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« on: July 01, 2009 03:54:16 PM »

So, I recently lost my job (damn credit crunch) and to keep myself sane I decided to make my very first quilt.  I don't really know how to make a quilt and I'm working it out as I go along but what I am doing is just sewing some patches and one day I'll have a lovely big quilt (to hide under and watch loads of daytime TV 'cos I probably still wont have a job).   Smiley

I've only really started embroidery so my stitches are still a bit all over the place but I think I'm getting better, I'm getting quicker anyway.




This one was a beast and it took me for forever (even carted it up to Oban with me on a weekend away), it's meant to be me me and two of my friends...the pattern came from Bust...I quite like how it turned out though.










Any comments/tips/ideas would be greatly recieved!  I'm going to London this weekend so I have four and a half hours each way on the train to sew my heart out.

I mooched most of the patterns from other places or at least the ideas and just changed them a bit to suit me.
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009 04:03:40 PM »

I'm sorry about your job  Sad

But the good news is - those quilt squares are AMAZING!  I have no idea how to embroider, but it looks to me like you're a pro.  Your work is really beautiful.  Did you design them yourself?
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009 04:17:33 PM »

These are very well done! What are you planning for the other squares?
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009 05:45:28 PM »

I love the way your stitching looks, especially in the first one.
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2009 12:57:52 AM »

I have some Laura Ashley fabric and some other "old lady" style fabrics to fill the spaces between the ones I've embroidered.  I think I'm gonna need 224 patches altogether so I've got quite a while to go.
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2009 06:19:48 AM »

Those look great.
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2009 06:48:44 AM »

Those are so well-done! Your stitching is so beautiful and even.
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2009 07:04:38 AM »

I'm in the same boat myself. Now I call it "funemployment" though. Smiley

These are great!
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2009 07:09:51 AM »

Sucky suck about your job. Great stitching! I LOVE the first one, their eyelashes are so cute.
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