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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 715451 views.

While I'm waiting on that book on edge treatments to arrive,  I decided to start on my next applique project.  I purchased the pattern from Judy Cradock online (love not having to wait) and started on the preparation.  I'm completely out of Kona black so I may head into town for some this afternoon (Memorial day sales).  I've decided to do my name with embroidery, I just used a script font from MSWord.   I plan to hang it on the door to my sewing room.  If you are a FAN of the Anne of Green Gables series, you may catch the reference - Paddy's Place was the name of the house she and her friends rented while at college.  The reference is a nod to my DD who adores the series.

We have a lot of little chickadees that we've enjoyed at our bird feeder and thanks to the sunflower seeds in the bird food, we also fight the sunflowers in our yard.  We also have peach & apple trees.  So except for the pumpkin, the pattern has a lot of references that are meaningful to our family - as I type this I'm thinking if I could replace the pumpkin with something else - hmmmm.  There are lots of small pieces, so the prep will keep me busy for a while.  I traced the overlay & started cutting out the freezer paper last night.  Excited to have an applique project going.  I've missed it - EPP just doesn't give me the same pleasure.  Maybe I don't have the right project, I'm going to put it away for a while and see how it "ages".

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Wow, talk about small pieces!  Right up your alley!

I just keep telling myself they aren't any smaller than the hands & face on the nutcracker.  As you've mentioned before, I don't need any large quilts, might as well do small ones.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


I have been working on the Winding Ways blocks.. I packaged as many as I could into sets.

Had a to create a few new pieces to get full Winding Ways blocks without repeats.

Had a few pieces left over and they were sitting on my ironing board and it occurred to me that maybe I could make something out of the leftovers... so...this is what I came up with:

not sure WHAT it looks like though!!

and... not sure what I am going to do with it!


From: judyinohio


Could be the top of an adorable wrist pincushion.

(Can't really tell how large this is so perhaps it could be something bigger and better but the wrist pincushion is the first thing that popped into my mind.)

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


judyinohio said:

Could be the top of an adorable wrist pincushion.

ooh...that would be for one honking big wrist!! Block is 6 inches from edge to could be the top for a really big pincushion...

I tried folding it but...since its not really a regular-ish shape, it doesn't fold over nicely. (Have you seen the pincushions made from hexies? They fold over nicely) 

Hum...maybe a mug rug?? Start of a modern art piece?

I don't know if it could be expanded...might have to think on it!

Looks like a fun applique project. Made to order for you!

Fun! So glad it found a good home!

Kinda looks like a kite to me, but what would you want in the shape of a kite?  Hmm, perhaps use it for the label, and add a tail (like, couched down).   ;o)