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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 607687 views.
LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

9/7/21

JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:

thin fabric,

string block foundations, just another use for thin fabric!

Yeah, but I already have more muslin and other stuff I can use for that - more than I can use in a lifetime!  haha  

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

9/7/21

JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:

Yeah, but I already have more muslin and other stuff I can use for that - more than I can use in a lifetime!  haha  

Yeah, but I don't! (at least not that I want to use!)  besides, the thinner the better for foundation, otherwise I think it makes the quilt too heavy!

Found some of your eyeballs today, going to be great for monsters!!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

9/9/21

the latest progress photo:

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

9/9/21

It is growing very nicely.

I really love how this is coming along. I actually brought my hexi cardboard pieces as I have a big scrap bin in New Mexico where I am but I have not done zip yet. I did finish the shorts that I brought to finish and got the hand hemmed and put in the closure and wore them out yesterday. 

I do plan to begin a hexi project with english paper piecing for taking along and I love your pattern but in a different color way.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

9/9/21

I'm not using her fabric, of course, but I am more-or-less following her color shade suggestions.  Except when I don't.  LOL!

I'm sticking to my turquoise scrap pile and want to use what I have, which means that I don't always have (especially) the lights when she uses them.  One of the outer medallions is going to be color-reversed from what she did.   I'm not entirely convinced there will be enough of a contrast when I put the colors of the medallion against the dark outer border, so I'll make a test run first before committing to the entire thing.

I like both fabrics but there may not be enough contrast to look good.  If it doesn't work out, I'm gonna need to put on my thinking cap.

I spent most of the last two days cutting out llama pieces for DD's Christmas quilt.  Good grief there are a lot of pieces.  The snowball corners are 1" square - tiny pieces!.  24 blocks, 6 llama colors.  I put the pattern in a 3 ring binder with little flags labeled for each piece, then drew out the actual pieces for the small ones with labels as I'm sure I'll have to refer to them frequently.  Many of them are only 1/4" different from others, too small to tell by eye and I don't want to have to measure constantly.  This is going to be confusing.  It was confusing cutting it all out.

I am going to a local retreat with one of my quilting cousins the 1st week of October, so I decided I will take this to work on.  I want to get it all cut out and test a couple of blocks to make sure I've got it all cut correctly.  I'm about 80% sure I've missed something - so I'll take extra fabric with me just in case.  I'm hoping I'll find any errors when I sew a couple here.  Not sure how good a project this will be for a retreat, it might require too much concentration.  

Now to go through my scrap bin to get the fabrics for the colorful blankets and "leggings".   They only take the equivalent of two 5" squares, I think I can get most of them from this pile.  They are the only bright colors in the quilt and DD likes bright colors too.  So I wanted to make the blankets bright.

what a mess!  

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