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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 502801 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Sep-19

One more email from my friend Wanda about how thrilled she is with the Barber Pole Twister quilt and then I'll shut up about this topic. 

This evening she sent two more photos about how nicely the quilt goes with the rocker she used when her only child was born about forty years ago: Here's her email to me and here are the two photos. It is almost eerie how well the quilt goes with the fabric on the rocker.

First photo has better lighting that shows the maroon fabric .....

quilting and binding done on frustration quilt.  It did turn out pretty wall.  Once I washed it the holes closed up.  If it were mine, I'd go through and hand stitch the blocks where the stitching is loose.  But I've spent too much time on it already.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Sep-19

very nice...it was truly made for her!

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Sep-19

It is totally strange how our decorating tastes turned out so similar since I've lived east of the Mississippi all these decades and she's lived in Sacramento forever.

Guess we really were very much alike and that's why we've remained friends ....

latterberry

From: latterberry

Sep-20

It DOES look wonderful on her rocker.  It' so nice when someone is thrilled with a quilt you gift them.  

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Sep-20

That’s when you know you did a fine job planning a quilt!

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Sep-20

Ellen, the amazing thing is that I have never been in Wanda's home, never seen a photo of the interior of her home, etc. 

The fact that the quilt blends with her decor is sheer dumb luck on my part. The few family photos that she has sent over the years of herself and her hubby and son have been taken at huge family gatherings at restaurants, etc.  (you know, great-grandma's 90th bday kind of photos).

I finished up the binding on 5 quilts this weekend - phew.  It is nice to see a big stack of completed quilts.  Now to find homes for the extras (2 are accounted for).  I still have 2 tops in the closet that don't have borders yet, but those can wait.  I was tired and frustrated after the one that was short. 

Now I'm working on llamas, testing out sewing on my Gem, making sure it works, which foot I want to use, etc before I take it to that retreat in 2 weeks.  I think I'm going to try my FW this afternoon.  I really don't like sewing 1/4" on the Gem.  The quarter foot doesn't lay on the feed dogs very well so I really have to watch if closely to make sure it feeds evenly.  And with the short little pieces on the llama I'm having some problems.  I really wish my regular machine wasn't such a heavy monster.  I really prefer using it.  Will see how the FW does.

But I haven't serviced my FW, so I'm a little nervous about using it.  And it's been sooooo long since Nyla did her class at retreat.  I still have the notes and pictures but not sure I'm up to trying it myself.

Dee when I need to service my featherweight I always turn to YouTube videos. Really it just takes a few tools and machine oil plus a little time. It always sews really well after a little attention.

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