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Title: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on August 08, 2018, 19:39:19 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/5S4l1nJm.jpg)

The Eve Appeal, the gynaecological cancer research charity, are running a campaign called GO RED in September encouraging awareness and fundraising for this vital research into the 5 gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal.

In order to join in, and in memory of our beloved Vegegrow we have decided to put on a special sewalong, SEW RED for September!

This is going to be a pretty simple sewalong... sew something red and share it with us and all your friends. We encourage all entrants to donate whatever sum they can, plus share their makes with their friends and family to encourage more donations.

The donation link is here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/TheSewingPlace

Read more about GO RED here: https://eveappeal.org.uk/supporting-us/take-part-in-an-event/go-red/

Rules

1. You shall make a minimum of one sewn item in a red fabric or majority red design.
2. If you want to make more than one entry, feel free to do so, but submit them in separate posts
3. Any type of sewn object is fine. Garments, quilts, bags, toys, embroidery on existing objects, deco items...
4. Sewing starts on 1st September, you can prepare and cut beforehand but please don't stitch
5. Please post pictures by 30th September midnight

Edit: The rules above are a little more loose than normal sewalongs as this is a charity sew. So if you don't quite hit the mark on one of the rules just let us know.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on August 14, 2018, 10:40:09 AM
Lots of likes but hopefully lots of plans too, right guys?  ;)

I currently have 4m of a fairly cheap "slinky poly crepe" (more slinky, less crepey in my opinion) that I was planning to make a frilly skirt from. It's a bit thin though and not sure if it'll be good for a skirt as I'd probably need to wear some sort of smoothing short underneath it, so maybe a top instead.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Pearl on August 14, 2018, 11:32:04 AM
I'm in.

I have red fabric from FoQ and I found a pattern I liked.  It costs $30.50 (about £27) - not ideal but...  Then I checked the shipping and found that was even more.  :o  Maybe not. 

Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on August 14, 2018, 12:07:42 PM
I'm thinking this might be a good candidate for my thin red fabric.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Fiona M on August 14, 2018, 12:48:26 PM
I’ve got some beautiful quality red & white gingham, I bought from Croft Mill years ago.  Not sure why I bought it, as red’s not a colour I can wear really (looks ridiculous with my fat, tomato red face!).  Would like to make a flouncy skirt, but might be a bit too much ‘cowgirl’?
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on August 14, 2018, 12:51:47 PM
I think that could work. Something with a nice frill around it. I think as long as you steer clear of anything else that reads "cowgirl" while you wear it it would be fine. No western shirts or brown boots!
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Starryfish on August 14, 2018, 12:55:26 PM
I'm in.
I have some thin poly jersey in red and navy swirly paisley; I can make a day to night top for for going out to dinner in.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Lowena on August 14, 2018, 12:56:18 PM
I'll make a red pincushion... :D
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on August 14, 2018, 13:45:53 PM
Remember Ladies,

after the make please show your pics and donate a small amount to The Eve Appeal!
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Sheilago on August 14, 2018, 19:34:46 PM
I’ve just bought a batch of red fat quarters, so might make something small: maybe a quilted tea cosy or some oven gloves. :drink:
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Samantha on August 15, 2018, 10:04:05 AM
I started a shirt dress in some red liberty silk ages ago, it's definitely not sewn, I'm not even sure if I got further than pinning the pattern pieces on to the fabric! Would I be allowed to enter that?
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on August 15, 2018, 10:07:21 AM
@Samantha it's for charity so we're a little more lax  ;) A few stitches here and there is fine. Better if it's only pinned though. The rules are more guidelines on this particular sewalong.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Samantha on August 15, 2018, 10:15:46 AM
Thanks Fran in which case I'm in! I'll dig it out and take photos later. 
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: SewRuthieSews on August 15, 2018, 22:46:35 PM
Hmmmm, something RED.
 :shirt: <3 :flower: :frock:
I will have a look in the fabric cupboard of great loveliness and have a big think.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Jobunnie on August 16, 2018, 01:10:04 AM
Can we  double this up with the Sept BOM challenge for something with appliqué?

Absolutely!
Imi
xxx
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: sewmuchmore on August 18, 2018, 19:05:32 PM
would red/black or red/blue tartan be ok. Red is the dominant colour in both pieces I have.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Fiona M on August 19, 2018, 12:12:55 PM
I’ve got some beautiful quality red & white gingham, I bought from Croft Mill years ago.  Not sure why I bought it, as red’s not a colour I can wear really (looks ridiculous with my fat, tomato red face!).  Would like to make a flouncy skirt, but might be a bit too much ‘cowgirl’?
Having looked at this fabric again, and after going to the trouble of downloading and printing a free pdf skirt pattern (DIBY Club Duchess Skirt), I've decided I might just sew some aprons from it instead.  The likelihood of me actually wearing a skirt made from red & white gingham is sufficiently remote to make me reconsider.
If the aprons turn out well enough, and there's no reason why they shouldn't,  I will sell them locally to raise more funds for the Eve appeal.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on August 19, 2018, 21:54:13 PM
would red/black or red/blue tartan be ok. Red is the dominant colour in both pieces I have.

Sounds fab :)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Lachica on August 19, 2018, 23:07:53 PM
I have some ?viscose? which I was given at sewing club. I tried to leave it there but was persuaded it's 'my colour'. It's an orangey red and I'd usually go for a purply red andit has a 'tablecloth' design woven in...not something I'd usually choose for myself. It has a beautiful drape and doesn't crease. Anyway, I've traced off a Prima shirtdress pattern today and will make it & donate for Vege. I may also donate the finished dress....we'll see.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: blubli on August 21, 2018, 21:34:49 PM
Probably a stupid question but... does it have to be proper red or would dark red or wine be ok?
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on August 21, 2018, 22:27:21 PM
Probably a stupid question but... does it have to be proper red or would dark red or wine be ok?

Any red as long as it can comfortably be described as red! And red wine red... well that sounds pretty red.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on August 22, 2018, 07:53:52 AM
How do we join up Fran, Is there an official start/end date ... What are the rules?
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on August 22, 2018, 08:18:05 AM
How do we join up Fran, Is there an official start/end date ... What are the rules?

All in the first post :)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: blubli on August 22, 2018, 22:06:15 PM
Any red as long as it can comfortably be described as red! And red wine red... well that sounds pretty red.

In that case I think I'll make an autumn/winter skirt. I just couldn't see myself wearing bright red!
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: sewmuchmore on August 24, 2018, 18:53:39 PM
So I have at last managed to get all my red fabrics together, just have to decide what to make. A few of the pieces are left over from other projects so may combine, thinking some of the red velvet and the tartans to make a Vivian Westwood style skirt.
Amended. oops just seen the closing date, going away on Tuesday for 3 weeks so may not have time to get anything done, dam.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Bowerbird on August 29, 2018, 03:01:10 AM
How serendipitous this is. I currently have a length of red linen/cotton mix casually draped across the bed  chair  cutting table oops, it's back in the drawer. I had plans for a tunic top and a summer dress, so it may even happen now that there is a reason to get to it.

And now that I've said it out loud I shall have to do it.  :snip:  :vintage:  :shirt:  :toast:

@Lachica, I prefer purpley red too.

ETA there for their
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on August 29, 2018, 07:19:58 AM
Have I said that Im in???
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Lachica on August 29, 2018, 08:22:16 AM
Have I said that Im in???

Ei
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: SewRuthieSews on September 01, 2018, 06:51:10 AM
It is now September so I need to go and see what RED based fabrics I have available and what I want to sew.  :fabric:
I don't have any particular thoughts other than knit tops or maybe a jacket.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 01, 2018, 07:29:59 AM
Ok, 1st September and I'm off .....

Iminei's Sew Red for Vege (https://photos.app.goo.gl/c5xRGCZ5XyGFQGSz7)

Wish me luck girls!
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: SewRuthieSews on September 01, 2018, 19:19:04 PM
Washed some Red fabric to make the Kinder cardigan from Wendy wards knit book.
It's a knit pattern but you can use wovens too for some styles.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 02, 2018, 09:24:39 AM
And Verily I have had a revelation ........

