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Wedding Present

maliw

Re: Wedding Present
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2017, 10:33:16 AM »
So Brenda, if we don't see you for a while we know why, you are trying to work your way out from under strips of fabric. I always feel that the cutting is what takes the time, sewing is easier until it comes to matching the seams, but if you can chain piece it's great. You'll have to spray your machine to cool it down ;)
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Iminei

Re: Wedding Present
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2017, 17:07:01 PM »
What a wonderful quilt it will be.

and with the Goddess of Colour's superb sense of Scrappiness Maximuss, it will be truly awesome ...

We want need pics!!!!
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Lowena

Re: Wedding Present
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2017, 12:35:45 PM »
Oh brenda, I can't wait to see the masterpiece  <3
Triumph of hope over experience :D

BrendaP

Re: Wedding Present
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2017, 14:02:36 PM »
After several marathonsewing sessions  :vintage: I've now got 36 blocks, two border strips with corners and lots of mini-blocks for the other two borders.

Because of the way I plan to QAYG it all has to be joined in strips (I don't think quarters will work) it that means that the second two borders will have to be attached in bits to each end of the strips.

It was quite a challenge to get the blocks arranged in the sequence I want, I must label it all before they get moved.  Also I must pay attention to the sequences of border strips to keep the pattern correct.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2017, 14:11:48 PM by Iminei »
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Iminei

Re: Wedding Present
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2017, 14:14:03 PM »
Fabulous Brenda, as expected!
They are going to be overwhelmed!

PS ... Sorry but I modified your pic to the right alignment as I was cricking my neck trying to make sense of the borders
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Acorn

Re: Wedding Present
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2017, 14:26:36 PM »
Wow!  That is amazing - and beautiful!!!   :D

I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Ploshkin

Re: Wedding Present
« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2017, 16:30:42 PM »
Brenda, that is going to be stunning.  I love your arrangement of the blocks, I don't think I have seen that layout before.
Life's too short for ironing.

Lowena

Re: Wedding Present
« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2017, 16:55:06 PM »
Absolutely amazing Brenda I love it  <3
Triumph of hope over experience :D

supergran

Re: Wedding Present
« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2017, 17:16:29 PM »
Its beautiful, Brenda.

BrendaP

Re: Wedding Present
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2017, 18:57:47 PM »


PS ... Sorry but I modified your pic to the right alignment as I was cricking my neck trying to make sense of the borders

Thanks, I realised it looked odd after it was uploaded.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

rubywishes

Re: Wedding Present
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2017, 21:14:17 PM »
Oh that is going to look fabulous when it is done!
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!

BrendaP

Re: Wedding Present
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2017, 22:55:50 PM »
I've got the backing fabric and it's all ready now for the scary part; quilting it.

Ideally I'd like to do FMQ squiggles over the light parts and something else over the dark parts.  A suggestion from the book is parallel diagonal lines, but, the no-sashing QAYG method means only quilting to about an inch or so from the joins and then quilting over the joins when quilting the next strip.  In four places the dark abuts the light right on the joins so that is out.  -<  I'm thinking now that it will be vermicelli squiggles all over.

So, maybe use two different colours, variegated blue over the lights and cream over the darks? or the other way around?  I've got both colours of thread.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

rubywishes

Re: Wedding Present
« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2017, 01:11:11 AM »
Oh that is just beaut! Regarding quilting thread....I'd be inclined to use the variegated blue thread on the dark, and the lighter thread on the light fabric. I'm thinking with such an eye catching pattern you don't want to "take away' from its striking-ness by introducing contrasting threads to it? The variegation alone will add just a hint of "here I am" to the quilting without competing with the quilt pattern itself. Just my two bobs worth. :)
« Last Edit: July 20, 2017, 12:20:38 PM by rubywishes »
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!

Iminei

Re: Wedding Present
« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2017, 06:48:09 AM »
Gorgeous stuff Brenda, just gorgeous ...

I agree with Ruby, keep the cream on the light and the blue to the blue.
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Sandra

Re: Wedding Present
« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2017, 07:50:33 AM »
That's a lovely design, Brenda, and I love the colours.

Sandra.
xxx