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Thread: What are you busy with this new year???

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    Senior Member sewsue's Avatar
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    I started an angel quilt long ago and have been putting it together and also doing the borders. This is the centre and then I have added a border of applique hearts and the last is the paper piecing flying geese.

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    that is a beautiful quilt. can you show us someclose ups. I have been finishing quilts my grandaughters started last year :D

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    I Love it. Very Pretty. Where did you get your pattern for your applique angels?

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    oh beautiful. yes please can we see a close up of your quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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    SewSue, your quilt to be is beautiful. Can't wait to see a big picture of it.

    I started a quilt for my eldest grandson's birthday. He'll be 11 come March. I have no idea how he got to be so old so fast. Amazing. Anyway, here's a preview of the first 6 blocks.

    I am also working on some applique borders for another quilt and trying to decide on a setting for another and ... too many to list here. :lol:
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    sewsue that is going to be a beauty--iam starting a flanal for my husband he wanted for xmas, i was to busy for other people--so he has to wait

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    I love the effect it has, can you tell me what the design is called??

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    I'm working on a quilt about 50 x 60 that has the State Of Florida, Sky, Water and all the critters, space shuttle, birds and anything else pertaining to the State. Since I make all my own patterns, I expect it will keep me busy most of the year.

    I just finished one of a Southwest theme, blocks with all manner of desertt critter and flora. It was for a friend, and she was totally blown away when she saw it.

    I just got a camera, and will soon learn to post my work on the net too.

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    your quilts sound wonderful,hope to see them soon--keeping quilting

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan22
    I love the effect it has, can you tell me what the design is called??
    I'm not sure who's project you're asking about but on the chance that it's mine here are the details.
    It's from the book
    Strip-Pieced Quilts - Easy Design from Just Six Fabricsby Maaike Bakker
    Progress so far - 5 rows of 4 blocks each. Each block is 91/8 inches and will finish at 8 5/8 inches. The quilt's name in the book is "Chateauponsac".
    3 rows to go and then sewing the blocks together.
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    Yes, that's just what I needed. I'll go search for the book. I just love anything abstract looking. Thanks. Jan

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    very cool yvonne

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    LOVE the blues!

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    Yvonne I have that book too,its great, I did Illusion(?) i think thats what its called its the black and white one.I love that book

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    I took a class that I thought was just a technique class, where I would learn to sew curved seams and Y seams, but it turned out to also be a design-your-own-pattern-class. I wasn't really looking to start a new project, but decided to try something for my quilt guild's challenge on the theme Angels Among Us. I drew up something with lots of curves illustrating a quote I found on the internet: We are each us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. I am crossing my fingers that it turns out flat enough to quilt! So far,so good.

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    Sewsue Ė Your UFO looks almost done. :D Your quilt is too adorable and Iím with the others, I canít wait to see a close up of the finished quilt! Are you going to hand quilt it or machine quilt it?

    Yvonne Ė I love that!!! What pattern is that?...Never mind, you answered it quite nicely. It looks like it would be a good one to use up a bunch of scraps with. I love how the points all match up nice and neat. That is my one problem with string quilts, they donít match up and it really bothers my sense of order. :lol:

    Seesco Ė I hope you will post pictures of your ĎFloridaí quilt as you go. It sounds like a lovely quilt and I think I may do something like that for my state. What a great idea!! And definitely post pictures of the quilt you made with the southwestern theme. I lived in the desert a good portion of my life and I canít wait to see what youíve created. :D

    Lucky Patsyís ďMomĒ Ė I love classes like that and canít wait to see a picture of your angels quilt!

    Iím working on about six projects at once. I have three BOMs Iím doing, a round robin (that hasnít started quite yet), two pillow toppers for my guildís charity quilt, a hand appliquťd BOM that I bought last year from a local store and didnít start until November of 2007. Iím currently on block #3 and it is turning out to be a lot better than I expected, but it is something Iím only able to work on a couple times a month right now, at least until I get my UFO quilt finished. Thatís it below in the picture. Itís the one several of you may have heard me talk about in other threads. Itís the pink and blue star pattern on the floor. That part I finished back in the early to mid 90ís. Right now Iím working on the borders. It absolutely has to be completely finished by my guildí meeting on the 17th. The other quilt that is on my impromptu design board is actually a failure from a class. It was supposed to be for a Half Yard Challenge, but I didnít follow the Ďrulesí and it doesnít quite fit together. Iím going to finish the darn thing though and even though it isnít my normal colors or my normal style of work (despite the fact that I designed it), I like it because I learned so much trying to design the darn thing.

    Iíve also got a pile of quilts waiting to be machine quilted and I need to finish at least 3 of them before the end of the month. Whew! I think thatís my entire list.
    ~Tiffany


    Star quilt on floor is my UFO and the picnic looking one on the impromptu design board is a reject from the Half Yard Challenge.
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    Wow, Tiffany! Those quilts are gonna be FANTASTIC! Love the colors! And you do all this with fybromyalgia????!!! I gotta hand it to you, girl! I do think quilting helps a person transcend things.

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    Thanks! Yeah, the FMS keeps me down quite a bit. Quilting really is carthartic and has often been my life line. With my health I can't really work outside the home so this has certainly kept me busy over the years. The funny thing was I got into quilting because I was very poor and needed a gift for a neice who was getting married. Quilting had the reputation of being an inexpensive hobby and I thought to myself, "How hard can it really be to sew together a blanket." - :lol: I laugh at that now that I know better.
    ~Tiffany

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    Yeah! I'm glad I am a pokey quilter, because if I worked any faster I probably could not afford this hobby!

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    OOoooohhhhhh! I think you are definitely on to something there Lucky Pat's Mom! I'll have to remember to use that line the next time DH asks why there aren't more finished quilts for the time I put in on them. :lol:
    ~Tiffany

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    Tiffany, I really like the star quilt!

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    Tiffany, I like your star quilt very much but I really, really like the pink and green 'failure'. I am seeing all sorts of opportunities there and am anxious for you to get it put together. Oh, what fun!

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    Sounds like a great quilt Lucky. I'm sure it will turn out great.

    Ladies, I really like your progress so far. Love the blue & white.

    I have my big Mariners Compass quilt that I'm doing the quilting on right now. I am also working on a smaller quilt that I'm doing for Project Linus. I'll post a pic as soon as I get the applique done..don't lack too much. Once I get the applique done, I'll have to start something else to do by hand at night in front of the tube. (Reformed smokers have to keep my hands busy!)

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    Here's what I'm working on. A drunkard's path variation. It'll have two more blocks added to it and a border.



    And a scrappy irish chain. I'm having a problem with the quilting. I did a sample to test my stitch length and it looked fine. Now I'm half way done with quilting the real thing and I've noticed that my stitches look terrible on the back. :( It's a good thing tomorrow's a snow day. ;)


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    Melissa,
    Both quilts are going to be great when you complete them. I love that scrappy Irish chain.

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