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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 683199 views.
Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


that is clever! I like how it turned out.

Looks like you are on the home stretch. 

Looks great, some kid will love it.

I still have to figure out the border tho.  I don't want to do feathers, there isn't another feather on the quilt.  Plus I'm not very good with them.  I'm thinking something with the vines & leaves.  I need to draw something out and see.

I like to cruse Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration. 

I decided to go with more leaves, it just felt right given there are so many leaves in the applique.  Quilting is now done, though in person you really don't see it as much as in the photo  - black on black.  I am definitely going to try the beaded piping in the binding, I just ordered the book as I'm hoping there are some tips/tricks that will be helpful.  I'm concerned I don't have enough red fabric - enough if I did basic narrow piping but I think the beads will take more.  So I'm considering gold or silver instead.  I especially like the idea of the beads since I put beads in the red frames.  The end is in sight!

by the way, I entered the applique quilt you quilted for me in our local quilt show in the applique category.  I'm taking the approach to the show that it's like a big show & tell, not going to worry about the judging (tho it would be gratifying).  Trying not to let my competative side spoil it.  Assuming this one is done in time (it should be, I have another 6 weeks), I'll enter it as well.

The leaves in the border look great. Your beads sound awesome. How fun to enter some of your quilts in a show. It is always fun to go to the show and see them hanging and appreciated by the people attending the show. Any awards are just frosting on the cake.

I am in New Mexico again and we are trying to empty the house and get it rented. The Penski truck is outside and we are packing like crazy. This is the second load and I just hope we can get most of it this time. We took a large load to the dump today and also to the thrift store. DH has so much stuff in the garage but we are trying to get as much as we can packed and outta here this trip. I know there will be one more trip after this to finish up loose ends. The upstairs has a matress on the floor and just a few things. The living room has all the stuff left in the house and it is all going into boxes. And then there is the garage but we have really been working hard to organize and now to put things in boxes and get them on the truck.

I am really looking forward to doing some serious stash busting in the near future once this house is done and out of our hair. Last load to Colorado I was shocked that fabric boxes kept appearing outta closets, the shed, the garage, not to mention what I had in my sewing room...........all that stuff is up in Colorado and I found a bunch of stuff that I have been missing since the move to Texas and back...............sigh!!!!


From: LindaPutt


Everything about this is so pretty Dee.  You did an amazing job!!!


From: LindaPutt


What a lot of work Ami.  It seems the longer we all live someplace, the more that accumulates.  It can be so tough to downsize though.  I'm really impressed with how much you've gotten accomplished - especially since you're not there full time.  I bet it was fun to find some missing stuff while you were at it.  The "serious stash busting" sounds like a great goal.  You are one who focuses and gets things done so I know you can do it.


From: latterberry


Absolutely stunning!  I'm looking forward to seeing it completed. I forgot--how big is it?