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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 412285 views.

I finished my first upcycled top today and just screaming love it! I will wait till I finish the second one to take pictures and post both on my blog as they will be exactly the same. I sewed the body of the top together last night and tried it on and was meh! This morning I worked on the collar and then after lunch did the sleeves. I had to pick on sleeve off and do it again. I also watched a YouTube video on how to french seam the sleeves and the inside of this shirt has no raw edges and looks as pretty as the outside. One bonus was that I kept the original buttons and front placket so that did not have to be redone. Now I want to start right away cutting out the linen shirt but have some work to do so might cut it out tonight. I just want to finish sewing by Friday when I drive back to Colorado.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Apr-12

I am getting ready to ship the scrappy quilts I made for my granddaughters in 2012 off to Maryland because it is time for them to graduate from high school. Here's one of the quilts to jog memories for those who listened to me moan and groan about all of the "leader and ender" piecing of 2.5 inch squares over a two year period that was needed to make TWO similar but different quilts for the identical twins my son blessed us with.  kissing_smiling_eyes   (Those dark squares are navy blue, not black.)

With all the ho-hah over travel restrictions for them I'll never get a chance to give the quilts to the girls in person so I am going to trust FedEx to do a good job of transporting them over the mountains this week ....

Judy I do remember you working on those quilts for your pretty young grandaughters. Whow they are ready to graduate! They are really pretty and hope the girls enjoy getting them.

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

Apr-12

It's hard to believe that they are graduating.  Do they have college plans?

Jo

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Apr-12

Yes, they have college plans. My son sent me a list of all the places that accepted them and they are narrowing it down now. It seems as if they are planning to stay together for their undergraduate years.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Apr-12

Hummm....French seams in the sleeve.  Lovely!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Apr-12

I love French seams.  So elegant and classy.

Waiting to see a picture!

I will post photos after I finish the second top. I did get a good start on it tonight. The French seams in the sleeve really is nice and not hard, it just takes an extra step but we'll worth it.

latterberry

From: latterberry

Apr-13

I also remember when you were working on it.  Doesn't seem like it was all that long ago. I'm sure they will love the quilts.  Do they know that you had made one for them or will this be a surprise?  When they go off to college do you think they will keep up with their bagpipes?

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Apr-13

Funny you should ask about the piping .... one of the places they are considering is Carnegie Mellon and it's the only university in the US with a bagpiping major.  wink

However, several years ago I asked Elizabeth how long she planned to continue with the competitive piping and she said she planned to quit when she went to college. So, we will see how that works out ... they are so talented and they've won so many medals it might be hard to give it up.

They might remember I asked about a favorite color for the border of a quilt but it was eight years ago  .....

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