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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 608473 views.

From: judyinohio


I am ready to stitch the last four corner triangles on the "Hot to Trot" quilt top (aka "Great Balls of Fire" according to Suze).

After all of the careful OCD planning of the randomness for this quilt  (winkstuck_out_tongue_closed_eyespersevere)  I certainly do not want to become discombobulated after I take the main part of the quilt off of the design wall and start to pin the corners on the top. (Do not want to pin the wrong corner in the wrong location.) Left shoulder/arm interfere with easily reaching up and pinning things while they are in place, ya know ....  I'm kinda like a one-armed paperhanger these days when it comes to working with my design wall.  Ratzafratz!

I took this photo to help guide me. The center square of the quilt is easy to guide me in knowing which way is "up" and the backs of the corner triangles are labeled "NW" and "NE", etc.

I might as well share the photo.  After the corners are added I merely have to add three skinny slab o'borders.  Those will take some time, I fear, for the shoulder is in for a good rest.


From: judyinohio


There was an earlier discussion about recycling whenever possible.

How do you like my recycled "scrapbooks" (three ring binders) that hold my quilt making history??  LOL 

DD has worked for eighteen years for an airfield lighting business that has been owned by a German outfit and then by a French holding company and then a British holding company and now is owned by an American outfit. During this time she has had company name changes, etc. and I have benefitted by "inheriting" some awesome 3-ring binders that DD was told to discard as her company changed hands.

Those eight binders hold page protectors with the stories of all my quilts I have made from 1993 until now. The "scrapbooks" may not be pretty but they are easy to keep up to date and efficient to search through.

If I had to make them "pretty" they would never get done.  LOL


From: Midkid5


Here is Jack n Bob closed. Won't  let me upload the second pic of it open, but pull out either silver end, turn it around stick it back in, nice handle to hold on to.


  • Edited May 15, 2019 2:45 pm  by  Midkid5

Looks like a great use of recycling something. I bet it is fun to go thru those from time to time and enjoy all your creations.

Very cool tool. Hopefully you will not need to use it very often.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Thought you were saving that for "show and tell"?  It did come out beautiful, no matter what struggles you had.

After spending the entire morning on my blue and orange wonkey quilt layout I have my final arrangement. I had some background blocks to cut and ended up wasting fabric trying a few different options. Wouldnt you know it many of the fabrics I could have used are (yep you guessed it) in Colorado..........the story of my life lately. So I dug into the stash (and yes there is now quite the mess to clean up) and tweaked things till I liked it. Now I love it and am ready to sew it together. it is going to be 90x60 so a pretty big quilt.

Before I sew my blocks I need to load a quilt on the longarm for my cousin and get that sucker quilted and outta here so I can work on my stuff again.

I do feel like I am making great progress with my projects but need to keep on track as I have limited time here to use the longarm and have most of my stash in one place.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


that is looking very toasty!! 

ya know...I see a heart in the center-ish...

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


what a nice tool! and what a nice son to make it for you...cute name!