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Title: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on April 15, 2019, 08:12:50 AM
My best friends lil girl had her first baby yesterday, a lil girl called Juno  so I have to finish the cuddle quilt I made earlier this year with a label which hopefully will include a picture of her as her Dad posted a fabulous one on FB

I have an inkjet printer and those ridiculously expensive fabric sheets that run through the printer ... Can someone tell me how to make the label/photo washable ??? Here's the pic I want to print


Does that sentence even make sense ???

Elvis will be out of his body bag later today too ...
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on April 15, 2019, 08:55:14 AM
Aaaaand of course the moment you need the ridiculously expensive photo fabric you cant find it!!! GAH!
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: BrendaP on April 15, 2019, 09:08:07 AM
I've never tried printing onto fabric, let alone washing it, but have a read of this.
https://so-sew-easy.com/printing-on-fabric-washing/ (https://so-sew-easy.com/printing-on-fabric-washing/)

Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Bodgeitandscarper on April 15, 2019, 09:50:43 AM
I've got some of those fabric sheets, never dared use them as they are too expensive to waste!
From a quick look at Amazon questions on one item, it seems they will wash out.  Inkjet ink is water base, so not waterproof, laser printer inks are waterproof I believe, but no idea if you can get the fabric sheets - and this info is no use at all if you don't have a laser printer anyway!

Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Sheilago on April 15, 2019, 09:52:08 AM
That is a fabulous photo of a newborn! Usually you can barely see them. She looks very wise😊.

Can’t help you with the printing though: I’ve never attempted it.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Lowena on April 15, 2019, 10:47:52 AM
Bless her heart, I hope she doesn't grow to be "Junoesque" but it's a pretty name  :loveit:
Can't help with printing other than to say..... inkjet ink will wash out   :(
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: StitchinTime on April 15, 2019, 11:01:57 AM
What about getting it printed using one of the online fabric printing places?

Prinfab (https://prinfab.com/resources/prices/) do swatches (20 x 20 cm) for £2.95 or fat quarters for £10-12 (depending on fabric).
Woven Monkey (https://www.wovenmonkey.com/) also offer swatches (£2.50 plus P&P) and fat quarters (£11-12).

Other UK suppliers are listed on the Sewing Directory (https://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/design-your-own-fabric/).
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Missie on April 15, 2019, 11:44:07 AM
Gorgeous picture.  I love unusual names!

Not sure if these are of any help, but I have saved these for my "something to try one day" bucket list!

http://www.love-to-sew.com/free-ebook-image-transfer-techniques/ (http://www.love-to-sew.com/free-ebook-image-transfer-techniques/)

I also follow a textile artist and I'm sure she has info on how to print onto fabric.  I've done a quick search and these (https://www.linda-matthews.com/tag/inkjet-printing-on-fabric/) have come up, but I've not read them to check for appropriateness (I searched under Linda Matthews printing on fabric).
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on April 15, 2019, 11:46:56 AM
Thank you Stitchintime, I will investigate that option!
Title: Advice needed
Post by: Iminei on April 15, 2019, 12:04:58 PM
My lovely neighbours, Luke and Lucy are getting married this August after 30 years together! I think the impetus is they now have the wonderful Wren and i have (foolishly) said I would make them a quilt as a wedding present.

I asked them to look through my gallery and give me an idea what they like. I asked this last year but only last month did they get back to me on this and obvs ... tempus is not just fugitting but sprinting towards the finish line.

The two quilts they liked the most were The Opus  (https://photos.app.goo.gl/E4HqtAe83tDBBiFMA)(gulp)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/XfhT1AvOAGXq9a8ih3dGDkTRIB_c-8VC-F3HzIg_7CrejyYsY-bKP0F54EiS9DOZTx7LHJYTSR9ITc3ih30JNmw54cW-n9cPoGPRfCJsL4m_THuSpnFMMSHz85h8c9i0dok-ck-fm8IHUgtqUqmkbje9UxyjSsM1PgznHtr4hfs_EgEKuixUrRL55qA1vytAXFr0cw96oniGAlfoZCn1Zq85SFc2GCu_zPF0vMwFpm9ntNxHI3iEqP3FeNshsBN2tA-4xoK2-P7bL_8YUkl6-RQIzZmIcfwe08T0bfWN2FDvwNuEQLp_BTqENChz8H17CteChyB1xmLYyoenMqCPOpGaEr1y2KDqzJFX1I4wtfagvCN8KOodWSJPZE_1T3Wu8tLkfDxqUSyranYmHw4XuP81Ifo3FVQlBYDzEj54aEJJsabNszglGRFetdORrHSfRLpRjRytZaFDbr_bzq-8txfYaqaZPYO7WMsu7Z_dQGQf-yt2juUranX_9-0WtBsDRaykPjZZJ2LM_tARBxghIKxqzA6Otdqkh8NxqcLrWFQvXAJPulH6mQPOl6weLgbHAtNnsAz3kZI4ydaMpoTr0Qaf0GxDQdpI1TzgHhEq3hF1URP1tKiPLQkXmZ-v__8nQVY8MSgVuQ2bfJ1If4Tc64j_I_CINxffKOUEgeION6hpSgMgbCDYX8jcLPohZTZpH3p9IFIXNrdP1xOSXpE=w401-h301-no)

and Jazmins quilt (https://photos.app.goo.gl/aYrpPsqfb5vqEEvt7) ...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/EcU02GKET6nzGsZfvYrnSUXm9N1qy_1RYIyY7e5UmDYewEJVGbzlMPckbdA--dKlSCgbbrvCbklEES_O0reslkSArwIHUij5mZ0aqQQ0nhydqblGGZxRiSHUlh-PUP09ECe3Hxv2tV_TdP9e8AfhrBRYI5UVdPblaRS2AFWYGUZER4IzueYtkv3hyCgkukTVvrwvKENTeR9oDgpZUuG3xalwxXWNMv-I6eTleVg1mlKtyG9_idFdi5lQltv3IaJyETQRaGlwhp3nZHC4_bsK-qFWt1K9XhghYvvNLly32kXkscFNKVOsFzT9i1TPg2qrrVoh5uRMRp5hMzTqPpbBh1g_SV18Ak6ZNqZ_-am6uxnfURClr6ydJbCc4w0xq0zHZgH0pSz2vRRZaHGUvt61IYuLwj5n286Vkhc9m1D8sCGNpX2u--8_U68s-N73rzzN7K1r6J69ebk1M_CrqEnmxRcy_Wlq7ctrP73NGcl3iOy4J_-WYgnEjHYyIs2ecpxIwjMKEHRSjf5EdbjCH43djfWFeSeTPE4LaESzZ69quhU4K2F_zrc9bCs64sfKejweO01tVHgoMLWV0heDedqxOl8nCBTwS0L8YQCei9Iw70J175Us9WdW0j675zoUuOIneeEgHQ9dw5ovaBFndvQ2Owtrz9bTuBgnMA2sC8CoxeccXUuWUc9UiSnG4UlvWLtDps0CsPYJ7faeM57owrA=w1031-h773-no)

Luckily both of these quilts were within my grasp so I asked Lucy to come round and have a look.
I steered her toward Jaz's quilt as that could (as I had with the original) be  QAYG!

I asked about colours and Lucy immediately said blues and greens, not bright colours but the muted sages and duck eggs and she said something very pertinent (I think) that she wanted it to look as though it had been passed down through the family! So who knew Lucy has an old fashioned heart!!

We also looked through the cushion swap gallery and she immediately latched onto Wrenkins beautiful heart cushion (https://photos.app.goo.gl/UwCf1BwRyCNFmoNs7) ...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/jF-0g0WJ3ofHadGvtwoOyFWUDRb6d85jd9V99A7pAxHrShDyQfgmSzfB1oeDMRlcXUalk_2tQThpB5Y9uA7EKo5BPb_bniHfJ2HFAy6kMJuw-85Y2G69SbdmTR_iz0VIusxqUzG1gujmUIUPu83tItAhfka4q6oUujxkwyy6qL10L61SwLDZnRmpWIBGX07qdzIgAn3rceY7dT2OkyxLq_cRKd4VxwCXu7C_mJdLTYxZMwWdma4rcEvf0RTYAeTbReJPYTl2RwSjbsrVRHLHCcgQP9gZbC6iVsBaBa0l0GtoFs8aVqKnYtw6HcxOM0aOeBnowKwfCB6mY6bJmn5xhZ_CA_41ZAWlyoyLvt4wWz1lpnYsHjQTFdA8wBykMqVkbY3F3G1wumGVNt4vFJbomL0CTgF60wVVl4GgpkZ19FfldiX1blVeLLcmFs5Li3yDJvMKC7qnTNp2ttQ51FaTMqLol3wDO-oOcFHFSEQ9OQ6TqpnesFVD7_669fidMgSyUhAyh3ur0hJ4uBHX5fhxUEAMs-tYsD-xD0UKCMQReUgCF7cWQaN5ryVYrLxuW2Ru1jWCRKyb6_5lTAOEWeOHiGspSyNDb6Hk9zR4wmlztbi7hH_W6lhWGjxw8qGhzUIL83eipHd5QnlwRFQuEv-Z4grLW_c5nQPfi1eb3KnCeE07Apr-PYcRUJbipjurlDSI6AtgAfVvGBS-WIyKrmA=s700-no)

soft blues and greys again.

Now to the advice ... HELP????? I have no idea what to do, but would like to include a hst heart somewhere within the quilt

Ive been playing (https://photos.app.goo.gl/xq3jDrhJsQx9mtZN9) with HSTs using light greys as  the light half of the HST's (which If I use these will be 4 " finished)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/UktuRF1zk2ebr-8UkkjmKMWhbowz_lM-9WmMhd237oJNbYCnyD0aGw1-rYN0DusUDJn_erviawjGrfhhxAfq56fJ0pA0GuloqVupFyrrXquH6OIk_31Yk7Ip5i9k3WB6xGGKLdH7TVNqAsOdYofN8nrxezSXM2Z3W0ha0hC5GSorvbeV53LAjVTNRV9wQRaaOaWspEodb-f2CaDPb234M7-zSFVyeRG7QOA1jsin2P6xezSKRxjKetrac2ihlAz9xt_JTL5Wff9JrYYQONdqNi505ZUNLRTrvu1nMWzZYvRuAPle8dEn2ApMvw8-KyZxOsNgdBhhebP_xuaEBvKZys0YmTTsQKM2nbbpbfem1j7LYNzNaTAGChKmQ4VmO9Lz8v8YGoCLFXodWue5bUFSoa6mHidCRhgo3ktCmS075xR2s-8GWCUaffE-cYpdW4RYcaryzEhKxgdQV_EhkGMzh7ZxvzJpQDwVR7xy6zdUYQO7LngrPkdrya44hBDL97VIWxnlNiHtjzHCXfbmZORbaqWxvMaEYlzSwGz2FF6SiJL5iCT5f5y-fQs-2K3PwDDr7NwqtCu8QYIN-UqdDxJABW44Q8wUVWq5UwyNHO87Ol7-o38770xLWsP8LDOed-orgnguK5z4picF9Oid0eNvXd64Nw=w578-h773-no)

So I need ideas Please?????
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: wrenkins on April 15, 2019, 12:19:30 PM
Four heart blocks in the centre to form a four leafed clover? The sashing could be used to separate  them. Or hearts along the bottom where you have squares on Jasmin's Pink with their points towards the mid-line? The hearts would maybe need to be slightly darker overall to stand out. I shaded mine from left to right but you can only really see it if you squint or if I tell you it's there.  0_0
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Ploshkin on April 15, 2019, 12:21:02 PM
I have used that fabric that you print on directly.  As far as I recall you swill it around in cold? water after printing (it's in the instructions) and let it dry.  The print is then fast.  It would be worth printing a couple of extra bits on one of the sheets for testing out the colour fastness.
I've only used it to make labels.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on April 15, 2019, 12:40:10 PM
Thx SIT I have ordered a 20 x 20 swatch from pinfab ...

I think the pic will be centred and about 14" x 10" which is all I really need for next to the label isnt it ????
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: BrendaP on April 15, 2019, 14:36:25 PM
Well it looks as though you will be making a lot of HSTs, whatever you do.

It's the contrast which makes or breaks most quilts, so my advice is to get yourself a goodly selection of medium-dark blues and greens; sage, Wedgwood, denim/indigo, teal etc etc and also a good selection of lights.  If she wants it to look family heirloom rather than pristine modern I'd suggest cream, beige, off-white rather than sparkling bright white.  Very pale sage, duck egg will add a bit of variety.

If you base it on Jazmin's quilt you could put the hearts at the bottom without too much difficulty with the numbers; you just have to make the (finished) sizes of the squares in the hearts half the (finished) size of the others.  That way you'll get 4 hearts across the bottom, and 4 hearts across the top.
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: Iminei on April 15, 2019, 17:20:33 PM
Jaz's quilt  measure 80 x 60 (across) so I only have to add 10 extra inches each side for a double.

Jaz's HSTs were 5" finished ... the HSTs Im playing with are 4" finished.

The lights in the pic are greys and a pale, pale grey blue ..

How do we feel about the lights ??
Patterned?
plain ???
all one colour ??
or a few very pale soft tones?

I think a trawl through my stash and then a visit to a good (thinking Midsomer) quilt shop for a FQ raid.
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: Lowena on April 15, 2019, 18:01:57 PM
Similar to Jasmine's quilt with hearts where the diamonds are.
Is there a reason for 4" squares rather than 5" ones?
Big contrasts but not bright white as it would look too stark with more muted tones, I'd pick a very fashionable plain pale grey, all the same fabric.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Kenora on April 16, 2019, 01:13:17 AM
I printed on fabric to make a cushion a couple of years ago. After printing I made sure the ink was completely dry before rinsing the fabric gently in cold water. The colour still leached out of it very badly. :S I tried several times but with the same poor result. Eventually I found that tweaking the colour saturation of the photo in the computer before printing helped. The colour still faded badly on rinsing but because it had been far too saturated beforehand, it looked reasonable afterwards IYSWIM.  :[

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Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on April 16, 2019, 06:05:07 AM
That's beautiful Kenora ... I ordered from an online site and will post here when I receive it.

