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Post by Lorraine on Sun 2 Feb 2014 - 22:14

My very first attempt at patchwork/quilting so went for the Flying Geese.  This first bit is 3 x 6.  I absolutely loved doing this...think I may be hooked, lol.
I also embroidered the cherries on my sewing machine so am going to try and make something to incorporate them.  The cherry fabric is what I made Mia's dress with, so I might make her a cushion cover or something for her bed.  The cherries aren't upside down, they're random.  It also looks a tad thin (can see the seam allowances) but maybe won't be so bad when it's backed.


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Post by Di Masters on Sun 2 Feb 2014 - 22:24

Looks like you are getting the hang of the machine now Lorraine, the embroidery is smashing.

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Post by thriftycrafter on Sun 2 Feb 2014 - 22:35

Ooh brilliant, I've got a quilt on my to do list for when I retire, if they ever let me!

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Sun 2 Feb 2014 - 22:55

Brilliant! I found the swap from dressmaking to patchwork quite hard, you can 'ease' clothes seams, and in quilting there's no room for error. Yours look spot on.

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Post by Maria on Mon 3 Feb 2014 - 7:36

aww thats super, i love quilting stuff. I mean I cant do it, I meant I love other peoples!

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Post by lyndaejane on Mon 3 Feb 2014 - 9:11

Oh, excellent, Lorraine! We'll be having quilting swaps on here next!

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Post by Scatty on Mon 3 Feb 2014 - 9:44

Wow these are great.

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Post by supergran on Mon 3 Feb 2014 - 11:40

Where are you all seeing them please, my computer is crap at the moment maybe have to take a trip to the puter doctor.

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Post by cb on Mon 3 Feb 2014 - 19:48

That embroidery looks great Lorraine.

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Re: Flying Geese and Cherries

Post by Lorraine on Wed 5 Feb 2014 - 22:23

Here's the design I'm going to use.  Really simple seeing as it's my first time at this. (ignore the grid, it's accurate at full size and all edges are on the grid lines).



Next time I want to embroider, I will know to cut the fabric first.  As using these cherries was an afterthought, I had to make that centre piece up to 6 inches.  Unpicked the first attempt, lol.  It wasn't square at all!  Didn't realise that a rotary cutter wasn't that easy to use either, pmsl.  I went skewiff half a dozen times away from the ruler edge.

I've got my centre pieces put together now and the next step is getting the text embroidery EXACTLY where I want it on the 3 inch strips of white.  Another learning curve coming up as I've not done text on the machine yet.

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Post by lyndaejane on Thu 6 Feb 2014 - 9:21

Looking forward to seeing the finished product, Lorraine! You'll soon get the hang of the rotary cutter, and good luck with the text.

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Thu 6 Feb 2014 - 9:28

Love that design Lorraine!!

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Re: Flying Geese and Cherries

Post by Lorraine on Fri 7 Feb 2014 - 22:35

Well, I've got the top all put together, including the embroidery which took me hours yesterday to practice and get right, so was able to do the 'real' stuff today.

Tomorrow, I'll practice stitching in the ditch and maybe some free motion quilting. I'll definitely stitch in the ditch on it but not sure about the free motion yet. It might be a bit adventurous for my first project, lol.

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Post by WeirdCat on Tue 25 Feb 2014 - 12:00

supergran wrote:Where are you all seeing them please, my computer is crap at the moment maybe have to take a trip to the puter doctor.

Billie the pictures are in the thread, sounds like something is not working.

Lovely work Lorraine

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