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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 539864 views.

In order to avoid the quilt I loaded on the machine as well as DBIL set up my industrial Juki I brought up from New Mexico a month ago I am making a Chore Coat out of mustard corduroy I got last Fall. I am making all kinds of extra features and tweaks. Some years ago at a VOS retreat someone left a partially sewn dress out of quilters cotton on the giveaway table since I liked the fabric I snagged it. I have chopped the fabric into Hong Kong seam finishes, the inside yolk, a hem finish and a hidden pocket inside. Lots of fun surprises inside the garment. I am working on pockets today.....putting on at the end so I can decide where I like them. I made them oversized. Once I sew them on all that will be left is buttons and buttonholes. My bin of vintage buttons is in NM so I will get that next week as I think largish vintage brown buttons will be perfect. 

Hopefully when I get back I can hit the ground running on the quilt. 

I also have binding to handset on the quilt I took off the machine a week ago for the car ride.

AND I am very proud of myself.  I purchased only ONE novelty, just 1/2 yd of bananas and only because I knew I was down to just 2 squares of bananas.  Gotta have bananas in an I spy quilt.  Usually when I cull through my novelties I end up buying more than I got rid of.  Trying to be a good girl this time and not undo all my previous effort.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Sep-1

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

Gotta have bananas in an I spy quilt. 

Dee, I have 12" (selvage) (almost 3/8 yard) of small bananas on a mottled turquoise background.  It's a leftover from a previous project.  If you'd like it, I'd be happy to send it to you.

sure, if you want to spend a stamp send it on.  Small scatter prints are always good.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Sep-1

excellent.  I'll get it in the mail today.  (if I don't procrastinate too much, that is .....)  :-)

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Sep-1

large envelope at the post office today.  ETA: 9/7

Mishii

From: Mishii

Sep-1

judyinohio said:

Would he have an aversion to pink scissors?

Not even remotely. He was the lead surveyor that built roads and things so a very manly group of guys. One very cold day he had left his gloves at the office. All I had was a pair of bright pink fuzzy gloves. He wore them for two days and said they were the best things ever. Warm and everyone could see his signals better lol

Now that is a great visual

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Sep-2

Mishii,  so, is your PITA a surveyor?  My BIL is a surveyor for KS.  He is on some board that travels around to quarterly or meetings and such….

anyway, just got me to wondering if they might know each other through their professions.  He sure knows a lot of people. Bill Haverkamp…….from Topeka.   

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