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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 389403 views.

From: judyinohio


I am getting ready to ship the scrappy quilts I made for my granddaughters in 2012 off to Maryland because it is time for them to graduate from high school. Here's one of the quilts to jog memories for those who listened to me moan and groan about all of the "leader and ender" piecing of 2.5 inch squares over a two year period that was needed to make TWO similar but different quilts for the identical twins my son blessed us with.  kissing_smiling_eyes   (Those dark squares are navy blue, not black.)

With all the ho-hah over travel restrictions for them I'll never get a chance to give the quilts to the girls in person so I am going to trust FedEx to do a good job of transporting them over the mountains this week ....

Judy I do remember you working on those quilts for your pretty young grandaughters. Whow they are ready to graduate! They are really pretty and hope the girls enjoy getting them.


From: Midkid5


It's hard to believe that they are graduating.  Do they have college plans?



From: judyinohio


Yes, they have college plans. My son sent me a list of all the places that accepted them and they are narrowing it down now. It seems as if they are planning to stay together for their undergraduate years.


From: bornblesse2


Hummm....French seams in the sleeve.  Lovely!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


I love French seams.  So elegant and classy.

Waiting to see a picture!

I will post photos after I finish the second top. I did get a good start on it tonight. The French seams in the sleeve really is nice and not hard, it just takes an extra step but we'll worth it.


From: latterberry


I also remember when you were working on it.  Doesn't seem like it was all that long ago. I'm sure they will love the quilts.  Do they know that you had made one for them or will this be a surprise?  When they go off to college do you think they will keep up with their bagpipes?


From: judyinohio


Funny you should ask about the piping .... one of the places they are considering is Carnegie Mellon and it's the only university in the US with a bagpiping major.  wink

However, several years ago I asked Elizabeth how long she planned to continue with the competitive piping and she said she planned to quit when she went to college. So, we will see how that works out ... they are so talented and they've won so many medals it might be hard to give it up.

They might remember I asked about a favorite color for the border of a quilt but it was eight years ago  .....

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

Cathy (cacnurse1) said: after saying goodbye to my long arm What?  When did that happen?

I've been thinking of it for awhile.  I've been having increasing problems with my right shoulder.  Many of those at the retreat noticed.  Kathi Shunn was talking about getting a long arm with her bonus.  I mentioned that I might be selling mine.  I came home and talked to Bob about it and decided to let it go.  She and her DH came and picked it up mid-March.  I will quilt by check from now on.