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The fourth bridge

Lisalou1965

The fourth bridge
« on: November 10, 2019, 20:34:06 PM »
I am working on a quilt for eldest daughter, it’s a double and a big project for me. I have the top finished but cannot make up my mind what I want to do with the underneath. What I do know is that I don’t want it to be plain. She and her partner have three cats and this block is called “cat’s cradle”. I know it isn’t perfect, but I am dead proud of myself as it looks the part. It is 11 inches square.  I think it will feature in the centre of the back.
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rubywishes

Re: The fourth bridge
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 02:12:14 AM »
Very striking...will look fabulous against a dark fabric.
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Lisalou1965

Re: The fourth bridge
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 06:22:36 AM »
Thanks Ruby, I know it may look like nothing to you lot of experienced quilters, but I am dead pleased that the pieces matched up, as there are so many of em! I am only really beginning to experiment with different blocks, and had not worked with little squares before, just big stuff. (six inch or so) I began this thing ages ago, but, although the top is very simple (will try to photograph it today) due to my workload which is heavy, it is taking forever. I then found that the backing fabric I had bought for the purpose, was mis-measured (one metre less than I requested). I bought it an age ago, so cant really complain. I went off to shop where I bought it, and of course, that fabric has been discontinued! So I thought I would make some blocks of some kind and back it in black with blocks in centre or something. Anyway, to cut a long story short, this is where we stand at present. I am thinking of making maybe four different blocks with names I like and make a centre with those, with sashes in between, to make up for the missing fabric. We'll see how it goes. Watch this space for me coming back desperate for advice and encouragement! Wine may be needed...
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Iminei

Re: The fourth bridge
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 08:02:54 AM »
Very nice and I completely agree pieced backs are great ... if you have the time ... most of my pieced backs are the result, as is yours, of not enough fabric

On a 'catty' note ..... How about this block ????



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It was a BOM last year

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Lisalou1965

Re: The fourth bridge
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019, 21:02:32 PM »
Very nice and I completely agree pieced backs are great ... if you have the time ... most of my pieced backs are the result, as is yours, of not enough fabric

On a 'catty' note ..... How about this block ????



linky in case of invisibubble pic

It was a BOM last year

linky

Oh Iminei, that block is perfect!!! Off to check last year's BOM. Thank you! :D
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Lisalou1965

Re: The fourth bridge
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 07:07:29 AM »
This is the top, finally managed to take a picture. It isn’t a fancy design, but many of the fabrics mean something to my daughter and her favourite seasons and holidays are represented   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
« Last Edit: November 12, 2019, 07:15:49 AM by Lisalou1965 »
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Iminei

Re: The fourth bridge
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2019, 08:23:32 AM »
Its lovely, the best quilts aren't usually fancy, just personal ...

The Double cat block is just 7 HST's of two colours and 1 solid square in each colour ... Simples!
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Lisalou1965

Re: The fourth bridge
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2019, 08:29:08 AM »
Its lovely, the best quilts aren't usually fancy, just personal ...

The Double cat block is just 7 HST's of two colours and 1 solid square in each colour ... Simples!

I have already started making it! Thanks for that @Iminei  :loveit:
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Lisalou1965

Re: The fourth bridge
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2019, 10:55:09 AM »
  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  Missing the eyes, but that is two blocks for the back so far
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Iminei

Re: The fourth bridge
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2019, 11:04:56 AM »
Its lovely ...

but Dare I say the two squares above the cats 'heads' need to be all one colour.

The HSTs go to the side of the 'heads' to make 'paws'

Sorry!
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Lisalou1965

Re: The fourth bridge
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2019, 11:13:16 AM »
Bugger...you're right. I will have to sort that tonight - thanks for noticing!

Lx
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Lisalou1965

Re: The fourth bridge
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2019, 21:15:11 PM »
Well, I have unpicked the squares I had attached incorrectly, but am too tired to iron and put back together tonight - at least I know where I went wrong, tomorrow more.  :)
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Lisalou1965

Re: The fourth bridge
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2019, 13:48:58 PM »
Ok, that’s better! ..... I think. Now for the eyes !
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Iminei

Re: The fourth bridge
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2019, 13:57:37 PM »
Purrrrrrrfect  (see what I did there??  ;) )
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Lisalou1965

Re: The fourth bridge
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2019, 09:34:32 AM »
Block three of the four on the back
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