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The start of something special

Lowena

Re: The start of something special
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2017, 19:15:56 PM »
Gosh, you seem to be streets ahead of me already and I've been at it for 5yrs  :D :D
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Diane

Re: The start of something special
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2017, 20:21:52 PM »
Gosh, you seem to be streets ahead of me already and I've been at it for 5yrs  :D :D

I'm sure your fantastic at what you do :D
I've always loved sewing but only ever made the odd bit of clothing, can't say I've enjoyed the clothes making as much as I have the patchwork today, think I've found my niche.

Just made another block, it's a bit busy looking, but I quite like it.
“I will not buy any fabric until I use my fabric stash at home,” I said. And then I laughed and laughed.

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maliw

Re: The start of something special
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2017, 20:25:58 PM »
Oooooh, lovely, I like both your blocks, what a great start. Well done, I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next.
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Diane

Re: The start of something special
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2017, 20:30:37 PM »
Thanks
Will do another block tomorrrow, got some more fabric on order which should be here in the morning. Need to wait for my bigger cutting mat before I do anymore as I slightly undercut the one I just did on one side as it moved, bit it was only a tiny bit so I'll probably get away with it. Will try something triangular tomorrow.
“I will not buy any fabric until I use my fabric stash at home,” I said. And then I laughed and laughed.

Frister & Rossmann QE404, overlocker Brother 1034d

Iminei

Re: The start of something special
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2017, 08:33:44 AM »
WOW, that block is amazing!!!!

Seriously the fabrics certainly help make it almost an optical illusion.....
the centre, though not round looks like a fish eye and 3D and the star has life.

If I were you Diane, and you had enough fabric, I would make a wall hanging of that one block, say 3 x 3 ?!
Choose the border carefully to increase/maintain the illusion feel and you will have made something outstanding!

« Last Edit: June 04, 2017, 08:36:54 AM by Iminei »
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rubywishes

Re: The start of something special
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2017, 08:45:22 AM »
That second block looks terrific, very "woovy woozy"!! I bet you'd love to do a Bargello?
1980 Janome (aka Joan...she's no nonsense or frills),  Bernina 710 (aka Bernice), Juki TL2010Q,  1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

Diane

Re: The start of something special
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2017, 08:51:25 AM »
That second block looks terrific, very "woovy woozy"!! I bet you'd love to do a Bargello?

That's amazing  :loveit:, you are very talented. Certainly up my street, would do it in a combination of greens to match in with the bedroom decor. Will put it on my list.
“I will not buy any fabric until I use my fabric stash at home,” I said. And then I laughed and laughed.

Frister & Rossmann QE404, overlocker Brother 1034d

Diane

Re: The start of something special
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2017, 08:53:11 AM »
WOW, that block is amazing!!!!

Seriously the fabrics certainly help make it almost an optical illusion.....
the centre, though not round looks like a fish eye and 3D and the star has life.

If I were you Diane, and you had enough fabric, I would make a wall hanging of that one block, say 3 x 3 ?!
Choose the border carefully to increase/maintain the illusion feel and you will have made something outstanding!

When you say 3x3 do you mean in inches? That's pretty small? Or three blocks by three blocks?
« Last Edit: June 04, 2017, 09:16:39 AM by Diane »
“I will not buy any fabric until I use my fabric stash at home,” I said. And then I laughed and laughed.

Frister & Rossmann QE404, overlocker Brother 1034d

Iminei

Re: The start of something special
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2017, 09:21:27 AM »
3 blocks x 3 blocks !!

How big is it?
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Diane

Re: The start of something special
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2017, 11:53:11 AM »
3 blocks x 3 blocks !!

How big is it?

Including the background it's 12.5" square
“I will not buy any fabric until I use my fabric stash at home,” I said. And then I laughed and laughed.

Frister & Rossmann QE404, overlocker Brother 1034d

Iminei

Re: The start of something special
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2017, 15:43:50 PM »
So 12" finished, very nice block

Can you send me the destructions please ?

Plus the fabrics pleeeaaassseee!!!

Erm is it pieced or appliqued?? Im seeing zigzag stitch ...
« Last Edit: June 04, 2017, 15:46:02 PM by Iminei »
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Lowena

Re: The start of something special
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2017, 16:56:39 PM »
Looks appliqued to me when I too spotted the zig zag stitches....do tell Diane  -<
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Syrinx

Re: The start of something special
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2017, 17:07:37 PM »
Looks appliqued Imi :)

And if we're trying to convince that bargellos are the best and most fun I have attached a link to my first designed and made bargello (all moda fabrics, with a lovely batik backing, bamboo wadding)... ;)  :devil: they most definitely are the best fun, even if they do involve heavy planning and maths ;)

https://goo.gl/photos/i12MJPboYRktrKmcA
« Last Edit: June 04, 2017, 17:10:56 PM by Syrinx »

Diane

Re: The start of something special
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2017, 17:28:31 PM »
So 12" finished, very nice block

Can you send me the destructions please ?

Plus the fabrics pleeeaaassseee!!!

Erm is it pieced or appliqued?? Im seeing zigzag stitch ...

Very rough instructions so beware.

1. You need 4 x diamonds, the template I used was 3" cut them in half so 8 pieces.
2. Ignore the 3" square, it needs to be 4" you need one of these.
3. Using the triangles stitch to each side of the square, right sides together. Open out and iron flat.
4. Lay the other four triangles at the corners of the square and pin in place.
5. Using your machine zigzag around the inner side of the square to hold them in place.
6. Lay on to your background fabric, mine was 12.5" square and pin.
7. I just zigzag stitched along all the edges, outer and inner.

I've attached some pictures but it is rough so beware.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2017, 17:30:36 PM by Diane »
“I will not buy any fabric until I use my fabric stash at home,” I said. And then I laughed and laughed.

Frister & Rossmann QE404, overlocker Brother 1034d

Diane

Re: The start of something special
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2017, 17:32:18 PM »
More instructions
“I will not buy any fabric until I use my fabric stash at home,” I said. And then I laughed and laughed.

Frister & Rossmann QE404, overlocker Brother 1034d