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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 849541 views.
latterberry

From: latterberry

Oct-18

How bright and cheery!  It is fun to make--looks more complicated than it is.

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Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Oct-18

Oh. My. Goodness. I have finally finished Inner Cube. Holy moley. This part is 80"x88".

But ..... I'm not really done. I absolutely LOVE this pattern however I can't help but tweak it. :-)   What I'm going to try is to fill in the perimeter "gaps" with black Fairy Frost fabric. I might also add on a narrow black Fairy Frost border.

I'm doing this because I simply can NOT bear to cut off the points around the edge. The way to retain them is add fabric between them. The Fairy Frost fabric has enough "frosting" on it so that it won't read as a solid, flat black. I'm hoping there will be enough of a difference from the black points that both the points and the border can be seen.

And if there are any mistakes, by golly, they are STAYING there! LOL!

Honest to goodness .... I love this pattern. Once I got over the paralyzing part of *starting* .. and then figuring out how to cut each shape efficiently (I was paranoid about running out of fabric) ... then it was just stitching the pieces together. In a way, *that* part was boring. LOL! But piece by piece, it got done and it was so satisfying to see this top emerge. AMAZING fabrics and color choices. I never would have, in my wildest dreams, come up with this color palette and combinations ... which is why I'm not a designer. I'm just entirely elated about this quilt. :-)

Wow.......and just like that she finished another forever project!!!

Looks great.

Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

and just like that she finished another forever project!!!

congratulations - definitely an accomplishment.  Are you going to quilt this one soon?  It's so pretty I'd be sad to see to added to the UFO closet....

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Oct-18

Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

and just like that she finished another forever project!!!

No, not quite.  I'm going to add a black Fairy Frost border around the whole thing ... to "fill in the gaps" between the points and for a narrow border beyond the infill.  The fill-in stuff will be EPP.  The narrow border will probably be machine stitched since it's going to be LONG straight seams.

I have another idea floating around that will extend the life for a while.  I'll have to wait until the black border goes up then audition my idea to see if it works well.

So, it's not QUITE done.   Forever Projects tend to live on.  :-)

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Oct-18

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

Are you going to quilt this one soon?  It's so pretty I'd be sad to see to added to the UFO closet....

I know!  I've been looking around for finished Inner Cube quilts.  I know they are out there but no one is showing them off.  I'd like to see how their quilting was done.

Since this is SO busy, both in in terms of color and layout, there's no opportunity for fancy quilting.  I'm thinking that an all-over motif of some sort would be appropriate .. maybe a Twisted Ribbon Meander.   I have time to think about it.

MelRN

From: MelRN

Oct-18

It is definitely beautiful!

what about this:  you could follow the hexie diagonals.  I don't like to do it unless I have piecing to keep me going straight.  but it's pretty fast and easy.

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