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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 725127 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


My current progress on Inner Cube.  The "lemur print elements" have a small Tumbling Block in the center, surrounded by a black-n-white print with a color dot, and then another round of Tumbling Blocks in the same colors as the center one.  They are the BIG color areas.   I have one more lemur print to go on the far left side and one last row along the bottom.

The end is in sight and I can almost taste it!

When I first started cutting out all the individual pieces and all the fussy cutting and all the whining & venting :-)   I was thinking there was going to be more than enough hand stitching here to last me through a rather long road trip we will be taking in September.  Now that I'm almost DONE with stitching all those individual pieces into their respective elements, I'm realizing that for the September stitching, it's going to be sewing the column elements together.    This creates another logistical problem to overcome .... how to KEEP all these separate elements in their proper place while stitching on the road?   

Under normal circumstances, I'd keep them on my "design wall" and take down only the pieces I would be immediately stitching.  But for a road trip, I don't have that luxury.  I'm thinking that I will stack ONE column elements (the far right) together in the order they need to be stitched.  I'll *leave* all the other columns pinned on the "design wall" and just take the whole design wall with me!  When I finish one column, I can then unpin and stack the next column to be worked on.  At least, that's a place for me to start thinking on.  :-)


From: MelRN


All i can say is "wow!"

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)


Beautiful!  It takes my breath away!

Is it possible to "pop the knot" of the little tacking stitches as you would in hand quilting?

that's a good idea, but I ended up able to hide the knots under the little scallops as I went around.  the only one I couldn't hide was the last one, so I just did a small tack on the back.  I approached this similar to applique, except I only did 3 stitches on each, I didn't want to stitch them completely down, just enough to keep them folded open.  Some were fine but many of them were folded over.  So much happier with the result.  I finished it up on a short road trip today.  All done, including the hanging sleeve for the show.  



looking great Shelley.  and great solution to take the design wall with you.  You definitely don't want to unstitch hand stitching.


From: latterberry


That is beyond wow!.  Your forever projects sure don't last very long.


From: latterberry


Your border is wonderful.  I can see why you would be pleased to have taken the extra time to "flatten" the scallops.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


latterberry said:

Your forever projects sure don't last very long.

heh ... that's cuz I keep working on them. 

I sure wish I had the same attitude towards housework!  LOL!  Now *THERE'S* a massive Forever Project!  

Looks much nicer. Now you can enjoy it every time you look at it.

Thanks.  I just knew I'd be messing with them every time I walked by otherwise. Applique is a very handy tool to have.  If you can't press it into submission you can always stitch it down - definitely won't move then.! ha