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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 498763 views.
Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


I started another quilt a couple of days ago..My DH wants a specific scene and I am trying to interpret that into a quilt..The drawing looks good, I did the cartoon and templates and turned the pieces using glue stick and the Apliquick rods...its stuck down to the sky fabric and I have commenced stitching the pieces down...using Apliquick's invisible thread (by hand ... its kinda like working with a spiderweb!!)

It's a birthday gift for him... a week til his birthday...we shall see how far I least it looks kinda like a quilt at this point! - and he said he likes how its coming along! I hope to have the base done...the details may take a while to concoct....we shall see how far I get! I am envisioning lots of tiny work along the way...

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

If the fusible was *also* water-soluble, that would be a real winner, since the first time you laundered the quilt, the interfacing would disappear, leaving the quilt less stiff.

yup...the Apliquick ones are water-soluble...

and you are SOOOO right about the plastic templates not being machine sew-able!! I have never used those so they don't even come up on my radar but I guess they are out there!!

Shelley, that's gorgeous! <3 You have some amazing patience with those things!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Thanks.  Its my currrent Forever Project, so it doesn't matter to me when it gets done.


From: bornblesse2


A ladder stitch......I remember hearing that name, but not the stitch.  You might need to show me at retreat.


From: latterberry


Wow!  That hexie quilt is so stunning!  You really do amazing work.  I know my eyesight would not let me do that much hand sewing, so I'm very impressed with all the hand sewing you do.  

I am enjoying seeing what people are sewing.  even more because I haven't been able to do much sewing, other than my forever project.  I did work on said forever project for a while at a Superbowl get together yesterday.  I have to sew at least a little during the Superbowl, it's tradition.  I am keeping my current forever project a bit under wraps for now.  It is a just for fun project for my sewing room I think you guys will like.  And it won't take years like the others.  Building the suspense...  Maybe I need a deadline/goal - top finished by end of March.  We will see if I can accomplish that.

I think I missed the explanation, why "smooshed"?