Here's what I'm working on now

8 days ago

Here are the beginnings of two quilts I am working on now. You might remember that I cut tons of scraps into 1 1/2" strips from 2 1/2" to 12 1/2" long. I've made three scrappy log cabins from them, but I found that I had a lot more short strips than long ones, unsurprisingly. I saw a picture of this quilt on-line somewhere and realized that it used all 2 1/2", 3 1/2" and 4 1/2" strips. Bingo! It's perfect for those times when you need a mindless task. The other quilt requires more effort - curved seams. I think it will be fun when it's finished though. What are you all working on?

Comments (11)

  • geezerfolks_SharonG_FL
    8 days ago

    Good for you, Lois, in finding something to use your already cut out strips! That's awesome!!! The design reminds me of something, but I can't think right now what it is. Hmmm, maybe a Walkingstick? You are so precise you won't have any trouble with curves.

    I'm always working on least in my mind, but I have an idea I want to try and see if it looks half-way decent. An Easter Egg Tree using a Shoo-Fly block. I have the strips cut out but non sewn together yet. :-)

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  • jackier123
    8 days ago

    Those are nice! Way to use up those bits. I have decided the way to use up all of mine are to use them as packing material when I send stuff to GrammyP and to hide them in Sharon's luggage at retreat. :) I tried making string quilts and the tub seems to get more and more full every time I make a quilt. I think there might be about 100 queen size string quilts in that tub!

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  • nannykins
    7 days ago

    One of my resolutions was to get back to the machine.

    i pulled out my binder of ’someday’ quilts and picked a couple to think about. Yesterday, I tried a couple of sample blocks. Boy, am I rusty! I forgot how to sew a 1/4” seam.

    Today was a little better. It is a scrappy quilt ( surprise) but starts with ten inch squares, rather than strips. I hope to get more units done tomorrow.


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  • fran1523
    6 days ago

    Great scrappy pattern. I know what you mean about those string quilts Jackie. They multiply like rabbits.

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  • bev2009
    6 days ago

    What a great pattern for those little pieces. I did recently complete a quilt for a friend. I thought I had taken a picture, but it's not on my computer. Next time I am at her house, I'll get a shot. Right now i am working on another comfort quilt for a friend, but I haven't been very inspired. I so rarely buy fabric, but I did for this quilt. Her surgery has been postponed several times and she is very nervous. It's a 4-5 hour surgery beginning of Feb. I need to get sewing!

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  • Char
    6 days ago

    Just finished this baby quilt fron the leftover hot from the pineapple quilt I worked on at the retreat.  I enjoyed putting the pinwheels together.

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  • loisflan
    Original Author
    6 days ago

    I like your pinwheel quilt, Char. The name of the pattern is Tidal Pool by Marlous Designs.

  • Char
    4 days ago

    Oooh, that is a really unique design. I can't wait to see the results!

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  • grammyp
    2 days ago

    Lois, those are beautiful. Love the Tidal Pool pattern.

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  • bkay2000
    last modified: yesterday

    Lois, are you also enjoying the hosta alphabet? Nice quilts, as always.


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