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What are you working on now?

Started by Peggy Stuart. Last reply by Peggy Stuart Oct 13, 2014. 27 Replies

And then there's the thread issue <G>

Started by AnnetteJ. Last reply by AidaCJ/NH Mar 13, 2014. 17 Replies

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Comment by handstitcher/IL yesterday
Thanks, Janet and Annette! Sorry to hear you're having so much elbow trouble, Annette. Arthritis or something else?

I discovered I did something really dumb today that made me laugh. After searching for years in vain for the perfect fabric in my current block, I gave up and decided to use embroidery and inking to get the details I wanted. I finished the two embroidered pieces and inked the first one. So far so good. It wasn't until I went to ink the second piece that I realized my two pieces where identical instead of the mirror images I needed. What was I thinking?? So back to embroidery tonight....
Comment by Janet/MO on June 19, 2017 at 8:13am

Beautiful block handstitcher. 

Comment by AnnetteJ on June 19, 2017 at 7:11am

Your BAQ block is spectacular, handstitcher!  I particularly like the yellow roses.  I haven't managed to figure that one out yet.  Even with Elly's help.  And it's my favourite rose as it reminds me of an old fashioned rose which I also love.  Mental block...or maybe just mental me!

Lynne, I would seriously consider adding dimensional flowers before adding them.  No question they are beautiful but should go on a quilt that will never be laundered.  If you never intend for your quilt to be laundered, then jump in and have fun.  But if you do, step back and find a plain, not fancy, rose.  There are some really pretty ones out there.

I'm still struggling with my elbows.  Have picked up my Caswell again, giving it no longer than an hour or two every day.  Extremely difficult for me!  But the good thing is, I finished a quilt, lap sized, pieced, for my SIL who is having some health issues right now.

Comment by handstitcher/IL on June 18, 2017 at 6:54pm
Thanks, Lynne and Cat Lady! My hand is better this summer, mostly because I don't have little children tugging on it : ). I've also been better about switching my types of needlework. Appliqué actually seems to cause the least trouble for me. Looking forward to seeing your mini baskets and your UFO BA, Lynne. If you don't want ruching, just switch the flower to an appliqué one you do like. Your quilt, your rules! Tracing the pattern for my next block tonight. It is from the book Spoken Without a Word and is one of my all time favorite blocks. It has a Bible/album in it which I want to make dimensional so it can be opened.
Comment by Lynne on June 18, 2017 at 4:48am

Looks great handstitcher!!!!   How is your hands???  I am currently trying to get a applique UFO done, also doing a mini basket applique.  My UFO is a BA, and I am not sure I want ruched flowers on it.  Think I just might switch back to just appliqued ones.  Will wait to make a decision, not done with all the blocks yet.

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on June 17, 2017 at 9:01am

Beautiful Handstitcher. 

Comment by handstitcher/IL on June 17, 2017 at 6:45am

Finally finished my most recent BAQ block. This one has dimensional flowers, some of which are quite heavy. I wanted one like this to balance out the block with the rick-rack roses. Took forever, since I kept making flowers, then ripping them out and changing the style, color, placement, etc. Glad it's done!

Comment by handstitcher/IL on June 11, 2017 at 5:24pm
Lovely quilt show, Annette! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
Comment by AnnetteJ on June 11, 2017 at 8:56am

Every now and then, someone in the blogging world writes a piece that is worthy of mention.  I've been following David's blog now for a few years.  He doesn't post often, nor does he fill your email box with details of his daily life but rather he tends to share those moments, or days, that will make your heart sing.  This is one of those posts.  So get a cup of your favourite beverage, your favourite chair and enjoy the eye candy.


Comment by Cat Lady--MO on May 22, 2017 at 2:06pm

Thank you Handstitcher, Janet, and Lynne.


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