Its always unnerving making for someone as you cant really know if they will like the colours, design etc but surely with that beautiful pic of their baby on the back they are going to like it?

And Im in double trouble at the moment, making a wedding quilt as well ... Well I'm still at the thinking stage of it.

Junos quilt is actually made and its just the back and label to be pieced before layering and quilting.
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: Iminei on April 16, 2019, 06:28:51 AM
Is there a way where you can use different sizes of HST or is the Maths too problematic?

So all the same light fabrics ??? Or a mix of pales?

I must tidy the sewing/art.wardrobe/spare room maybe I can find some blues/teals and that photo fabric!
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: BrendaP on April 16, 2019, 09:03:13 AM
Is there a way where you can use different sizes of HST or is the Maths too problematic?

If the pairs of HSTs are  4"x4" finished the heart as in Wrenkins' cushion will be 20" x 20".  That would fit neatly at the end of 4 strips of 5"x5" HST squares.  It won't be a problem if you either:
 Separate the hearts and the strips with sashing,
 or
 Keep the strips in the regular order but make sure the hearts all face the same way so that they remain separate to look like hearts and not a "half shamrock"
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: BrendaP on April 16, 2019, 09:05:54 AM
Big contrasts but not bright white as it would look too stark with more muted tones, I'd pick a very fashionable plain pale grey, all the same fabric.

That would look classy.  Maybe not so traditional, but still very nice.  Depends a bit on what stash Imi has, and what she would need to buy.
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: Iminei on April 16, 2019, 09:06:10 AM
???????????????

and colours Oh Goddess ??? for the lights?

All the same fabric? Plain? Patterned?

For the darks? Plain? Patterned?

Sorry to be so needy :(

(there are reasons Im like this at the mo)
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: BrendaP on April 16, 2019, 09:28:52 AM
My way of doing things is usually to gather together as many different fabrics in the chosen colour group as possible - blenders, small all-overs, batiks, swirly and blodgy hand-dyes etc with not too many plains.  Often the exact colour scheme is determined by what is in stash and the additional supplies complement that.

The recipient has indicated that she likes blues and turquoise etc.  Sort out what you have in those colours in medium-dark tones.  Gather them all together and decide whether they look best against silver grey, pale blue or cream, then collect together as many fabrics as you can find from that chosen group. 



Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: Iminei on April 16, 2019, 09:41:11 AM
Off I go then, Into my newly tidied sewing/art/wardrobe/spare room (actually I can stop calling it the last as there has never been a bed in there)

Will this be the shortest time my room looks tidy ??????

And then as I was tidying I found this ...
pattern (http://www.helenhowestextiles.co.uk/kitsandpatterns/ripples.html) ... and as Im looking at it thinking Ooooh thats nice, I am wondering Why am I trying to make this more dificult for myself ????
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: BrendaP on April 16, 2019, 09:45:20 AM
I've just been prompted, by another thread, to look at your gallery.  There's a blue valentine heart wall hanging which I believe is the twin sibling to my lovely pink Christmas all year wreath wall hanging.

That would be another way of adding hearts to the bottom of this quilt.  There's a bit of background around that one so it would remain separate even without sashing.

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Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: Iminei on April 16, 2019, 09:47:35 AM
You're quite right Brenda it is the same technique but blooming eeeenormous!

Right upstairs and down I'll come with my blues box!
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: BrendaP on April 16, 2019, 09:48:42 AM


And then as I was tidying I found this ...
pattern (http://www.helenhowestextiles.co.uk/kitsandpatterns/ripples.html) ... and as Im looking at it thinking Ooooh thats nice, I am wondering Why am I trying to make this more dificult for myself ????

Personally I prefer Jazmin's quilt - and cutting HSTs is, IMO, easier than cutting those eqilatoral 60 degree triangles!
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: Lowena on April 16, 2019, 09:55:23 AM
Personally I prefer Jazmin's quilt - and cutting HSTs is, IMO, easier than cutting those eqilatoral 60 degree triangles!

Totes agree.
Pleeease @Iminei whatever you choose, do make sure you have enough of each fabric......I'd hate you ho have apoplexy later on in the project  :*
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: Iminei on April 16, 2019, 10:29:10 AM
Well It seems I dont have that much old fashioned fabrics and of that blue/grey blue shade.

I have taken a few pics of what I have got here (https://photos.app.goo.gl/aQX1JY9zmVeQBfvC7)  for your delectation ...


The small bunch of fabrics below the main strata are some newly bought Andover fabrics from the bijou range which is what the already sewn HSTs are made from

Oh Why did I have to go offer ????   :S
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: BrendaP on April 16, 2019, 10:50:05 AM
Most of those are fine.  I would take out the yellow, the one to the left of it and the two to the left.  If you need to buy more go more for duck-egg, teal, turquoise.  The creams and greys are sitting together nicely.

I'd be a bit wary of the fabric with the zig-zagy design.  Parts of it read quite dark and parts read quite light, but in biggish chunks.  Unless you can cut nearly all light or nearly all dark it will throw the balance out.
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: Iminei on April 16, 2019, 11:11:57 AM
Ok, I've actually discarded a load at the farthest right of screen as they were too dark (I felt)

So we are now starting with the mottled wavy blue grey 5 from right (John Louden, one of my favourite blenders)

The yellow ??? ... confused the hell out of me, but I see what you mean, is actually a green but I see your point completely.

Im off out now ... Did we get a decision on all one fabric for the lights  or lots ??A

W I give up Im no good at this malarkey!
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: Iminei on April 16, 2019, 13:51:26 PM
Just splurged on some FQs at Cotton Moon ... Im liking this any advice, opinions thoughts

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ys3ZBC6y6LafeCWinKmT2Qu090Eji8MIbMQIp2NZjX5u_kvcQSEdwphlhgX9umJ456SzxSHHWbQbme2m_oiAxfYhz3TvPgL9VDgatHPi2_x7cNvTsI_aEEYXzmpp0IWAf-hsGkfECoCBOB0b89h6BbCIhRsoJbsW0U-m21CbzndbvDbuF7LI3RiySXPFWtaIbEorQIq5-hBIhyOzIBalouCDZ4HLAXBhn8nk6xBEwdtK2vvOQbG8dAEGycOL-wAwgVvaQh-ewSTGagMBandkH8lyypZWKX2QnBwGM_7291a3OWlRp3I2tJFMvqoEgt4LcvrjGzOjI5CjCm9ulLHw8IIn61Hj__GDLgJHtm1kXDvE1ICNdWqR8Ifg8GJXI1UEbBzZfeDkKi4YlUVcZDZsLpFXM5efbYG8gH4feMhzUfTSrGf73Zw9TYIRLWaDxb0VnKd9ZkL-zVC1kuc9L58y5RbXELR97Rg--Z9TAm-ikERT5OTH4mo0rKf9PGYiITmLCTP208BBZMEOmoOaNQ_jucZH4CwIT2bHzP0pEL0ZMtlzV6mXXyQOSZLFg9L4lUM0F0CkHUF1pXElPySK_m5yc2-M1VDqrmSq1PVuUb5Nj6KNHHgXcdaBPq9pc03ZOpY2ACBUpsGPgl7kAYInPcU9c58JbQ=w1165-h773-no)
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: Acorn on April 16, 2019, 14:01:54 PM
Oooh - they are gorgeous.   :loveit:

It's like porn for quilters...   :o
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: Lowena on April 16, 2019, 14:21:29 PM
All the same one light fabric for me.... it goes with my OCD  :D
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: supergran on April 16, 2019, 21:35:41 PM
Can't see the latest pic.  :'(
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: BrendaP on April 16, 2019, 21:42:40 PM
I can't see that pic either, so can't give any advice on it :o

What do you do to make your piccies come and go?
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: Iminei on April 17, 2019, 08:49:57 AM
All pics in the album (https://photos.app.goo.gl/aQX1JY9zmVeQBfvC7)

Plans are forming and a design (of sorts) has been sketched.

In Jaz's quilt there were 64 HST's in the main body of the quilt, then there were the HSTs that formed the squares at the bottom and triangles on the sides . I think Ive totalled them up to 124 HST's in all

IN this quilt being 80 x 80 and more HST heavy I have worked out there will be 64 HST's in each quarter of the bottom half of the quilt with 73 in each quarter of the top half as I want to include the HST Hearts (4" finished)

Mad moi??? just possibly but I have the time, I'm just worried about the money!   :o :S
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: BrendaP on April 17, 2019, 09:51:59 AM
I think you've miscounted in Jazmin's quilt.  I can see 140 pairs of HSTs in total.  80 pairs in the middle section and another 60 pairs around the edge
Title: Re: Advice needed
Post by: Iminei on April 17, 2019, 18:40:51 PM
Really ??? My dad would be soooo embarrassed (he was an accountant)

I dont know but I think Im getting the colours sorted.

I have two fabulous background fabrics ... both white on grey (or pewter, if you want to be hoity toity)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/JXc1XwBUF8hnhcxzFUZ2KNgojf4no35qne-Bgvbzg5GupxgL_w7bVBcwWVjjjFba-kZkhldTPuHH-xbzaK29RXhBu8V9Gql76n9ssvv9vQTpXDqu6-jyBvEgeHo4TxszmN9G45B_jY6cMLSapDKEVnLj4cTE-mtvqE9ONmPUR4F99m9OQJg5pl9yjvm-S6UjUMBuWnYzoApM68kc992QY9DBElyXS3T8DJONH9R4p8ubRlBvKTqEfxfQLNTDPA8azjtwlEqU4QkPgJSgcyE832ZOZqb8c4-pxlnWPirZm7SjToly4I54Yw3y8CHBZLVM1sU_L8KICgYVe2SNU5gRrVkgBPM0OYPaLDGMF0W1yHKDS4eiXk1CBoL_hhVzVWnWfubxtEk2ounu-pa6DLwpY6D4QGrIMLP33jZhl0Y-99nP06yiKaD-6rSACQmiXPDqRz5UtDnStIDnsXZUa4nrcMV0lfZ_yuWubAj_iZgvwV-Gs2BrqdwThhMvfltQWbuvDEIOYMl_DQiw65h9CTkJX1CW7cta3lomfjXf2FC0PEsLBopNxTFOMlYrfB4kBNx-5XN29tnRrDX2GA8UaKTtiiX2ZOl2VhB2fe3cHrPMoCf_qSKh9WCsooP0-4pRkW9bu0vuNvE81ibo5cwQ6MCePqzlstbNlLz_ZJ_P2e6DnrNqOD0YcrTLKGm9KUGBI6nMqITOop8OMnQRsUYghBQ=w1239-h687-no)

and I do indeed have some nice soft greens as well as the blues going on ... now for chain piecing in extremis

Not sure about the pale blue polka dot ??
Title: Amidst a thousand HST's
Post by: Iminei on April 18, 2019, 18:36:42 PM
Here I am busy, busy, busy with the wedding quilt. I have been at it all day sewing HST after HST and after totting up I reckon I made over 100 today!!!!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/s5Vgd2YURbrnqwo4jznAvlTht3Uul_P1bzm73lL62XwvyN3kUGmRqf2Ke0lc28nx9qtsB7NEFv0_EmT5dISpc4zO5wvzXm-0iUJmGG9o1NXRU7yHCal3o0MvmRG73UbSYYhYFa8bo7-co4TucrCu8ObsFh5d-s9jpq1se2yz_-2-dhqNZsGXuzVYfqtW3lrCUbr73kw1Dl3q5MdHTN-ggqpr8TbRM4Rv5xDpGk8_VQLlmJNheJh05iNu-Apc2_pzh8qZvg7RIM8PHTNWZKIeeRWd9N1XEz5BLhbIa3_hQ5RXCCZO-diOttBT-AwbBDa8-bqqFUbp6wd15kF5G8ENv5DSuiU4iIAqvW2U3nbBrxFJnl9LOXsx1mJlg2vDSYUTtizwYxTP9zIu_Hnxphu69bHleVPGCYu8pik8Odxd6PoLJb0gDj6yeY0jp7oNbdgg88QtApUSXXUxijwpFjT1mSTvyiSDtYG3PxPAh9hUPf80Q8CleTr1_yekKsntvZiJGTyZfjc110xYZFoJjh64pS2wc1zg3yKL5rBwPv-Xbe56xzTydrwjib_MQRMTz5CyRsCrs2gOgTtCIhl1eB-Tp8lDK6ZMgxKsa48qK9YCt4zDGBzIeDb23Y1cns5QkM2SpW6pVR3HFdhIMpeo1DfWHjz7HW53v6mA90MRTjZp_voJC-SN4AYTzXFibGeD8TYLdVEHk80-SBXVP0eiEIg=w1239-h676-no)

The Pressed ones were made yesterday, todays are the ones all over the table ... I think I have around 200 now so getting there!

