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You lucky, lucky people ... February's OPPBOM

Iminei

You lucky, lucky people ... February's OPPBOM
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:23:07 AM »
Welcome to Februarys

Occasional Paper Pieced Block of the Month

A Valentines Heart!!!


Valentines Heart Tut

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Enjoy!!
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Sandra

Re: You lucky, lucky people ... February's OPPBOM
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 12:36:19 PM »
Ooooh! What a lovely surprise.

Thank you.  <3

Sandra.
xxx

Kenora

Re: You lucky, lucky people ... February's OPPBOM
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 22:08:54 PM »
Great tutorial - very timely for Wednesday! And an extra bonus of joining the wadding. I often do this and it works really well.
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath

Iminei

Re: You lucky, lucky people ... February's OPPBOM
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 07:58:48 AM »
Be Aware!!!!



With all those layers of fabric building up at the two points (2,3,4,6,7 and 8,9,11,12,13,14) it can get quite bulky.

I found the best way to deal with this  is by sewing toward the point (rather than from) and sewing slowly when you get to it ...
Using a very hot iron to ensure a super flat seam and all will be ok!
« Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 08:40:19 AM by Iminei »
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Sandra

Re: You lucky, lucky people ... February's OPPBOM
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 08:19:48 AM »
Got it done yesterday evening.

It gave me the chance to play around and try to get used to my friends machine which I've borrowed while my own is being fixed.





Thought I'd try something different to pinks and reds and found I had a good selection of blacks...perfect for Valentine's Day  0_0

Yes. It was a bit bumpy over the intersection points, but I managed O.K without any problems. I just went slowly and carefully  :)

Sandra.
xxx

Iminei

Re: You lucky, lucky people ... February's OPPBOM
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 08:37:27 AM »
Sandra, that is gorgeous!!!!

I hope you are going to do something with it!!??

Hie thee Hence into the

MC OBOM HOF .......

 :angel:
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Sandra

Re: You lucky, lucky people ... February's OPPBOM
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 09:01:16 AM »
Daughter said...'Pillow!'...when she saw it. (She means cushion.)...so I might finish it for her.

I might even have a small cushion pad lying around somewhere to use in it.

Sandra.
xxx

Kenora

Re: You lucky, lucky people ... February's OPPBOM
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 23:45:23 PM »
Oh that's beautiful, Sandra - really striking. It's crying out to be a cushion. Lucky daughter.  :D
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath

Sandra

Re: You lucky, lucky people ... February's OPPBOM
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2018, 16:46:22 PM »
I've just uploaded my pictures from my camera so I can show you that I did indeed make a cushion for my daughter.  :)




Finished the back with three buttons...



Daughter was surprised and happy to receive it.

Has nobody else been tempted to make one yet? Feel a bit lonely on my own.

Sandra.
xxx

Fajita

Re: You lucky, lucky people ... February's OPPBOM
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2018, 16:50:55 PM »
Not tried this heart yet.
Yours looks lovely.

I made my trial unicorn into a cushion. I haven't photographed it yet.

I spent last evening taking the horrible itty bitty scraps of paper off the winged horse.

The Pegasus pattern, without the centre horsey bit, looks like an unfolding flower.

Iminei

Re: You lucky, lucky people ... February's OPPBOM
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2018, 16:58:41 PM »
Beautiful Sandra Beautiful!

Gorgeous paper piecing Fajita,
really interested to see the rest of this now .... and yes It does look like a lotus flower or waterlilly ... lovely!
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Fajita


supergran

Re: You lucky, lucky people ... February's OPPBOM
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2018, 19:27:41 PM »
I tried printing the heart pattern out and it came out a titchy little 5 inch square. Tried the link to Pinterest (I hate Pinterest), didn't work, just lines of text appeared, so then I went onto the actual Pinterest site and looked for the pattern, which took ages. Finally found it and it was also a titchy little square. Enlarged it via my printer settings to 9 inches. Printed it and it came out 7 inches. Then I got fed up with it and haven't decided yet if it's worth the effort.  :angry:

Sandra

Re: You lucky, lucky people ... February's OPPBOM
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2018, 20:59:09 PM »
I can't remember exactly how I managed to print the template...

I tried to copy the one direct from Iminei's tutorial and that didn't work out, so I went to Pinterest, visited the site the heart came from and managed to print it from there. I was a bit of a rigmarole, but I managed somehow. My template came out at about 8 inch-ish square.

Sandra.
xxx

Fajita

Re: You lucky, lucky people ... February's OPPBOM
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2018, 22:23:59 PM »
I just had a try.
First I saved the image. Then clicked print. It came out at 8"x8".