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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 891171 views.

From: Midkid5


My niece from Germany was here for a visit. Last Sunday, she was telling me about a baby quilt she had made and how hard the "border" corners were to do.  On my drive home I realized that she had most likely been talking about the binding.  She speaks good English just sometimes doesn't know the correct word to use.  So this past Sunday, I had the chance to visit with her again, she was talking about binding.  I showed her how to do it and made a sample she could take home with her.  She told me she had watched a video, she had four pieces instead of one long piece of binding, she had cut the binding off at the 45 degree angle at the corner where you stop stitching and than could not figure out how the corners went together.  The corners where missing but she finished it and gifted it.  


yikes.  feel bad for her confusion, I could see how it would be hard to follow on some videos.  GLad you were able to explain it to her.

well I'm giving up on the strip sets.  Very fiddly and time consuming.  And honestly I'm not liking the blue fabric with birds - everything is  too busy.  I decided to try the easier stars and mix them in, much faster and hardly noticeable that they are different (the two that are smaller with no red on the inside).

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

hardly noticeable that they are different (the two that are smaller with no red on the inside).

by golly, you're right!  Until you said something, I hadn't noticed there were different blocks displayed.

Those look nice and until you pointed out that some are different I did not notice. 


From: LindaPutt


Wow!   That's such a beautiful quilt Ami.   What a lot of time and love went into that one.  Beautiful Colorado setting too.

Is it possible for a quilt to be too busy????  Really wish I hadn't used the blue with white eagles.  I had hoped it would read as a solid but it just doesn't.  Oh well.

what a fun quilt to make - thanks Lynne for sharing the idea.  I'll definitely do this one again.  I was able to use a bunch of my white novelties too.


From: latterberry


Oh, I don't think it is too busy.  I love it.


From: latterberry


How bright and cheery!  It is fun to make--looks more complicated than it is.