I have been separating the chain pieced blocks with a cunning lil gadget I (and Sakar) got for Christmas from one of her friend ...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nqneKBW-33WBpCJrgnXUXa9FlGAfkR06vCnwkO3RbkrZbzQtBUiiiG9_cj5Xuy2FoLq7ihZ6ReKqw1e5fnRxrRs6bG5bhwvSRO2T2yskpI8bK8xCr-kBtlPaYP416ncuQZRLZ_t685lfIssUELIXNg8kYRuflD23IP0r4JffgODAfEBySE6fo66kaUHeeYsBqhCJURuCC035n5qr-oqAF_kxj_BjZu5meEs0yEw7w6EZXvaOyx6c47FRjZ-HTVEOm0fuS4O7BGXHi-IfgwbncX-lHWWVXjknRWgGn4EhV_RTIdWnm0ikZbHhfWr74Tp8we7S65DuPfbeYKKmaEZ5m-geX6sTIct-yVuWpkBWrtsZSwbyOt3FySfpOvPpEsqVSBHYvT0fu6SwpwMkHpzPRtmoBU8U8u6JVyfuSB8-KfiuLf1QX2b3c3rSReDKlEQFx4-zbzBtrqZYZZDjIM_tjKHlAMVGs-aY1TAg1gTT87hC1HkxQrcSaOzIcCDiwVaYMmWxcSFzgCxD2BbEA4F1h8fzpDrvYf37l7SDdMSqSaWdcKFrVWU01QeEhRmsJsC8M1GimmMxsNyIYbKKnaPz1vW0iWTBp_i45AV72w1K3WrQcuoidGBrOGAdnpxiNYKremm62SyrL_lppW44R4Zb_rJjaSdPFWuXHCI-yEkT0vWOirq9fcA9nD5uw12uQoJbFZZzxDXOt5HsWhrdxKg=w1035-h773-no)

Basically Theri (Sakars friend) and her boyfriend 3D printed this plastic geegaw, added a rotary cutter blade and have come up with this super smart thingymy to slice through the threads between each block ... Excellent stuff!

So tomorrow I will be trimming countless HSTs to 5 1/2" sq ...

Linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/aQX1JY9zmVeQBfvC7)
Title: Re: Amidst a thousand HST's
Post by: Lowena on April 18, 2019, 19:22:01 PM
I always chain piece but only about 6 at a time. I then stop, press and trim each batch as I go along. Variety is the spice of life  :D
Did you decide on all the same light, or different?
Gizmo looks interesting  -<
Title: Re: Amidst a thousand HST's
Post by: Iminei on April 18, 2019, 19:23:24 PM
2 lights ... one white on grey stars, t'other white on grey blossoms both Makower basics ... real nice.
Title: Re: Amidst a thousand HST's
Post by: BrendaP on April 18, 2019, 19:53:01 PM
Now I wonder whether anyone here is interested in the scraps ??? Odd question I know but isnt there a thing like a confetti quilt that you can use these things for ???


Ask Mr Google about string quilts or string piecing.
Title: Re: Amidst a thousand HST's
Post by: Iminei on April 18, 2019, 20:47:37 PM
These will be beyond that ...just shavings off the side of the HSTs Brenda ...

but like when I made the HSTathon it will be a very colourful rainbow (within the blue green spectrum)

Theyve been nabbed already .. thx
Title: Re: Amidst a thousand HST's
Post by: Iminei on April 19, 2019, 13:48:32 PM
Done!

I have 111 Star background HST's

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/mIDoMoi-9enRVNvtiI2dNoH4txvqFAJHsXUY9PTonh6WxCXKvJdlSNb9kSkGyAanpEYmvifDeUUsnTSYQeWYmbTtbScSltyXxVIV_bKmw0rREWlWLjDvucTppmejLE70LoWroFmthSX6atX33v-3XG4VYmy_U5YWY33bwIk9I4UngPK-P3YVaKtdr1ujbdLK0SAnn80ZlTAYBB6RRIJ5nz-WlRwP851tIMVsxS8a4mN0EaDWI4u8ipT9ySEyKbpN21xVtNOuMNPqnFLoGc5UjACk7CyEzC3juRtwls1uRtvJUZeO1RqD8PecbdL47-i5cjd9DLs5jo_-cAtshv48rYpopYYenYVOWwyKWb5BsptvYmqZkOqV8QSi8mT60NaoxiL9dJ3ixtg3BZQVtLCOAmBDpGKrvLWcNFBsOyIpDV9ZJ2xdaiWLOgXpvitZM38HntqQ0ADlIQ9_R8xX3lIDjy6oYv2jlYIx-KRxSbEy2mMPftNhmxgk4WLWjUFt6Qp9L14GwhZdeSKTZgjXXP_K2QcJ38m2qiig18mSR1-r6VKZU6OI_8Hoay7WR_fDw7M74htzTVDNFUcebHBF-JsBdIdOa7rOguMh6xP_kbvMijiUFjy1OoOZsJUWYaG2cCHfeRAvMGmBnnjksIs-fHy23WBDQCJNVBtiIsRd6XqmoM_igIN6PAG04ER0kYZ7K_1UymPJ7Ov2C1e-tkti9IM=w1035-h773-no)

and 111 Floral Background HST's

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7Be6mvoAYWAL86Iw2GpvIJjphU0krPT0IuGe6c_52iAYKpsXiE-lt-DDDCSKYlIkglffYXbY7v1usA9siSbLguAMY2lZMRHIJ_HIijpPPZmBD3bd1rwx1hOLPtteLPhh2XLk6wyM08Rfp-QLr6FJVqlXee2gEvvuSz_LCYBYOhgo4TVz9TknvUdVrx0dgDj8wrVDzBtKLu1CXgdGPUCXmG3qArpgf3_ChlO7mE1UtcWuQLL0nEcwgbwTrsMj5dqTOufsMGheyvkr8y905709_X1GlS9xdlfR3J87ky0Ync8HVS902ZRsqga98RLEbaC0HXTYOf1atr2wv4w_loPEHXGoJLqxE5Szdbg_dnkf52MtuUJk7wms12MvbOhwoVtCB3xqNEhCPXD7uNVxVMReJt67iCXj4jVGBeSHh9rN8N48PYY4TdbwT03jiOaBAErsG8Y0AWB1eCKlHNZOJgaRx6jTiA1H9jYZYYCRoAYvYqXCdcBVlepi8XJCYPbuZtXbXbxj-jYplcnoHfD6sOtZ-Vhz0RAcUZhIGuSimiSd7-9GpXNYoDmLp5D0mJvdK-ZZbH_KwhTWlk_rZqgeA3nm4o3YyOeX14zf3t0Z1lzDMbVZr9UNCRYx906O7pC3OW1ry5yRVcv7JFrOknM3bEZhqZQU5FxAKq04OvAhXgbcHb1Ajl6N4k0QvWkzo_xN5aiprkEOWQxtR6JFWjovjL4=w1035-h773-no)

all trimmed down to 5 1/2" !

So thats 222 HST's present and correct but I think I need a minimum of 224 x 5 1/2" HST's for the quilt (But please feel free to check my maths) Plus 50 x 4" all colour HST's  for the insert hearts.

So back to making more HST's  -<
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on April 20, 2019, 07:47:15 AM
Just to let you know, No youre not going mad,  Ive merged three topics (all relating to this) into one ...  :devil:

All pics in the album (https://photos.app.goo.gl/aQX1JY9zmVeQBfvC7)
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on April 20, 2019, 17:16:32 PM
So todays progress on the projects ....

The Wedding Quilt

I think as of yesterday I was 3 HSTs short of my required total, well today I moved some fabric and found a small stack of 10 HST's sewn but not trimmed ... so  thats all good! I now have to make the small all colour HSTs for the two hearts. I dont know why I have been procrastinating ... Ah well maybe tomorrow!

The Cot Quilt

The photo printed fabric arrived this morning which gave me a clear instruction of what to work on.
The backing is now pieced and tho' the light turquoise has not that much to do with the front of the quilt I hope it will be ok .... Ive also cut and pieced the binding which will be in the light turquoise too.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/6vT2PFy-hpypkTxJ8Pjx5heXlwT2guH0seLrmZSiSwkhBA3JzDH36s68PFEpxwjCExtZzEEZDhwcLjKYlEncp25HO6WbB50IYJ4nSA2iQq3XIXSTdU5I5OBL_nYEcNk5IYz62V8znHYVkEuV3GZiZCl1ubo8HdndsTQbIP2XuU-8rxC8mKq7Xb2IWjVVS7146tL_x6cgDDWki_T__9iW6345l1AEyeMhQ2Ngih2U5J4WK30GYkRLTcS8Mtkm69Z1JGCu0rTNy-uwaYizv35wA9_JwhgQ5KsavdAzzTIksiYtbvOdBmpTJ362_cAeX-yx1lUUgj7ENd04XfT7IzO2_l9I1H0lnK_Bt6pzTVdGOLDm1ByxvglR2j7AAm92tknLPswYgH6O1Rm1dhMx-A60BicFoUnQp6U4E5QACJvcpuxJPQWOmLR4cX1hdeu--Bg56KtmtCWFiUystvNNF6xeP_YTclDYOrxVKCjOHVuug_D7yXKVAibAGvZrDvxt4wXhjKEbUyp4kO92fvc-qZBJa0-FbpJ4Nd_LSBHtjB6XjGawu9frs4OuJL4o6Yu5tq349RF0FLn9ZMMUnGnhL3pADWzEYCZz04DOzTzJ6HLNgW13b-MjnCXuYtYITgoRCvEwweDrr0UsFZ-flpws2gBdWCgYkA=w578-h773-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/g0ZP8t1cH67K3XpMVm_VaC8LmhPAJ0kmTw398DGFuxJG6Cyn0ARCdiXWXSNc6DAWuJomQHMu7hf8gJzu4_9m6fX7H1DseoWdY07g4LqWcVew-3c32uumvTaNP_6mve-6JlR4N0pYILWafp8AMsr_xJX623fLWMlmBFXH7Ri4FS3e5AI2h7Ej2pR8RsSK3_eXQuZYMcjVYfxtx7hZAxwJKjZbYdCExH3yjHnHM_9Ib3AeIAyVp9U3oExpWLC6tOHEZ-9hPNIR6seYhp6TacNa5I6t_v5XQ57yYvnZes7PpwRo9deObdk0TJub7gQXrGsyip5_lPtuahfZ7Jrp7noeBgORA3NFGkip2nZVX0TpUNU_fOO2s_y7Wv3BKS5Ibmljniqur0q4-cj3uKEFQtI1_o67l6N7FVEnAc9F6ex8W3YxJgG7EBUxWtviy6MjO8g74jCoW0FBKsp5omxH19zuqVuC46I1xVyCc_kE2-BTZlMqyckjUtnOdlA_3b8n2FpZ_wFldAbxoqXYSUB_nuR_Q4BEOhPybiveK64iaSjQ75BjAiVuRnOmacKw4zTGtpKQDkE-WuGdEvppYc3V3wIsocqtKddNCZ5feBeqeYgEe38ibeN4nsR30ZlxQUYmvcUIx388Ia30L6fJ0qKYtyVTlWWh6Q=w1239-h436-no)

Im also going to add a small tag label sewn into the binding too with my congratulations to Emma and her Husband Elliot, my name and the date.

And thats what I've being doing today.

Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on April 22, 2019, 09:20:16 AM
Yesterday I managed the 1st heart ...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vfF7N6rfFoDCfnpWllGg-mRCXv77-h1NMTOtdB2grgq8qKF500MP5PJ94cKaqvddmnfu3luI3l-GXNlKMxLHrRjuVwgBWyT7M3lkjQPUWKbzRlimidbfGCMESNsw_KhOW6FlCKpm9ZDKcHnH1uskJf3OB5mO4_J1uhJ_xSAIaN-ywmCXxBLa6fVMuuLWhFchcxER3GyYHh72tMtixQltKrqXqi1RADctC0UtAQuzqsOvBcWZVHg4zd83OdhdJ4infTo7UGkmvwIqpLpaG2Pj0OJKMWEhicaaZLNQ3sLsXjyFXTOckn4sNkW0XIMYRD5UsgCaLI3BRZ_rijDsrokYpuSWGdmj9oaNQ0OUj10IUIKBWeL_-25zrGs9BcwkFLOq0ZC60zh5Dbmqo4wRxnY89X83pQTpCqAV1Mu5choGzhXwRegjUytLy3QUXQpf5SRjKkO7KAB8LIWs41Satnsy7H7B9G9jFGv5nXJfnxd4YZjkygDVNw6dc6I1kcCVwrRjEYIiDd4Et3z9iGtmFg7ENCuyvTlmGmfJ07o0GlML47YMIcjq6pofEj8WkUe_gM7OfJiHUx5_Ki084TKA5Mqsd3uo6RbMHQ9RcUUYPWgI89MgcMNoAqtouLIcshrUjLLgDwI8Yiw6iaQnrjP04UDRthj4Sw=w578-h773-no)

But I am now struggling with the green .. probably not enough colours .. so Im going to have another go today.

@BrendaP  How would you place the HST's ... all in the same orientation? Higgeldy Piggeldy ?? Or ???

linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/cVBYEMVhUFkKWeDY9)

Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on April 23, 2019, 20:03:14 PM
Im confused I thought I had posted ... seeable ... pics of both hearts yesterday ... Ah well the ghost in the machine

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/JK_fUI0TkUjzzhCYClzCnkpVyQHEihSb9J2NyCai1l7M1i3mELiREnn1ebBOpXtg5_tj6qhJWKOk70RksODSQEd7qGABmtkyCi5anYnaXZ4B_hdRWlAZTOuTyGdIezX_VW3m7vSrVG-U4ubKcaO1CUp6hxvBV0WG5COdsVojbuJuN4rdqxRorhlpQbSxOPOXgMHVYHOcjV7tLlHjT5P8pjFFtMC56Y876ccMp_QfDWGn7XoyF3pcmc5qhIfq4yNhX1elBK9k73rpEaecupZP5JA_SVxhIemFVlWWbSiE_dje9o4tUbVcTTv66BnOLWKh8rNXPUXxZE5DMhFTHaB4BhWjqiETVRQBy27XVIYeeUOAqSqWOynp0PikaS8HpNbnbEoE7B0mNkbY3MGkA0wpfhb_B7GwQTge3i5LJyyKOtOcxl3tyDClrzW7tWvDm6FTqQ3sGzqDlWvLbrQscmHJX8_BPxAgycNAUm4_4JpmpxgOvO6TedqWEy6QH4k9ygJTq79QBZ6lxRErNTEEPWEqP4FuENyjPmhz-tyeYnq4ymPq-Hj-_uoePkp516WsQo5debqXq0AX8kHLnBdhFkFtBDl7bwapzGKJXqoDbzPD5upjCIeQyi5f6DcUXBW5KukbPKqornGaZ_k1__Z3po6P--HL5ap4lQVU3HAHpEIJSQVp0mf_vQKFC9r1-HPSa2irV3l2zgCFHOl7maCbpZU=w1489-h773-no)

linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/dn2TBPK7J4MbU75i9)

Two hearts done and I have to get on with the quarters now ... Has anyone an opinion on how to place the HST's ???
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on April 27, 2019, 16:40:32 PM

 Q: Which label do we like best please????

