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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 AnnetteJ on Saturday

Yes, Carla, I do.  Both when I handquilt and machine quilt.  I'm not a very good judge, I've found, of quilting in a fairly consistant manner.  And I don't like it if it isn't reasonably even...I know, a little OCD, but I just don't seem to manage it otherwise.  Now, when I machine quilt flowers and leaves, I'm fine, but it's the echo quilting that needles at me.  And so I mark....And hardly ever echo quilt, lol.

Comment by Carla on Saturday

Annette i was wondering if you did any marking while you are doing your echo quilting?  It looks so perfect!

Comment by AnnetteJ on Wednesday

It's amazing but I already have 12 of the 16 blocks quilted!  That means if I keep up with this pace, I should be finished the blocks by the end of next week.  Then there are the borders.  This quilt, though lovely, has given me more grief than any other I've ever made.  My next challenge will be what to do with the corners.  I may do what those who came before us did, and that is just run the leaves off the ends as they don't turn the corners nicely-sigh.  This is, I keep telling myself, why we have to have a large inventory of ideas...Creativity?  Guess I'll find out.

Would you believe there snow is melting so fast there was overland flooding in the fields last week.  But today we had snow-again!  Water is still in puddles on the street though and I don't see any Spring flowers up yet.  I love the idea of flowers around all year but the thought of the heat that requires just makes me I'll.  Guess I'm a Northerners thru and thru.  I'll have to live with flowers vicariously through you ladies.

Comment by Janet/MO on March 12, 2017 at 2:18pm

Your block is so beautiful Annette.  I can't wait to see the entire quilt!

Comment by QuiltDragon on March 11, 2017 at 3:14pm

Beautiful Annette! I love hand quilting, but I just can't do too much anymore, but I save it for special areas of special quilts.

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on March 11, 2017 at 2:13pm

Annette, it is breath taking!

Comment by Patricia4 on March 11, 2017 at 1:51pm

Oh my word Annette, yes indeed that is a LOT of quilting!  But it looks fabulous!  Beautiful block!

Comment by AnnetteJ on March 11, 2017 at 12:04pm

OK...Since a lot of you are also on the handquilting list, this is what I've been quilting on this winter.  I saw Barbara Korengold's magnificent Caswell a year ago, or maybe 2, anyway I went to the Googled images of the Caswell carpet and drew my own patterns.  It was a lot of drawing and erasing but after a while my schooldays art classes came back and it was amazingly easy to do!  Then I did the applique and am now onto the quilting.  And man, this is a LOT of quilting.    I just wanted to share with those who care.  Have a great weekend everyone!

Comment by AnnetteJ on March 11, 2017 at 11:59am

Just testing to see if this thing is working today.  Tried posting on the handquilting site with no luck.

Comment by AnnetteJ on March 11, 2017 at 11:58am

 

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