Handed down from Heavens in Gods hand .....

Tracing paper!!!
Kids Tracing paper from the Bargains shop at £1.25p a pack!

Let me explain...

For the Sew RED Quilt, Im having to print off a load of patterns, fix them to the folded squares of fabric and then cut loads of pieces to make up the block .. So far so good, accurately (mostly) cut pieces and a fairly happy bunny.

Next you have to paper piece the middle of the block, the square in square ... it starts the whole thing off very accurately and then you just build onto this super straight square with your trapezoids (get ,me , like I know what a trapezoid is ... Well I do now obvs)

The problem is laying your beautifully cut 2 1/2" square of fabric behind the printed foundation paper accurately to cover the printed square with a reasonable seam allowance all around. You have to hold the thing up to a light/window or lay it ontop of a light box, fiddle around to get it straightish, then place the next piece in its position, then turn the whole thing over, keeping these two bits of fabric where they are, take it to the sewing machine and hope nothings moved too far out of position before you start to sew over the printed line.

Now my first one was almost spot on,  but one was so bad I had to re-cut my pieces (no unpicking on a 1.5 stitch length!) so I can see this becoming a real problem.

AGS talked of using Vellum, so I hopped onto Google and ... Sharp intake of breath, almost £10  for 30 sheets!!!
but then a niggle began in my brain ... hadnt I bought a shed load of kiddies Tracing paper a couple of years back when I was tracing a load of patterns for something or  other????

Yes I had ... and ... I knew where they were. Upstairs I ran and down it came ...

First problem, would it print?
The First one was smeary and the printer didnt much like it going through ... BUT ... if you guide the TP as it goes into the printer completely straight, it prints out just beautifully!

Next problem, Would it smear?....
If I rubbed it very hard against white, yes theres a lil mark BUT the fabric is laid against the TP on the reverse side to the printing!

Visibility next ... judge for yourselves ...

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Tearability .... just as good as the regular foundation stuff!!!

Oh Boys and Girls, this is a revelation on a Biblical Scale ... Im so happy !!!

BTW @rubywishes  ... Im sure you have kiddies tracing paper over there!!!
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Bowerbird on September 02, 2018, 09:32:13 AM
@Iminei  well done!

I, on the other hand, did my usual style of h.......k in my sewing room today. I swept the room with a glance.

I did see the red fabric as I passed on my way to get something else. Does that count?
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Lowena on September 02, 2018, 10:05:14 AM


I, on the other hand, did my usual style of h.......k in my sewing room today. I swept the room with a glance.



Love it!!!  :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: rubywishes on September 02, 2018, 21:11:02 PM
@Iminei sadly, alas, my printer will not take the childrens' tracing paper  :'(. it is a big monster of a thing and I can't get behind it to feed in individual sheets so I have had to stick with standard paper in the pick up tray. Maybe next time I need to print out more I might see if Mr.Ruby can re-position it for me but for now I'm not stressing. I'm using a 1.5 stitch and the paper pulls away from my trial blocks very easily. I also read a tip where you can wet a cotton bud and run that along your stitch line to moisten the paper prior to removing it so that it is easier.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 03, 2018, 08:54:23 AM
@rubywishes ... its the seethroughocity of the TP that is the key for me not the detachability after the event !

Tho' I have yet to actually detach some, I might try it in a minute as I tried to work something out yesterday ... which didnt work ... but I got a lovely (wrong sized) block out of it so can practice on that.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on September 03, 2018, 09:57:14 AM
I've got to focus on this flower girl dress and my dress for the wedding too before I can even look at Sew Red :( But I might start tracing out the pattern I want to sew in the mean time when I get bored or need to step away from the hellish project  :D
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: blubli on September 03, 2018, 21:25:00 PM
I was sick all weekend and by the time I looked at the fabric I intended to use, the dark red colour reminded me of old school uniforms! I'll be ordering some brighter fabric tonight and will put something together this weekend. I'll be on holiday the weekend after, which I completely forgot about..... But at least I know what I want to make! :)

Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: SewRuthieSews on September 03, 2018, 22:41:08 PM
I have started my cardigan jacket. However appear to have purchased some upholstery fabric. So quite tough!
Hopefully with look like a garment and not a standard when it is done.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 04, 2018, 14:07:42 PM
Well Ive got 10 done, 15 more are on their way.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/sDZWYvJ5_QeqBF3zg4LcgXYJJzG9omXfzntOOseE1uEp7BrZuMfkfW1Kf5MBWfdbuDQsK7M5EMQ9WiAjL5Dan322PuZTlP7KFiG34XX2anfe0fYcyPyxkexssuvKIcmvM6M85aHWSlWvriO5wlo3WYdnfYfCs9VHLPYZRYPjN4eS97Y04rWB3CMLAfxu-V6gBJ6yjZ9lH9WzchI_3VooJ-tsqVHtw61EbUsasv08GNXG9RFoB0m-OtSUKdtHUdkGUYU3gTxIFxM0oV6NHbxeW45bYf_SA0Eqdyov_87Is7CL2aNxF_Lf5lUqQZDzupPxyR6YyT3qBnzeZPjj7Q8dRi48AXMOi0OqAT-RAEiCY5LX0Av0VFGXd4YbxOKE4DlirYlpqUZalYyg87bG65mD5iwW6cI7LwgdyiQ6R8cFeumIodxTWAnmC7B7WD4mN3w2XprqSIVJ6e675P59LjdIiceKOFtj-CnDQe7WkbZHZbfur0el1Y5mJI_GneKl3lQebERc0ysZg-dR1vokNE43layqbMuIVMhs7D2Zt0FY9XdkTxRktS90_pDrWTclmx9r1fEvEmPzHA8wXhd3_ChvnL7aNrYsi1psTxIldILJce4i_L7q0StVMEVDRg=w584-h780-no)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Lowena on September 04, 2018, 16:11:21 PM
Tea cup pin cushion as promised...... and.....only 4th September @Iminei  :P  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]    [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Starryfish on September 04, 2018, 18:30:31 PM
Well done @Lowena , a lovely pincushion!

I have finished my red Day to Night top, and if the light is any good tomorrow, will take a picture.

Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: rubywishes on September 05, 2018, 05:16:06 AM
@rubywishes ... its the seethroughocity of the TP that is the key for me not the detachability after the event !

Tho' I have yet to actually detach some, I might try it in a minute as I tried to work something out yesterday ... which didnt work ... but I got a lovely (wrong sized) block out of it so can practice on that.
@Iminei .....just a thought...why don't you trace your markings/seam allowance for each block onto the back of your paper so you know exactly where you have to place your fabric without peeking backwards and forwards to the front side or trying to hold it all up to the light? That's what the instructor had me doing.  Or have I misunderstood what you meant?
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 05, 2018, 07:58:28 AM
Possibly because of smearing (of pencil/marker pen) but more probably because life is too short.

The TP came out easily, maybe not quite as easily as the FP would but easy enough and when it came it didnt leave lil teeny tiny bits caught in the stitching so thats a bonus.

Any how I have 15 blocks with a TP inner square and hopefully they will grow some more today.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on September 05, 2018, 10:18:39 AM
Now I'm realising that this little Flower Girl dress is burgundy so I can submit it, wahoo!

I cut it all out last night and it's looking lovely. Excited but nervous now.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Samantha on September 05, 2018, 10:32:00 AM
I finished cutting out my shirt dress yesterday. Need to get some matching thread and interfacing at lunchtime so I can start stitching.

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Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 06, 2018, 08:26:50 AM
I finished the 15 blocks yesterday but stopped before  pressing and squaring them up? down? to 10 1/2" as I was tired after a full day of sewing (and listening to my SK book)

Today I will do that, then lay them out and figure out how to make the 6 half blocks I need ....

