing the piano keys?

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Partially.  I marked at the short end where the hexie needed to stop.  I machine sewed the long straight seam up to that mark.  This gave me a set of piano keys with an opening on one end.  In that open seam, I wrapped the fabric around the hexies so I could hand sew them to the contrast border hexies. 

There are a few misplaced fabrics but that's  OK.  I think I'm happy with the final result even though the execution didn't turn out what the vision was.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


A show??? Honestly,  there's nothing special about this top.  No, wait... I'll admit that *is* exceptionally flat and square!

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)



really like how it turned out.

And the backside is very interesting! Have you pulled the papers out yet? 

Agree it should be in a show.