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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 539264 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Today, I finished the background of my EPP, Forget Me Not.  I enlarged it to about 80" square (aside: that isn't a standard *anything*, more like a "short double/full") by adding a pieced border (the diamonds) and an 8" wide outer border (the darker ecru).  I made the diamonds with freezer paper piecing so they were exact and I could reuse the freezer paper template multiple times.

Next up: make yards and yards of bias to be used as vines for the floral, leaves & stems that will be appliqued in the corners.  At this point, I'm not sure if I'm going to applique all 4 corners or just 2 diagonal ones.  It depends on how ambitious I want to be.  :-)

Here's a picture of what I've done so far ... just pretend I was able to stand squarely in front of the top and far enough away to get all of it in the camera's viewfinder .. cuz it really is square.  :-)

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)


Shelley that is beautiful. You sure do a beautiful job. And put in a lot of work to it.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


oooh - it's gorgeous will be gorgeous-er when the vines, flowers and leaves are done.


From: latterberry


Your llama farm is beyond incredible.  It amazes me how quickly you got it finished.  My granddaughter would adore it.


From: LindaPutt


Amazing quilt - beautiful collection of thread.  The way you have your thread displayed would draw me into wanting to quilt.  Inspirational!

Oh my word, look at that scrumptious thread.  I got rid of most of my embroidery thread thinking I wouldn’t use it. Now I am quilting with rulers and slowly replacing the thread collection! Your color wheels are amazing. 

Texas flag quilt almost done.  I am deciding whether I want to quilt it before attaching the star or not.  This is a commission quilt and honestly I've already spent too much time on it, I decided to add two more rows/columns to make it bigger since I had enough fabric and that cost some time.  Now I'm not sure how involved I need to get on the quilting.  Do I do an all over design, even over the star?  Do I change thread colors, etc etc.  so I'm going to spend this evening practicing some quilting ideas, hoping that will help me decide.

I think it would be great to just put horizontal wavy lines in the white and red sections, and maybe echo quilting for the star section.