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Last of the stash busters

Lowena

Re: Last of the stash busters
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2017, 12:39:13 PM »
That's really nice Kad  <3
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Lantana

Re: Last of the stash busters
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2017, 15:16:16 PM »
That's really nice Kad  <3

I agree! Enjoy the quilting ...... hand or machine?

L :vintage:
Feeling the fear and doing it anyway .... er sometimes!

Kad

Re: Last of the stash busters
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2017, 17:55:13 PM »
It'll be FMQ. I've got the table set to the correct height and the bobbins wound so ready to go, shouldn't take too long with a bit of luck.  :D
Not so much patchwork as personal dressmaker to DD

Kad

Re: Last of the stash busters
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2017, 14:48:54 PM »
Well, it's quilted and the binding has been added  |O. It really is a stash-buster as there's less than a fat eighth of fabric left in total so I call that a success. 0_0

It's not perfect but as good as it's likely to get this side of forever.

 All that needs doing now is to bury all the thread ends and that's a job I hate doing so it's not happening fast  :[
Not so much patchwork as personal dressmaker to DD

Lantana

Re: Last of the stash busters
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2017, 14:55:14 PM »
It's lovely Kad I like the colours and the quilting <3 Well done!

:vintage:
Feeling the fear and doing it anyway .... er sometimes!

b15erk

Re: Last of the stash busters
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2017, 15:57:54 PM »
Kad, it's beautiful!   <3

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Iminei

Re: Last of the stash busters
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2017, 16:49:27 PM »
Lovely cool colours (wish I could do cool!) with a really nice Scandinavian feel ... Bravo!!

How did you quilt that K? Im straining my eyes but can't quite make it out!

Have you tried the Lasoo method for burying your threads?? I find it very effective....

http://thesewingplace.org.uk/index.php/topic,860.0.html

Click on the individual pics and the destructions should show up on the right  of the pic, if not click the i icon!
« Last Edit: June 13, 2017, 16:54:12 PM by Iminei »
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Kad

Re: Last of the stash busters
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2017, 17:23:05 PM »
Yes Iminei, I'm burying the thread ends using the lassoo method and there's not really so many of them. I just hate the job.

To get a reasonable degree of consistency between motifs, I drew one out onto baking parchment, stacked up a total of 5 layers of parchment and using an old blunt needle sewed the design without thread in the machine. Then each layer was well pinned to the quilt sandwich, which I had already stabilised with temporary  lines of stitching, with the rough side uppermost. I can then follow the design without having to mark the fabric in any way. 
Not so much patchwork as personal dressmaker to DD

Iminei

Re: Last of the stash busters
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2017, 07:11:21 AM »
Yay! A Girl after my own heart... I have done that (sort of thing) with a couple of quilts....


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Lowena

Re: Last of the stash busters
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2017, 10:31:42 AM »
Quick cushion I made while it was raining on Wednesday

Triumph of hope over experience :D

Vegegrow

Re: Last of the stash busters
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2017, 12:41:42 PM »
love the orange and turquoise Low :loveit:
"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz

Lowena

Re: Last of the stash busters
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2017, 12:56:30 PM »
Thanks Vege, I'm in a bit of an orange / yellow phase at the moment  :D
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Ellabella

Re: Last of the stash busters
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2017, 15:08:16 PM »
Oh Low that's rather nice and bold. 0_0

Lowena

Re: Last of the stash busters
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2017, 16:09:27 PM »
I'm partial to pastels but love bold and bright  ;)
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Kad

Re: Last of the stash busters
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2017, 11:43:26 AM »
I,m slowly, very slowly, making inroads into my 'collection' of patchwork cottons - but probably ( certainly ) building up my 'collection' of dress making fabrics faster  0_0

This is the latest construction, I'd never done a French Braid quilt before and with a collection of fat quarters from Makower and an extra metre set about using up as much of it as possible. You can just make out in one photo the matching cushion cover made from the left over braids and yardage.

It's backed with flannelette sheeting which makes it very cosy and I've FMQ it with a 'Jig-saw' pattern - very quick and easy as any wobbles and irregularities just add to the jig-saw look.
Not so much patchwork as personal dressmaker to DD