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Thread: 4th of July Quilting...what are you working on today?

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    Beautiful work!!!

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    I'm spending the day TRYING to finish up a couple UFO's. One is a basket tablerunner made from Deb Strain's Fresh Flowers (from a couple years back -- brightly colored zinnias). It's on my design wall (my living room floor) waitng for a decision on a final border. The other is a sudoku quilt for my DGS that has been quilted. When I trimmed the extra fabric after sewing on the binding, I trimmed too close and need to take out a section of binding and replace it. Just hate when I do stupid things like that!! Kids and grandkids came by for a swim before the fireworks start. Always a pleasant surprise! Hope all of you enjoyed the day as much as I have!!

    Linda

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    I finished the blocks for Spaghetti Junction by Anka's Treasures. Then headed next door with the kids for a 'quick swim' and stayed 4 hours, even though it was 100 degrees in MN today.

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    I did get them all ironed! Woot! And in time for fireworks, too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly View Post
    I started this quilt over a year ago using salt dyed batiks and one loud print that has all of the other colors in it. The name of the quilt will be "Celebrate your happiness!" When I finished the Dresden plate, it was a giant volcano. I had heard of the volcano problem, but never ran into it on my smaller plates. I am now a qualified expert at 'frog sewing'. Did I mention that the Dresden Plate is 48" across? DH was out of town two days last week, so I spent the time un-sewing and resewing the whole thing. It is now flat. ( I will now draw all stitching lines, that are more than a few inches long.)

    The second picture is the background fabrics that it will be appliqued to. That is what I am currently doodling, how to use them for greatest effect.

    This quilt is going to hang in the lobby of my friend's business in Portland, OR. I feel so honored, nervous, and excited about being asked. Thank the Lord above that he didn't give me a time limit. If any of you have any ideas for the background set up, please feel free to post them. If I use your suggestion, I will gladly give you design credit on the label. My original idea was the light fabric, framed with a narrow green border, followed by a wider dark border. That just seemed too tame for his space. Ideas?

    I love Dresden plates and sure would like the measurements to yours! What about some of your gold/orange in the background? Whatever you pick I think it will be amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkwynn View Post
    I did get them all ironed! Woot! And in time for fireworks, too.

    OMGOSH those are going to be cute. Can't wait to see yours too!
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    We had company so I hand sewed the binding to several quilts! Nice work ladies!
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    The dresden blues!
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    Nice! Looking forward to seeing the finished Dresdens

    Quote Originally Posted by jkwynn View Post
    I was in a rainbow charm swap a bit ago, and decided to try to turn them into a Dresden plate something or other.

    So, I'm (slowly) working on that, lol.

    The charms:

    The cuts:

    The chain stitching:


    So now, I'm taking an ironing break...hopefully will get them all ironed open before bedtime.
    Shannon

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty pat View Post
    I love all the quilts you two have made, so colorful and beautiful.
    I love them all, too! Plus, they're sure further along than my project from the 4th which is laying across my ironing board... argh! When am I going to get to sew again?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    I've been washing fabrics and have a pair of shorts on the cutting table, for DGD. Went to WalMart and Hobby Lobby, looking for a specific type of pattern fabric. Couldn't find it at either place, so came home with a ladder (DH took my last one outside and got it all nasty, so I bought a new one for the house) and some "consolation" fabric.

    I hate it when I get a certain type of fabric in my head, then can't find it! :-(
    Oh, I hate that, too... I'll have something in mind & then can't find it anywhere... grrrrr! But, like you said, there's always consolation fabric (LOVE that term!)!
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    My Dresden plate...

    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    I love Dresden plates and sure would like the measurements to yours! What about some of your gold/orange in the background? Whatever you pick I think it will be amazing!
    I used Marilyn Doheny's 25"- 9 degree circle wedge ruler. I found it at my LQS. I do know that there is also an extension piece available for it also. The office this will hang in has a grey and white color scheme, so I thought the pop of lime green would 'echo' visually.
    If you always do, what you have always done, The results never change. Change is the wings you give yourself.

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    The 4th of July was my Father in Laws 90th birthday. We had a wonderful day with the family. I quilted him a wall hanging with fish swimming in both directions. He loved it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly View Post
    I used Marilyn Doheny's 25"- 9 degree circle wedge ruler. I found it at my LQS. I do know that there is also an extension piece available for it also. The office this will hang in has a grey and white color scheme, so I thought the pop of lime green would 'echo' visually.
    Well I need to make this. Time to order the ruler! Thanks for the info.
    SheriR~

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    They look wonderful!

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