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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 848300 views.
viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)


When you open up the sleeves you can cut it down so that it's not so big and baggy

that's what I think she meant by fillet.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


oh that's a clever idea and much simpler than sewing a jacket from a pattern!  Using a sweatshirt as the base would certainly give it the drape and softness you want.

I wish I knew how to estimate how much they will shrink during the sewing process.  I have a big orange one I bought to wear as a Halloween costume  when pregnant with my son (his birthday is Nov 3rd, so you get the idea how big I was).  I stuck on a black felt jack o lantern face & went as the Great Pumpkin.  

I finished the double wedding quilt yesterday with the final touch the label. I also created a care instruction sheet for it. The last thing to do is the photoshoot. 

So I pulled out another UFO top a simple blue and green. I am planning some fun quilting lots of big circles with different motifs quilted in each. I designed a giant dragonfly with a 24" wingspan and am placing it in 3 places. I am still marking these elements with school chalk on the top and trying to decide on thread colors. This will not be a quick project but rather a fun creative process as I love quilting best of the entire quilt creation. I have photos on my Instagram as Delphi is not allowing me to upload my photos.

Ami:  Have you tried just copying and pasting a photo in the body of your post?  That has been working for me lately.  Almost always I use JPEG images, and I don't need to upload them or anything - just copy the image and paste it in here.  Worth a try!  Your plan for quilting the "new" UFO sounds great; can't wait to see pictures.  


Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Is that the DWR that you were working on at the Retreat?  The colors of that one were so spectacular.  It must feel good to get another project finished.  :-)

I'm looking forward to seeing the in-progress or final pictures when you're done with your circles & dragonfly quilting project!  You always come up with such innovative ideas.  :-)

I did try to insert the photo in the end of the post. I do it with my phone. Some days it works fine and sometimes not. If you if you have Instagram I am under Ami Krenzel there. I know not everyone likes Instagram but I use it just for quilt photos.

Yup that was my retreat project....ready for gifting in a week. We are gonna deliver it to them as they are in Colorado Springs about 90 min drive.

I will likely bring my dragonfly quilt to retreat if it is finished by then. Today I have not touched it yet. I have a group of garment sewing projects I have batch cut a week ago and I pulled the first one out which is a thrift flip. I have been sewing French seams all morning. Will switch to the quilt this afternoon. I am trying to do about one garment every two weeks as I also love working on those and with the change of season I am excited about these new things for Fall.

I have too many things in progress right now, at least for me. 

1)I have the mantle quilt to bind - still deciding if I want to bind it or do a facing - kind of thinking a facing so that the red at the bottom of the swag continues to the edge.  But that is more complicated and I have to think about how to keep it flat so it doesn't roll out.  I may just do a regular narrow binding and be done with it. 

2) I need to bind the Dee's place wall hanging - it's all quilted but deciding what shape do I want it to be?  I was thinking I wanted some curve on the edge but the sunflower is pretty close to the edge, may not be able to.  I am going to cut some shapes from freezer paper to audition before I start cutting.  I want it done also, so close but I don't want to rush and mess it up.

3) I have 2 patriotic quilts on the machine with one pass done - decided some mindless loops was the thing two nights ago. 

4) And the two patriotic quilts to finish - I got border fabric yesterday  - she actually sent me about 8 yards of LQS fabric, very nice stuff, to pick from. 

Last night I put these blocks together from my last kit - they had been on my design wall for about a week and I got tired of them falling down so I put them together.  They'll eventually get a border but not now.

And I've been working more than I want - trying to get silly P1 wrapped up but going to 7 or 8 pm all week.  gah!  This work stuff is really putting a cramp on my quilting....