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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 1082896 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


My current quilting project is Tula Pink's "Alchemy" pattern.   This is a different layout from most EPP patterns, in that this is essentially a row-by-row.

I had quite a bit of fabric left over from "Inner Cube" and was able to use that for this quilt.  I'm not using 100% Tula Pink fabrics but, instead, am substituting similar colors from my stash.  I think to the uninitiated, the look and feel of the finished quilt will be fine.   There are some fabrics that I felt needed to be Tula Pink and if I didn't have something similar, I did buy Tula's. 

What kind of fabrics would they have been?  Well, the dots for one.  I don't have polka dots in my stash.  Tula prints the dots with a particular spacing so that you can fussy cut the dots to be centered on a template.  For me, those dots are irreplaceable.   Other fabrics were specific colors that I just don't buy ... like lime green or certain coral shades.  Where possible, I did use my own fabrics but sometimes, buying Tula's fabrics was unavoidable.

So, I've done 2 rows so far.  the first row ends with the dark brown row.  The second row is the pink color.  Although the rows are stitched together individually, they are just pinned to the design wall

They are about 70".  There are a total of 14 rows, each of varying heights.


From: judyinohio


Being somewhat like Winnie the Pooh (of a slow but curious mind) I had to check out the Tula Pink "Alchemy" pattern online just to see exactly what you have gotten yourself into this time.

When I clicked on the second photo my jaw fell to the floor.

You are fearless, Pirate, downright fearless and ferocious.

Thanks for the link. That does look amazing but something that requires a lot of careful placement of color!!!


From: bornblesse2


I don’t say this very often, but I am tired Of binding!

lol, I have gotten back 4 quilts from quilters that I am working on binding!  Two of these are done, and binding for the next is ready!  The last one is a Christmas quilt, so I don’t have todo it right away.

so, this wouldn’t be so bad, except, I have been getting the church charity quilts done as well.  I had 2 of these (small) quilts to bind.  AND I pieced 5 backings of various sizes together.  Some of them sure made my work my brain power to get them up to size!  Lol….

im not whining here, it’s just that doing backings and bindings has finally worn me down!  I don’t usually say this…..

Too many bindings and piecing backings can get tedious. I only finished the binding on the quilt I had at show and tell at the retreat a couple of weeks ago. Now I still need to check for loose threads and make a label.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


But Juuuuuudy!  It is honest to goodness a row by row! And it's all hexies!  No wierd shapes.


From: Shyraz


Maybe I can add that to the list, for the future? Say 2027. Haha.


From: latterberry


That is going to be amazing! I wonder just how hexies you have made in your quilting career? 


From: judyinohio


I would guess that she is at sixty bajillion by now.