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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 500569 views.

I was planning on "forever" when I ordered the pattern.  I thought it was EPP, but I didn't read closely enough.  It is paper pieced.  not English Paper Pieced.  Ah well.  I could make it EPP of course, but that is too much for beginner.  I really really don't want to get into the middle of another forever project that is painful like the one I am forcing myself to finish now.  I have all the petals done, now I'm sewing them into rows.  Aggggrh.  there are SOOOOO many seams at the intersections, I had to get longer pins.  It is all hand pieced, and I'm dreading putting the rows together.  I had shrunk the original pattern which was a MISTAKE.  But I've put so much time into it - and it does look really pretty.  I'm just not enjoying it.  Ah, maybe I need to go find another applique pattern as I know I love that.  decisions decisions.

don't give me too much credit.   I've learned the hard way - as soon as I saw how it was designed I went - nope, been there, done that.  Paper piecing is especially notorious for putting lots of fabric layers in small spaces.

super teeny tiny hexis - yikes

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)



I still need to finish my teeny tiny hexie basket. Its around here somewhere.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Uh.... I think I'll pass on this one!

Agreed, but still interesting to see.

I spent the evening cutting up scraps for MSQC Tiny houses pattern, very simple. Tho kind of wishing I had kept sone of those noodles I recently gave away, they would have worked well. still  I got 50 sets cut from my scrap bin. Those will keep me busy if I get the llamas done too fast at my retreat.

Here's something to go with Marion's llama quilt - not a bad price for a kit.  (But I have never made a latch-hook rug, so I don't know if I could do it without going crazy.  But it IS a cute rug.) 

hmm, she likes doing latch hook.  might have to snag that for a Christmas present for her.

I am hoping to get the 2016 AZ Retreat bargello quilt off the machine today. Slow progress was made on this. Lesson learned: it is always better to have plan before loading something from a huge bin of tops. It will be great to get this one checked off the UFO list. I am actually making progress and finishing more quilts than I started this year.

I do want to dig into the scrap bins though as they are completely out of control. Not sure how they went from one large bin to 3 large bins and assorted bags......guess that means I have been productive.

Amazon has some other pretty cute llama kits besides that one, but some are a bit more expensive.  I just saw that one in an e-mail newsletter, and then went to Amazon and searched on llama latch hook.  They are so cute that I ALMOST want to do one myself.  haha