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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 844566 views.

From: judyinohio


Are you enjoying working on these? 

They look nice but I think they all look too similar to each other except for the happy yellow one.

I am enjoying them a bit.  I was thinking tho, I really would prefer applique.  With applique I find excuses to sit down and work on it. 

These are kind of  -  well - eh.  Not work exactly but not something I love.  I need to find another applique project to get excited about.  the Christmas one went much faster than expected.  Start to finish it will have only been a year - which is pretty quick for me.


From: judyinohio


Well, take it from me, you want to be working on something you are really enthusiastic about.

Do not waste your energies on a time-filler. That's what jigsaw puzzles are for. stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

well but I can't take jigsaws with me in the car while waiting on DH at the hardware store.  or driving the 2 hours to go see DD.


From: latterberry


I really like your cheery blocks!  How big are they?

I need to prep another applique project as well. The extent of handwork lately has been numerous quilt binding. I just need to find a fun p reject and do some prep.


From: judyinohio


Well, the colors in this project might not agree with you but I found this EPP project by typing  "cat EPP quilt" into Google.  It is your hand piecing and there's a tiny cat in the center ...

If you do a more serious search I am sure you will find something ...

(Frankly the colors set my teeth on edge but then Tula Pink's things usually do. LOL)


From: judyinohio


Going to Etsy could get you into all kinds of mischief ... type EPP quilt kits in the search box and see what happens.

I found this one quite easily:


which looks like this:

for now I'm just going to finish the pieces that are prepped (3 or 4 more), then let them age for a while.  That method seems to work pretty well for me in the past, many of my favorite quilts were the result of that aging process.

I did find an applique pattern I think I'm going to make as a door hanging for my sewing room.  It has a little chickadee and a space in the middle.  Here's a mock up with my name.  I currently have a paper copy of a large quilt which is kind of embarrassing.  It needs to be a "real" small quilt for my quilt room.  The name is a reference to "Patty's place", the name of Anne & her friend's home in college in the LM Montgomery books- my daughter's favorite books.  So that is a nod to DD.  And we've been enjoying the chickadee's so much since semi-retirement.  So that's the plan.  But 1st I'm working on a small embroidery pincushion from Mary Corbet.  I'll post a picture when done - it's called bee-dazzled pincushion.