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2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong

Sandra

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #300 on: January 01, 2020, 13:02:10 PM »
Lovely!

Looks like we've both been doing the same thing this morning.  :)




I have an idea of how I'm going to do some sort of border on mine to finish the top.

I'm a bit miffed that I don't have a temperature quilt for the hot, hot summer of 2018...I don't have enough fabric to make a full size one so I'm making a mini one.



This is quite a flattering photo.
It was going a bit banana-shaped when I started to join the second strip to the third one, but I persuaded it to lie flat with a damp cloth and a hot iron.  >:)
 The wrinkles are terrible in real life.  :|

Finished height of the triangles is three-quarters of an inch.

Sandra.
xxx

Iminei

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #301 on: January 02, 2020, 09:38:05 AM »
Wonderful ... how big is it?

I'm thinking of showing mine at FOQ this year, as it will be too big for any other practical use.
Pearl mentioned she might show hers too ... I think the minimum size has to be 1 metre on any one side

Maybe we could enter these as our TSP group entry ???
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Sandra

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #302 on: January 02, 2020, 10:02:03 AM »
Wouldn't that be great...to have them all entered at the FOQ.... 0_0

OMG!....I'd have to quilt it.  :S  I'm not a quilter.

I put the border on mine last night, and I'm pleased with it.  :) Finished size is 48" x 57"

Sandra.
xxx

Iminei

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #303 on: January 02, 2020, 10:17:05 AM »
Yes you are a quilter and that size would be relatively easy!
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Lowena

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #304 on: January 04, 2020, 14:11:23 PM »
Finished the piecing and wanted to share, so it hasn't been pressed or threads snipped.
Showed OH who said what he always does... " that's lovely, what are you going to do with it? " " You know you have a quilt in there? " ( spare bedroom )  :D  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Pearl

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #305 on: January 04, 2020, 14:13:44 PM »
Even the cold, grey days of winter look bright and cheerful there, @Lowena .    0_0

fajita

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #306 on: January 04, 2020, 18:12:13 PM »
If you have five bedrooms @Lowena, you need five quilts. Plus a sofa quilt. Plus a quilt to put over you when taking tea on the terrace at dusk in the summer ....

Your temperature quilt is lovely.

Iminei

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #307 on: January 04, 2020, 18:48:44 PM »
Why the black strip ????
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Deafoldbat

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #308 on: January 04, 2020, 19:24:22 PM »
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If you have five bedrooms ...you need five quilts. Plus a sofa quilt. Plus a quilt to put over you when taking tea on the terrace at dusk in the summer ....
@Lowena And you will need some spares for when those are in the wash... (yes, quilts are washable ;))

Lowena

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #309 on: January 04, 2020, 22:56:38 PM »
@Deafoldbat and @fajita OH would have apoplexy!!
He says that we have lovely, expensive duvets on all the beds, why would one want to cover them up?
He also hates "clutter" on furniture  :D
@Iminei the black strip is to make it longer. I was going to embroider "2019 temperature quilt"on it but I can't be bothered
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Iminei

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #310 on: January 05, 2020, 08:11:51 AM »
@Lowena ... Elvistoo could help you with that  ?

Alternatively use the font you like in your Brothers decorative stitches ??
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Stitches

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #311 on: January 05, 2020, 08:30:32 AM »
@Lowena we can do that on my machine
sewing in sunny Norfolk

Iminei

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #312 on: January 05, 2020, 18:01:41 PM »
Even better as no postage or angst over the final design ... Go Stitches!
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Cheesecake

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #313 on: January 06, 2020, 08:45:22 AM »
Lovely piccies of completed tops.  I haven’t started mine yet though got all the temperatures written down and fabrics ready.
I’ve decided to keep going till little ones first birthday but can’t decide if make it her first year or include this as a little extra on the whole of 2019.

Iminei

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #314 on: January 06, 2020, 08:59:06 AM »
Well despite my thinking I had found the backing fabric for the temperature quilt by means of Ikea, Coventry and a very helpful VIPearl yesterday proved otherwise as I came across a double sided double duvet set in a much better match for the top ...



linky

all that cotton lovlieness ... 2ms x 2m's of double sided print plus two double sided pillowcases ... for a tenner ..

At that price I was dubious of the material but No! 100% cotton!!! Woo Hoo!!

So really no reason not to get on with it ... is there .. :[ ... can anyone think of any more excuses???
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