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Captain America Shield here I come!

Bjay

Captain America Shield here I come!
« on: November 03, 2020, 15:25:03 PM »
Having been requested by SIL for a quilt, and pointing out he will be 4th in the queue he seemed undeterrred so now to work out how the hell to do it

I found what he wanted on Google and then searched for a way that is within my capabilities. I hit on the idea of a Dresden pattern when I saw this

Thanks @BrendaP for your input. Those numbers will be useful I think.
This is a long term thing but it gives me an aim

At least there won't be a lot of decsions about colours!
« Last Edit: November 03, 2020, 15:47:33 PM by Bjay »
Trying to find my way on the Dark side

Bjay

Re: Captain America Shield here I come!
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2020, 15:25:59 PM »
Oh ouch - that's come out a bit too large - help!
Trying to find my way on the Dark side

Acorn

Re: Captain America Shield here I come!
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2020, 15:43:11 PM »
The size is OK - it's 1,080px wide which is only a little larger than can be displayed.  900px is ideally the maximum, but I'm certainly not bothered about a few extra pixels!

I could transfer @BrendaP 's post from the Today thread, but the software will put it at the beginning of the thread because of the time it was posted, so here it is quoted:

It depends on how smooth you want the circles to be.
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If you make a long strip of red and white stripes and then use a wedge ruler;
9 degrees for 40 wedges or 10 degrees for 36 wedges and you make the wedges fairly big (full length of the ruler?) the angles will be barely discernable.  The star in the middle would be doable by piecing or by applique.  Joining the circles to the centre will be the hardest bit to do other than by 'applique'.  Probably the easiest  way would be to make the middle with a good amount of seam allowance and then place the finished circle over it and either turn the edge of each wedge and topstitch or just satin stitch right around the whole lot.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Bjay

Re: Captain America Shield here I come!
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2020, 15:49:07 PM »
Oh Thank you @Acorn
I am very grateful

I thought the picture seemed huge but hey ho
Trying to find my way on the Dark side

maliw

Re: Captain America Shield here I come!
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2020, 15:58:53 PM »
That should keep you out of mischief @Bjay
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