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

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    Senior Member tucsonquilter's Avatar
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    4th of July Quilting...what are you working on today?

    Finally starting to quilt this scrappy quilt today. I hope I can at least get it finished quilting unless I need more thread and then a trip to JoAnnes will happen LOL.
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    Your quilt is very pretty. I don't see any safety pins. What do you baste your quilts with to quilt it on your sewing machine? I am a sewing machine quilter, also. some I take to a friend to do on her longarm and when I get in the mood I hand quilt.
    Fran

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    ooo, that's pretty. I have this on my wall

    and this on my frame.

    not sure which one I'll work on.
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    Quilter53, I use basting spray. So much easier than pinning.

    DebraK, Love those colors!

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    I can tell you are someone who adores color. I love your quilt.
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    Very nice.. I really like the one with the stars

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    I shamelessly took the idea from someone here ;-) it is only half of the size of the desired center and I'm still in idea limbo over border treatment ;-) The other on is a UFO from 5 years ago. They need love too ;-)
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    I love all the quilts you two have made, so colorful and beautiful.

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    very pretty!!!!
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    Nice quilt! I am finishing setting up my quilt studio. I moved a few things around. I retired my Bernina and put up my new Sapphire 875 which will be next to my older Sapphire 830. I loved it so much I decided to get the quilters edition. Besides my Bernina is plum worn out. Hubby is away for 7 days so I am going to pull all my scrap bins (4 large ones) out to the living room. I hope to get them all cut and organized before he gets home. I want to work on my 2 quilts from the VT quilt festival classes. I have many others to quilt as well. So glad to be home and sewing. Enjoy your day! Luann in CT
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    I purchased 30 4-patch blocks at a yard sale for $8. I thought I would make a quilt from them. I may not have made the right decision to turn them into a D4P but I guess we will see.

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    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.

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    Have fun for me... cause I'm working. Well, guess I'm at work (not actually working) and purusing the board, living vicariously thru all your lovely and fun time quilting today

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    I am so sorry to have taken up most of the page. I do not know how to get the extra attachment of my I Spy quilt off. I have PMed Patrice.

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    I'm making Elvis mug rugs for my sister.

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    happy fourth of july all. slow, laid back day here. off to my usual wednesday quilt group. some will be gone today but most of us are just hanging and quilting.

    i am going to work on my christmas row for the group quilt we are making for our boutique basket for the guild quilt show in november. need to "get 'er done".

    hope you all have an explosive day.
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    Not sure I am going to get any quilting time today. We have company coming this afternoon for swimming and cookout. But here is what is on my design wall. Not very true colors but I couldn't seem to get "color" without lightening the pic significantly.
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    Very nice!

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    wow! boy oh boy, how I love your charms!
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    No sewing today, but I am making a large freezer full of home-made ice cream later.

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    now, there is a project I would drop everything else for ;-)
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    I finished quilting a quilt and started and finished a lap quilt.
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    Love the quilt, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Lightbulb I am spending a quiet 4th just doodling ideas to finish my latest quilt.

    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?
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    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! :-(
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