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realale

The Truth will out
« on: November 18, 2021, 16:25:34 PM »
Darksiders, avert your gaze. Move along, there's nothing to see here  :embarrassed:

The truth will out. I am a closet patchwork and quilter but I've stayed below the radar because I learnt in the school of 'blunder-around-till-it-works'. I then graduated to the 'That's-near-enough' academy before getting my degree in 'That'll-do'. Hence my embarrassment before all the precise greatness on here.

Anyway, my Christmas project this year was to make my grandchildren cuddle quilts to use whilst watching tv, snuggle under when on 'puter etc during advent. I first started with the idea of a quillo but the flipping thing kept evolving and changing until I ended up with this:
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There are 12 Christmas embroideries and then some mismatched strips and whatnots. Do not look closely!!! My excuse is that it will be used for perhaps three weeks in every year so it's not worth getting het up about. Near enough is good enough in my book!!c :P

I just need to do the label to go on it but otherwise it is finished. I did think I would top stitch all around the edge. Mistake. Big Mistake. It gave the edges a hard feel where everything else is is cuddly and soft. It took forever to unpick  :headbang:
I backed it with a Christmas fleece from B&M.
So this is grandson's finished.
I now have to finish granddaughter's.
I may be gone some time..... :laughing:
« Last Edit: November 18, 2021, 16:38:49 PM by Iminei »
So many beers, so little time.

Diane

Re: The Truth will out
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2021, 16:30:13 PM »
 @realale :devil: I knew you were a secret quilter  :laughing: Lovely quilt as well and i'm sure the grandchildren will love it.

WELCOME TO THE DARKSIDE
« Last Edit: November 18, 2021, 16:51:12 PM by Diane »
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Iminei

Re: The Truth will out
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2021, 16:44:23 PM »
OOoooohhh! What a lovely Quilt and I do believe I have the middle embroidery in my files!

How long did it take to stitch out ??

That is a lovely make @realale  and dont worry about any imperfections only YOU will see ..

The magic of quilts or Quiltrickery as its called is that the whole overwhelms whomever gazes upon its quilty wonderfulness and any so called imperfections or rather design features are lost from view.
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Celia

Re: The Truth will out
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2021, 16:52:17 PM »
It looks great @realale I think I might be a graduate of the same school as you when it comes to anything dark sided  :dance:

realale

Re: The Truth will out
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2021, 16:59:04 PM »
@Iminei the santa across the night sky took AGES to stitch out. I think it was 126 minutes plus of course thread changes so it seemed to take forever.
However, I really like it and have used it again in granddaughter's quilt.
So many beers, so little time.

Sheilago

Re: The Truth will out
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2021, 17:03:06 PM »
It looks gorgeous @realale . The grandchildren will love them. There is nothing imperfect about them at all- just perfect actually for cosy Christmas movies!

Ploshkin

Re: The Truth will out
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2021, 17:07:07 PM »
Ditto all of the above
Life's too short for ironing.

Lowena

Re: The Truth will out
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2021, 17:11:02 PM »
It is lovely and you need never be hesitant about showing your makes on here.
@Iminei isn't quite right....there are people who delight in finding flaws and pointing them out ( put me off showing my creations for years ) as I'm sure there are people who love to point out fitting issues with clothes. However.....not on our darkside and as for quilt police......@Acorn has them under lock, key and brambles  :thumb:
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Iminei

Re: The Truth will out
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2021, 17:15:00 PM »
However.....not on our darkside and as for quilt police......@Acorn has them under lock, key and brambles 

That is absolutely true ... @Acorn  have they stopped shouting yet ???
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Acorn

Re: The Truth will out
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2021, 17:19:47 PM »
Hey - lock the door and give her a biscuit!  She's ours now.

That is lovely - and really, as others have said, flaws will be mostly, if not entirely, visible only to you.

@Lowena  @Iminei  I hear the odd grumble from the quilt police, but I think they must be trying to make something out of the old polytunnel cover that got thrown into the field shelter with them.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

mudcat

Re: The Truth will out
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2021, 18:09:19 PM »
And don't point out any flaws you think you see to your grandchildren!

I think it's pretty nice and my personal favorite is the reindeer with lights.  :perfect10:

BrendaP

Re: The Truth will out
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2021, 18:35:01 PM »
That's a lovely quilt :loveit:

Absolute perfection - if it is ever achieved by anyone other than God - leaves me with a feeling of it's too precious to be touched and that really isn't what quilts are about.  They are about warmth and security.
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Lachica

Re: The Truth will out
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2021, 19:16:00 PM »
Absolutely gorgeous, GC will love it. I totally agree - Good Enough is Good Enough for me as well.
Mary
2020 stash: not gonna count, not gonna feel guilty.

maliw

Re: The Truth will out
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2021, 20:57:33 PM »
Lovely.  :perfect10:
Made with love by grandma/nana, it doesn't matter what anyone thinks, your grandchildren are all that matter and they will love them.
Welcome to the dark side by the way. :thumb:

At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Lilian

Re: The Truth will out
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2021, 22:28:24 PM »
Wonderful @realale, I love the colours.  :perfect10:
Willing but not always able :)