Friday, July 7, 2017

What I've Been Doing

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I've been machine quilting Patchwork Swoon on the longarm. I'm trying to get comfortable using rulers. I draw my "stem" with a fabric marker and sew over the line with a straight line machine ruler. It's not too hard as long as you follow that marked line. I do tend to go off at times. I then use a round circle ruler to make my "petals". I'm getting better at it although my foot goes a bit off course sometimes. This quilt is almost finished. The longarm is so fast!

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I'm taking a short break from my applique border by working on this little doily. Doilies are so hard to find now. I love making them. They're quick and practical. I bought a huge cone of cotton thread. It will last a long time so I can make as many as I like!

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This particular pattern has a border worked separately and then sewn onto the body of the doily. I prefer to work the border on the doily as one piece but thought I'd give this method a try. 

That's what I've been doing. How about you?!

8 comments:

  1. Rosemary your work is so beautiful

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  2. Oh such a pretty delicate doily...i love the ones my Grand-mere left me. she did lovebirds pattern and pineapples..she was a terrific crocheter--her favorite craft...yours is so pretty
    hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thank you, Julierose! They're so fun to make and so useful. So hard to find them. It will look much better once it's blocked and starched.

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  3. I used to make these but gave them all away. never saved any for myself. pretty doily. I may need to see if I have some patterns and thread and get busy with some........

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    1. You'll love making them. Sort of quick and they make great gifts, as you know!!

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  4. Very pretty knitted doily. It looks so complicated! I'll have to stick to crochet. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Em! It's not that bad. I'll post when it's finished!

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