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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 1027515 views.

From: MarciainMD


Midkid5 said:

If you want a good tutorial on making pillow cases check out the one on Pirates blog.  

Thanks Jo.  I'll do that.


From: MarciainMD


What kind of scrap quilt?  I just love scrappy quilts.

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)


My current projects come from left field.  I'm finishing up some crazy quilted ATCs (artist trading cards) for a swap in the new year and inclusion in a crazy quilting magazine.  Since the editor/owner of the magazine wants to do a special ATC issue, I'm honor bound not to share pictures of those ahead of time.

I'm toying with an idea for my sister's annual cancer fund raiser.  Making blocks with the awareness ribbons featured.  That would include buying LOTS of different Kona solid colors, but I'm not averse to that idea at all.  <G>

I have two white-on-white crazy quilt round robin blocks to do my part on, but those don't have to move/be mailed again until after the first of the year.  Happily, I already know what embroidery stitches/motifs I'll be using for them.

I have some orphan blocks on the design wall, and I purchased a new sewing machine last week.  A Necchi QS60.  Or maybe that's a 60QS; it's all still so new to me!  My most recent sewing machine purchase had been in the 1980s (I don't think needle up/needle down had been invented yet).  Once the ATCs are finished, I'll be setting up the new machine and practicing sewing with it using the orphan blocks for practice.

I keep a "tub" of handwork projects available for evening TV time.  Those are various hand quilting, counted cross stitch, and needlepoint projects.  I just work through the rotation and have made progress through the year.  Nothing gets done very fast, but everything gets worked on, which is better progress than having them stored in a box in a closet.

TMI?  Well, you asked!

Cris in MT




From: MarciainMD


You are very busy with all those projects.  I know what you mean about working on everything a bit at a time.  It is definitely better than having a project stuck in a closet where it's easy to forget about.

Have fun learning all about your new machine!

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Pat, glad to see that you have posted.  I love your quilt and the placemat.  I see you have moved on to half square triangles.relaxed  For the rest of you, Pat is an experienced seamstress and makes lovely wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses.  I think we will see lots of lovely work from her here.  

Pat, did you use a machine decorative stitch on your placemat?


From: judyinohio


Cathy, that is  similar to how the awesome Sharon Schamber started her quilting career. Before she became an award-winning quilter she had decades of bridal gown work "under her belt" so to speak.  Now she makes quilts that take years to complete.

Pat (bealinfl)

From: Pat (bealinfl)


yes. Trying everything... having a Ball in my sewing room!!

In reply toRe: msg 34

From: rsinn


I have been making some progress on Athena's baby.  Unfortunately, I had to use Jack to help me fix two blocks before starting on the inside borders.  Not much sewing going on today, waiting for the carpet cleaners to get here, so until my carpets are clean and dry I'll be parked on my sofa doing some slow stitching.   Here's a pic of the baby quilt .......


From: MarciainMD


That's adorable!

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


like how its turning out..I normally don't much care for two color quilts, but this one is really very, very nice!