So what are you all working on?

Lots of things at once. The one thing I am determined to finish soon is the result of a take-along bag of little triangle blocks. Each one has 16 60-degree patches, each about 1.5" tall, to make up a totally scrappy 60-degree triangle about 4.5" tall. I've been carting these around on trips for years now, have about 300 done, and I'm sewing them into 35 6-point stars on a white background. Each star needs 9 of them (6 points, 3 for the center alternating with 3 plain white). It's turning into a huge quilt, even though I promised myself I would never make another really big one. Sigh. they just don't listen! Roberta in D

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I'm finishing up the quilting on a quilt that I hope to have in the Desert Quilters Show next month.
Even though I live in California, I'm a member of that Las Vegas area guild because my mom and sister live there and are members. I get out there to visit often enough that I can participate in some things.
And...one of our wonderful quilters on this list who lives in that area is the "featured artist" for that show. She's much too well mannered to brag, so I'll do it for her :-)
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Marcella Peek
I think I can guess who that artist is. How about information on that show? Taria
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I'm finishing up the quilting on a quilt that I hope to have in the Desert Quilters Show next month.
Even though I live in California, I'm a member of that Las Vegas area guild because my mom and sister live there and are members. I get out there to visit often enough that I can participate in some things.
And...one of our wonderful quilters on this list who lives in that area is the "featured artist" for that show. She's much too well mannered to brag, so I'll do it for her :-)
marcella
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Marcella, I'm so glad you're entering one of your pieces into the show! I really hope I'll get to see you there. :)
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Taria, the show runs April 26-28. It's open from 9:00-5:00 on Friday and Saturday, and 10:00-4:00 on Sunday. Are you going to be able to come? We always have a pretty good show. :)
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I'm currently trying to finish up a little knitted scarf, the wool and beads for which I won in January. :)
As for quilting, I have two projects "ripening" right now. One is an appliquéed (machine, of course ) plumeria, which is ready for quilting; this is a souvenir piece from last year's cruise in Hawaii for our 40th anniversary. However, I've changed my mind about how to quilt it, so I'm still "pondering".
The second is a pillow (though mine may end up being a small wallhanging), the central portion of which is machine embroidered with some lovely Parisian-themed motifs. I've collected my fabrics, arranged my motifs in my computer, and am procrastinating -- errrrr ... waiting to reward myself with doing this *after* I finish the quilting on the plumeria. ;)
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We've had company, plus my knee has been acting up, so I've accumulated 4 finished quilt tops with backings, but haven't had time to pin-baste any! One is queen size - using the pattern Dusk to Dawn from Quiltmaker magazine, two baby/kid's quilts - one using a Noah's ark panel, plus the coordinating border print, and the other using an old Paddington Bear fabric in a "disappearing 9-patch" pattern, and a large lap quilt using fabric from my stash. We'll be packing up to head north in 3 weeks, so everything is winding down. We've had lots of invitations out for dinner, my quilting group is heading out for lunch and a quilt shop visit on Wednesday.....just lots of fun!
Susan quilting as usual
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Life has been more hectic than usual so sewing has taken a back seat. In preparation for placing our house on the market two of the bathrooms are being remodeled. The townhouse we have bought has received hardwood floors and new paint. These jobs all must be supervised. But a quilt show at the local historical society has really taken most of my time.
The historical society owns two adjacent buildings. One is a restored stage coach inn built in 1843. Any quilts hung in that building had to be pre-1860. The adjacent office building has a large meeting/activity room which had a display of 1920's and 30's quilts plus newer quilts. I was in charge of the two antique displays. I really put my heart and soul into this event because there are so few times antique quilts are showcased. The display turned out well and attendance was up from other activities held at the history center. In fact it was so successful they plan to hold a similar show in two years.
Now that the show is over and most of the remodeling is finished I must find my studio again. Somehow a lot of clutter has piled on the sewing table and ironing board. I am almost finished making the blocks from a new book by Rosemary Youngs, "Quilts from the American Homefront". The quilt is promised to the local quilt shop as a sample. This is the second quilt I have made from one of Rosemary's books. The blocks are mostly foundation pieced.
By April 1st I need to start taking some of my stash and quilting stuff to the storage space. The realtor doesn't mind that my studio is shown as a work space but wants some of the clutter removed. The townhouse has a large room on the lower level with big windows on two sides which will be great for my studio but it lacks the storage I have in my current home. My son and daughter-in-law have agree I can use the space on the second floor of their garage for storage as they aren't using it. One reason for moving is to be only a ten minute drive from their house and the grandchildren. Currently we are an hour drive away in good traffic.