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Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Lowena on September 06, 2018, 10:12:07 AM
I'm looking out for cups and saucers today whilst in St Ives. 3 people want me to make them the pincushions ( pic further up the page ) but for these I'll be making the actual cushion from patchwork. They're popular because if you miss the cushion the pins fall into the saucer ( which is superglued to cup )
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Ploshkin on September 06, 2018, 12:35:12 PM
@Iminei  I don't seem to be able to see any of your pictures at the moment (though when others can't see them I can)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 06, 2018, 16:44:32 PM
Linky  (https://photos.app.goo.gl/c5xRGCZ5XyGFQGSz7)...

Ive nearly made 6 more full blocks for the half blocks ( :S )

I simply couldnt workout a way to make them in 3 blocks and AGS's destructions for the half blocks make no sense at all and dont solve the problem, as I perceive it ... at least I dont think they do, and hope they dont otherwise I have gone very wrong..

I might run  it by you @BrendaP later or tomorrow am to get your take on it if you dont mind.

Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 06, 2018, 16:46:03 PM
Q: When do we donate to the EVE appeal?

After the make? During? or Before?
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on September 06, 2018, 18:05:43 PM
Q: When do we donate to the EVE appeal?

After the make? During? or Before?

Any time you like. I have set it up through Virgin Money so I can deposit the funds straight into the Eve Appeal.

My personal plan is to post about the campaign once I've finished my garment and provide a link then, but I'll probably sort my own donation before then.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: BrendaP on September 06, 2018, 19:00:18 PM
Linky  (https://photos.app.goo.gl/c5xRGCZ5XyGFQGSz7)...

I might run  it by you @BrendaP later or tomorrow am to get your take on it if you dont mind.

@Iminei  I've just gone back three pages to find the original linky only to find you've added itto this post> :devil:  Whatever it is you do, or don't do, your posts are notoriously difficult to see sometimes!

Anyway what you are asking is, is there a way to make half blocks without making a whole one and cutting it into unequal halves and discarding the smaller piece.

You would have to go back to the original pattern which has 'place on fold' printed on it.
Make two copies of that.
Tape them together so that they touch each other on one "fold" line.
Tape another piece of paper underneath so that you can add a seam allowance to the other "fold" lines.

That should extend all the pieces that need the extra  so that  any border/binding can be sewn on.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on September 06, 2018, 20:33:44 PM
Seeing as I can't progress on flower girl dress due to lack of thread, I've started pattern prep for my SewRed top which will be part of my SWAKOP too :)

It's loose fit so I won't make a toile. I don't expect this will be an easy sew. It's all on the bias and the fabric is a difficult slinky poly crepe.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Lachica on September 06, 2018, 22:20:32 PM
I've started! I'd prepped this pattern before the competition was announced. It's a Prima one, should be easy, although this shirtdress doesn't have bust darts so it might pull a bit - since getting my BOB sized bras my boobs stick out further and they've been gathered up from my underarms. The red crepey type fabric with a jacquard design was given to me by a lovely lady at sewing club who insisted it's my colour. It's not a fabric I'd have chosen but it has a lovely drape and hopefully I'll like it once it's done. I traced the pattern and have marked my seam allowances at 8mm on shoulders, sleeves and collar, 15mm at sides in case it needs letting out a bit. I've always thought it's daft to sew at 15mm then trim. I will need a note of what's what & will need to set up the machine more accurately than usual though.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: SewRuthieSews on September 07, 2018, 00:01:47 AM
My coatigan is nearly done, just one more evening of sewing and I can share.
So far I am really pleased with it.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 07, 2018, 08:22:27 AM
@BrendaP and anyone else that could be remotely interested.

The pattern you see on top of the folded (in quarters) 15" + square of fabric is just used to cut the 64 pieces for each block, you literally slice through the paper and fabric ... it bears no relation to the final layout of the block.

AGS's take on the elongated block completely baffles me ... She suggests cutting the top and bottom large trapezoid 1/2" wider than the normal 1 1/2" width (of all the trapezoids).

This makes no sense to me whatsoever (But who the hell am I to question a renowned quilter and author of P&Q books???)

This is MY thinking .... Im doing a 5 x 5 layout.

1st row RED centre square,
2nd row WHITE centre square,
3rd row RED centre square, 
4th row WHITE centre square
5th row RED centre square

I want to emphasise the white in this so ...

1st row half block top and bottom
2nd row 5 full blocks
3rd row half block top and bottom
4th row 5 full blocks
5th row half block top and bottom

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/AJ5mJxdXo5Kbph5-BaGbZ00oP23nZzYdP9BY46IiN0-72m7DJiVRFhtDQkrOFCtACjcWVubNrEHyKEXczlNbR5Vgv_APYbI6az22Kd1WQ9n-iXY6_eiqQvTuyG4igiRJlwiYD9AwmCX1QR4uCdOLCtC9yK3pzgkvPwK-_MNByTwA1YBTyJKllpIGS4FAS7XpK9qg7-_99fbIusGCokPYdauOztbBXYkEGqDmypgo68WiZhemhiq8DX4PsCzsClYuo4OL4qzBi9HN-_1dE1JY8TAnUM7CcX7YoafYuC3ODUfcXp7o0uWG2klrROIvp1e7OrOVuWnWixNPAAI1QEJoqRhlnX5Od99n3ybx9w6l3mzhc6vY1awUdPXIZB-7fvNHpc9E0n6dC-zPDxxpdEtNBMiVj4yoFs4bCBFQ_VT8GzHaPPcBXg26E86SO84mP4uxjGUptO_UKOTjzrInjRT9T9pY54OMxzRhtQxZAT8EhX6UUsgoZv-0rlfLPpQg7SnO9cK8LS7o71-820ySQeMWMKRFXKcdZzEH-qQ9FJiqKZrvdPqonMYUzLgObiWtEBmTqeb2xZshWbEnhFLXUcQk0mwN7V79162FfH66MPr4d7krqw93jmKGEgG428aOu9_5o7YfosvdoO10fHrxxCUAd-kRu_zbYmtjlfIMIH9j2vLJM19TmAM=w543-h544-no)

AGS posted this pic on Craftsy for me and another girl who have flipped the layout to make it easier for us to work out the number of blocks (her pic had 49 blocks so I have cropped this to my size)

And you can see that the half blocks are chopped through the MIDDLE of the complete block not the top or bottom...

So WHY do you need to elongate the top and bottom trapezoid??? You are just going to sew those as per normal with a 1/4" seam to the last full block??? Arent you???

My thinking is you have to sacrifice a near half block in order to get a proper half block. I imagine someone clever could build half a block, but that someone is not me and they are quite easy and almost relaxing to make and Im sure I could do something with the excess bits sooooo ....

Linky in case of invisibubble pics (https://photos.app.goo.gl/c5xRGCZ5XyGFQGSz7)

Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: BrendaP on September 07, 2018, 17:40:37 PM
@Iminei   Does this explain it?
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At the top left you see a full block - green dashed lines to show the block with its seam allowances.  Also solid yellow lines for each quarter of the pattern. 

At bottom left you see a half block.  Blue dashed lines to show seam allowances all around.  Also yellow solid lines to show where the quarter pattern pieces fit.

It's the bit of solid grey which you have to add to give the seam allowance.

Add on to the quarter pattern the additional quarter inch in the places where it's needed.  That will make the trapezoids longer.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: fajita on September 07, 2018, 18:37:56 PM
Oh that was very clear, @BrendaP

I hadn't really figured out what the problem was, but your reply made the question make sense, and answer it. Clever B.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 07, 2018, 20:24:11 PM
aaaaaand I am still completely baffled!


Sorry, I told you I was a dunce!
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: wrenkins on September 07, 2018, 20:33:10 PM
Imagine if you were just cutting an ordinary square in two. If you wanted to sew it back together again you wouldn't have any seam allowance (in the middle) so the result would not be a square.
 
