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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 1083039 views.

Wow Dee that sure is pretty. I have been doing needle turn every day so my fingers are well conditioned and my fingertips have nice callous on them,  just keep at it and you will get there.  A little each day will get it done.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)



sorry about the pain in the finger...but it sure looks nice!


From: Midkid5


Oh that is pretty. Sorry you over did but know how that can happen.



From: tuckyquilter


M&L can be a dangerous place for a quilter... lol  I had a specific list, and a cash budget, that included lunch for me & the driver.  I actually came home with money too.  For what I needed it was a perfect trip.  They even had the Houndstooth I was hoping for in pastels.  Want to make a either a Garlic Knot Block quilt or a Tulip Block quilt I made on EQ8 with the houndstooth. Might have enough to do one of each.  Need to decide, cut the fabric and get it in a project bag with the pattern.  I have found that if I make kits i seem to get things done faster.. AND kits take up less space.


From: judyinohio


I have a hunch that our dear Dee doesn't understand the concept of "a little each day". 

I have a sneaking suspicion that once Dee is focused on her needle turn work it would take a house on fire to distract her from the job ....

(Maybe you should set a timer that will eject you from your chair.  smirk)

Such beautiful work,  but you have to weigh the cost .....


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


well, maybe.  An enjoyable project and a favorite audio book in my comfy rocker and yes the time flies.  My sewing machine is in the shop for a much needed tune up (3 years? where did the time go).  So I'm reluctant to use one of my other smaller (slower) machines.  It took a bit to let them keep my regular machine - 3 weeks before they can get to it.  Seriously I wish you could make an appointment for machine service like a car or dr. appt.  ah well.  I can make it without it but it was a moment of panic - I am attached to the thing.

I've had problems with my hands ever since cleaning out 5 filing cabinets when Pier 1 was moving out of our corporate building.  Picking up handfuls of files not good on the joints.  The hand sewing then caused a flare up - my finger was even swollen.  But a couple of advils and a day of rest it is better.  I'm going to try cutting some fabric tonight, see if I can manage that.  If I can remember to not extend my forefinger (like cutting with a knife) I think I can do it.  


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


Thanks Shelley - everyone too.  I don't know how many more of these I have in me, but I do enjoy the process.


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


I bought this pattern last fall, but never started it.  I'm going to give it a try with some lovely ombre batiks I was given.  Though I' changing the construction method a bit, she uses all 4" squares and hst.  I'm going to try it with rectangles and white triangles on the end.  cut down on so many seams.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Beautiful, Dee.  That is some tiny work.  I'm binding a baby quilt and it is taking days because I have to stop when my hands start cramping.  No tiny work for me as arthritis has taken over.  Can't even make a fist.