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2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong

Sandra

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #240 on: September 02, 2019, 09:07:13 AM »
Ahhh...yes. Of course. The layering and quilting.... :S

Sandra.
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Iminei

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #241 on: September 02, 2019, 09:13:57 AM »
Well just lining up the pieces so they match fore and aft so to speak .. I think I hate the layering the most now,

I know the wedding quilt was a nightmare ... to line up the back border section with the front border .. I think I hand stitched them together in the end and then layered around the stitching.
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BrendaP

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #242 on: September 02, 2019, 09:18:30 AM »


I laid out my 8 months worth on the bed yesterday and was shocked by how big they were?
 
I laid them out 3 across and they were already almost the length of the bed !!!

When I laid them out 4 across, they made a very generous drop off the sides of bed

Each one measures 23 1/2" across by 31" down and I wonder if Ive radically miscalculated ( @BrendaP  )

Ive got 4 more months to do!

@Iminei
Way back in January when you were using blues you wrote
In my appalling planning the HSR's have turned out to be 3 3/4 x 6 1/2 unfinished which should yield a unit roughly  22 3/4 x 30 during the longest month.

Turn these monthly blocks into a  4 x 3 (12 ) block layout which should give us a 91" x 90 " quilt + some thin sashing strips between the monthly blocks and yes I'm going to go back to basics and QAYG it.


Your arithmetic was right but either your initial measuring was not quite right or your seams are a bit scant if 22.75" x 30" has turned into 23.5" x 31".  That will make up to 94" x 93".  If you add 1" sashing between each month and around the edges it comes to 100" x 97".  That will fit a large double bed - what Americans call Queen size.

In hindsight you should maybe have cut your rectangles and half rectangles a bit smaller.
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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Iminei

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #243 on: September 02, 2019, 09:27:53 AM »
Hindsight is a wonderful thing!

The joining strips wont add anything but I might add a black strip around the edges (why not make it even harder Imi)

Im also thinking of adding a thin black strip between the rows as the points have never matched up ?!?  :S

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BrendaP

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #244 on: September 02, 2019, 09:35:05 AM »
The points aren't quite meeting up because your seams are too narrow!

Re-sew those seams (the ones between each week) so that the seam allowance is bigger and the points touch.  That will take an inch or so off the overall length - or provide the wiggle room to add the very narrow black sashing.
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.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Iminei

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #245 on: September 02, 2019, 09:44:10 AM »
But if all the seams are exactly the same they should still match ...  Surely Shirley ??!!!  :S

and as the gap between the sewn seam (using my scant 1/2" seam cos I know my seams are off) and the points is a quarter of an inch  (as seen by the 1/4" black bias tape fitting perfectly) that means I need to sew 1/2" seam ish.  :o

Ive thought about resewing all the inbetween seams but worry about them lying flat afterwards ... and fyi I am definitely not going to unpick the original seams!
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Sakar

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #246 on: September 09, 2019, 19:26:31 PM »
Alright, before I am too late again.... I show you, what I just have finished right now.
I know, it's not pressed and not nicely layered, but I have never shown you the months before "because I hadn't pressed them"  >:)

So... Tomorrow we leave for holidays and I (am sorry to say) I don't want to get out that bl..dy iron now, but here is my tiny temperature quilt until 7th Sept  :)

And yes, the dates are still missing, I will stitch that when we are back again ;)
« Last Edit: September 09, 2019, 19:31:52 PM by Sakar »

Iminei

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #247 on: September 10, 2019, 04:59:23 AM »
Thats fabulous Sakar!!!!!

And it looks as tho you have had a much better summer than we have down here in DDD ... Are the reds over 30????
I think we have had 2 or 3 days of Reds here!

What size is it?

Mine is going to be humongous and Im still humming and Ha-ing over whether to make it double sided or just one.... In fact one of the thought bamboozling my brain into awakeness was what Im  going to use for the backing ... and how much that is going to cost!!!!  :S
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Iminei

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #248 on: September 10, 2019, 17:03:09 PM »
Aaand we have the first two weeks of September ... BRRRRRRRRRRRRR



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BrendaP

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #249 on: September 10, 2019, 23:47:42 PM »
@Iminei  I'm late in replying to this.

If you want the points to match exactly then you need to sew the seams so that the sstitching goes exactly across where the previously sewn diagonal and vertical seams cross.  Doesn't matter whether it's a scant quarter inch, a generous quarter inch, a half inch or even a miserly eighth inch.

I'm not saying that my points are always perfect, far from it, but the way I do it is to poke a pin through that intersection on the top layer and make sure it emerges from the bottom layer also at the intersection, then back up again.  If it means that the two seam allowances are uneven, so be it.  It's like that because the previous seams (or the cutting out) were not perfect.  It seldom is IME.

But if all the seams are exactly the same they should still match ...  Surely Shirley ??!!!  :S

and as the gap between the sewn seam (using my scant 1/2" seam cos I know my seams are off) and the points is a quarter of an inch  (as seen by the 1/4" black bias tape fitting perfectly) that means I need to sew 1/2" seam ish.  :o

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.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/