In order to end up with a square you'd have to add in 1/2" for seam allowance. It's exactly the same thing except that you're cutting through all your little shapes. You need to make those shapes half an inch longer for seam allowances when you sew them into your pattern.  :)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: BrendaP on September 08, 2018, 00:05:10 AM
Let's try another way of looking at it.

Print or trace four copies of your pattern onto paper.
Stick them together so that the 'place on fold' edges are touching each other.
Trim off any excess paper outside of that block.
You now have a full block including the seam allowances around the outsides.

Draw a line through the middle of the block.
You now have two half blocks.
As Wrenkins says, if you were to cut through that line there will be no seam allowance, so draw another line a quarter of an inch (or whatever you want for the seam allowance) below that line.
Cut the paper on that second line.
You now have a pattern to use for the half blocks; place it on a single layer of fabric and cut it out.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 08, 2018, 05:11:30 AM
Oh thank you girls for all your help,
you are so kind, but I found it easier to make six new blocks so can just cut them as I wish.

I did make a block a couple of days ago with the centre square 2 1/2" x 3" but it just resulted in an 11" Block somehow so no good!

So Ive got a nice stack of blocks all squared up (or down) to 10 1/2"ish just waiting for me to put them together.
When I saw this pattern 5 years ago I decided it was a step too far for me and now here I am, and its been really easy (so far) sort of relaxing too as you dont need to think .. well up to now you dont ... about it.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/6HMuXqDbjgsoQGijvsTNiuJW7lLLhveJYM6ZJXWDr5TG3ws4wlggx0a-we-C6nLS3TBgNu8B83I9Ew6-D6vwr1jY1TznREyZ2qTkVMTBwRXbDm1aOr9miaepNaxcrMujTdOPPi2Ncx2k6fBK3rxGxRioWMUoy6uAzShF6dPFSQRCr77GgbZXHMYh6s7MiVVr8LJ6K85NSX3R6H7SoxLk5XsmUK2mPw0tLPNeXU_rEz1bIGSgOzZ370FK99WmnpHo7b4iGFcNjHbz4KB5UL6dyFS7AImds2jYcCClb0BDxFnprqXvhWVCK88mgLBPQHG1KF5aGt35lqztAayDyD1BkwD_b-8vUnZo5Ti4ZuQwMDQbolg8tPdiX1QS82KHylcjfpUN0sYuNecEDKF6sMHvBDaTiwJ6dY9COqFzsXpJLe42Bpwxc2JYSRWCS_l-FQ4YLCDtdxXJ0dO5IMzIfZXC34rCX-F0WkIOwx6trhr-4CZl2jE_xoXEID08F7ghuu9Dn0Fqg_NKmRd2fQ7vkObLTtIdg52EV275-2CeKbVLvkn_WAkr9ZichuN1NOWSA8dXF09UbCzEgeeyH4vUk_HZ_RT9r4GE_alG1TybS6gXCQ-GNGzG-BOifOEZrD9xIfhi595WBxSOrcyovATWz6AsRsYwVYpM_z1brQcOmKM8q5IcsUCBa84=w584-h780-no)

If its invisibub heres the linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/c5xRGCZ5XyGFQGSz7)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: BrendaP on September 08, 2018, 08:18:30 AM
I'm sure you will find a creative way to use the not quite half blocks - and then use them in the backing.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: BrendaP on September 08, 2018, 10:11:40 AM
I have finished the red wearable quilt, but can't include it in this as I sewed it last month, but I've made a last minute decision that I want some red jeans for my hols (only 6 days away) and I have a length of red ponte lurking in the stash, so here goes!

The pattern is Deer & Doe 'Saffran' which I have made before in a rather less stretchy denim.  That fits snugly so I'm happy that this will fit without any tweeking. I just need to find a bit of something for the pocket lining.

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Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: BrendaP on September 09, 2018, 22:41:33 PM
Jeans finished and a donation made to the Sew Red appeal in memory of Vege.

The jeans are OK, but the finish with ponte is nowhere near as good as it was when I made the same pattern using proper denim - the slightest bit of wonkiness in the seams shows and the belt loops did NOT want to co-operate.  However the ponte has a lot more stretch than stretch denim and so they are comfortable to wear, and anyway I usually wear longer tops over trousers, so next time I think about ponte for trousers it will be plain pull on elasticated waist jobbies.

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Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Fiona M on September 10, 2018, 07:41:21 AM
You lot are unbelievable!  Where do you find the time?  I'm only making pinnies, and I've got as far as pulling the fabric out of stash and considering various designs ...
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 10, 2018, 08:03:04 AM
Well done Brenda and Im loving that quilt behind you!

As for me I finished the main body of the quilt yesterday and am now pondering borders.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CGbpyetZzsjfvhHZIiniq1oyU9cY9FfUjzPGq7Ej0Q2ASAVkXrPJP-Eaqi4b4L2LoVP8aqHpHohHSZzg_qXITNpISzsPz2v2Fxvhr1yQufvLki3OS9jM_MvJ6F-xsdMaIBXZ_8EhH2LRoYsHluM4fzuGsssVIeJmiQGJyK0oMkMwexnDv7H7YZHswwuniH0RixkaD5ooOVC85Ma_lWBG6eeWoEx319ZinQn_-8rpdiZCTh6AY-dGOT7IOgcHK8L60jYyfULC5PQG-UHBW4VDbdH3SbHl7mEbnBYK-Qt5_xRXv7xce0zmEtytc7cn2ZrE5WHFhZwxDa4p2WcYC2F8GlscspM3-owOUXBBZzdEFBM8QeF4cjHtB2QjP5uPN29doOtu2PAhxIcthbjEeXcuDd7rQCAfp5JqeVB-qmRGfUjt11DEpYHuaeL1bWIS8opSPhPigjrNg61rmurVaZc6Dy1oBwGqa3jvBbOHsYwM7br0iN46X_2mRztaOqDUV-z6QiVAd_sQ0We1wdhDTEaYIzwp3G7yMZwmPFX_opHK1Q0PKfFAedunGP10WM9x35_-vDjdIlRuMyi09qXTMOmD9BFYkeNeol1fD0EFqJ56D0PjwaOQdqFqvPJA4uY2NigH24rA1T3pzXf2eiYOmeZ3l7o0BRnjuFtO772mSmoxKAMuy40KGPQ=w1045-h780-no)

I want the white to shine so Im thinking a red border than a white, then red ... Tho I dont want to it be too big as I still need to quilt it.
 
I have some of this fabric available (Rudy Black, the red, white and black)... which Im thinking of for the backing maybe I could insert a thin strip of it as a border on the front? Or one of the other two ?

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/xoOnczna7oNaANjbkpkU3Kzq9uGx8mMWg9k2ikdQMtocRW5a1tanLCRiYK0bK1wIrvZxzY1c6lIuUjyIln9xkFdWjUP5IEeImiSBJFqkfk_1xti0xo2WAdpKZatoGrrmoSQye21gRYTRVXHRk0HRdsHVEmXTP6eqFBCRiUbLfAwrq17f6F-zx1vZ-k4qBFHwDBHgySYvOky8jLfw4uVCB1ROAOEVmf4M7Y6pEKvPtuNwO2RhDIjpfBygcvdTe5bKHZ0msUBBWhHM-rUEJPwlyw_L4F_SBD_1SheZibKfI6M3qqrXeqG3vEWf2zj62XafWrJxBpokiVgl_Y0Ooqa3vk95zkaU0--SPbavVwmUMw4UB0gKOHCqrow9U7YnF-3ZQ-tr7jYbq_eb9n21P2UuqyTdaniwQmg_1VNewl3BMwdU0gxd3kSVH6RApbtiA3zApwWr1AUi3-QtepR9rdr-p81ywKNEHsDfyZ9O9R-8mQKLJ8sL_7QFINOjVoc4RwJXOKRhkyRFdUOH7wSQ1n8p56bhu7spSGfFdLF4-IDWzKQ3bo3yPP_6Kx2f8TTueO-Z5l89VBRbJfSMn-zPDKARJA474RlCEoCAKQ1FPaugjGh4QkmBFFa5cJLNCw=w1110-h774-no)

linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/c5xRGCZ5XyGFQGSz7)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: BrendaP on September 10, 2018, 08:45:36 AM
If the middle of those three is the same as used for the little red squares in the main quilt I think you definitely should be using it in the borders.

