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Thread: Neat shots of a WIP - we work where we can!

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    Senior Member Jennalyn's Avatar
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    I've been working on a quilt for my best friend (one of two 'best' friends) since last October. It's technically the first quilt I started and it's a queen-sized Duck Foot/Bear Paw design. I took a class at my LQS that got us started and I haven't touched it in a few months.

    On Saturday, a friend of a friend invited us to his workshop to work on our respective crafts. My friend sewed some gloves, our mutual friend tinkered with his mechanical box, and the owner of the space continued construction of a massive display chest for his wares at a convention later this month.

    I decided to bring my friend's quit to work on! Now that I have my Featherweight, Miss Anise, I can just take her anywhere and get to sewing. I probably did more ironing than sewing at the time, having underestimated my progress on the project, but it was a lot of fun. The only level work surface was on top of the table saw! Getting everything set up was entertaining, let me tell you.

    Good thing I tend to be organized in my projects by nature!

    I thought it was a pretty cool shot with their booze and explosives shelf behind it.
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    The featherweight travels anywhere! It also pieces like a dream.
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    The selection of fabrics for the quilt, minus two and the background color. A very warm, earthy, autumn palette!
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    The quilt is going to be beautiful and your work environment I would call "unique" (lol)

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    yes, it does look "unique"

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    Making do with what God gave you.

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    Lovely! The red around the blade of the table saw looks a little ominous though.

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    Quilt where you are! Way to go. Unstoppable:)

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    You're doing a wonderful job. Love your sewing machine.

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    First thing I noticed was the big bottle of Rum! Hope you had lots of fun!!!

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    That's great
    In our carpentry shop, I have to beat the carpenters to stop using the big talbe saw for lunch break. Can you imagine eating on your WIP? :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Lovely! The red around the blade of the table saw looks a little ominous though.
    They probably painted it specifically for effect, knowing these guys! Hehe.


    Quote Originally Posted by SueSew
    That's great
    In our carpentry shop, I have to beat the carpenters to stop using the big talbe saw for lunch break. Can you imagine eating on your WIP?
    The sawdust involved is what gets me! I had to maneuver everything around the sawdust of his latest project. :mrgreen:

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    I also noticed that bottle! Looks like you were have fun while sewing.

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    That looks like fun. Bet little Anise had a good time too. Love your fabrics. Be sure to let us see the completed quilt.

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    What a great time you must have had. I love the colors you are using. It will be beautiful. Your friend is going to be thrilled I am sure.
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    That sounds like a great way to spend time with friends.

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    Cool....we quilters are an adaptable lot aren't we. Nice way to spend time, a bit of company and everyone doing their thing!

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    Lowering the saw blade would probably help. Booze and power tools?

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    I'm sure you had a good time! Sounds like fun!

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    Hey - that's a wonderful way to quilt - especially with those bottles sitting around! I'll bet the finished quilt is beautiful, the fabrics look great. Don't forget to post the finished product.

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    Love your portable set up. Next time, I'd have them lower the saw blade all the way so you don't accidentally rip any of your fabrics or your quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaBear61
    The quilt is going to be beautiful and your work environment I would call "unique" (lol)
    ditto :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I think Miss Anise can hold her own with the big boys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlys
    First thing I noticed was the big bottle of Rum! Hope you had lots of fun!!!
    Yep! Me too! I guess we do what we can when we can! Good job!

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