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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 449080 views.

Oh great job!  I 2nd Judy's vote - you've given me another idea - put it in my idea OneNote for future.  Wasn't the bead pattern great?  I'll definitely be making that one again.


From: bornblesse2


Lynne, I didn’t have a plan for it.  I just wanted it made to empty the tub.  The younger gal who helps her mother run the retreat just really loves it!  So I am giving it to her to finish and have!  She loves scrappy quilts, says she just can’t make herself do one though.

so, she is a happy camper!  My scrap top is finished, and I don’t have to find a backing, quilter, binding, etc! is off my plate!


From: bornblesse2


I should try that bead pattern.....

Wow I love the way that is put together. What a beautiful scrap quilt.

Lynne those are all beautiful! My fa orite is the one with the light turquoise background.  

She does her video with strip piecing, would go super fast.  Mine was a bit longer since I was fussy cutting. but still fun.

My vote also goes to the bright scrappy one on the right, as the best of this bunch.  I love it.  Thanks for showing us!  

I like this quilt that Donna posted recently.  It's actually not a new design - I took a class a long time ago to get a little lesson on this very simple technique.  I like the one she does with 10-inch squares, but I also like to insert the "chopsticks" into a block that is already scrappy.  

I really enjoy Donna's videos because she is so efficient and professional in her presentations.  Lately I lose so much patience with YouTubers who are NOT very efficient or professional.  And don't you wish you had a pressing and cutting area as big as they have?!  And one of those "industrial strength" steam irons! 

And wow, she has a very pretty new Spring quilt - Super Poppin' Tropics Quilt.  

agreed, she does some of the best videos out there.  No "ums" constantly.  And no silly personal chit chat at the beginning.  A good balance of friendly and information.  I like the lady from Missouri quilts too but watching her she's kind of sloppy on cutting, sewing & pressing sometimes- sort of like being in a house with a crooked picture - makes me anxious.  Though I'm guessing she's just rushing a bit to keep the video moving.

Regarding pressing area, I'm pretty spoiled with the big boards I put on my LA table.  The part I'm jealous of Donna Jordan is her just grabbing  stuff off the shelf - including the precuts and then not worrying about saving the waste.  I know she's trying to "sell" the precuts - plus they make the video go faster.  But I agonize over the waste way too much, especially given I have more fabric than I will sew in my life time. smile  I've been working on Lynne's arrow quilt and found myself trying to "skootch" the large flying geese piece so that I could also cut the 2x2 from that large waste triangle.  Had to lecture myself a few times to Let it go - Cue the Disney sound track.....  There were a few fabrics that I've had for YEARS that there was only about a 10x10 piece or smaller left that went into the scrap drawer reluctantly.  It always makes me sad when I use the last of any fabric, no matter how many quilts it's been in.  Sniff.... the very last of the purple snakes & big ice cream cones...


From: judyinohio


But I agonize over the waste way too much,

You made me giggle, Dee, because you sounded like my mother while you were fretting over using the "last" of some bits of yardage.

What, were  you raised during the Great Depression like Dorothy (my mom) and you now have a fear of never having enough ... enough fabric, enough thread, enough buttons? My mom didn't relax about having "enough" until she and my dad moved to Florida during their retirement years (at age 62) and she caught the spending bug from some of her fellow retiree friends.

I have her jars of buttons on a shelf in my sewing room. I will never use her mother-of-pearl buttons but I keep them to remind me of her thrifty ways. I catch myself  thinking like her sometimes, mostly of her habit of finishing one project before starting the next thing, but the women of the forum broke me of that habit.