The main part of the quilt has two red sides and two white sides.  How about making the borders red-white-red along the white sides and white-red-white along the red sides.  Either mitre the corners or use square corner stones.  The black could be used for them.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Sheilago on September 10, 2018, 08:47:16 AM
Well done Brenda, that was quick! They look a really good fit, from what I can see.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 10, 2018, 08:52:33 AM
Yes @BrendaP The red in the middle of the Pineapples is the red in the middle of these 3 fabrics ...

its the remains of the extra wide backing fabic that I used on the B&W jobby ... Im veering toward the Red/Black for the binding tho to give it a strong frame but Ive only got 10" ...(really dont want to buy any more fabric) and I think Im going to need more than 4 WOF for the binding. At the moment it should be 50" sq.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: BrendaP on September 10, 2018, 09:00:03 AM
Five minutes ago I could see the pieced top, now I can't!  What do you do to make your photos magically disappear?

If I was trying to eke out 10" of fabric for a border I'd cut 2" strips instead of 2.5" strips, but then I usually hand stitch the back of the binding, you do need the extra half inch if you want to machine it down.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 10, 2018, 09:43:43 AM
I have no idea!!!!  :S

Reattached the image (I hope) but here is the linky to the album (https://photos.app.goo.gl/c5xRGCZ5XyGFQGSz7)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Acorn on September 10, 2018, 09:44:53 AM
I'd go for the red and black for the binding, I think.  I've a feeling the red/white/black might just be a bit too weak, so that it would look as though the bits of black had just wandered in.

Can you get any more of it?  (Trying not to think about a certain green spotty fabric...)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 10, 2018, 09:53:12 AM
   0_0  hahahahaahaha ... yes I saw it at the Ever Decreasing Emporia last Friday.


So Red/white/black for the backing
Dark red/black for binding
Red used in centre of blocks and white for borders.

Thank you Peeps! x
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Acorn on September 10, 2018, 10:06:44 AM
Sounds lovely.   :)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 10, 2018, 12:15:30 PM
Well that was an eye opener!

After the last few posts I thought no time like the present so beetled off to the EDE;

After 10 minutes of wandering around in circles scouring the depleted shelves I began to get an ominous feeling, Surely they hadn't sacrificed the bolt to FQland ??? My heart sank into my stomach, gave a final lurch and stopped beating ... 

Skip forward 5 slow motion minutes and on my 5th go round I spotted the bolt, hiding amongst some purples (FFS??!!) and my heart started beating again ... 2 minutes later I was out the door and on my way home with a metre of the required design ... oh and a metre of some contrasting blue and green for a project I have in mind!  ;)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Ploshkin on September 10, 2018, 12:58:52 PM
You live on the edge don't you Iminei.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Sheilago on September 10, 2018, 20:09:16 PM
For those not venturing over to the Dark Side, here is my ‘sew red’ inspired Autumn Hare cushion, which was also part of the Dark Side’s appliqué challenge. A good use of some tweed and tartan scraps that I’ve had lying around and it cheers up my sofa a bit as the nights draw in!
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: SewRuthieSews on September 10, 2018, 22:57:33 PM
Here is my entry - I have also made a donation as suggested.

Lined coatigan from Wendy Ward's Kinder cardigan pattern
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FUKnA0DHSJI/W5S_rvBA3BI/AAAAAAAALng/31pUGLjKJqE7arfZH22mRR4rq4i57EI2wCLcBGAs/s320/RedKinder%2B%25282%2529.JPG)(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-r8lk7_MVuLg/W5TBcMSZImI/AAAAAAAALn0/G_EaIwo6o6whYzLIYXcA6GqbVIzx7SrawCLcBGAs/s320/RedKinderLining%2B%25282%2529.JPG)
More details of pattern and modifications on the blog.
http://ruthieksews1.blogspot.com/2018/09/kinder-coatigan.html
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 11, 2018, 08:51:12 AM
Lovely cushion Sheilago, really beautiful but OMG, you're all leaping ahead of me ... (get the pun)
Better get back to it I guess .. I had a day off while I dallied with Octobers BOM.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Bowerbird on September 11, 2018, 12:08:37 PM
Hurrrah, I have my red shirt cut out, and the interfacing fused & ready to go.

I could have had it done sooner (ha ha, i am so funny) but I made a grey version first for a funeral on Friday. We're having that spring/autumn weather that can be anything, and it looks like warmer rather than cooler.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Bogwoppit on September 11, 2018, 12:23:05 PM
I'm joining in too!
Got red crinkly chiffon stuff to make in to a top.  I've made it before in lawn and this is my first try sewing really lightweight stuff.
Changed it to a single piece for the back as I can easily get it over my head, remembered to change the facing too and they match.

Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on September 11, 2018, 12:26:42 PM
I'm so itching to join but have corset and dress to complete first. But I have traced off the pattern at least!
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 11, 2018, 12:47:53 PM
May I have your input please ...

Please hop over to my picasa (https://photos.app.goo.gl/c5xRGCZ5XyGFQGSz7) and give me your opinion about the border and binding choices ... pics at the end of the album.

None of them might be completely right but Im trying to keep the width of the border down as the top measures 52" sq at the moment ..

The red strip will measure 1" (F) and white strip will measure 2" (F) so thats an extra 6" on the top  :S
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on September 11, 2018, 12:51:53 PM
I'm not keen on the black/red fabric.

I think the last gets my vote. White next to the blocks, two shades of red for border. The white around the blocks seems to "open up" the design somehow (lovely whitespace) and then the two shades of red next to each other are interesting, prefer that to them split up.

So BB for me.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Lowena on September 11, 2018, 12:54:44 PM
To be honest, I'm not that keen on any of them. I think it only needs 2 strips and not 3. Having 3 detracts from the body of the quilt to me.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 11, 2018, 12:58:32 PM
The dark red/black and the lighter red/white are for the binding Ladies ...

Border currently consists of a 2"(f) white strip with a 1"(f) red strip
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Fiona M on September 11, 2018, 13:27:33 PM
Ok, so I figure I’d better get a move on.
The fabric is in the washer and the pattern is out on my sewing table. ;)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on September 11, 2018, 14:16:12 PM
Shit, washing. Forgot about that bit. Do I really need to wash poly crepe?
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Fiona M on September 11, 2018, 16:15:04 PM
@Francesca No, not poly, it won’t shrink!
Cotton for pinnies though, needs preshrinking, and a bit of the red dye needs to be lost - don’t want anyone grumbling cos my pinny turned their whites pink!
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Bogwoppit on September 11, 2018, 16:49:26 PM
I should really have been completing my coursework but.....
Nearly late for school pick up wearing my new top.
I'll do a donation tomorrow, money sorting day. [Editted to add that I've now done this]
Top is simple with a self tie attached in the side seams. Pattern has a pleat at the neck but I thought gathers would be better for this. Pattern is Rosalind top from August's Sew magazine.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 11, 2018, 19:55:00 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/WCmDDrmxO13Aw0Bg8GBSCKTCAbZpzDLu4fuJ9RDLXBUcmJnFDvuDblMeXdS86Cr-9dVN7jHcXKZUryO65Q3jD4I_uH6cI8uHpHCTMZk28anfihFit3XdFBSYEnkKdJypRkW9cXKewlkuAUFZmomsMzHHLBa5jbKDMl9ET7elHcVukzjtZa2qURlapahHzUmmuorQzKw3MVu3G-mNnysOhcGFsqhmn01th9i9pEk-osvVshf_I-Q5I0EfEsiEgfszdlyNnCWXlFBA6VnfKiQOVXKMEpnw1OAMkhtxr117VbAGpgAnUp6YCAVjcr_Eu1RjD_UPyhADTTOkOfdtWYpMlyP2qpTeKTMay5G5uNMO0xaZIUIQW0X3VFzB5ybcYtD59i212-Jq3AOLtut7yYq2BBKm2vT98C82kc5-0_O19WoiGwkHsimJyaryP68EHRoENpTw2Naih3uLptAfoiRmTpXA3pn4V4kj7InA8DmPO6ySKvPvFhOQUHLSxPJaEkXeMG4FZ_lIAejtSlcHVuo6fup6vbsszSvxiz5NLhwwX8MW_D7L0sGwJQLkEJo3liuM-Mlz1kyl1RFAcDQidq2tszcleZT4qfyqAw9KBC3adXJaYKmSEJoPKcPUILcWcZyMeW284XThkxTKl7os4AGqga0qdzdyEJGvDBuFfmmusaknQZ4J71w=w579-h774-no)

if you cant see it use the linky below....
and never let me do an enclosed border again ... they are a right PITA
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Sheilago on September 11, 2018, 23:53:32 PM
It looks wonderful @Iminei . How do you make these complicated quilts so quickly?!
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 12, 2018, 08:24:04 AM
Thank you Sheilago ... praise indeed coming from you!