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/BtW5CnUpPeNYkV4XSYbufLCQEvaFh12fRxXw92BAf_k6vKBmKCS-EGqeyFr0rq-eza0VoXGXnZDxaXqRWCgaPw_bwfRhilYivoM7xVpVu5-NfaPrM-5OP9IAz5ki9TeNbdAh3rwaZxX8A4RJUu1NQ4Rd3EhYTWjXYEavtAWetZw89BCHAF4AiTeleqfCGllKa5i31x1H5jpjR6B3Kz3YjbOzUXvDKwlVE9vruymfogWXNX6kE0e_27-EtO7M2NavmO0oqGQJvNPQSxoMCeuC6-miyt2QLqDg0fLIeIiPXCAsbCpLSWG6cD4tpi9oy2xMG-CbQ9DsXMCVAhJK3MwzWNxcgIcy8_uW3zF3GDOLejAUKNslXZ_4BT-tUN6vxd0D4-rZ44m1idZCm2Vn8eG1bq4j-LE0jJqpfz6FqZPJjAwcKvJk-oU6c77K_b5LA2k0Jh9CTTS7M0fR0-aD6iFKw-z-MzVKtY0fArnV8WrX34Z9sU2aCXgeSIl5Zqf7Mp6JyMmAwVCQvNOpoY4fKqaFTFeSzCVhmdcY36wiClNnKQ7RKAxbqNtpkOmnVMRztJGEqJYzA-i6Yl6J40Xa1rbgRz2py1KcuxWiHnC0H3mMmknOd2LG78CqDiZjTQeBAnEMXQra-Tu_xaj5Bi8TL18Yysnkyn1Crsn_-lnmWgVqIj0oo1VXBrBzKW1KNZmBjt2s3FJXbFEm_ztcEm4FTP0=w578-h773-no)

Linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/VffCvzng1RTVYatU7)
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: snoozi soozi on April 27, 2019, 16:45:18 PM
Created for Juno....
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Pearl on April 27, 2019, 16:51:43 PM
I agree with Snoozi.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on April 27, 2019, 17:10:47 PM
Im leaning to that one myself ... but I would like more opinions, makes me feel less like Im in isolation.

Does anybody know how to cut the very lil joining threads between the letters of individual words, the ones that are very tight ?????
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Lowena on April 27, 2019, 17:19:04 PM
Top one deffo for me
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Greybird on April 27, 2019, 18:04:20 PM
Created for Juno.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Celia on April 27, 2019, 19:06:16 PM
Im leaning to that one myself ... but I would like more opinions, makes me feel less like Im in isolation.

Does anybody know how to cut the very lil joining threads between the letters of individual words, the ones that are very tight ?????

I like the top one best.   You can cut the jump stitches on the top, I use small curved embroidery scissors.
Which stabiliser do you want more of? @Iminei
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Kenora on April 28, 2019, 00:38:15 AM
The top one. <3
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Missie on April 28, 2019, 12:53:50 PM
The first one for me too.  With regards to the stitches between the letters, you should just be able to snip them off, close to the letters; there is normally a locking stitch at the end and start of each letter which prevents it all unravelling.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Kitten on April 28, 2019, 14:47:54 PM
Top one for me.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on April 28, 2019, 16:00:06 PM
@Missie .....  I find it hard getting the scissors in between the letters and, as they are supersharppointy ones, run the risk (Hell ... lets just admit it, its happened before on other labels) of snipping/tearing/poking through the fabric itself.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Kad on April 28, 2019, 16:18:48 PM
@Iminei , if the thread jumps are very short between the letters I use my trusty stitch unpick to cut one end of the jump and then the other end can be cut with scissors.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Missie on April 29, 2019, 11:03:53 AM
^^^^^ just what I was going to say, the trusty old stich unpicker!
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on April 30, 2019, 07:54:49 AM
Well I tried to post yesterday but couldnt, the laptop seemed to be having a hissy fit so I went away and thought I would post today ... So here goes!

It Is done!

Juno's quilt has been quilted, labelled and bound and is sat awaiting collection from Paul for a flight to Canada. I have to post pics here as Emma is a fb friend (unlike the twits who cheerfully announce they have 54000 freinds on Fb, I actually know most of mine) so until it gets to her a lil cloak and dagger is necessary.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Missie on April 30, 2019, 08:03:41 AM
Oh @Iminei  That is beautiful.  I just love the back and it is as beautiful, if not more so, than the front.  Did you quilt it yourself as well?
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Sandra on April 30, 2019, 08:17:21 AM
I agree with Missie...the back is really special on this as much as the front.

It's lovely.

Sandra.
xxx
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on April 30, 2019, 08:19:34 AM
Oh yes, I did quilt it, its only a tiddler ... 32 1/4 x 38 3/4    ...
yes, yes I know my measuring skills are still as outstanding as ever!!

So quilting it was never a problem.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Celia on April 30, 2019, 09:03:51 AM
That is beautiful, I love the back too.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Puzzler on April 30, 2019, 09:06:17 AM
Impeccable quilt. I have no doubt it will be loved and cherished.  :toast:
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Greybird on April 30, 2019, 09:11:16 AM
Beautiful indeed - another heirloom!
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Lowena on April 30, 2019, 10:12:00 AM
Very nice  <3
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: snoozi soozi on April 30, 2019, 10:51:38 AM
Aww that brought a tear to my eye, tis beautiful  :)
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Manuela on April 30, 2019, 11:11:15 AM
Joining the choir, what an utterly beautiful quilt. I also love that you used decorative stitches for the binding, great idea.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on April 30, 2019, 12:17:49 PM
I nearly always machine blanket stitch the binding down, the stitch is generally not intrusive and it makes the quilt completely bombproof!
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Stitches on April 30, 2019, 12:47:33 PM
beautiful quilt
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Pearl on May 01, 2019, 16:38:29 PM
I nearly always machine blanket stitch the binding down, the stitch is generally not intrusive and it makes the quilt completely bombproof!

Beautiful, precious gift.

Do you attach the binding to the front first?  Do you hand stitch it to the back?  (Have you made a tutorial? :P)
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on May 01, 2019, 17:32:26 PM
I nearly always machine blanket stitch the binding down,

The answers in the sentence Pearl!!!!

I initially attach to the back or front depending on the quilt; where I want the bulk of the binding to lie, whether the stitching will interfere with the pieced top (generally not a problem with a bordered quilt) etc etc etc
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Kitten on May 01, 2019, 18:29:07 PM
Lovely, what a lucky baby.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go .... Wedding Quilt
Post by: Iminei on May 02, 2019, 07:43:28 AM
OK, Back to the wedding quilt and any advice on how to get a random look for the HST's ???

I now have over 200 odd HSTs (5" sq), one stack of star background and the other of flower background

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/cDnaiD-oDMhk0kTXCA_cHMQxEtFP2J6Bb3mn38_rpTJ1kWUn3JwNq6vG8pqLrepGarqBuaxRWppo_nqpCykOG3g21bE6dWIDbtw4OlD5O3o7JddSNt7b-ZfnUfokM9pOQxVTTEgiEIJIImJZAUnWN_EUMpij3dvjEUGDQw0_LairYn9KU-V3sXnw0sK8PmfE96eLL0kPyrLtSI_9MTdZJV3ouUpdfv8l84jv4u68_CwAEDrE_Gg09_pG5SVcoWLaqANBv0hL37zQ7aczPEad3mOgv0kqrYl7ibKkLwuCluEfwEG5lWNrBuO91rRfb_T50p6rqi3zUmXcOrsdhKurjLtOAtwi2WPmh9cn4XmqXoJQVQOASbMiiyqJZqFpH9UlEjto91-w6DlbfmhzufQKxo0z_aoyrX0sclM9QZJZh6LW0Dr-f7LjXa4iEbHpI71xuyvzuqmxQPbbQbbd6ewHdGWqVTbcElVZxFDkUCkiAr3ZjtH7zzt3qDRe7e9lNkvFzMbFyIaXhmInE3qPDRKy3G_qxZHbY5NrPbNp4HlCn6TaPaMXYCO9CeEMZ6HhOdFudrnp4e4jEGYFneBLml6U6zySRbz0rSS8N8CXuQlzjXVckAVSt4Xx6V-bSogL5pkmILVr9-nfQwYGIq0xApD98jy4644T2letQUbOYmSDjQVounzYNh_3M6JMwImbGnRGQ_qOhCX_jPQ2_N2LNBU=w1035-h773-no)

I also have the two hearts (5 x 4") ready to be inserted into the top two quarters

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4WOueawG7Cp_Fedj-2lIJIYvR6316BECuMGxfHS_8b2DFBE8kLIrnFOpXxbs__wdfwi46eHIcn2NJIg296x1q3hGPW8FfIetErKtoubsN4wFUkBHtNl6aMTwwYmH79c337FrCva23uvIePmtG7d0woFPQn897LpyeHGhDP3frEdNmAUDLPfwMBwcTI3wquj6AvGu666MzIja03jQN7Q4bTwmG8zpMtaDV-fWGNQDlJZ3C_aZpbcRu7vg8hmQl77PzMwRlTYqKOZg-9YxseKAiT6IG_tbOJpx_g-_OthvpE0sK1EFkUyCyAbJZ0SYW6cHhU9vqBTOzkuuaIdVcBCzvwSaZgckntP0SNPmZR9nhcu86MQSl88aDBuLZHmuEsUxf_f9iwpIs9gVDiAKEGQCvMFq29aUbf3omXdHCWjk92dKr3-UcSyDWMemWNtj1MadoB97vkjowSMR_TlpBkR6bXsfZohmJwjiRy8i20xzrtAERVTct5uXmFCxiTAiwqTJfn7PkQ23JHMGd6xTSixX0McXi3GAUja1xinT_duu0gL8rCPmmoiiGbuhN_zyFDBPBnsj9OZ3lwDHTtuVK9yrIgOuC2AMr5SDoXrZ0WmQ38odZlQhDHqbsVxrokFL6PPQ4u7Tdc5DG1Fy37sHH0yfM10XfiYtE9AtQ0pmmGGiSbK1Mir5AGFWBCj12wZcrvBo9Jk32hYqvKVfqx4tcp4=w1239-h644-no)


So any ideas on how to get a truly random (shudders) mix? @BrendaP  ???

Linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/aQX1JY9zmVeQBfvC7)
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: wrenkins on May 02, 2019, 08:27:11 AM
The Wrenkins tried and trusted method of randomicity is carefully place the items one by one (important) in a tumble dryer (or plastic bag if you don't have a TD), turn it on/shake the b'jaysus out of it.
Lift them out one at a time and do not tamper with the order. Truly random is hard to achieve because often you will get groups of 'same ones'. Leave them be (unless they're really bad  :S)!

I had to send for my arty friend to randomize my kitchen tiles.  :(
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on May 02, 2019, 08:46:22 AM
I dont think I could do that ... my brain wouldnt let me!  :S
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: BrendaP on May 02, 2019, 08:47:23 AM
Yes, @wrenkins is right.  Cut a batch of triangles, jumble them all up, especially important if you cut several layers at a time, then put them into a bag/box or whatever your chosen container is, then without looking just put your hand inside said container and pick out two pieces to join together.  The only rule is to put them back if it happens that two the same come out together.

Repeat the excercise for joining the resulting squares, again only put back if you would be forced to join two pieces of the same fabric.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on May 02, 2019, 09:02:03 AM
The HST are already made @BrendaP  (please look at pic/refer to link and look at last pic)
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: wrenkins on May 02, 2019, 09:13:09 AM
I dont think I could do that ... my brain wouldnt let me!  :S
I know that feeling...but you must.
Same goes for your squares as @BrendaP says. Only put 'em back if you'd have to join two sames.
The first time you do it, it's like standing on the high board and looking over!  :o You're so conditioned to those two little piles of tidiness that random is alien!  0_0
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Acorn on May 02, 2019, 09:17:42 AM
The question is whether you really want true randomness, or a more pleasing pattern that looks random, but is actually quite controlled.

How about making piles of squares in the different fabrics (ie each pile has the same combo) and taking one from each, not in order, but making sure you use the piles at the same rate.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: BrendaP on May 02, 2019, 22:13:30 PM
The HST are already made @BrendaP  (please look at pic/refer to link and look at last pic)

OK, the HSTs are all sewn together in pairs to make squares one half blue/green and one light.

Jumble those squares up and take them at random to make the blocks or strips.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on May 03, 2019, 07:52:27 AM
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/e0f7b451567cc0e067e075a646cb5f81/tenor.gif?itemid=11849292)
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on May 06, 2019, 17:36:11 PM
100 Shades Quilt

Today I went to Midsomer on the search for the backing fabric for this behemoth of a quilt!

