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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 406169 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-18

Sue, the blocks are 10" squares.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-18

Yes, Viola, I am using the paper foundations I bought years ago from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

https://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop/detail/120779/missouri-star-quilt-co/-/missouri-star-10-paper-piecing-squares

The thing about this batch of papers, though, is that the pattern printed on them is just the slightest bit whopperjawed, not true to the diagonal. I have to draw the diagonal line a quarter inch up from the points of the paper to line up my first fabrics for stitching. But I love the quality of the paper ... better than gift wrap tissue paper that I used to cut up into squares.

(I know, there are people like Pirate who absolutely HATE tearing off paper foundations but if you use a fine needle to make fine stitches and the right paper it is lots of fun zipping those papers off. Very zen-like therapy.)

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-18

Thank you, ma'am.

The work I am doing now is making a very small dent in my collection (since 1993) of reds and neutrals. 

DD will still have a lot to inherit.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-18

Thank you, Ami. 

I have purchased a handsome fabric for the borders and backing as well. Keepsake Quilting has an amazing assortment of choices in their 108 x 108  "Back Packs" that go with just about any doggoned concoction of quilt fabrics that you can put into a quilt top.

This is what I'm going to use on this "barber pole" creation I am working on now.

https://www.keepsakequilting.com/Cream-Circle-Play-108-3-Yard-Back-Pack

MelRN

From: MelRN

Jun-18

Isn't it great to have hobbies to keep us occupied?! Looking good!

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-18

Yes.

Having quilting to keep hands busy is much better than eating potato chips. grin

MelRN

From: MelRN

Jun-18

judyinohio said...

Having quilting to keep hands busy is much better than eating potato chips

Hahah! True 'dat!

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Jun-18

The shading on that backing is very pretty!  It's such a good feeling when you find that "perfect" fabric.

I already have a pattern and all the individual fabrics for my next quilt.  Well, "next" is a relative term since I usually have 3 or 4 going at the same time.  But I have put myself into a zero project zone until I actually complete the 3 tops that were already in the works. I'm just about ready to sew rows to put the #2 top together (it's the Lincoln quilt) and then start on #3 (nine patch and rails).In another week or so, I'll feel much better about launching the new one. And the national parks panel I just sent for, and the patriotic quilt I bought a kit for....

Sue in IL

Or then there are real rebels like me that make my string blocks with no foundation at all. I just press and then square up. I do lay them over a template to check that they will be close to the right size.

Judy that is a nice looking backing fabric. It will be perfect with your string quilt.

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