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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 500087 views.

I always struggle when using "ugly" backings tho.  I've I've spent that much effort making the top, I usually end up feeling like I shouldn't short change the back (unless it's a wall hanging).  I can see for charity quilts but for a gift I just can't do it. smile

almost done quilting.  I'm happy with my compromise - not feathers but I think it works.  The idea was a modified Hooked feather.  I only went the wrong direction once and no one will ever know.

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

1/7/21

bornblesse2 said:

here it is Patti...hope you approve!

Yes, yes I do!  Glad you could make it a bigger size that you can use.  I thought about making them bigger, but figured you could do that after you got them, if you needed them bigger.  Great job!!  Keep at it!

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

1/7/21

I need her wooden porch to lay things out!

I have begun trying to work on that awful "bamboo" fabric we got at retreat for the challenge. Nothing like waiting for the 11th hour to get going on it. Wish me luck getting it quilted and bound before retreat!

I also made a trial dress out of a pattern I really like. I just need to hand sew the hem on that. I can now make a few tweaks to the pattern and cut out my good fabric. Since I have made the dress once now I can just whip thru it for the second one.

I need to cut binding and sew it on 3 of the quilts that I schleped down to NM for our stay here for a month. They have been staring at me for a couple of weeks now and I think they are starting to make mocking remarks.

The only thing that I am trying to do for a New Year goal is to make daily lists and try to get things on said list done...........if not they go on the list for the next day till they get accomplished. When I do lists I can keep on task for things that I want to accomplish instead of chasing squirrels.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

1/7/21

You call those stitches "Hooked Feather"?  I  see Ranger's Claws.

In any case that pattern is perfect for the quilt.

There is a book called Hooked on Feathers that shows how to do a variation of feathers that doesn't require "backtracking".  I like making feathers that way normally but trying to fit them inside the triangles was more than I could accomplish.  You can see what they are supposed to look like on the cover here:    The "claws" as you say are more like daggers than the fat swoops in the book.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

1/7/21

I should have put a smiley face on my comment.  I meant it as a compliment.

oh I took it that way.  I just thought you might not be sure of what I was meaning when I said hooked feathers.

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