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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 411067 views.

I have two of her books, really like them both, though I can't put my finger on exactly why.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

I can't put my finger on exactly why.

Because you find patterns you like and actually use them???


From: judyinohio


Some sloppy careless wicked evil mischief-making gremlin is making mistakes in my "Beads" quilt top!  rage(There's an error in the top right corner and an error in the lower left corner. Thank goodness I have found them at this early stage.)

I organized the backing fabric and the top to take this photo to send to my DD and the errors just jumped out at me. Sigh.

Frustrating to find mistakes but better now than later. Taking a photo really brings them to light. 


From: latterberry


At least it is on the end so an easy fix instead of being smack dab in the middle.  Looking good!


From: judyinohio


Ami and Lynne, mistakes have been corrected.  Did the worst one first and so the easiest one was a breeze.

Now I don't have to think about them while I am tossing and turning in bed tonight.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


aarrgggg!   how annoying!

BUT, it's amazing how helpful cameras are for finding those sorts of problems.  You can stare at your project on the design wall until you're cross-eyed and never see anything out of place.  Take a photo?  Bingo!  It pops right out at you.

As you said, luckily, you found the problems so early!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Good news, temporary disastrous news.

The good news: I finished the first panel of my 2021 Forever Project: A Gathering of Quails.  Horray!

The problem with this one is that I didn't realize how *close* to the left-hand side that first quail was going to end up.  There is barely a seam allowance worth of fabric.    I obviously wasn't thinking ahead.

The pattern calls for *all* the panels to be this long and wide.  They alternate with narrow rows of appliqued eggs.  But this results in more of a personal sized throw, so what I have planned on doing is doubling this panel and adding more rows.  Since all the birds are individual, I can certainly mix and match the adults and the chickies so that it looks like all new birds.

Since the above panel will look like it's been shoved to the left, if used as-is, I think I'm gonna put the extra length on that left side, which will give me space to place the next bird at a proper distance.   I'm pleased with it so far.

Then the temporary bad news.   As I was admiring my work  :-)   I started looking around for the rest of the background fabric in order to cut the next strip.  Ummmmm ... where was it?  Not in that pile (that I was sure it was in), not in that pile, not in any pile around my sewing room.  I even looked in my stash tote of off-white/ecru fabrics, just in case I was foolish enough to return that fabric to the general population.  Nope, wasn't there either.

By now, I'm beginning to think that I've put the fabric in some Really Safe Place.  I'm beginning to think that ... drats .. will I need to RE-DO this panel with a different background fabric???  I absolutely do NOT want to that!

Then, I start straightening up the batiks and hand-dyed fabrics that I'm using for this project.  The batiks are in a 12" square project box.  As I was lifting the fabrics in the box .. BINGO!  there it was!  Oh, hallelujah!  All the background fabric, very neatly folded, at the bottom of the project box.  Whew!  Double whew!  I was soooooo relieved!  :-)

The next panel of the background fabric as now been cut, so I can move on to that.  :-)    Did I say .. whew?!  :-)