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100 shades of Grey

Iminei

100 shades of Grey
« on: March 30, 2019, 08:24:04 AM »
Im sure Ive posted about this project somewhere before but I'll be damned if I can find it so here we go again!

Last year, after being informed by Nasa that my Oakshott stash could now be seen from space I decided to actually DO something with all those luscious fabrics instead of just stroking them ..... my precious





So I set to sometime last autumn and these have been pinned on the design wall quilt in the dining room ever since, soon being overlaid with the temperature quilt in progress, cushion cover blocks, the *** for not Pearl (sorry) and various 2019 quilt blocks.



Well the other day I took them off the design wall quilt in the dining room, hied me hence to the sewing school and laid the strips out on their big tables, chose a layout, took them home and put them together!



Oh er missus its bloody eeeeenormous (as the actress said to the bishop, or was it the other way round?) and I have no idea how I am going to be able to layer it let alone quilt the monster .... but do we likey ????



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« Last Edit: March 30, 2019, 08:26:22 AM by Iminei »
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Pearl

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 08:33:59 AM »
 Like?  We love!  Love the graduation of colour. 

Doesn’t the sewing school have space for you to layer it?  Or a local quilt shop?  Or a local hall? Village, school, scout?

Looking forward to seeing the quilting (even if you're not making me a **** yet).
« Last Edit: March 30, 2019, 10:32:38 AM by Pearl »

fajita

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 08:37:43 AM »
It's lovely, @Iminei

Iminei

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2019, 08:46:17 AM »
Yes indeedy ..... I have been offered their space and help from the lovely Ali ...
but I have never before layered such a beast so am understandably apprehensive about it!

I need extra wide backing fabric too so it will be sometime before we get onto this and I have another project to layer and quilt before this beast too!   ;)
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wrenkins

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2019, 09:05:56 AM »
Such vision!
I really really don't know how you do it.
Absolutely stunning.  :loveit:

Top tip. If you want to see your lay out set it all out in the garden and stand on the roof!  0_0  0_0
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Ploshkin

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2019, 09:17:11 AM »
We do likey, velly, muchly.
I've not done anything that big and not done many anyway but when I use basting spray I find a rolling pin handy to get things stuck down nicely.  Once stuck I'm inclined to use some safety pins round the edges (hark at me who has done all of 5 quilts).
Life's too short for ironing.

Lowena

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2019, 09:20:31 AM »
I use 505 spray but for big quilts I too use pins around the edge.
It's lovely @Iminei and very on trend  :)
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Iminei

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2019, 09:30:26 AM »
@wrenkins  I only steal other peeps ideas hon ... this was an adaptation of a quilt by

Lynne Goldsworthy

from Oakshott ... sorry to disabuse you of the idea of any genius ... but Oh what a lot of negative space to fill !!!  :S
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BrendaP

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2019, 09:36:41 AM »
Fantastic   :*
You've gradated the colours but at the same time introduced an element of asymmetry which keeps the eyes interested.  It's one to be really proud of.  0_0

Is it all sewn together as one big top or is it still strips to QAYG?
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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Lowena

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2019, 09:36:45 AM »
But the negative space sets off the colours beautifully, and your supremely accurate piecing :angel:
Don't over quilt it, leave quite a lot of grey-glory  <3
Triumph of hope over experience :D

snoozi soozi

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2019, 09:38:41 AM »
It is v gorge @Iminei why not make it into a dress? Just an idea  :devil:
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Iminei

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2019, 09:43:04 AM »
@BrendaP  its complete and the sooner its layered (and the mess on the other side is hidden) the better!

But first I need some extra wide backing fabric ... I was thinking of a bit more of @LeilaMay 's fabric that she whizzed over to me, the stuff that was left over from your first quilt Leila, black, white and grey umbells ???

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wrenkins

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2019, 10:02:20 AM »
:ninja: Your's is nicer than hers...more interesting.


Just sayin'.
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maliw

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2019, 10:05:43 AM »
FAB  U  LOUS  0_0 0_0 0_0
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Ellabella

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2019, 10:31:31 AM »
Wow, wish I had your eye for colour.
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