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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 502597 views.
In reply toRe: msg 144
CozyQuilts

From: CozyQuilts

12/10/17

Thank you!  

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CozyQuilts

From: CozyQuilts

12/10/17

Thank you for the welcome!

Actually I was a member of this forum from About Quilts.com many years ago before they moved it here.  I lost track because I was working but now am retired and busily working on staying caught up, but the more I do the more I have left to do.  When I retired I thought that I would have all the time in the world to sew and quilt.  BOY, was I ever wrong.  I'm crazier than ever with grandkids, hubby, guild activities, friends, and whatever else life throws my way!

I have my own FB page, Scrappy Quilters and Garden Flowers Quilt Challenge 2018.  

I think I love buying fabric, getting it cut up and sewing the blocks together, but when it comes to sashing and borders, etc, I get bored with the project.  Not great at quilting but am learning how.  Anyone else in that same boat, love putting it together but not the quilting part?

In reply toRe: msg 154
CozyQuilts

From: CozyQuilts

12/10/17

Thank you!  I enjoy applique more than piecing, I think.  Just getting into paper piecing. 

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

12/10/17

CozyQuilts said:

Anyone else in that same boat, love putting it together but not the quilting part?

If it was small enough, I'd quilt it on my sewing machine.   The last time I fought with a queen sized quilt through it, I cussed a blue streak ... and said "no more"   It was just too much of a hassle and frustrating work.

THEN ... ta da! ... I got a longarm quilting machine!   So, once again, I am happily quilting my own tops. :-)

latterberry

From: latterberry

12/11/17

I think I love buying fabric, getting it cut up and sewing the blocks together, but when it comes to sashing and borders, etc, I get bored with the project.  Not great at quilting but am learning how.  Anyone else in that same boat, love putting it together but not the quilting part?

Yep--that's me.  I love seeing that first block come together.  I only cut enough to make one block to make sure I like it--can't understand how some folks do all the cutting first then start putting the blocks together.  What if you don't like it after all or cut a piece wrong?  I don't mind sashing and don't always use borders, but stall out when it comes to the quilting part.  Nap sized quilts and smaller I do on my little black Singer, but anything larger gets sent to my long arm lady!  Just about everyone I know has a bed sized quilt so now I just make quilts for charity and the quilting is VERY basic cross hatch or stitch in the ditch--nothing fancy at all. 

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CozyQuilts

From: CozyQuilts

12/11/17

I wish I could afford a long arm, but not in the cards for me.  Also, no place to  put it, too small a work area for one and I am also a little intimidated by them.  Guess I will be sticking with my Brother embroidery and quilting machine.  And yes, I too cuss a blue streak when the quilt is larger than a twin.  Maybe that's why I have 4 unfinished quilted tops in my closet.  Can't afford to send it out, just too expensive.  Though, when I have tops for charity, I do leave them with the guild and they will finish them for me.  

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

12/11/17

Yea!  I just finished rescuing some scrap strips!  I posted this on FB, but am really happy with how fast this charity quilt top went together!

from the same scrap bags I rescued some strips of batting.  This morning I got them spliced together into sizes for two small quilts for church charity!  Makes me feel good to do this from someone’s throw away!

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

12/11/17

That is a very pretty scrappy quilt, Ellen.  The recipient will be pleased with this beauty.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

12/11/17

And it went together fast!   I’m doing another, but with tiny pieces and not strip pieced.  It is taking a lot longer, but is using up my smaller scraps from my strip box!

In reply toRe: msg 171
CozyQuilts

From: CozyQuilts

12/11/17

That is a fun way to use up scraps!  I love doing crumb blocks and strip piecing.  

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