Susan
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Nothing at the moment, except for knitting. I'm almost done with the 4th pair of "grandkid" socks since Christmas. My sewing room needs some serious decluttering before I can really get back to sewing. Then I have some tops to be quilted. I want to do at least one before I start something new -- perhaps a quilt for the 3 year old grandson's "big boy" bed.
Julia in MN
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Baby quilt for friends second grandchild. Made one for the first which the parents framed. Very flattering but it was meant to be used and was definitely not of heirloom quality! This one is 'frame unfriendly' and has a fleece backing!!
Also 3/4 way through a blackwork sort of big pincushion as part of my WI groups 'Tudor crafts' entry for the County show. The other two crafts people have chosen to do are a Pomander (so far her efforts have gone mouldy!) and woodturning. The lady doing the wood turning had never done it before and so far nothing has appeared. Oh dear! I did some felt making a hundred years ago and have fished out the instructions and some wool 'just in case'! Fortunately I do not have the worry of being Group Leader!!
Then there are the ufo's......... more than one!!
No one can say life is boring!
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I worked on a Maisy Mouse quilt today - attached one of the long borders. This quilt will be single bed sized when finished. I also worked on a cot-sized quilt with appliqued teddies and moons..... today I was attaching sashing to that one. Fairly productive while the wee one was at preschool!
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I am just back from retreat (!). Now I am up to date on my Carol Doak Mystery BOM. The next step is to make them into a quilt. While I was at retreat, the solution was posted. It may or may not be my solution but I appreicate a starting point/suggestion.
Also, I worked on a quilt for a young girl in need of some healing.
Pictures of the Carol Doak blocks are here :
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The other quilt will be posted once I have given it to the recipient.
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Quilting is about to take a back seat for me for the next few months as DH has just been offered a job in State College PA with a start date this autumn (subject to work permit & visa approval)! So I am going to be decluttering the house (not the stash :-) )and preparing to pack up and move across the pond.
However I do have a hand quilting project on the go having just had a 3 day workishop on North Country Quilting with Lilian Hedley. I am making a strippy QAYG quilt, final size yet to be determined - could be single, double or king depending on when I want to stop.
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I actually entered two quilts. One I finished at the guild retreat in September and then this one I'm working on.
I got all the quilting done yesterday (yippee!) and the first side of the binding put on yesterday. Time to find a good movie to watch while I hand sew the second side :-)
We'll keep an eye out for you. I'm dragging my husband with me on this trip. My guess is we'll see the show Saturday and then be back at the end of the day on Sunday to pick up the quilts (if they get in!)
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Wonderful, Marcella! :) If you've sent in your registrations in time, your quilts are in -- this isn't a juried show.
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Well, I am hand quilting the Neopolitan block swap quilt from the Yahoo gro up that was done a few years ago...finally. Only have 3 more to do and then the borders and binding. I also have a huge pile of UFO's and finished top s to quilt. I'm really itching to get to the new fabric I bought a month ag o for a new quilt for myself!!! Busy, Busy, Busy!!
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Well you are a busy lot ! I'm truly impressed and inspired :)
I'm currently working on a pinwheel quilt all made from recycled shirts on blues reds and greys , plaids and stripes of course . I found an online tutorial which makes the pinwheels really easy So should be quite an easy project
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It has been a very long time since I posted here. Some of you will remembe r me as Singer or Singermom. After knitting numerous afghans for Project L inus for the past few years, I am getting back into quilting. I am hand-pi ecing a twin-bed sized quilt for Project Linus from 6-1/2" baseball-themed squares I accumulated 13-15 years ago in the RCTQ Baseball Swap! The patter n is "America the Beautiful" by Florence Moy, published in the March/April 2013 issue of Fons & Porter's "Love of Quilting" magazine. I am going to h and quilt the snowball blocks to look like baseballs, and the appliqued sta rs are also baseball-themed fabric. It feels great to be back quilting, th ough I sure wish my fingers would callous over soon!
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Great to see you back again! You really jumped off the deep end with this quilt. Roberta in D
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as Singer or Singermom. After knitting numerous afghans for Project Linus for the past few years, I am getting back into quilting. I am hand-piecing a twin-bed sized quilt for Project Linus from 6-1/2" baseball-themed squares I accumulated 13-15 years ago in the RCTQ Baseball Swap! The pattern is "America the Beautiful" by Florence Moy, published in the March/April 2013 issue of Fons & Porter's "Love of Quilting" magazine. I am going to hand quilt the snowball blocks to look like baseballs, and the appliqued stars are also baseball-themed fabric. It feels great to be back quilting, though I sure wish my fingers would callous over soon!
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