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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 499301 views.
sueinIL

From: sueinIL

4/11/19

I love the ombre effect!  Slice, put a hole near the top, and make some to-die-for rectangular beads.

Sue in IL

latterberry

From: latterberry

4/12/19

So, what is to become of this fine stack of skinny little layers?  Will it really matter if you are 1/8th of an inch off?  I know in quilting that if a few of you seams are 1/8th of an inch off it will mess up your block, but if you are consistent all the way through, you would be OK.  You are learning and doing fine, don't worry about your OCD instructor or fussy fellow students. 

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

4/12/19

Hah!  Looks like the old grump has given me a thumbs up.   

Today we will get a lesson on how to slice this striped cane with a carrot peeler gadget . We will create thin slices to make veneers that we will bake. 

Dan Cormier
11 hours ago
Good work, Judy. You’ll be fine with 1 3/8”.
latterberry

From: latterberry

4/12/19

Have fun with it.  We will be looking forward to seeing the final product!

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

4/13/19

That 1/8th of an inch makes a difference?  This must be for your class.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

4/13/19

Woo Hoo!  Not as OCD as you thought.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

4/13/19

Here's what I will be struggling with today. 

Somehow his demonstration videos make the task look easy but the reality is something else ...

Hanging my head in shame persevere I will share my butchered slices. The one on the left in this photo is the first and they get better as you move to the right.  By about slice #7 or #8 they begin to look reasonable.  stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes

Judy don't be so hard on yourself. Your instructor has had tons of practicing his craft. I bet his first attempt was not so great either. I really like your slices.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

4/15/19

judyinohio said:

The one on the left in this photo is the first and they get better as you move to the right.  By about slice #7 or #8 they begin to look reasonable. 

Practice, Practice, Practice!  You don't think your instructor did them right the first time, do you?  They certainly did get better as you went along.

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

4/15/19

I just finished quilting this for a dear friend at church.  This is the friend that I quilted 4 dresden fan quilts for her back when I very first got my mid-arm - and where I learned the hard way about bleeding.  This was a quilt she had started hand quilting herself, from blocks that her aunt & mother made when she was a child.  It was a bit nerve wracking to be quilting such old fabrics- but she insisted she just "wanted it finished".  Her health is failing and I know she wanted it completed as the odds of her kids having it done were zero.    As she said, it was a mess (all sorts of wonky), but overall it turned out pretty well.  I just did a large meander to hold it all in place and had to add some fabric on one end to make is mostly square.  Some of the fabrics are VERY THIN and already deteriorating and many seams are fraying.  But it is done. and she's happy.

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