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The Sewing Place's Challenge Royale 2018 -

Sakar

Re: Challenge of 2018 .... Is anyone brave enough to accept it ???
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2018, 07:57:09 AM »
Oh my godness!!!!!!!!!!! Imi!!!!! You are tempting me................ 0_0

Kad

Re: Challenge of 2018 .... Is anyone brave enough to accept it ???
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2018, 08:21:32 AM »
I've actually made this quilt, years ago before I knew any better  :D

We were holidaying in British Columbia, Canada in 2005 and I bought the pattern from a beautiful quilt shop somewhere on the road from Calgary to Banff. They were also selling a fabric pack which made that part of the task painless. I didn't realise until we got home that detailed instructions weren't included, but in my ignorance ( I'd only been quilting about 12 months ), I just waded right in  :|
As I remember, I traced it onto 'stitch and tear' and did FPP for the 'swoopy' bits. The quilting motif in the swooping geese was specified in the instructions and became my introduction to FMQ.
After all that work, we didn't really like the resulting wall hanging so it went to the charity shop.
Producing patchwork on the periphery of Preston

Iminei

Re: Challenge of 2018 .... Is anyone brave enough to accept it ???
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2018, 08:39:03 AM »
After all that work, we didn't really like the resulting wall hanging so it went to the charity shop

WHAT ??????  :o  !!!!!!    :S

Have you a pic???

@StitchinTime  ... How about a monochrome scheme, blacks, greys to white ???

Like the SG I am in the process of  (which is half finished, Lowena ....)

« Last Edit: February 08, 2018, 08:45:35 AM by Iminei »
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StitchinTime

Re: Challenge of 2018 .... Is anyone brave enough to accept it ???
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2018, 08:46:57 AM »
I've been playing around with the colours (electronically, not pencils and paper) and with a simplified colour scheme the design is growing on me.

There are some Oakshott samples and FQs in my stash that I might need to find this evening (just to check sizes seeing as I've not accepted the challenge ... yet).

Kad

Re: Challenge of 2018 .... Is anyone brave enough to accept it ???
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2018, 09:02:54 AM »
Somewhere there is a photo, of the 'old fashioned' variety, if I can find it I'll scan it in and post it.

At the time, I wasn't worried about making it, guess that it's like sewing knits as a dressmaker- if nobody tells you that it's difficult you just get on with it.
I think that the fabric choices are the first challenge and as I said, I bought a readymade fabric pack, so making the whole process less stressful :D
Producing patchwork on the periphery of Preston

Lowena

Re: Challenge of 2018 .... Is anyone brave enough to accept it ???
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2018, 09:51:15 AM »
After all that work, we didn't really like the resulting wall hanging so it went to the charity shop

WHAT ??????  :o  !!!!!!    :S

Have you a pic???

@StitchinTime  ... How about a monochrome scheme, blacks, greys to white ???

Like the SG I am in the process of  (which is half finished, Lowena ....)



Yeah, yeah, and when will the other half be finished?  :P
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Iminei

Re: Challenge of 2018 .... Is anyone brave enough to accept it ???
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2018, 11:50:36 AM »
I picked the pattern up from the printer today .....



(The mouse is included in the pic to show the sheer scale of the thing!)

OMG!!!!

Still its very comprehensive and together with the online masterclass ... Who Knows?!

I agree that having the pack would be a bonus, but I have tons of fabric and I believe there are things out there called Emporia ??!!
« Last Edit: February 08, 2018, 16:56:58 PM by Iminei »
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Lowena

Re: Challenge of 2018 .... Is anyone brave enough to accept it ???
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2018, 15:58:08 PM »
No Photos Again!@Iminei
« Last Edit: February 08, 2018, 16:57:14 PM by Iminei »
Triumph of hope over experience :D

StitchinTime

Re: Challenge of 2018 .... Is anyone brave enough to accept it ???
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2018, 17:37:35 PM »
Well, it looks like I’m accepting this challenge. I need a project for my days at Leeds MQG and this might be it.

I need to scale the pattern so that I can use charm squares for the geese and I’m not sure what colours to use for the “spikes” but @Iminei said it was a challenge for the year so there’s plenty of time to make up my mind.

Iminei

Re: Challenge of 2018 .... Is anyone brave enough to accept it ???
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2018, 09:50:24 AM »
Loving the Oakshott, Im thinking I could use those too or Fossil Fern !!!

Welcome aboard! x
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Iminei

Re: Challenge of 2018 .... Is anyone brave enough to accept it ???
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2018, 07:41:13 AM »
Look what I found on my grand jolly to Midsommer Quilting yesterday





and a metre of each fell into my arms and begged me to take them home!!!!!

I was thinking I could use them for the geese, along with some batiks for the coloured geese backgrounds ?!
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Sandra

Re: Challenge of 2018 .... Is anyone brave enough to accept it ???
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2018, 08:21:47 AM »
Oh, my giddy aunt!!! That's gorgeous  <3 <3

Sandra.
xxx

Iminei

Re: Challenge of 2018 .... Is anyone brave enough to accept it ???
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2018, 08:42:36 AM »
It is indeedy ...

they had a monochrome version, a beigey version etc for those who like 'muted' colours but,
well you girls know me!!!!

The colours gradates from selvage to selvage.
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maliw

Re: Challenge of 2018 .... Is anyone brave enough to accept it ???
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2018, 09:50:10 AM »
Wow!!!!!!
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Sewingsue

Re: Challenge of 2018 .... Is anyone brave enough to accept it ???
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2018, 12:22:33 PM »
WOW indeed.
Trouble is having spotted it you have to be able to think of something to do with it.

Of course, Imi did at once.
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.