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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 802417 views.
5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)


How about they're BOTH real ones?

Cris in MT


Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)



My cousin from Kansas is coming next week for a visit/using my LA to quilt some quilts!  She is says she makes more tops than quilts

Boy, does that sound familiar.

Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said...

hope you like them

I know I will :D 




Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

Boy, does that sound familiar.

She is no where near your league!! LOL


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


The gray is my pressing board.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


ok...but I think that is a super contrast color for the red plaids...

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


I'm alternating back and forth between my scrapbooking pages and my needleturn blocks.  I tend to work on the scrapbooking pages during the day but if the page is being difficult (and mentally exhausting), I will plop myself down in front of the TV and do some hen needleturn blocks.   I have a list of shows that I think I might be interested in, so I'm more willing to spend a bit more time working on the hen blocks than working on the scrapbook pages.

As of Sept 27th, here is the progress I've done on the hen blocks.  The latest addition are the hens, at the bottom, sitting in their laying boxes.  The yellow squares are the "straw" and the wood strip is the box itself.   The wood strip is my addition because I misplaced the hens.  Ooops.  The final, trimmed block is supposed to be 8.5"x10.5".  Well, due to where I placed the hens, I couldn't get 10.5" to the bottom of the straw squares, as I had placed the hen too high.  I should have put her a bit lower on the background.    But since she's too high on the background, it was only 10" to the bottom of the straw squares.  Ooops.  I could either trim down ALL the blocks to 8.5"x10" ... OR ... find a way to add some fabric below the straw.

Well,  if she's supposed to be in a laying box ... and I happened to HAVE some wood grain fabric ... why not just PUT a box there?

So, I did and now  have the full 8.5"x10.5" blocks.  And no one's the wiser.  Except for you guys.  And you wouldn't tell, would you?  :-)

I've already thought about adding some embroidered green grass around the feet of the other hens, so that the wood strip won't look so in-your-face, but I think I might add the embroidery after the quilting.  I'll need to tack a note to that effect on the finished top so when I get around to the quilting, the idea won't get lost.  :-)

I finished quilting a very old UFO today and actually found the fabric I used for the border to make binding. It is just a table runner but I took my time and care with the quilting.

I also pinned the leaves and two flower buds to the last corner of Joy's picnic quilt mystery.....making progress on that project.

Need to sew a Henley top I cut up from a XL mens I thrifted. It had the perfect color and the neckline is great.....just cut it down to fit.