Not so complicated really ... the hardest part was joining the blocks accurately enough!

Anita Grossman Solomans Traditional Blocks made Simple was the first class I bought from Craftsy and I would recommend it to anyone starting out in the Darkside as she uses incredibly easy techniques ...

The Opus ...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/A4m93MyAT-isbmmz1ah2NKV6VEOCQn-yLcnaENTPgoOZrDG2drrxeSa7Krd2YNoe3IJex6iAgZUcPK3z1dvg-Ezb-a2qlhbg2OvHZaHSMwn9JoyApnVh_qZon8tVvECshEGCXxWG8dVxMLRi1WbSp7pZPDPe8ASf-yTUtQlQk2GKdL2DIiqeXrUmlJwEX--NYf_DN6kJI6_7957moQNMSB9GMMg_JlSt_SBbxPX1k6u3kc-Ou89VIXPTsCBt-SdUwhbaVGBYi9wdyLJUEltN72uQTxMY65ywd60u_ocR3qj0iPdmidUqTZeiv6Rm_pqTlY5eOvpFx4qhhY_2WgdMyC52TZaYrIWfCFLP8jaZi5EDsmW0xf16zxjjX3DTEuB2OtnyWH2oj062yvcVSHPD6YwBgXLfWkMB1G7E6abX0p4qq_2bY72yj-HpEz5EePfIXKXikL2sYYV6iXdwBiXrLiEfWgaU9VyctI82zqrRjrQce3TR1yduNKFZ5kNeV_r9T2zc87T5DeCgcYpCNjZa5rCstT6a2sPFR7qsMvPZ0d2VaT6iEaNn9FLkQdHDWMdDky09VCTiikm40TIyLifWkDrmKcLnsRkn0AZ99viDd2lZHduBcZNZu--DysKh1_4IWICg4Pj6KQhrXo8yhXUDtco7xA70FkZR-v6EcBwYIEKiKmvzqqA=w752-h774-no)

was her arrowhead block which if you have been following the BOM  (https://thesewingplace.org.uk/index.php/topic,611.0.html)is the simplest block to make ....

The Pineapple, I deemed too difficult for me 5 years ago, but I've got a bit better so decided to give it a go and Im very glad I did! The beauty is the pattern which in just a few cuts gives you the 32 pieces you need to make each block ... its just building the block from then on.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Samantha on September 12, 2018, 10:20:09 AM
I'm making slow progress on mine as I have to keep re-cutting bits because I'm not great at cutting straight at the best of times so with silk it's a blumming nightmare  :S :S :S :S
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Lachica on September 12, 2018, 12:58:39 PM
@Iminei that's lovely, you work quickly! @Bogwoppit lovely top, fits you well & I like the colour. Mine is still cut out, on the back of my sewing chair 🙄 grandma duties got in the way at the weekend and we have DGS Tues & Weds. I have a bit of time tomorrow morning so may get a bit done.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 12, 2018, 13:27:54 PM
Not so quickly Lachica, I'm stalled at the moment as the next bit is the layering ...

I know it will fit on the (extended) dining room table lengthwise and then half widthwise but I dont relish this bit as I know it will try to escape over the edges  ><

So today I have procrastinated the day away .. I have even prepared dinners for the days ahead ffs ... tomato soup and kashmiri kebabs ...YUM! maybe I will do Octobers BOM and get back to this tomorrow first thing but you lot do keep distracting me !!

Oh and fb and I've found an online jigsaw puzzle (https://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=04dd3a564a0a)!!!! I kid you not ...
the laptop makes a very satisfying click when the pieces fit together too!!
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Fiona M on September 12, 2018, 16:58:01 PM
Pre-washed pinny fabrics have now been pressed.
Next step, cutting out.
I can’t be rushed, me.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Bowerbird on September 13, 2018, 09:42:41 AM
Finished. Can't see me getting a long life from it, the raw edges shredded every time I touched it.
Re-washed it to put the crinkles back in and a whole lot of dye came out, so it may end up being a pink shirt.

I think the fabric is a linen mix (it has that scratchy feel some linen has) and I've had it for a goodly number of years. There may be enough left for a dress too, but I'm still thinking on that.

The pattern is the Style Arc Melody tunic top, in size 14. My measurements are closer to a 16 but I think that would have been too big.
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Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on September 13, 2018, 09:48:21 AM
We've got an amazing number of donations so far guys. Once we've concluded, I'll make a gallery/collage and we can hopefully post that around some of our friends too with the link to get a few more entries?
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 13, 2018, 09:57:18 AM
I'm looking out for cups and saucers today whilst in St Ives. 3 people want me to make them the pincushions ( pic further up the page ) but for these I'll be making the actual cushion from patchwork. They're popular because if you miss the cushion the pins fall into the saucer ( which is superglued to cup )

Are they paying you to make these Low?? Will a portion of that go to The Eve Appeal?
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Ploshkin on September 13, 2018, 10:16:05 AM
I'm plugging away at some alppliquing. It's slow going and I may or may not get it  finished but I will, of course, donate anyway.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: sewmuchmore on September 14, 2018, 18:15:07 PM
Back sooner than I thought so tomorrow I will get my tartan skirt done and then if I make the time I have some red velvet that is crying out to be made into a jacket (or even a waistcoat), watch this space.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Fiona M on September 15, 2018, 17:16:07 PM
I've been working on my apron today.  All was going swimmingly, and then I gave my neckline seam a good long press ... and burned 5 little holes in the fabric.    :'(
It's fixable, but I will have to piece the neckline now, and I could have done without it, but that will teach me to in future a) check the iron temperature before applying to the fabric, and b) use my pressing cloth.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Fiona M on September 16, 2018, 19:30:17 PM
It’s finished.  Had to get it done today, no more free time til after the end of the month.
It’s reversible, so it’s just the one apron; flowery side and gingham side.
Not sure why only one photo is the right way up 🙄
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 17, 2018, 13:42:27 PM
The Back is pieced ....

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The pic is upside down, the half blocks should be on the right of the back as  you look at it.

I might have to add another thin white border as I used 6 half blocks which equates to 60" length and the quilt measures 58" square D'OH! Wheres the Brenda the Mathmajician of Quilting when you need her ... or just add a strip top and bottom, yes I like that idea better!

Linky in case of invisibubble pics
 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/ijafhmQUnDWG6WyB9)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Ploshkin on September 17, 2018, 17:53:48 PM
@Iminei when you put a strip in the back like that what tricks do you use to get it to line up straight?
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: sewmuchmore on September 17, 2018, 18:38:36 PM
Skirt done, off to make a donation now, more details in my diary
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 17, 2018, 20:33:28 PM

@Iminei when you put a strip in the back like that what tricks do you use to get it to line up straight?