We've worked out I need 5ms regular width fabric (gulp   :S) or 2 1/2m extra wide ...
Two hours later I was no further on (and the prices  :o ... my recent singularity is beginning to bite home)

So I took loads of pics and need  YOUR help Ladies ... It may be none of these are right, please pipe up if this is the case, also if you have any other ideas .... Please!

100 shades album (https://photos.app.goo.gl/xMGXKFGkZF538MvD9)
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: wrenkins on May 06, 2019, 17:53:20 PM
I love the City Nights and even considered buying some of the copper on grey 'blender' just to look at. I'd go with that.  :loveit: You could use any of that range with the colours you have on the front.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Sandra on May 06, 2019, 17:53:52 PM
Right....

I love the B&W Effervescence, but don't think it's right for this.
Like the look of the Japanese woven but it might be a bit too plain.
Quite like the black and grey spot, and I also quite like the Japanese waves. It's a shame about the true colour of the Moda Basic Grey...it really does look fab in the picture.

Feel free to ignore me. I'm not a quilter. (I'm OK at sewing bits of fabric together)  :P

Sandra.
xxx
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: wrenkins on May 06, 2019, 18:05:49 PM
@Sandra don't sell yourself short. You have a great eye for colour. Your BOMs were always gorgeous!  :loveit:
I still have those Oakshott lookie likie jelly rolls that are similar colours to this so hopefully I'll get some quiltspiration.  :)
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Kad on May 06, 2019, 18:33:22 PM
@Iminei
I often use cotton sheeting as a quilt backing, either bought by the metre or as a king size flat sheet (or larger). My children always asked for quilts backed with flannelette sheeting as they loved the cuddly softness which gets better with washing.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: fajita on May 06, 2019, 18:40:05 PM
I love the cityscapes. Not least because it then makes your quilt reversible. Two for one, as they say.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on May 06, 2019, 18:46:35 PM
copper on grey 'blender'


?????? @wrenkins

I love the B&W Effervescence, but don't think it's right for this.

Exactly my thoughts ... too graphically black and white ... no actual grey!

Like the look of the Japanese woven but it might be a bit too plain.

Maybe

Quite like the black and grey spot, and I also quite like the Japanese waves.

It's a shame about the true colour of the Moda Basic Grey...it really does look fab in the picture.


Doesn't it just ... but there really is a beige tone in reality ... Bugger aa I said!
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Sandra on May 06, 2019, 18:53:08 PM
@Sandra don't sell yourself short. You have a great eye for colour. Your BOMs were always gorgeous!  :loveit:

Thank you, @wrenkins  that's kind of you to say so. I'm learning on the colours...you know how it is? Sometimes things go together much better than expected.
And sometimes...hmmm....not so well.  ><

But I still say I'm not a quilter...all that sandwiching and all that stitching  :S  My machines not the correct spec to allow anything big and bulky through the harp, and I really can't justify spending close to £100 on a walking foot to make life easier.
And, lol, lol lol  0_0  to hand stitching the quilting. NO. WAY.

Sandra.
xxx
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: wrenkins on May 06, 2019, 19:04:06 PM
Yes. Copper on grey from the City Nights range, not from your choices.
This one. (https://www.doughtysonline.co.uk/lewis-and-irene-city-nights-a294-2-architectural-blender-copper-on-light.html)  :loveit:
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Lowena on May 06, 2019, 19:31:29 PM
I never bother about the backing fabric. I either use a sheet or just choose something I like..... it's only the back after all  -<
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Puzzler on May 06, 2019, 19:54:00 PM
If it were mine, I would most likely choose one of the brighter colours in the quilt and back it with that. If feeling adventurous, I might consider a pieced back with large blocks or strips in the various colours from the quilt top.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Lilian on May 06, 2019, 20:07:45 PM
I like
 
I - RK multi-colour effervescence the best
but my second would be:

D - Japanese wave print or
E - L&I City nights

Depends on your mood, I think my first choice would be bright and cheerful  :) :vintage:
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: supergran on May 06, 2019, 21:39:12 PM
My favourite would be the Japanese wave, or the bright Jewel effervescence.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Kenora on May 07, 2019, 00:33:47 AM
I don't think we're helping, as we're all going for something different. I love the Moda but if you say the colour isn't good in "real life" then that's not going to be much help. Coming a close second, I would choose the black and grey spot. :)
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: wrenkins on May 07, 2019, 08:30:51 AM
I don't think we're helping, as we're all going for something different.
I was thinking the same thing @Kenora. Maybe we should give our reasons why!  0_0
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on May 07, 2019, 08:35:27 AM
@wrenkins  ... Ever outside the box!  :o

Have you got this fabric ... Is that how you know about it?
I'll have to see if I can get a sample sent to me.

@Puzzler  ... That is a thought, but I dont want it to detract from the front, which is why the multi coloured effervescence, tho' perfect in its own right (and perfectly £££££!!!!) isnt my choice.

Ill have a rootle through my (embarrassingly large .... Oooh errr Missus !!!) stash and see what I come up with.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: StitchinTime on May 07, 2019, 08:36:07 AM
Just to add to the confusion, I'd go for the black and grey spots. I think the juxtaposition of the shapes front and back would work well and it would allow the quilting to shine.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Missie on May 07, 2019, 08:40:39 AM
OK, for cheapness, I would probably consider a dark grey cotton sheet, but out of the ones you've highlighted, I love the Japanese woven.  There is enough in it for interest, but is plain enough not to detract from the front of the quilt, and is dark enough to go with the front and is vaguely a similar style pattern to the front (graphic, is that the right word? Angular, straight, not curvy).
 
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: wrenkins on May 07, 2019, 08:41:53 AM
@Iminei I veh veh nearly added it to my last order as a possibility for my OSLL (Oakshottlookielikie) jelly rolls but I'm trying to cut back.  :S Pity I didn't, I could have sent you some.
I'm trying to learn Doughties entire stock so I can show off at parties!  8)  :[
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Kenora on May 07, 2019, 11:08:09 AM
Just to add to the confusion, I'd go for the black and grey spots. I think the juxtaposition of the shapes front and back would work well and it would allow the quilting to shine.

What SiT said.  :)
Title: The Wedding Quilt
Post by: Iminei on May 15, 2019, 09:36:11 AM
Progress has been made on The Wedding Quilt (https://photos.app.goo.gl/48y6XEYJzSrypU8w9)



Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: annieeg on May 15, 2019, 09:42:16 AM
@Iminei
That's looking good.
Annie
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: rubywishes on May 19, 2019, 11:27:10 AM
Love it  <3(OMG.....I'm loving HSTs aren't I?  :'()  Beautiful ice crystals..that's what I see with those colours. It's going to be just beautiful.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on May 31, 2019, 15:20:29 PM
Wedding Quilt (https://photos.app.goo.gl/ysSjcgcy8qNFFzHT8)

A beast to lay out but here it is

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Lo6IapqJyZ0T7fSTvRIAxsJJTPMv2Sj4452KDmbZt5bTiusZ0z7ejiQT5G6tu9CfEdn0d-JAWVwBI4Gv_oTgtswdEMJPs7X635qa9WKeBdmRHlDElOhOWEILxOsY3VefZoWZ0HlTm8NU_OZoQSbsSFUKRxpVizFkNP8SHABa2jBFgdEXpmFazgooKKgVqgdCmJOitqM2LLD15p7lLOoOhCsFHCKpFcuYRyKf9WNIqQHnJNTQYPQMJHgGKG8AYCKR1DtRUzy91EeEWwfjMyq4Rf9xfWp1YBCfTjLnKa8l_hxL2yjdYytboyDKShP2Ld3wDPPH7-IJZsGlVODRLZgRQnLwskQtV8jiK4LKhgKj8g2iAWEqJ8MUD0vd9Ch1BT6wa1p-CLr6rv3jGjOhkJp00WwoboOZ175s-YGKNP4jUnBWT-BZwU5R8jaDe6i_7mRz-tTuWQcTnBWJTzvyyx_fI2452PWx4toQWFjtzxvx8Tw8xKdeunH5RhNN1GkpUKiwqcLJ6DcgXjzomulSZJ5zLrXNLmvlNey_ghocHZNkMOvdZaHqUPxy9tdn2h6ZQQwYllx7ialtaaP7_dDuhhhZ1LU-LtJedNecTeo8pwrMSYBfd2rgZY6erEhsggdlNTL95eiBs1jG4a49mcGqI0m_XpdCpA=w826-h773-no)

You cant see but Ive added a 2 1/2" border in the pale greys to each outer edge and it looks like I will do top and bottom too. Im also thinking of making the horizontal joining 1/2" finished strip in the colours, whilst the vertical will be in the greys.

Not my colours but Im thinking its looking effective (with the colour thaaang and randomnessness) and desperately hoping they'll like it!

Ive cut the binding extra wide (4", 2" doubled) as I think as this is a BIG quilt it needs a decent width binding.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Celia on May 31, 2019, 16:05:03 PM
This look great, can’t wait to see it finished are you on a time deadline? How are you going to quilt it or are you still planning. Sorry to ask so many questions but I really want to learn more about quilting especially quilting without free motion.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Greybird on May 31, 2019, 16:06:52 PM
How can they not like it!!!
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on May 31, 2019, 16:11:06 PM
Come and see @Celia  ... Deadline is 2nd August.

Im layering next Tuesday, so time should be fine ...

Thinking about the label on the back now and wondering if I can get another pic printed ...
what do you think ...

A pic of Luke and Lucy as they were when they first met?
or as a family with the Wren??
or as a couple as they are now???
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Ploshkin on May 31, 2019, 17:19:34 PM
 Where's the linky?  It's an invisible quilt.
Got it.
It's gorgeous
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Missie on May 31, 2019, 17:40:11 PM
That is beautiful; how can they not like it?
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Manuela on June 01, 2019, 04:06:09 AM
can't see the picture, could you please add a link @Iminei


Link is in the title @Manuela  ... Imi xxx
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on June 06, 2019, 07:57:13 AM
Well Girls the layering didnt go as planned as when I stretched the fabrics out, the quarters now running at 42 3/4" square were just too close to the wof for me to chance ...

I do have a backup plan however in the form of some gorgeous Retro Trapeze artists I think they are (tho I think they look like swimmers) which I will use as side borders.

(https://www.lcfabrics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/1f68398d50d9c739e01f28e33ac463ed-600x600.jpg)

That in turn will give me the necessary horizontal and vertical joining strips in the middle
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Missie on June 06, 2019, 10:02:24 AM
Ooh I love that fabric.  I did think they were swimmers too at first and then saw their headdresses.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on June 24, 2019, 12:20:38 PM
Swimmers could have headdresses too!!! Think Esther Williams

Okay so back to the Wedding Quilt ...

I've almost finished quilting the first quarter .... and I need your advice ...
I have quilted through the Grey background fabric halves of the HSTs with a perfectly matched Grey Thread
but not yet touched the coloured fabric halves ...

The HST's are 5" finished and in shades of green and blue
So far the quilting is in Grey with the bobbin thread being a variegated pastel thread.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ZMV0mtlsy7U3a4I4_NXkrEmH0NMNadtF52NYRbWmdu3qVCzDU1OjTphx0kg2a86iwZFEzI85NEdzs9Yu4yvOj_EUqUI_GmX-vpeyWXD05dx6g2FOh6QGL1uN-n7vsPxh4aV3H5RjtNRDnL3nrbAJ8FFIgzU75UyMRG3U4Id2cViMzRUiFJB1S2SA70R5sxh5uymDD1jsJHu7Ft8TjhR855aCXr_TkooR_ImDhLoT1dvvmjPAyf46h-CNY92iFbWROmT2AINCi8RiHI5VWseY0AlMfao9PpAq9mtFXNiSCCGeOqdDyyN7hjngvkXer6wuTZ-w3MetUpg7LYexV6JteuLyoXaBWcKWjAthKTTcmLWQE4nsCRJbpd4IbJPejr3tlHTS6nJNgO4UDRZZMt8LVCbI2FUI3Ezhtlp-jr9DR7Kx_4JA2Xap-pK_tLuM-OGqLDyY7x2Ywgx_GKGfyvtpfPCOiVPPUtnc0BdN2K8iqYOMDi_-ILWwvMKRuDDsfas5mgRXU-lH6xvrxWyOoJWCdt-xSYCrHV-kizo8dmuMrW4jBJfRIzq5CuJErJgTpEjl5KsdXSo7CYF97Ft__bMzQB1e12AY9KFQnfNP1yBCkUUmlAd4sBAS6G0DijgLIDRunj6rdnkKKDhFJO-Jvi0CAXkeNg=w1035-h773-no)

Linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/56FeWq3mZb5Dfsqm6)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/KE-Oku3FpBRX0EzBlAKEeN6opuT6ML0-adJN8Zu-ezp01F_uIVhexD1YmP5hglFMVSPQeGy0u08GiCx0onvIXrugr78v1Sxt5A7TZuetbsAz3Ixg3sNkA_PwQRC-1tg0ZIK0nbKN40WWqIa6FiwH7pQfAPvZRrKcAaPBrMQmLE_7BfSeoY6qXXsEOrGJ4Jjoo-C0vRu_pa_cke-sb2THV4beF1ShBhP_0cVW2YLFoR8eYIheHDPWs1gdyA9yM_ixvSTaRIrS-cF4Ap40OhhsP2QynQtr-Av7mTynbdPPq6Dgm7NHf0m5agYFApbqZe-htijOhsBcFGoteXRm8Is4nW8h4AHvizmhAJBu8IAf97phFbS-XkJtNZrcqFrAOwjWpvKwUTl21Jwr0NwR56US71uvjMvfvhFY1m6yvnqYmE1kzbMb0wHr2pQF4L2VDFaipjObdfdCzV7PtK34XdAZwJvGfP0BJK_EsuRFjfeE_lftGqomt_IMFGrMF-4YFSoC6A6jnS0BAc6IVPC2dMC8ACTzqnJDdpXDpIgiTz3nzCWWcd0mLeFoLMN1-VxenrVp87q7UHpX2gycry2GgC-eR6ZA8maLvLwAcvXuh1mCtWR6UG4EFHv8ON7WgmfkYnVZQlkDR5rVSES99UzKR5SWXnlAyw=w1035-h773-no)

linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/a2QMM3zNVh81KkW69)

Should I quilt them at all?

