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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 383986 views.
latterberry

From: latterberry

May-14

Looking good!  So bright and pretty.  I was just going to suggest Marshall Dry good too.  I saw lots of lovely novelties at great prices.

latterberry

From: latterberry

May-14

I'm glad you are pleased with their quality.  I just placed my first order with them. I ordered on Tues and got a notification it will be here Sat.  I ordered a whole bolt of black dream cotton and it was $2.55/yd  when you get it by the bolt.  

I love this part of quilting, it reminds me of a jigsaw puzzle, seeing the quilt "picture" appear.    Sewing is going to be interesting.  I plan on sewing the rectangles sets, then putting them back up on the wall then numbering them.

I'm discovering I'm not very good at parallelograms.  I keep getting confused on which direction they are supposed to lean.  I made 5 pinwheels going the wrong way and had to redo them, they looked too weird with the others.  For another quilt I cut a big stack of white parallelograms the wrong direction also.  Obviously I'm more used to dealing with squares.  It makes a big difference if you cut with the right side up or down.  angry

This particular quilt used up every single white waste triangle I had, along with almost every scrap from my white basket.  I love using up those little things.  I still have a big bag of brightly colored ones tho, saving for you Jonna.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

May-17

That quilt top has me so confused! I could never figure it out in a million years.
Perhaps if it was a larger photo I could see how it is constructed but when I look at the red pinwheel in the bottom row I cannot figure out how it got there ...

this is what the blocks look like, they alternate horizontal and vertical placement.  the fabric placement makes the pattern.

 here are the pieces

here is one section after I've sewn 4 individual blocks.  It looks messy until it's sewn.  and yes it is a brain bender.  That's how I got messed up and cut 20 pieces backwards.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

May-17

Thank you, Dee, I see it now.

I also see this quilt going on to infinity ... never being able to stop.

Like eating potato chips .... 

not exactly, more like floating.  it doesn't go to the edge, there are white fillers on the edge so it looks like a bunch of floating lilies.  But it definitely is one of those that sewing the squares is the very easy part, getting the squares attached in the right order and right direction is going to be challenging.  Hopefully my flannel flags will do the trick.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

May-17

judyinohio said:

(it was called "Cobblestone"

I'll try to remember that name for the label.  It's at the quilter's with no due date.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

May-17

judyinohio said:

using those Scotch brand lint rollers to pick off bits of "string"; I imagine you will be doing the same. LOL

Yes, I will be.  The cut off piece of foam insulation will be cover with a light grey.  It will need the same treatment.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

May-17

latterberry said:

I was just going to suggest Marshall Dry good too.  I saw lots of lovely novelties at great prices.

You are really tempting her.  She's looking for white not novelties!wink  She won't be able to resist the novelties, esp if they are different or in a needed color.

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