?????????  A hope and a prayer ????
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 20, 2018, 11:52:32 AM
Well that was the 'mare I thought it was going to be ...  and Im not sure Im happy with the results yet ...
I have banished the monster into the other room to sit and think about what its done !!! :devil:

Sodding thing! :angry:
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on September 20, 2018, 11:57:33 AM
I'm sure it looks fabulous!

I'm still getting nowhere with my project, just not enough hours in the day  :S I've got a deadline of until tomorrow evening to finish my corset and then I really need to get on with my dress for this wedding. Only then can I "Sew Red" and it's unlikely to be before the deadline for judging, but I'll still donate anyway  :P
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on September 20, 2018, 11:58:30 AM
Remember guys you've got 3 days to post your pictures up. If you've already done them and are intending to submit, can you reply to this comment so I can make sure I don't miss anyone.

Voting will go up 24th/25th or so and run for about 10 days.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 20, 2018, 12:16:13 PM
THREE Days???

I thought it would run til the end of September ?!!!!!!


AWWWWW CR4P !!!!!

There is no way I can get this thing finished in 3 days ... It is only the 20th isn't it???
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on September 20, 2018, 12:40:26 PM
It says in the first post that pictures need to be up by 23rd.

However, if most are happy to extend it until the end of September then I am OK with that too.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Kenora on September 20, 2018, 13:54:33 PM
The Dark Side's applique competition is being run in conjunction with the Sew Red one, so am I right in thinking the closing date for that is 30th September?
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Lachica on September 20, 2018, 15:46:53 PM
I've made no progress with my red dress as several 'could you just' requests took precedence so if the end date is extended I might manage it. I'll still donate, is there a link to the donation page?
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Fiona M on September 20, 2018, 15:56:25 PM
I certainly don’t mind it running to the end of the month!
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on September 20, 2018, 16:24:45 PM
I've made no progress with my red dress as several 'could you just' requests took precedence so if the end date is extended I might manage it. I'll still donate, is there a link to the donation page?

It's in the first post :)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on September 20, 2018, 16:25:11 PM
Extending to end of September, midnight!

Please have pictures of your garments posted up by end of 1st October!
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 20, 2018, 17:15:55 PM
YAY!!!!!

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/88/b2/dc/88b2dc3b4dcd22ab5158b7e88cb2fee7.gif)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: sewmuchmore on September 20, 2018, 17:57:50 PM
Just read deadline has been extended, after I have rushed to get this finished today ;). Well when I say rushed it takes about an hour to make, all done on the overlocker. Fabric was from Fabworks about 2 years ago, I got it in blue and green as well and made the same dress straight away but somehow never got round to the red.
Now have I got time to do something with the red velvet? perhaps a  :frock:
@Iminei I do love a bit of snoopy, that's were my signature comes from.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 21, 2018, 09:59:46 AM
I actually got quilting yesterday but I will definitely need the extended time as theres a lorra lorra quilting in this!
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 21, 2018, 16:10:11 PM
I need your opinions ladies as tempus fugit ever closer to the end of the month.
I have finished quilting the white areas, tomorrow I'll start on the Red but I need to know this in advance so please can I have your opinions on the Binding choice please

This is Binding option A ....

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Od1mcssz8Sgr-J0ASwhQj9iZTszx2PFd8qE-GGO_b1MPeH0Z2_9yF6fkWZLM_zzxIb49pIrIDI1jbCe3deptMVFe2sCagqxpQo55OV31jStpVPAfTGBtdB3u1S_4hG9cIcMhoVHqyUOfsPRgAJDNzMo0W1zO2mNP3cwN3wk9mVNoa47latI4xZmMqqOV8S4c21iT6gckXjyLpoVvanf4qiECWuPlIQe430G2kPET0oU6C-rhAeaRLFHctxZp72aUNJ66rniF3lejgLojLZMeuSicKzM-UgIBtjszJItB5eK8rgs-A_4oaG1o40OcAibtUS4bb92HRxmrsHYhLcAVZIAprEwnC7QNZds7YIpPswu3-6YQj7_L5Sbue-OnJpm7BZus9f5qlVxFz7cGx4ppicpiPUI1wN1fU53rwHnhP5OX85bIwUavcSLTZhOnHLg1nrtwvajCMN9cRipjnEcVDN7oakpCchY3OPaDqcR09nKfgd6Naj5psPaX7-np5-Vh1bYQw4VMZTIIEHrMfm1SsMBzIstyT3C2oPrdWn4pyT9qdXtH9Y_iKcLxE4J5SQjApMpmrOP1NLWdXd8YGJXohJR90NvnEC51IDey_t4SLfTW3u2sA9voFBipBspu8h6chh9nGqVxNwjL0pMKMowZqeeAo6LHcC1m0vTvhuaUG3RuT1k5Xi8=w665-h774-no)
                         
                         
And this is Binding option B (if I have enough of it )

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/5tdqjx2O381Jb1v2CpOoW016FsiND1LjgRc0GlKxu157ZywHq2-IO0_9ZAA8tl10frAIuaFUZin45-kXwMwOU7A84VYYbm57koAfjOkpI5d4WkBHpcVigT2dUGayHkj8Sw-TPuw-KznBnpFq6TYyL_fIISLxuHYbMelJ2aoeY-2ii69xo5sGbfZnGQSVa2mxkuzke5kbgEdoQzOYh_UtAzdmjW7_0UTo2L8UHNkKCSu6akZQg6xGIAWrIyXQEEjPG0uyj2R5zEBu9_LHyoDcRwJUWL0YPsGMQbwHeyTu52gbqaqSS1GzZCark9nBMMJMM3sJy2zxreWdcbj1--uVKx9FKFGNxTc-nGpo1XDf5vBWxskUQXqsJpkfVsujAPp8AjmDpgrUnBDctV7ak0nwrcnob4PuZ2Nu878D2Yx9sirGJaKFi-MwLGdxOCr3dZ6f-_H072Kt8fqZqgBAMJ7VaLwO0CWNOx1ImWQeBkMjCTnHZOI_bbbXPPBbDCqu1CeHl85OX8kOzdeTJQ-rbh7WZwnTYj9jR238j32uqNxskqRgogRACX6Am-QuyujD2u-lctOjCcnd1wl6tG3QWKGhX9gX7R-Ici-agZwltZhHNu76wXJYE9nUveNqjm2Sd1Xlkxp72QKVyOHlW768FEWH-hdzWMHImFtFgU-JrKQ0P8gBJTRsidE=w613-h774-no)

The Red, White and Black patterned fabric is the backing fabric.

linky in case of invisibub pics (https://photos.app.goo.gl/c5xRGCZ5XyGFQGSz7)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on September 21, 2018, 16:30:00 PM
I prefer the lighter red swirly :)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Acorn on September 21, 2018, 16:37:59 PM
Me too.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: BrendaP on September 21, 2018, 16:55:01 PM
Me three.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 21, 2018, 17:04:04 PM
Gawd,  :\

I hope I can find some ... I have some but probably not enough for all the binding.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: sewmuchmore on September 21, 2018, 17:21:42 PM
@Iminei I like the backing fabric could you use this as the binding? I am not a quilter so no idea if this is the done thing. Feel free to slap me down with a  :fish:
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Kenora on September 21, 2018, 17:27:12 PM
I'd go for the light red too, mainly because, although I like the dark binding, it introduces an extra colour which isn't present in the main quilt. :S
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 21, 2018, 17:27:27 PM
Yes You can use the backing fabric but I think, on this occasion, that it would make the front look mucky...
Thank you for your suggestion though.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Lowena on September 21, 2018, 17:34:44 PM
Deffo light red for me.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 22, 2018, 08:21:56 AM
Panic Over..... Just found a 15" x 70" chunk of it upstairs phew!  ><

And I'm veering towards the light red myself now...
No sewing this weekend I think as Imselfs race to Calais has been cancelled because of the forecasted weather!
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: mudcat on September 22, 2018, 23:33:47 PM
I have to agree with the lighter red.  The dark red is too jarring. 
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Lachica on September 25, 2018, 16:11:43 PM
At last I managed to grab a bit of time. The red dress is part way there. The collar is ready to go on but doesn't seem to match the neckline in length :devil: I reduced the seam allowances to 8mm and have sewn at this width very carefully so not sure what's going on. It doesn't help that I've gone down with a streaming cold (again). Today is a babysitting day so might try again tonight. The fabric frays like mad so reducing the seam allowances wasn't such a clever plan :angry:  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on September 25, 2018, 16:30:26 PM
Looking good!