Should I echo quilt once?

Or any other ideas?


Which thread?

A variegated blue or green, A plain blue or green matching closest to Fabric or ????


I'll leave you to ponder and respond while I finish quilting the facets of the Heart in the middle of the quarter ..

Hopefully by the time I get back to this there will be lots of input!
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Acorn on June 24, 2019, 12:31:28 PM
I think I would leave it as it is - I love the differentiation on the back with the empty HSTs.

Otherwise what about a simple motif in each of the HSTs?
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Lowena on June 24, 2019, 16:44:43 PM
Leave it... don't overegg the pudding  0_0
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Ploshkin on June 24, 2019, 17:12:37 PM
I think I would leave it as is or just do a 1/4" from the seam line inside each triangle (is that what you meant by echo quilt it?
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on June 24, 2019, 17:14:44 PM
Quilting finished on the first quarter ...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/1SHUM72i2p3K0ppfdqKGYPoNSfIp521dqA-unzTCz7lsP1_zyExc1YjEwrDLdhwYRMP8pEh4O_So0KgowdIuwRTMl5cFeGxw_VdVrd37nuCLpR_HVoukNukPHe6ahxRN7TKGoFcLBk-RF0IOvvvi9XcItqlT6y5LI0EWxCC3SLa0YmmkKBd3cNeAoRU61QZ46wyJB1Yr3MfbLVVEWAXhHmRst18n9R75I9XI9-86GcJa753GuqRTmLT0BfuU5hmTbi5OhOReujqxUd7-p5XZL0d9bZtLtblsj8gtGyB4cgaxTj8uxQoXxZkRX8wRXke2vBskJwwnAvvUhJnrAFgjjepeUojImSKO02qsTpI9bce3A-mMkyf71Zd6uNaPjeRwc1XQT2uxnirBm2HUsdZCWGU_v0_oJVh28C0Z0rG5AoczZABateSdHlz8y9pFhCexXCfAP8qywava4bCFm5woi_bAC6DX6xvwk-NlLWhaWqPaOl9btqFw2VCa3jz7vJTqKgl5BNGtuOEWewG96DafSEkcYnmYJm8Ko7Mm4kGu5wNR2Gp9N-mEyZdXNwDd3Ao3PjiJnwFKRLA95yPXgXZQRj-CN6qQ8AbjWqBhI5O26z-swT5o0FBCMuwn2h5rO4kuUFe7xdTHLsbrT-9ENeiCI9hnR6ofTD3JP1y40x0mW8suxAd5ULPO8YmnB4nOKeluJmTJvmygdbTkvElt_e8=w613-h773-no)

linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/ujD3vJqFUUACrBVTA)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/fs50ZfaFU9uvZg8KMgnnfArsaxw-Nro8zC0x_6YMAO2UxNZRHfiq56E2ldf-QRH84fRFMltpicszN90MZezyl8bpmlxcXFC1bu4Dm5IymoBYZUW482AiqcochK5vImDdCmpzMjpnrWh-q6IKZtiUcXNmanh-7ONKQ7jyHDoEsWEkc7W7thJtgdxazt3oY5TNiR98ioC-e_UNTvaN6T_b_iaGGXCZTdzZkzWywn8yfsaDJ14Cb4X5J9qkvdQzdcs10G5iMbQcfTzcK93cu4-1Q9xqkx2p3pcquHPHQCC44sUAv-PvopDFvL4y415cKStiRNCnAERx9kr_N4LLbJkSO7OlRF-cBrGqJBDg5UsuchsrrKLxXARm-OeFAMubrQoUlHr4DWbhPZ2b6x3HJF1zRXJEAgvQccNYirMdMlE1wd2HlLKVUk3NDOBTk6WFfYTSDFsAZiXlkxylCattwhzYjvSubObiye9cwx5xCw4q-5PXltzZ1z1E4cnuorNF4FGxk020TsqJ40r8E2mfm6sdRNtExU10evhG_nTv_4aijb3ePABLQA8gTIqvAzppW8fQwyOffCMqtMsuNUeGD3KRC7X-SNA1BiAq1dE8kp7r7tF0GnbqImZSvJqB1HUGZgCCAhjvS6fdpSw0tCh7Y0um1PoM1aZ3okmj4VCF4LVftmEaeDNBLCWNRtQJce9zEvtWvLHDlbwmTRoPzJlk6ms=w830-h773-no)

linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/zDM9WwxmwPJn8zh6A)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/j3hr6kAvInZP5lXy_oS3x8GC54wnLmFb9s920-LuksT9_TcFfHUrxIdt1UDG6f5yJqhcDKCBq_yeDBRlgb5Ajl-a1lsVHWOC9ZMRE0bIKZQ5J8rSlKM4X6e2H0bJrTuOl1FkqZ6vCE7tDHTYyBHaTEBqFJI1BR9SnN9856VuAsCKgjO70IQChJb0KkifHVtJanQbsnLMLRw1yBPtTSXyhRZrNh9daXabncZSlrOa8Do3q070jyVCLG_YehYquCY-jKTJUPaNPlTp3hiRqP0ypmdtABNhSjgGKYOUQoeHTplsbymkiqnJNR74SGYpwtIIUvFhrVptCRaiTliwreh8Gc__CFdjOjjRCWHHwX2ZUZKrna4cJGJ8mnaCuhz85HFj0vkeDoHCd3_M_BdxWZD2s_vFOJDQV6khfTqE1CKSWyYW_61jplgUcPV0zNXDTlKT0i6BYr35NLclzz2DrboQayJ2HbIxfcGkjfPL3Xttd1EMmUUMdOlia_NFmqQlpoOB34rTwRuby7htp90PpJQvmVQOAVKIlCNTFFk_9BkS8YFKa75GOuQGFM_YOqG6L3RiwvVvGZ9HWIU8HtLCm9Fs3_iM9yc9RC-4NfixM5xAlJ23j05a4DY3adRHlc3rANxED5iEkLNOL4ToTg7sMz3d0RU6qva939WuI-jNPla4ZdmQ6a90xZl5Jza36akuCYwROvPkE74u8R_BJBjC78Y=w1035-h773-no)

linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/todcUoUqj62jBJqS9)


Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on June 25, 2019, 17:30:25 PM
9 hours of Quilting later ...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/tz7qjck3tFBLkjgr4NoT0XIp-HInQIHtvplRmDaPW2aBLsgJYZYc0b18JC3MJNO4JQCIyhbL89m8yXXPHWqHvbfdRBHKKf-bqLVnZXVnJe1qbBrl-38tp-KNAIYYEACcnpg9ECVPXugZZVhLI52NyyLu_G8OzpoPJ4rrSBeRQfRbL50WgoTIbuEgOTM4MMkdPN2V3K70LI8NNOkX0shDni7nxBrtuFi5c7n8LqLUet_MJCNmZL23Wt3OHOholcafkIYyyt3f6g5xiRlDSdtQknC9-t0WpYufI8FNaUGETEDtG_nn9d0_BrsdZKBBgUf-x7sKsZhkyAyfdpDJHDesNtJNhENVYp3rltIfhbEF2kaXt-5rIo18tcVhWP12Oue6HZEY0sg4dUKQ1FqLf-o-2j2Gsq3Q8VE7-exmZXp9dQd5lGbnBTNyjGQqlTgxjdp1RWetv7mdyl3VzGcCW783oKofaqmrID28igR5zIEsuWVogwTVTP6ef-U0nJQdn0vm7wbuuBUTai5fmKzdvZ0CylEsXMNdB3DPs2XG95sDxIhaP3L4yHODQEavyC6tuOvojrMA0RXLFJgkHUlIp4dfVQ6DCKpd13IbL3cuCSKPHIchUO9YcDEsr4WlM2idp8wRib-SGkb1NUK8HC5bDRF-HTBEz__xiCx8oS8MJ_3FtN8PCoIsaKWZ_sqG-M6ni3nDUCklAvXLP3HrdwvYn1Q=w1035-h773-no)

linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/9rJsFyqEotUFrW3V7)

Did we decide what to do with the coloured halves of the HST's ??  Im a bit worried about them not being quilted when it comes to being washed.

@BrendaP ??
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: annieeg on June 25, 2019, 17:48:11 PM
@Iminei  :loveit:
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: rubywishes on June 25, 2019, 20:40:46 PM
Looks fabulous Im  :loveit:
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: BrendaP on June 25, 2019, 20:49:16 PM

linky (http://)

Did we decide what to do with the coloured halves of the HST's ??  Im a bit worried about them not being quilted when it comes to being washed.

@BrendaP ??

That link isn't working but one of the previous links is, so not quite invisibuble.

For the coloured HSTs how about shadow quilting??  Just one triangle about 1/4 inch inside the seams for each piece.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Missie on June 26, 2019, 08:20:56 AM
I can't access the last 3 links it's coming up as blocked.  I like it with just the grey quilted.

and the heart looks fab!
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on June 26, 2019, 08:53:25 AM
Try those again Girls

Sooooooo If I leave the coloured halves of the 5" finished HSTs unquilted do we think they will be ok when washed??????
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Ploshkin on June 26, 2019, 09:03:47 AM
What's the maximum quilting distance recommended for the batting you use?
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on June 26, 2019, 09:23:44 AM
I have no idea  ...

I think it was an autumn weight Kahatadin from Empress Mills ... their 3 metre bundle.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: StitchinTime on June 26, 2019, 09:49:17 AM
The quilting distance for that batting is 8”, so time to check your hypotenuses :-)

If my maths is correct you should be OK to leave the quilting as it is as the longest edge will be just over 7”.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Missie on June 26, 2019, 10:08:29 AM
I love the back of the heart as well!

I'm not a PQ expert at all, but personally as the coloured fabrics are patterned in some way, I like the fabric to not be distracted by quilting, plus I also like the wrinkled look the unquilted fabric gets when its washed; it adds its own texture.  As for rules about batting and maximum distances I've no idea, and/but I am a rule breaker generally  :P :P
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Lowena on June 26, 2019, 10:15:22 AM
I only quilt minimally and it's always been ok.
@Iminei you haven't said how your 2 day workshop went.... who was there, what happened etc. Can you post about it, or have I missed it??
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: wrenkins on June 26, 2019, 10:22:40 AM
To my mind 8" means 8" around any given point and you're well under that but would you be happy with the wrinkly aesthetics?
I think it gives it a bit of character. I know my wrinkles certainly would if I had any.  :angel:
No over-egging or gilding the lily advice from me either!
Step away from the machine.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on June 26, 2019, 18:53:04 PM
I am soooooo happy to step away from the machine!

After 9 hours of quilting on one quarter ... Thank you ladies for your advice.

As the lady in question specifically said she wanted it to look as though it had been 'handed down through the generations' .. I dont think she would be too put out by a bit of wrinkle!

Layered the last two quarters today and stabilised them too ...

Not too happy with the layering of one of them ... They are a complete bastard to layer because of lining up the 'swimmers' with the border but its done and I shall I hope be extra careful when quilting that quarter.

So hours and hours of quilting to go ... Wish me luck (or send me audibles)
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on June 28, 2019, 08:15:53 AM
Three Quarters quilted, just one more to go!!! Woo Hoo

But I do have a small problem ... with the backing. As I mentioned earlier the layering was a bugger to do ...

firstly they are really large quarters ... I laid them out on my bed yesterday and they completely cover it ... (so thats good as I found out from Luke yesterday that they have a Queen sized bed ????)

But also because as the backing fabric was the standard 42" width and the tops measure 40" PLUS the background border  I had to improvise. Luckily I had the fabulous Trapeze Artist fabric from Lewis and Irene in a perfect match of colours so added an outside border  to all 4 quarters ... cue much fiddling around to get the top and bottom Trapeze artists to be the same way up etc etc.

Then I thought should I use the full width of the Trapeze Artist fabric that I had cut on the back (which would be 4 1/2" finished) or should I marry it up with the outer borders on the front (which will be 2 1/2" finished) ???

Some devil inside of me then piped up and said ... Ooooh Go for the most difficult way and match them up!!!    :devil:

So after much faffing around I decided to hand sew the borders together along the seam line in Bright Red thread so that line will remain constant during the layering process (hopefully)

After all that we finally got all four of the quarters layered BUT due to some F*** up, the backing fabric on one of the bottom edges of one of the quarters doesnt quite cover the top ....

