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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 Barbara Dieckmann on July 24, 2019 at 11:17am

lovely border to set off those fun stars.  Gonna be very special when finished.  

Comment by Lynne on July 23, 2019 at 4:18pm

Thanks everyone!!!!

handstitcher, I always set my fabrics aside when I make a quilt.  Never placing it in my stash till the quilt is finished.   Yes, I have a lot of boxes, bags with fabric, because the top is not quilted!!!  LOL

Comment by Janet/MO on July 23, 2019 at 6:59am

Just gorgeous Lynne.  

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on July 23, 2019 at 6:57am

Lynne that is a lot of leaves,but it will be beautiful when you are done.

Comment by handstitcher/IL on July 23, 2019 at 6:46am

That’s lovely, Lynne! I’ve always loved the combination of piecing and appliqué. Nice that you planned ahead so the fabrics in the border match those in the piecing. Great job!

Comment by Lynne on July 23, 2019 at 6:16am

Forgot to add comment.  This is one of the projects I have been working on.  The main body of the quilt has been done for years,. just needed the border.  Didn't have a light box big enough to transfer, and now I do.;  

Hand applique, back basting method.  These are scraps from the quilt, that have been saved for the border.

One long side has been completed, short side almost done.  Corners will be finished when its added to the body.  

Comment by Lynne on July 23, 2019 at 6:13am

Comment by handstitcher/IL on June 3, 2019 at 4:51am

Lovely work, Annette. I had to look up this technique when you posted it earlier. I’d never heard of it before. I love how there’s so many techniques in quilting — something for everyone! The little hexis are a great look, but I imagine they’re pretty labor intensive.

I did a lot of appliqué last week, but it was very tedious. I appliquéd 48 squares over patches that had disintegrated on the antique quilt I’ve been hand quilting. They shredded during the quilting process, so had to be replaced after the quilting was done. Appliqué on a finished quilt is not nearly as enjoyable as it is on an unfinished block!

I recently purchased an appliqué baby quilt top made from a vintage kit. It was about 85% finished. I finished a partially done flower, but there is a puppy that is only basted. The original quilter cut the pieces with almost no seam allowance, so that will be a challenge. The pieces were stamped, as is the background. It’s very dirty, but can’t be washed until completed or the marked quilting lines will disappear. I’ve always wanted to finish a quilt kit. Yesterday I watched an interesting show on the history of kit quilts from the International Quilt Study Group. I need to watch more of their videos on YouTube. It was really good! 

Comment by AnnetteJ on May 30, 2019 at 5:55pm

I was curious too, Janet, which is why I decided to try it.  Traditionally, the blocks are about the size of a potholder but mine are much larger.  Also traditionally, the backside was used to get rid of fabric one no longer needs or wanted (destashing isn't anything new!)

So either piece of applique a block, quilt it, then using a 1.25"wide singlefold binding, bind the block.  Then whipstitch the blocks together.  It certainly makes handquilting a quilt much more portable.

CatLady, the original quilt used piecing there, so I just wanted something to look similar.  It just happens that with the potholder method, I had to applique the hexies over the binding.

Then...as always happens with me, I realized when I took the photo, that I had turned two if the blocks so spent an hour ripping them apart (sigh...Murphy struck again).  I will be spending this evening whipstitching them together again.  Man!

Comment by Janet/MO on May 30, 2019 at 3:34pm

It is lovely Annette.  I am really curious about this potholder method.  


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