I am still doubtful of my ability to submit an entry, which annoys me greatly! It's second on my list to make, but I need to do this stupid wedding guest dress first. The wedding is 6th October, so if I make great progress this weekend I *might* just get a chance to sew it up if I put the finishing parts of the party dress until October (are you even going to a wedding if you're not hand-stitching the hem of your dress in the car?)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 28, 2018, 16:27:30 PM
I have been a busy, busy bee and I'm on the home straight!

The SEW Red for Vege  (https://photos.app.goo.gl/c5xRGCZ5XyGFQGSz7) quilt is currently sprawling over the sofa in the lounge whilst the binding gets used to its new position in life.

Tomorrow I shall finish it, with ... perhaps ... a label too.

Pics at the end of the album , click on the i icon for decsriptions.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Acorn on September 28, 2018, 16:56:16 PM
That's beautiful Imi - and the borders and binding are just right.   0_0
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: sewmuchmore on September 28, 2018, 18:17:57 PM
You are so clever, envious of your skills and I think we ought to declare you the outright winner right now.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 29, 2018, 08:27:39 AM
Right Ladies this is your last call ....

You have just  TWO more days to complete (or pretend you have) your project,
post your pics (artful or otherwise) and Please remember to DONATE to the Eve Appeal!!!
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on September 29, 2018, 18:13:10 PM
I'm not going to get mine done but will donate at a later stage :)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Lachica on September 29, 2018, 20:01:40 PM
Well I put in the sleeves on the red dress and took it to sewing club for opinions. Everyone agreed the colour is wrong for me, drains my face. I think it looks like a lab coat. I won't be finishing the hem or sleeve hems, and I don't need to find buttons. Two people suggested @Fabric Lover would suit it so I'll see whether she wants it. I did make a nice job of the collar in spite of the fraying. I will donate though.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on September 30, 2018, 08:34:36 AM
It is finished!

I sewed the binding on whilst watching a UndertheDomeathon marathon yesterday morning ... I even zipped upstairs during one of their numerous ad breaks to wake Elvis and tho the label is a lil myeh! it is labelled (with love)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/bJx7w2Q-oQJzUpoFYpJXOZ7OqGP7ITNjlKqHSzBoDvNs6c-bGXGfs1Ryn8v1vcP8BmZPbO5Pz5taOtK-hqm5VRS-X0jrFxr5UndaWYr3__LuKSyduviIJnOqSmUZNou_StQdPeOwqJprGHUZkktIxB23nTKWcKKv3xJ0KfrDl4Q45jELBh6vVb_8_ij7dng4-u3aqPt4gRmXLT7Oe7JuSAvugkDkxYN5S4FuaF0XVQcOlRgmAZ_YnhAYXyPHwDMfNa0pP89KbMJojRfii4ioJ7w_mxhk2XzRqXK1P1OZehqQeLZjjzWQVl2w2_iG7G35l8Ouica7Uryhf6jgx7f6WLnlWmsOuiEuV69GxpDSdagg7YX8CHJ_NFGR__mOoaUr4veh2nk-Df-KG4iF2_U_byDIQ5D4ai-zG27NJlTuH59xKpD_I2enVUOrQDKW283ExIa9JGWId91dParUyc2vGL2crDEyvXu_9-pe-PJv9ezaOm8PP_QX-zVtvHmvwgdMa4BphmaiAznIwBwEeuP8SK0VvcC2UCQIXZyDuhNo2WIsRSwOzx-zEmrr295B4ofYBiPql6E-rFpodlf96Kbd5QKClsQRs8gT6fpB6duWigByEv_iHHNPnjcYmWC8JmxhFa-O6gtCM-UjXNvd5d5rkHaY2b6Y6T9gix4iEOWxCUYgpiAsRJI=w955-h713-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nkwwCWdvJUsdJGV543J-UZTulfTphSspvTlnwsQx-Bl3eEhGJn_H356_k4YKP_wPFMx3yiEqtfASVotCbPV8Khugvhye5Xnz4KVjYvxEYzwpJ6MQMBZW6V81fspgkRrBD7_1zfwu7o58bM4sLoIGddBUc0XamJblxZaMA8ESilWxjh2TZEJUMRR9NPtGW2aqRNnHaIWAc4aOwgI9ByRAJTzzClMbMoDTHkCHjzIBPnYnVbxzZ5zTNSU4K2nKrhpZcRucRr-M4UnDrrkRq5xxPGRJQyBaj_mQeaSvivjEo7KQ0OUFTrtae5-a377i-1mtQ24WjFJgMcHlW9iUckpTf7krJclRXdrt2LMhIyGQFB1Jp4pcsm-QWf5jYecReVfaPErL-Jm7YaOTIDvYyoxwE_69OCI7tz9un89EksySmFerSaQylw9L9HXFxY4Fr4bKW1i3Mi37VDsghVpt36K_ffH8XVavjSlBBVH-8vjxfwu527icTQvxVevp8oiiae-Qg2Tn8TDVKQL6lDbBVGkI05HS6h5FmyLcc7UOrIPObX8d33asdc56kLWPsKWZZDoVbHm9S9vUvEYvhFHG6vtLhYmEMSO8jku11i_477Tf1XvVJ-GgN2WFzwposw=w955-h713-no)

I am very happy with it and at 57" square it will be perfect for snuggling under as the nights draw in!!!!

SEW Red Linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/c5xRGCZ5XyGFQGSz7)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Pearl on September 30, 2018, 16:46:20 PM
Just a little red something from me.  It is a Manx log cabin block and is 12 1/2" square(ish). 

I am pleased because it has been on my 'To Do' list for a while and I made it using a jelly roll from my stash.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it but DD thinks it looks Christmassy so I might put a binding on it and use it as a mat for nibbles. 

Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Starryfish on September 30, 2018, 18:20:46 PM
I've finished my top, and am wearing it! Will try and take a picture tomorrow as there isn't enough light now. Have donated to the appeal.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: sewmuchmore on September 30, 2018, 19:04:56 PM
Not going to get my velvet dress done in time but have donated and submitted a skirt and dress already.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Kenora on September 30, 2018, 19:20:02 PM
Beautiful "red" entries everyone.  <3 Have submitted my red parrots on The Darkside, and have donated to the appeal this evening.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on October 01, 2018, 12:01:37 PM
Well we are all closed up, I am going to put together a collage and will have the voting thread up soon! I will also announce the donation after voting closes, as hopefully we can get a little more money!

Also, is anyone OK with me posting a pic (faces cropped obviously) on Instagram? I have been running the same thing there and would love to showcase some things. Please shout if you are OK with me putting your photo in an album on my profile there.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Starryfish on October 01, 2018, 12:08:48 PM
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Am I too late to show my top? I finished it afew days ago.
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on October 01, 2018, 12:10:54 PM
Nope, I'm compiling the entries right now :)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Francesca on October 01, 2018, 12:27:55 PM
Right, voting about to be put up. Any last minute sneaks can still submit today but be aware some may have already voted so that will be your penalty for lateness  ;)
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Samantha on October 01, 2018, 22:44:33 PM
Well done everyone who entered, yet again I failed to complete mine!!
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Iminei on October 10, 2018, 16:54:23 PM
You obviously have a life @Samantha
Title: Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
Post by: Samantha on October 11, 2018, 09:57:59 AM
You obviously have a life @Samantha

Ha I wish!! More like I have a job and 2 young children so if I'm not attending to either of those I'm slumped on the sofa in front of the TV!! Plus I'm a slow sewer.