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/OVETsYuAS2odTMfhGycwrFIvB_pR6GyJRe03vcmFA7SkC7mhxzT3OyX5qp4N0OcgW_J8Z1Qif-KqmwUVBKV2RbykvICpfjtFj4qnBRR9IusUFI7XAGu6XSpo1JjUgpUGjG_d0jGbWE7kP8mbjqeZU04jhixF-jQ1CTBFtDDArCgooSApNuBBnkPLWh0doZjKgiVAgf5HaEnnRMt4UVTm7SiypQ-h1gGLYzyFNFBk2IQdK62txlnlv57O0QSjR2kXEHFeMxJy6ViIgHRNtIexQ1-yMJeq5lMbPxBKCBhqQDYj3iBjKfpVKiGd1xh__7dWw1qW2goN8a_wyO8V6KyRoX0ij5VQRYvLXUQKEw7O8tv4hsiUPrcQHagehxfAHMsSAHydA9IcrtS_zxSZ2eb7GqU1uN-x-W4hlUx-7REp82vtAmuGLu4a_msIv4kVCDtnBASUgKyaFGi_kCAUu5Wd56CItJEmZopsDywXvPa3R0zIpHwfSPDaDmFm-QGy57P9cino96YJAneb_AdaG1RPOvH4b7MFmT7f3k-8oM56Z6PrRrKDKVHAC22W-M-e84I06Lao2HNmUfzuqWdhV6Ej-NgjSt6cVEO-TA0UoP6FU07K0a1osLWsJqOx7lyE21FVKmmTLdJO2mbNGTe0ICbnN2oR-w=w1035-h773-no)

linky (http://)

It looks like the fabric wasn't cut quite straight and I needed to use all of the 4 1/2 metres (!!!!) that I had bought!
Im also not too impressed with the layering but after ripping the layers apart twice we just went with almost good enough... Its very heavily quilted and I dont think it looks too bad, but its not to my usual standard.

So my bad, I should have checked.
I should have straightened the edges.
I should have bought more yardage.

But it is what it is so I must put my big Girls knickers on and sort it!

Options.

Simplest Solution .... I could cut 1/2" off the bottom border

Would I then need to trim the top borders too ???
And the side borders ????

Discuss!

Next Solution .... I have already cut an extra wide binding (I love a chunky binding)

It currently measures 2" wide (folded).
I could attach to front, turn to back and hope that it covers the uncovered bits of the back.

Problem ... The backing fabric is fraying slightly along that edge ... Again makes me think it was taken off the bolt and not straightened up. For me to be happy with this solution I would want at least 3/4" of binding on the reverse of the quilt.

I dont really want to spend any more on this quilt for obvious reasons (and I am going to be totaling this one up later) Otherwise I could buy some more of the binding fabric and cut it extra extra wide!

So there you go my Darling Darksiders ... Put your thinking caps on and please let me know what you would do, what you think the best solution would be

Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: rubywishes on June 28, 2019, 08:34:50 AM
Im, I would trim the bottom and take the same amount off the top to balance it. It seems like the simplest and most bomb-proof solution to me.

 It would be awful to go to the trouble of putting your extra wide binding on and despite all your care and effort find that the overlap is pretty minimal and then you're gonna worry about whether it will eventually "all go to hell in a hand bag" after "x" number of washes and use. Just my thoughts and keep in mind I am "Queen of the Doom and Gloom Brigade"....I can imagine  self-caused catastrophe in any scenario!
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Lowena on June 28, 2019, 10:43:33 AM
I would trim the bottom, then trim the top to balance it. You will then be able to tell whether the sides will need trimming also.
You could of course bodge it and stick a label over the weak / ill fitting / fraying part  :devil: ( not really! ;) )
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Ploshkin on June 28, 2019, 10:48:49 AM
Your linky is blocked for me again.

I too always seem to decide on something that makes life difficult.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Missie on June 28, 2019, 11:57:40 AM
Your linky is blocked for me again.

I too always seem to decide on something that makes life difficult.

And me!
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: b15erk on June 28, 2019, 12:39:58 PM
Me too!!

Jessie
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on June 28, 2019, 17:01:38 PM
Try again (https://photos.app.goo.gl/FCidLD7QC4MqebE2A)
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on June 28, 2019, 17:06:13 PM
I went to my friend at the sewing school and asked  for her opinion.

She thought the extra wide binding would conceal all .....
soooooo I shall trim down to the front borders and see whether that would be so ... if it is Hooray!

If not I shall think again.

I also asked a question about the faceting of the hearts which I shall finish this weekend.
The end is nigh, Girls and Im really really pleased with how its going!!!!
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on July 02, 2019, 11:16:13 AM
OK Here we are 3/4s done in fact more than 3/4's as the 2nd heart has been faceted.

I was unhappy with the first hearts quilting as I felt the inner facets turned the outer facets into a jumble but I have had a brainwave and quilted the inner (fainter) facets with a holographic white thread from my big bumper box.

I then unpicked the first hearts inner facets and re-quilted them with the same thread ... I quite like this look!

Pics later.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on July 03, 2019, 15:26:05 PM
Right Ho Pics ..

Details of the Hearts Faceting  (https://photos.app.goo.gl/kAxtyVwWZuo3iZgV8)...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/aPP2vXy8rB0gbPeZMM_YnTIGbf3TRL_42mKC9uj3R0v38RUn6fynsUGXnlCTX9Iux7CyspObPZbd1_7O_rvwEqt7OE4q9bQN0Yq85tKWFbOBunQ1Jh33T_LyPThLDaSc5AC3QFoXi0-jI3BgeSzKVjTguqxPraCbFLTlaheMVTrX9CcBbFE2N97fRxIfrGZAU8ri-mOO6EoIGQfQ1FXVlveCAudLNSCvw_1MHCV-WymuN5lD3-Vw7NHLW0riHJfrKAAg69Oo0xj9-bbA8ySE2iBC_u85i0YbKqxgfTPpUA9GpnwFmXN5dAyyMM5CTQEv_sdXzYRLDYPNT_s0mVqeomflZSIMHsE1FRZMLZWDz59N3FULz-yr6PNteWvbMdsnSFK4uZs7x1ujsG9c19lXLKbBUjYbrahFkmmsgRft_Tsf6GDnGdC9YrPAHQanbwKdMKy2epXAp7kufZtIyJrI6-RvYPsvXJiKKfpMhKRmdrNteLD80dDa2H6ip-Aokr4cbZDL71qJhSmrrvj8yXmepAJzec01nWUz021f9QkFTSKoB3GtvaXBCcHv1toADQWj7_VcrcF4eJJYS_F85zDb2BYMivCa10gQ36Q4g6oduk4-g1Mv0LfYDXqrgksMowUGdzXj3Vc46H_TZArSfDy3LyicJelJbBt8JI4iWZMvV0YGkkRTNyzqdIljIpxCHrIDffQ-J6H0uGFqd5OAYFI=s757-no)

Dont know if you can make out the sparkly thread but its there.

All four quarters laid out (https://photos.app.goo.gl/5L59Tcfiqn9rTGtw9)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/kylu28oPbcXnf3OexO9-t0wRl8QsL-qm4ecOTcYCwCO4cTR477Y6icnoCgtnR0EfCJF5sD3EhWElT5II443G_Yy7QW1MVFOvuwEuOsauRmj2QWO6wT7t9GSW8uC0bib16X8mOMSdmpirWiV5XW6P0u5aYke2I9YPCwfdcxHDrVjKt7E0_wZuSGvNUeJERJBLRJOpajU3r3n5o3fj5xhygeVLWMV6ZO0bxmzpiFTrwodX6ub1D4_yiWCtOe1WLVdBK4YKfYlyWX3T0J7m3eAyZmhPlYl8K9t3pXI40E5g4sIdwKH7Flp4ADrkEuwvQ3aEq1yz4f-AlGxFB8Kmd-x6SA2SX-4q19ACszQlrm_oZ1Q1sr9_svk3QWVKV5msei5U8BLtEnYPiC4A6fcTYZ5lGQyocjFe6nf3p_GvjZEIErCtlFrvrDsZEEuTwUfx_kxbBuAHkm77birWv50cEjfobB7iiJJEdzI7a9ongaEBKVhDyvTsaQfZ8gcXlqBz48wC1FJqG_gLfUnjFKdHWKnVzHlF2hB9LGftsxsv7sb5iCo-ygC67U6ktnkCs8Kg_laCGttEY_6qbqDSP958aCFHeMTeEIvLRsYx7UWFOJICVupRnEojfnz-oPId-TxiMQE88Gk-FmO7NWeSvUpc31_-yezEIQ=w1048-h757-no)

and reverse (https://photos.app.goo.gl/1b8EMHbKkQEToDBWA)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HKZn_bQH680qKrnQzh6Hd0ucBL_-B2YXF9Tr8bc36e0MIjfbZxfhdSe-WNcaPDRrgu41Y1BsxLfiSXzGe2THlabosRcC4wVF52tb1qzedROG3WfD9gd_d3OqxVTI9m3u2URJg1lLC34ISKtzwSDq2BKjhleatXd6592THVqzWl1yTWZNxjK3U77EPAZx9IhdbzD2ZQrJ-5RoZH7SoSEFXEqB9XSXe7wXBroh8jJnCgGPMdFWwRznMEpGSuaqNAhY7_FSw56xJOnKtITcZY71SOGXHKjE-ux1ABqLtUIUW8X1DaZCmXw4fpphpakvvsJtwa5J0vfar5FxGCMkKbHmctfsU_yxiXPvARq0WB--QqKuaF1pn7MQACAuuvgV7W9Mx25zGV99YvFQXaK4X9WNIioW7wcedr_djrRhPBOPDQSc-5yjBKnUCWrKDh0W9jFDWlUVGcK6FPWMU8acHD2oDzY5-GFkh4j27J8I7-sO1O6ZMDKbbyv2dEvQk7vRjHFjewCCSdWABTzEcG2b4QoLSsNupXS32n7YQZQ2tkM0AuMA7CJG3DjFH2-ieZ60r8HtbJ0wygvj0DjMLWJbTO6_HXcnhMfLQspSjucF9AIiXWs5mlbVwYUeLhoKKAnI3UC60hSRozh6Sn_Y8OLvGo8GJB-D3w=w1014-h757-no)

in which you can see exactly nothing Grrr.... After all the trouble to line up the fandango dancers with the outer borders ... They dont even notice! BUT you can see the deficit of backing fabric on the bottom right as you look at it!!
Hopefully the extra wide binding will cover it!

Ive put sewing away for today and will start fresh tomorrow.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Missie on July 03, 2019, 16:21:37 PM
@Iminei that is beautiful.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Celia on July 03, 2019, 21:43:57 PM
This quilt is lovely the detail on the hearts it beautiful
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Acorn on July 03, 2019, 22:00:05 PM
That is really beautiful - they're very lucky!
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: BrendaP on July 04, 2019, 00:14:11 AM
The quilting distance for that batting is 8”, so time to check your hypotenuses :-)

If my maths is correct you should be OK to leave the quilting as it is as the longest edge will be just over 7”.

And that means that the apez of the triangle to the centre of the hypotenuse is just over 3.5 inches so well within the minimum distance.  Leave it as it is.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Manuela on July 04, 2019, 01:03:31 AM
You have some very lucky friends. This is a stunning quilt  :loveit:
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Stitches on July 04, 2019, 06:45:10 AM
Iminei Its stunning
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on July 04, 2019, 07:26:34 AM
Thanks Girls, I have to put it together yet ...

Next decision .... Joining strips.

The vertical joining strips on the front are going to be alternate background fabrics, matching the backgrounds on either side ... Easy Peasy!

The Horizontal strips are giving me a bit more of a quandary....

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VsCV1UePBzi6MZr1HBQQo4xyFqYRDzr3lPE7o2oqSxx26oxOOEam2K_mB9vtdITjPQKuihJCZE2h_ioYtY-8fQ32cMOisUI84X7f_bUliXfVo9SXyuUVq3r1P5OEgZnRkqrWysZO7YgfYPfSphPIhHTju_03eYC8MPgO4K6FCBUob_DBezyYmthj8GtbL6R6qHEBAgoGs51aD6rPCIbhXhY1XZ9fUWbAv8z9xAM1YCwDFDWNEzNL7-aObsWjHQpbbkPNjyxXAJOZ7zwVE4Z8qq1nqxzriBIN7WijhpBACFFsomafU-h5C6__TboOnwxAC59w7--kXozkz3qjJLjOTTbnHdLe_Elkq88FE7Nt6J3EMnkXhmD3yWdSKcGrRcw7vfkMP5-NF6i9ESTa9weyTwln8VjXbqwJHuK8bFRZ_VVJtMZClWah0bkNkaC7Z6efZblfQYoGpqDpFmM8ECrGe7XkSfL-idECvQM_8ZcVh-6KdBz4YyqitC1uohjeEihirwGGUUKJBMDxEHXPzMvtRCMsXoX8J70vqFE_WKlFMxxgOsZkzJlHeMSwCVVy7OOabiJW98U6HoZVpfYh3dbi06jP1svyLxn4EVKm0FGgsPsrAR5-ZC5Gl_iBxJCT-VpSs7a_GrCcjGzWpp_bL3IhJVuAgRttwMp3NSWLPe-gwNVvdZx_4Uawq1F-JL6DvQDGvSuWFCOsNU-SN58ILn8=w992-h757-no)

Should I use the background fabrics?
Alternate background fabrics ?
Blue or green fabrics?
Blue or green fabrics matching one of the two in the middle 'arrows'?
If I did that, would it give the HST's a wonky look ??

The reverse joining strips will be the pale green backing fabric.

Any ideas, suggestions, opinions ????

