The Sewing Place

The Sewing Place Bear wants a Quilt!

Iminei

The Sewing Place Bear wants a Quilt!
« on: September 02, 2017, 08:38:53 AM »
Ever since the Sewing Place Bear toured the Festival of Quilts this year,
he has been on and on and on about having his own quilt !!

Enough!

So Im launching a competition to make TSP Bear his very own quilt.




TSP Bear's measurements are 9" tall by 9" wide  :o  :S

and the rest is up to you.

Normal TSP competition rules apply;

The competition runs from 2nd September til 2nd October.

Please post no less than 3 times in this thread (with pics, we love pics)

By the 2nd October submit your entry to Iminei@thesewing place.org.uk

with 4 pics please,

Fabric before construction,
Quilt in Construction,
Any Detail you want to showcase. This could be a pic of the Piecing, Quilting, Binding or any Embellishment
The Finished Quilt

and details of the quilt; size, fabric and quilting choices etc.

The prize will be a gorgeous  TSP Prize winners badge and a trio of FQ's in your chosen colour or fabric range
(Donated by TSP Bear)

and the prize for TSP Bear will be his very own handmade quilt ... If you win please be prepared to send it to TSP Bear!

« Last Edit: September 04, 2017, 11:36:00 AM by Iminei »
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Sandra

Re: The Sewing Place Bear wants a Quilt!
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 14:10:45 PM »
Oh, no....I shouldn't have seen this. My minds gone off thinking of miniature quilts for teddy bears  :S

I should be working!

I only sat down for a bite to eat and to catch up on what you're all up to. 0_0

It's a lovely idea. I hope there'll be quite a few people getting involved.

Oh, dear  :[...I've just started googling 'Trip Around The World'. This is why my home needs dusting....I wonder if I can miniaturise a Trip quilt..... -<

Sandra.
xxx

Syrinx

Re: The Sewing Place Bear wants a Quilt!
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 17:24:52 PM »
I have a fabulous idea. Whether it can be done though...

Lowena

Re: The Sewing Place Bear wants a Quilt!
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 18:30:08 PM »
How big would the quilt need to be?
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Snowgoose

Re: The Sewing Place Bear wants a Quilt!
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2017, 19:18:26 PM »
Please can you ask Mr Sewing Place Bear if very, very, very basic beginner quilts can be entered, please?  Thank you!

 8)  :flower:
'You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.'
Robert Louis Stevenson

Iminei

Re: The Sewing Place Bear wants a Quilt!
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2017, 09:42:35 AM »
I've laid TSP bear down and measured over him and I think a good size would be 8" x 10" or thereabouts
and yes SG, anyone can enter.

Keep it simple,
small squares for instance, simply quilted with diagonal lines through the squares will look fab
or thin strips with quilting across ... Just try and keep it in proportion.
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Lowena

Re: The Sewing Place Bear wants a Quilt!
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2017, 10:44:48 AM »
Thank you Imi.... that's very weeny so needs some thinking out  ;)
You'll be fine Snowy.... :ninja:
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Pearl

Re: The Sewing Place Bear wants a Quilt!
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2017, 16:45:58 PM »
Fabric sorted but I'm doing Sept's BOM at the moment. 

I also need to wait for my younger son to wake up as I am going to employ him as my photographer for this project.  Yes, it is 16:45 and yes, he is asleep.  He stayed at a friend's, watching films all night.  I don't wake teenagers up as a principle.   :D

Will post pics tomorrow.

Vegegrow

Re: The Sewing Place Bear wants a Quilt!
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2017, 17:43:10 PM »
Have started... pics to follow  :ninja:
"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz

StitchinTime

Re: The Sewing Place Bear wants a Quilt!
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2017, 18:47:52 PM »
I saw this just before starting a 3 hour journey and have had plenty of time to think of various options, but I am still  undecided as to exactly what to do. I think an evening with some graph paper and pencils is needed. I won't get chance to start it until next weekend so there will be a bit of a delay for any photos.

Lowena

Re: The Sewing Place Bear wants a Quilt!
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2017, 18:51:19 PM »
Am bereft of ideas, so hoping a bottle of red wine might lubricate the thought processes  :toast:
Colours and patterns need careful thought as the finished item will be so small...scale is all important.. -<.... where's that Cabernet Sauvignon  :toast:
Whoops.. forgot that I have to make dinner first  :| :ninja:
Triumph of hope over experience :D

BrendaP

Re: The Sewing Place Bear wants a Quilt!
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2017, 22:04:17 PM »
Imi, your photo of TSP bear isn't showing, and I'd hate to make him a quilt which clashes with his colours!
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/

Lowena

Re: The Sewing Place Bear wants a Quilt!
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2017, 00:56:47 AM »
Yes, he's disappeared  :o Done a runner in case he gets buried under a mountain of quilts perhaps  :D
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Iminei

Re: The Sewing Place Bear wants a Quilt!
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2017, 08:46:04 AM »
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BrendaP

Re: The Sewing Place Bear wants a Quilt!
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2017, 09:38:48 AM »
Purples with a bit of magenta and yellow,   0_0
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/