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100 shades of Grey

BrendaP

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2019, 10:35:19 AM »
@BrendaP  its complete and the sooner its layered (and the mess on the other side is hidden) the better!

That's a big, and time consuming, job for Elvis  :sew: even after you've sourced the backing fabric. :S
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: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2019, 13:59:37 PM »
@BrendaP  ... Elvis only comes out of his bodybag (nasty placky thing that it is) for labels, The Splurgess quilts.
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Lowena

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2019, 19:52:14 PM »
Elvis only does labels??  :S
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Acorn

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2019, 20:42:15 PM »
Ooh @Iminei - that's the second time recently that you've made me like grey.  And I really don't like grey normally.

'Tis beautiful.   0_0
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Lachica

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2019, 10:00:57 AM »
Beautiful. You have such s good eye for colour.
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Iminei

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2019, 10:08:12 AM »
Well I really cant take any of the credit for the colours .. theyre Oakshott colours which are scintillating as they are woven not printed.

And I think nice Grey fabric is quite hard to find (over here ... the Americans seem to have loads)

Why I dont know or maybe its the English light? As opposed to ... well those blues that look so gorgeous when holidaying in the Greek islands look nothing like that back over here do they?
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LeilaMay

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2019, 21:43:42 PM »
@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 ???

Were you wanting to know what it was?
Same as I told you before, from MIDSOMER - still the same price too which was the bit I think you didn't like LOL  :)


https://midsomerq.com/collections/quilt-backing/products/extra-wide-108-blueprint-basics-by-robert-kaufman-21383-91-9-00-50cm?variant=12307822805015

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Lovely and goes soooo well with your masterpiece but £18 a metre ...Ouch!
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Iminei

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2019, 04:59:32 AM »
Yes LM, Ouch indeed ...

Funds are now running low chez Imi as I have now been nonearning for over a year ...
so I really must dig through the ridiculous amount of stash I have and see if I have anything remotely suitable.

Size will be the problem. :(
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Iminei

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2019, 10:16:16 AM »
WOW! This was buried all the way at the bottom of page 6 !!! Am I really that lazy or are we just a lot of chatterboxes ??

Anyhoo ... BIG News ..... After the to-ing and fro- ing, humming and Haaing over the backing fabric, a few weeks ago when I was showing Pearl around Dorchesters premier Quilting Emporia I found THE perfect Backing fabric ... and it was extra wide!

Today I received a pic from my Longarmer ...



FAB U Lous!!!!

Now just to sort out an approriate Binding and soon I shall be snuggled under the 100 shades!

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Pearl

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2019, 10:21:05 AM »
Your quilts always have such fabulous backings and bindings, @Iminei .  Can't wait to see this when it's quilted.   <3

Lowena

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2019, 10:33:29 AM »
Looking good. I wish I wasn't such a pauper cheapskate and bought actual fabric for backing  :| but I can't justify the cost to myself  :|
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Pearl

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2019, 10:52:48 AM »
Looking good. I wish I wasn't such a pauper cheapskate and bought actual fabric for backing  :| but I can't justify the cost to myself  :|

Think that might be my problem too, @Lowena .  Also, it takes me so long to get to that stage that I'm fed up of the quilt by the time I have to think about backing and binding.

Lowena

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2019, 11:18:53 AM »
Yes,there's that too @Pearl  It's the planning and piecing that's my favourite part
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Iminei

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2019, 11:30:16 AM »
@Pearl  but how lucky were we that day to find that fabric???
I had been looking for something suitable for most of the year !

Soooo much nicer than my original purchase ... but it wont be wasted!
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Lowena

Re: 100 shades of Grey
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2019, 13:13:33 PM »
Hopefully you will look at the back frequently  :D
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