In other news ...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/SM7LXa_od3XEaLfXjkhyC1vNq6MQvd5wO4ABphn5EirhMxxZRIWNPT9gUgUo3kBLj1BQBHgd6Ha-_19CND_Ib3YZW_-kqkDOMOlUeJGbAQVZHIcxdU0f5SHqa4PaN7cMzSaLD34awOCMkYzeZZU0SsQptr0-CEfz1qLsw18xc6QbHIB8ktejVPCyMWjISD_dBE1oWXrhKP8AgoJwmpJ2itsjDN43zLwAjgC3TKy-0My73MLSAKNXv9QPxTylZKQFKEp3GvrtcuZyFeKIPwdCDagsDJj_I2SKSqCemKNgZMy32ui6Q23i-F-WSi0DIw29tbXTg4kbhgGCgs1tB25souvIelWs3XbxAgvcgoz6tYNcZOOIdKdbJWayqTJ1u_KL5QbQ76Z6VpCXag1EjYidBuj45oDP_OStDU_8Czy8KaJMiq38bBBwrfmhymNFDaKeOUNQNku_q3wwAAIA2CeWwLEMc6f_hv1dUlC0TjuECfBwsRAIUfRXd-LhXiuMDaHhcEu2kgTeTuxMKq5yvV2AWi5PUPPZlIZBn6y2eKpXxlMqemkaoVjh-z-lPK7GiSQJlKfBeaY4yH8YB-1gY6Dd8XZbl9LuhJlQkkC4912o8zVKwG4BQmDwqzhQYzkkrDydzpgK76dGwrYItDbLV__Vs7twfijrvEuRYd5-Trz_Zj3oP3SxZp3IATNjRsEYsRn1BU6lJo3lgNdKM6H7X70=w1250-h757-no)

I've just had a play and pinning the binding on to the backing fabric less portion of the bottom of the quilt it covered the wadding showing on the reverse with ease ... a nice chunky half inch of binding showing on the front !!! Woo Hoo!!!

Linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/48y6XEYJzSrypU8w9)
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Sheilago on July 04, 2019, 08:00:12 AM
Imi, this quilt is gorgeous and your quilting is sooooo perfect! The colours are beautiful.  Really looking forward to seeing photos of it all together. They’ll love it!
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: rubywishes on July 04, 2019, 11:57:32 AM
And that means that the apez of the triangle to the centre of the hypotenuse is just....
Brain hurting  :S

Im, your quilt, as usual, is a beautiful work of art and detail. Can you tell me what length your quilting stitches are?
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on July 04, 2019, 12:54:08 PM
Decision made ... Grey all the way Phew!

3.5 stitch length, hon x
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on July 05, 2019, 14:12:17 PM
Two Halves (https://photos.app.goo.gl/b9mbsJpU8TWGQsvK7) done ...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dOA_HjC1rxQ27xj7yO4l3jiyBnwVYlBkVlNiLUXVWogl4EHBhSnlCv3B2mC8XIEdA5uIJSkK62aj9uzFRFEf8RIm_qM3WnJCEKqfsEIGelxKzSWY6jNpbZeNNgV36gyMOVEukwBGDdoKG-Ca82_D17PH7Z1Tjr4YDrbB3QojNnyniZu0fqkNy3Ziaga6mMIMv3nzkgeLIGAS05345ovZNJ6EeQVfpBTeEDIAKddrZvjCHnbCqxIttYF-OEW-Li2FUiRD4NrDpTeLteosdHoEQqm4ODF3gJEwadnVSGT0IYyAw-9Peg_CedbTZ5hgcIZAvuYKoklx3W2UXkE4rsz9dtQIJUwoZRiQFozpY7_UvOOawpokWGmREUcKkFRrcDBs2mfMCjJ3AdG6ICuacD6clFg5s-ROgvpADiVVgunF4o_kqP2tDH-UxuL8hjXqZsmzSpqB7DFx8URrH-R1RyHCPP7P77NW9YaWsQbWFsVi8gALpDO3P7WIFk09HeSdYX6PLn6TaOWg-Dj0xiS4NSiPcU2qbnhC3OEUwKp1MyLs6XBwMYh0S4ZVC1dWKTIyNQoJaUM1TzB-5w6Ja_RFYTdoOfQJjGHRMZmveTs0AjHtp9NwpPA5JxGha2gyKYc91VNxmsen9jsoVqfMDoAVy6jkH9aVcg=w1021-h762-no)

and I have stopped for the day as I need to make and attach the label before it gets too cumbersome. 
That will be next weeks job!
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: rubywishes on July 05, 2019, 14:38:42 PM
Oh it's going to be an absolute STUNNER! <3
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: b15erk on July 05, 2019, 15:11:54 PM
@Iminei , it actually looks as if it sparkles!

Beautiful!

Jessie
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on July 07, 2019, 15:49:07 PM
The WQ continues apace ... Today I tackled The Label.

Elvis performed brilliantly (as usual) and the Valentines box of delights yielded exactly the right colour of thread for the job!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/goR3D7BwGjNy5ijvsCUUhWRbJ2JeLhpcFvMAXIdaSE8B0BASZQnaOxa00p9e5XG-uCn9AwaUGViVDdW73Ld0MFvEfXJkDjKIYWhd6ssx0MfbnAswYK7itxaXJWsZHXYdUhS8BzPzv8XO5mkrEYNAsIYUYgcJEDr3PS-uutnlWTMJ0Km-WEkxpu9-65u5aRCwaqF3EPw0fB9GxZyXHQsgD9yWksWxzDioPw5H5HlRSMhFGpvjVge-c0n_b3Lb9_4PzUCCIfp41nLa364DVkPKEp6qjX8L10CK1BjZ479UVCvqdu9qqEzStV_zxtUUkFv1tKP8b9L-uqXHb9g6C4bxe1t3a2WgUju6JbZRiDC-Xj9VsSszF1fdRXFU-EUA_BwSoYi8rOdI2GimIDx8Glq80fk8RWw8CcuCT0Rw2YGHseEstdG8KQBkkuMzLVrso6mbweZI3jvDlaZh5UF55llcL0tOc21-ps7zQdqR5kU4rQ4C4LXuif2PIUDEiU0Yu6YH8esXAypaVsGUILvBXpwHUC28zTgjVyeDv3tkPM63w4fmniDAuPHKqQZUW6kUvfeBaZWz_5tPfQ9BP5St1notVXM1zSRR1AuTUi_EuZs8cyWyxCiXNQTXiFODCHO7VQZ8ZOiiH8Q29IoRylKIhKhntZGIpg=w726-h700-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/yfET-537PxJ48N6TCApluXKQsNvH4-M-PAX90euEz6MSwC54T3IO3ghffLQrqddnfOI6Yn_ePu6nYR2DfzNIlYjTUxKokNOQXNNpQ2Pxvk3-TFZ05KnZBJObNkEekpOiqlJJYQbOAA-y4DBSXUblHP6MQf5tZZYk0wVQ2wFzQY9-fqDp3lFhw0yJkT4F5fVKlI-Di28MN12IA6vHc4mztf7z8XW3u-L5TLTmdwB1qganZAHqpolCC0U99hJ1qH3I4zOpGv4uw9X54X7KUQ8H6EIR3CLTMpQekopmTCPojhRDiv4q3AnJkLkMuX8FMLjh_jkNvIyydOBYCl01woipur8ISZ-vzRJnfr-AwAOGQDdLu1H8xdS2VEefA_KXGNhvezTV3seG23s1DqushixUjLHBtVkok56oynfIt3uv95T5MmyurZt-Ykd51JtpKYtlGFM34-eDq5bqwjSwuY6_H4DYF3dtPaR056zM_eZaY1hQukjnUFqGqd1yjMcmLRKq9rHJvaVbsc_JoqodQZVpS-GJOC1UrAxaS4aV9SXSfbyj20KdGChxc1aJLOrwL4KOLwUL7UAIoxo_NyHsxtkfvB0QwLB4Jr2OC_Dayu0IfTB7KWkbpCPKoyThGVWLbJBa8VsY7M1KhoYvjXW_5gnPYWGkvw=w627-h700-no)

Yes, the stitching shows through on the other side but I think its ok and a very small part of a very large quilt so wont stick out ... if you know what I mean.

Next will be joining the two halves and then binding ... also with a blanket stitch which I hope will behave a lil better than today ... Maybe a clean beforehand?!

linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/48y6XEYJzSrypU8w9)
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: maliw on July 07, 2019, 16:53:13 PM
Just caught up with this, @Iminei , the quilt is glorious, it really does sparkle. Give yourself a big pat on the back for a job well done.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: fajita on July 07, 2019, 17:05:27 PM
IT is gorgeous.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on July 09, 2019, 16:19:06 PM
Wedding Quilt

Another label made and the binding now attached, turned to the front and pinne clipped in place. I thank Kwaacked every time I bind a quilt now for making it a pain free process.

The extra wide binding covers the backing fabric less portion of the reverse with ease, so no worries there  0_0 ... I do love an extra wide binding!!

I shall leave it that way so it gets used to its new position in the world before I stitch it down, probably using quite a large  decorative blanket stitch in the variegated pastel thread that's on the reverse.

OMG Its nearly done! Woo Hoo!
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: rubywishes on July 11, 2019, 09:08:27 AM
I thank Kwaacked every time I bind a quilt now for making it a pain free process.

Oooo I must've missed that while I was "away"......can you enlighten me please?
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on July 11, 2019, 20:07:11 PM
Kwaacked was my Secret Santa and part of her gift was a tin of clippy things

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A beautifully gift wrapped case of (what Im reliably told are) Bingolar Sewing Clips ....

Now, although I have seen these once before, I have never actually used them so it will be fun working out what to do with them ...

add to that some new flower-headed pins, (of which I regularly need new recruits) and the badly behaved behemoth of wadding, (not shown as it wanted to swamp everything else in the pic) .... 

and I feel very spoiled , Thank you so much Kwwaacked, stuff like pins (along with blades and new needles) are always the last things I will buy for myself for some reason so they will come in very handy.


There was also a book on miniature Japanese quilts which arrived in February.

I had never used the clips before but I wouldnt be without them now ... Pain free binding! Bliss!
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Lilian on July 11, 2019, 22:33:35 PM
This is so beautiful @Iminei it really does sparkle and your quilting is superb!  <3 :vintage:
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: rubywishes on July 12, 2019, 09:32:28 AM
Kwaacked was my Secret Santa and part of her gift was a tin of clippy things

I had never used the clips before but I wouldnt be without them now ... Pain free binding! Bliss!

Aaahhh, just googled them..yup, binding clips, gotcha!
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on July 21, 2019, 14:22:58 PM
It is Finished!

Linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/48y6XEYJzSrypU8w9) to lots of pics from finish to start

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ot_S_MMt7bUskcZ8Rjs_jJujrS65kculpIoNddDPL1oP7eCriPMnJXzc9bA7_O6KNgVnUXtwsV6OTBZA4giJp_cpEHcy1jkx4NW7HSqHp66_bh0gyuLXlCEzFhjVUjt3hzChLwEbWGbWy6Q_syuy1CG37iSlB39mqb9CnH2_GCfrYGgIKDV46OpxOZBpBQMjfUnFHhGdCxa9Gaq2Ws7I1lJFwIu9Rxj6XGIKN1hgpDQgCAR_45ajTX6Iedq_kfwOe_eSiNgEDMc9zqeH9AhFrF30toZKXsC4nMB0ZD-F4EJ9bFhLf7g1ilPO_iobmP-d35ajuksxeuY_SOwD6XmbDBBR7T5-lSEk3XftkVQnonPb1UX9KwPRYSQde7ASHvFNXGi3X65PArUE-sL1t_vL5shFqJb_q3Kp2qKVnGG05eUuPgRYxCFTsmTA24FOUYVjI2eyrhbuV16kC8mFvrvumJxEa-_p19j5X9JFhr4CLTXdy59nbzhoTJUNXtpp-XibIRnMZDdmfnh8m9NMwWF5glbQnMVsjv4WXPH8GVe6hczZx16hUvo9E4W-PFmDQIx5gV0lJoD0xFBqxMby-N0Ftq5iqyq8F09ZCl9Ul6MUqoMO72cjMlrI1suBfIBEfRc2PrTiTA-TiJR5DdH3JoVimd0mL16ubuJlxGGQvVHLnH2y9MD-X24KGm29kpg5ayoZIIUSVIgUTfbji-Cy8Ng=w1030-h769-no)

The ripply heart is just how my duvet underneath lies see pics of The HSTathon (https://photos.app.goo.gl/G7PTU5Buib8dj13J9), also a massive Quilt.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Acorn on July 21, 2019, 15:16:42 PM
That is beautiful - they are so lucky.   :loveit:
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Manuela on July 21, 2019, 16:49:14 PM
Your friends are very very lucky. This is beautiful  :loveit:
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Lowena on July 21, 2019, 17:08:35 PM
Very nice, when is the wedding? Have you got a new dress?
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Kenora on July 21, 2019, 17:10:45 PM
Lovely quilt. :flower:
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Ploshkin on July 21, 2019, 20:03:51 PM
That's gorgeous.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Lilian on July 21, 2019, 23:58:01 PM
Beautiful @Iminei  :) The quilting is so precise and really suits the design.  Lucky people!  :vintage: :)
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Iminei on July 22, 2019, 06:29:44 AM
Wedding is next Friday, the 2nd August ... hence the brevity of my FOQ this year .

No I havent a new dress and No I havent thought about what Im going to wear or even if I'll go as Andi (get the i girls) will be going too.
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Stitches on July 22, 2019, 08:19:36 AM
Beautiful Quilt
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Acorn on July 22, 2019, 10:27:04 AM
Well, even if you don't go, the quilt will show them how much you care.   :)
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: KayK on July 22, 2019, 16:32:13 PM
Wow!  That is one fabulous quilt and such lovely colours.  What an absolutely super present.  The whole thing inspires me.  Thank you so much for posting all the pics too - very helpful!

How are you anyway? I hope all this busy-ness has kept your mind off other stuff. xx
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Deafoldbat on July 22, 2019, 19:27:42 PM
Quote
  if you don't go, the quilt will show them how much you care
and you could have another day at FoQ. ;)
Title: Re: Suddenly its go, go go
Post by: Missie on July 22, 2019, 20:11:14 PM
@Iminei, that is beautiful, absolutely beautiful.  I'm sure your friends will love it and if they don't retrieve it and send it here and I will  0_0