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The Village

Sheilago

Re: The Village
« Reply #90 on: June 19, 2018, 10:27:44 AM »
I thought maybe a parked pram, as they have such a lovely clean washing out.Although maybe people don’t park prams n their front gardens anymore!

Iminei

Re: The Village
« Reply #91 on: June 20, 2018, 13:49:15 PM »
Yesterday I was sooooo tired when I woke that I decided not to do anything major Village wise but sewing needed to be done .. tempus is fugitting relentlessly on ..

So yesterday, after a lil 'gardening' (I finally got rid of the dreaded hand written Duck sign, I got The Opus out and as it was never designed to be hung, took the hanging sleeve and competition entry pocket off ... after a lil alteration on the width of the sleeve I sat down, bit the bullet and calmly hand-sewed the sleeve to The Black and White Jobby, next was the entry pocket and I was done!

Today, I made and attached the sleeve and pocket for The African Queens Quilt and now I'm up to date!

Tomorrow I wont have any more procrastination jobs ready and will have to get back to it ...


Oh and here's the result of my gardening efforts ....



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Iminei

Re: The Village
« Reply #92 on: June 22, 2018, 08:29:20 AM »
I need to get on with this now ... 

I've given myself a cut off date of 30th June to finish the titivating and get on with layering, quilting and binding so must get on ...

My main problem are clouds!
I want some texture, and differences in colour ...

Soaking cotton wool in paint/dye makes them fall apart, same with toy stuffing  -<
Painting onto white fabric worked quite well, it was very dark, then dried very light so more experimentation needed !

Any ideas/tips/hints will, as usual, be very much welcomed ...
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Iminei

Re: The Village
« Reply #93 on: June 22, 2018, 10:15:32 AM »
OR Should the clouds be childlike / cartoony ???????
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StitchinTime

Re: The Village
« Reply #94 on: June 22, 2018, 10:27:15 AM »
Could you use a needle felting needle to add some fibres to the sky to create clouds?

Acorn

Re: The Village
« Reply #95 on: June 22, 2018, 10:35:03 AM »
Cotton velvet would add some texture and probably take the colour well, but it frays like a fray-y thing.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Lowena

Re: The Village
« Reply #96 on: June 22, 2018, 11:31:46 AM »
Needle felted whisps is the way to go
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Iminei

Re: The Village
« Reply #97 on: July 09, 2018, 13:15:35 PM »
The top is finished.
It is half layered and Im embarking on Part 2 .
I have my laptop, The Splurgess and Elvis all set up on the table and Yes Im going to need all three"

Wish me luck Please ... Im off into the unknown ......



linky
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Acorn

Re: The Village
« Reply #98 on: July 09, 2018, 19:18:35 PM »
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Francesca

Re: The Village
« Reply #99 on: July 09, 2018, 19:26:36 PM »
I can't believe I've only just caught up on this, it's amazing!

What else do you need? How about a little black cat.  :meow: I can offer a model.

sewingj

Re: The Village
« Reply #100 on: July 09, 2018, 20:07:08 PM »
I can`t see the last picture!  Will there  be more please?

wrenkins

Re: The Village
« Reply #101 on: July 09, 2018, 20:26:01 PM »
« Last Edit: July 09, 2018, 20:28:13 PM by wrenkins »
Fashion fades, style is forever!

Sandra

Re: The Village
« Reply #102 on: July 09, 2018, 21:03:32 PM »
 <3 Love it  <3

You must be a bit fed up with it by now, @Iminei  you've spent so much time on it.

Sandra.
xxx

Iminei

Re: The Village
« Reply #103 on: July 10, 2018, 06:19:09 AM »
Heartily fed up with it and I've got a tricky bit to do now ...

Also want a 2" border, but not matt black ..... some really dark colour with a texture, any ideas???
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BrendaP

Re: The Village
« Reply #104 on: July 10, 2018, 08:12:42 AM »
A dark burgandy red - to contrast with the green.

For texture (asuming you mean a printed texture and not something like velvet!) can you find something printed with wood grain?  or something else that's almost stripey like long grass?
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.
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