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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 932067 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Feb-10

Despite my best intentions, it appears that I have several hand-stitched projects going simultaneously.  I have finished ONE.  (clarification: finished the top, not the quilt)

I started in January 2022, so it has taken me 14 months of stitching, although I wasn't exclusively working on this project.

The Dillyflower itself is EPP and is designed by Elise Baek of the Facebook group, "English Paper Piecing Society".  It is a rounded top Dresden fan, stitched onto a cental hexagon.  I machine stitched the sections of the the background and the Dillyflower is hand appliqued to the background. 
  
All the blocks were machine stitched together.  Look at all those angled seams!  

I wasn't really sure how to estimate the probable size of this top, but I just kept adding on columns of color.  Now that it is finished, it measures a whopping 102" x 122".  It is just barely going to fit on my longarm machine.

I straightened the edges by stitching half-hexagons to the top & bottom and half-diamonds to the sides.

It now joins the pile of Tops to be Quilted.  

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

Feb-10

I hope this quilt top keeps coming to the top of the pile.  It's a beautiful quilt and desires a finish.

Jo

latterberry

From: latterberry

Feb-11

Wow! Another beauty!  It's so bright and cheery.  How are your daughters getting along?

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Feb-11

Hiya, Lynne    

Our NYC daughter,  the one with the defective BRCA gene, has her first chemo appt on 2/23.  She's in a very good mental space right now.  She's got what she needs to do planned out and anticipated,  so it's not so much of a terrifying unknown.  She has not only family support but local support.  She has returned to work,  partly at home, partly in the office.

Our Colorado daughter, the one with the reconstructed ankle, ... pardon the analogy ... two steps forward, one step back. There was a small problem with the way the ankle was reset when the original cast was replaced so she now is doing PT that will correct that .... and it's painful. But, she's doing it.  I think it will be "soon" that she can start putting weight (but not walking) on the foot.  She's hoping that by April/May, she'll be able to drive.

She is working from home so she can elevate and rest her foot when needed.  She's also coordinating the details of her upcoming May wedding.  Understandably,  she's a bit stressed right now.  But she also has both family support and help at home.  What is frustrating for her is that she just isn't as independently mobile as she would like at this time.

latterberry

From: latterberry

Feb-12

Glad to hear  they are doing well.  Sounds like you have raised some strong young women.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Feb-12

Now that is interesting!  I could cut those flying geese with the Accuquilt die!   Usually I hate making flying geese, but with the cut pieces I don’t mind!  And I like the co-ordinated color scrappy look!

tuckyquilter

From: tuckyquilter

Feb-13

We all have "best intentions"  and then   OH LOOK Fabric,, and a different pattern" .  AQAD = Adult Quilt Attention Disorder... LOL

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Feb-13

I hear you talking about me and my habits…..

ROFLOL!

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Feb-15

Love it.  Hopefully we will be able to see some of these lovely EPP quilt tops in person next week.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Feb-15

Glad that the girls are making progress.  Good support is important, both physical and emotional.  Glad they have the support they need.  Can't imagine not being able to drive for that length of time.  That would test my patience

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