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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 848220 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

3/29/22

judyinohio said:

this work of beauty you are creating would drive me up a wall and into the nearest rubber-walled looney-bin.

I'm just a couple of steps away .....  LOL!

Actually ... and this is gonna make you literally laugh out loud .... for a my whining and complaining earlier on, now that I really think I have this thing dialed in and figured out (honest!  I do! LOL!), it's *almost* boring.  The shapes themselves were never a problem.  Stitching them together is not going to be a problem.  The "problem", for me, was the initial cutting of the fabric .. I had a very difficult time committing to that.  Cuz, as you know, once the fabric is cut, the game is over .. it's just a matter of assembly.  :-)  When I realized that I actually did have enough fabric, all that anxiety melted away.   

AND THEN .. bazinga! ... The Universe taught me another lesson in humility.  LOL!   Gosh, I wonder what the next Adventures in Quilting wait for me around the bend?  :-)

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

3/29/22

I find it interesting how the same fabric can look so different by just change the direction the design is going.  Oh I like the look of the "wrong way" block.

Jo

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

3/29/22

there's a LOT of action and dynamics when the star block is turned askew.  But it would absolutely NOT work for my eyeballs if all of them were misaligned, every which way.

Much like the same way that Pineapple blocks make my eyes go jiggly.  :-)

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

3/29/22

I know I have my astigmatism corrected with my lenses in my glasses but working with those dots and stripes for hours like you are doing would just make my teeth curl. LOL

My Kresge Kid quilt is absolutely at the furthest end of the quilting spectrum from your super-duper precise work. If  a part in a block of my work on this thing has turned out to be a bit wonky, I have shrugged my arthritic shoulders, said "Meh!" and plowed on anyway. This quilt is not going to be entered in any beauty contest and it is giving me giggles as I make it which is the whole point of this creative effort.

After all, a block that says "I will not talk in class" is not a work of art; it is a work of sentiment (of sorts) in which I recall my worst year of elementary school and hope that that teacher is roasting in the hottest part of  h**l's playground surrounded by angry fifth graders . 

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

3/29/22

it definitely looks very different with the stripes turned.  glad you found it before you were further down the road.

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

3/29/22

my daughter and I had a good laugh one time going through my old report cards.  Every six weeks - Dielle needs to visit less, Dielle needs to stop talking during class, etc etc .  Every year, every six weeks.  I don't recall my dad ever getting upset about it.  The funny part is DD got the same complaints from her teachers.  grin

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

3/29/22

My dad never got upset about my problems with that teacher. His family was full of chatterboxes who "talked over" each other and he also believed me when I said that the teacher was boring. That particular year was the only year I got in trouble in school.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

3/30/22

I'm getting closer to loading the Kresge Kid Quilt thing on Lily Aurora for some end-stage work. I'm going to machine tie this quilt as there is no way to do serious quilting with the kinds of goofy blocks I have included (like the one from the men at the prison that still has Elmer's Glue and particle board on the back of cross-stitch work).  So needs must; I will improvise as best I can.

Since the front of the quilt is so carefree and gaudy most of the backing fabric possibilities I auditioned seemed to be pale and puny. I went to Keepsake Quilting's website and browsed their backing selections (108" x 108") even though I did not need a piece that large because I remembered seeing some really gaudy things in their paper catalog that I had received in the mail. And BINGO!! I found something called "Off the Grid" by P&B Textiles which has a bit too much fuchsia for my taste but my mother-in-law wore fuchsia at my wedding so it's a tip of the hat to Edna, LOL.

I've hung the backing sideways on my design wall after ironing and since I am not allowed to use a ladder any more (per very cautious doctor's orders) I folded it in half. I think you will agree that this backing fabric is not pale and puny. (Scraps are going to be used for narrow border and for binding as well; maybe I'll make a pillow, who knows.)

Stay tuned for final photos of Kresge Kid Quilt coming eventually. I started working on this thing in November. I bet you guys are tired of reading my postings .....

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

3/30/22

wow..It is certainly bright! Not pale and puny at all. Looking forward to seeing the Kresge Kid Life

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