The Sewing Place

Flo's Walk on the Dark Side

Flobear

Re: Flo's Walk on the Dark Side
« Reply #105 on: December 02, 2019, 22:51:35 PM »
And they're here
Dogs are such a help when dressmaking!

Puzzler

Re: Flo's Walk on the Dark Side
« Reply #106 on: December 03, 2019, 07:24:27 AM »
I see you are sliding down that slippery slope, @FloBear  ;)

Iminei

Re: Flo's Walk on the Dark Side
« Reply #107 on: December 03, 2019, 08:07:10 AM »
Yes, but where will the slippery slope end ....DDD ???   :devil:

Are you coming round to play Flobear? Lou's singing ... just for you!
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Flobear

Re: Flo's Walk on the Dark Side
« Reply #108 on: December 27, 2019, 10:28:11 AM »
Got round to finishing the top for my second star block place mat yesterday. Have found a bit of wall to pin things to!



Now to tackle the really unsatisfactory bit on the first block - decided I just couldn't live with it  ><
Had already removed the accidental but beautifully mitred binding!



Dogs are such a help when dressmaking!

Flobear

Re: Flo's Walk on the Dark Side
« Reply #109 on: December 28, 2019, 11:33:54 AM »
Here is the offending part fixed. Not perfect but now live-able with.



And the completed top.


Dogs are such a help when dressmaking!

Lilian

Re: Flo's Walk on the Dark Side
« Reply #110 on: December 28, 2019, 11:50:59 AM »
That's lovely @FloBear I like the colours  :)
Willing but not always able :)

Ploshkin

Re: Flo's Walk on the Dark Side
« Reply #111 on: December 28, 2019, 12:18:39 PM »
I couldn't have lived with it either @FloBear it's in the genes  :)
I do like the one with the blue in it.
Life's too short for ironing.

Flobear

Re: Flo's Walk on the Dark Side
« Reply #112 on: December 28, 2019, 12:28:53 PM »
It's more green than blue - cameras, screens, light levels etc make quite a difference.
Dogs are such a help when dressmaking!

Lilian

Re: Flo's Walk on the Dark Side
« Reply #113 on: December 28, 2019, 12:34:31 PM »
I hope I am seeing the right colours, grey green and red  :)
Willing but not always able :)

Acorn

Re: Flo's Walk on the Dark Side
« Reply #114 on: December 28, 2019, 12:57:15 PM »
That is lovely - and I couldn't either!  If the alteration isn't perfect the fabric and pattern are doing a good job of hiding it!
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Flobear

Re: Flo's Walk on the Dark Side
« Reply #115 on: January 01, 2020, 16:42:13 PM »
I hope I am seeing the right colours, grey green and red  :)

Yes you are @Lilian

3rd placemat top is complete, 4th placemat block is now cut out.

I now feel the need for more rulers  :[ 24" is just plain unwieldy sometimes.
And I may need a new stitch-ripper, I think I have done more unpicking in the last couple of months than in my entire sewing career  ><
« Last Edit: January 01, 2020, 16:43:54 PM by FloBear »
Dogs are such a help when dressmaking!

Ploshkin

Re: Flo's Walk on the Dark Side
« Reply #116 on: January 02, 2020, 13:10:39 PM »
I seem to use my 14" x 4" ruler most of the time.  The 24" x 6" gets used mostly for cutting large pieces of fabric.  I've got a dinky 6" x 1" which gets a lot of air time too.
Life's too short for ironing.

Bjay

Re: Flo's Walk on the Dark Side
« Reply #117 on: January 02, 2020, 13:44:28 PM »
I agree about the rulers- I also could do with a small one. sometimes the 124 x 6 one is just unweildy- not sure about a dinky one though

i have a really good seam ripper, bought for me by my daughter when I began that first bunting quilt. That seems an age ago but it isn't really.
anyway ripper is strong and firm and doesn't disintegrate

Trying to find my way on the Dark side

Iminei

Re: Flo's Walk on the Dark Side
« Reply #118 on: January 02, 2020, 14:17:12 PM »
A 12" x 6" is ideal to use when the 24" x 6 is too unwieldy.
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Lisalou1965

Re: Flo's Walk on the Dark Side
« Reply #119 on: January 02, 2020, 21:07:20 PM »
I received, as a gift for my birthday, four square rulers, 9 1/2, 6 1/2, 4 1/2 and 2 1/2 and they are really useful! I would love something like a 12 x 6 or 6 1/2, but aside from that I am happy :D
If you see me with a seam ripper, now is not a good time