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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Flying Geese with Chevron Quilting on: April 15, 2012 07:04:49 PM
Here is my next quilt, it's quite small (1mx1m)
I used this tutorial to make the Flying Geese:

the Geese were quite quick to make once I did all the maths to get the size I wanted.
I find it hard to think in Imperial measurements given the Metric system here in Oz.

The quilt - it's a royal purple colour in real life.

White on white print for the background, white stitch in the ditch thread with Purple 1/4" quilting chevrons around the Flying Geese

Chevrons taken out to the edge of the quilt. 3" x 6"

The different material

The finished quilt.

Questions, C&C welcome.

2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Mexican Themed Quilt (made by an Australian for Canadian Friends) on: March 12, 2012 04:51:34 PM
OH thanks Ladies for the feedback, this in my first quilt on Craftster so I'm glad to give back to the community.
@MareMare -> your comment made me laugh I'm glad to know I'm not the only one - of course I haven't changed I'm doing a flying geese quilt now and talk about jumping right in !
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Mexican Themed Quilt (made by an Australian for Canadian Friends) on: February 19, 2012 05:06:44 PM
I love the colors you used here! I've seen that pattern before but have always passed it by because I just can't get past the colors they used. After seeing yours though, this one is going straight to the top of my list!

Atmomma -> I know exactly what you're talking about! Those pastels are not what I'd pick and I found them confusing when I was trying to work out the pattern. I went off on my own design because I misread the way the put the colours together. I didn't realise that they use their board colours within the braids.
But in the end it came together even though I just kept making it up as I went along. My favorite part is the binding -> making it didn't take that long but it really brings the colours together.
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Mexican Themed Quilt (made by an Australian for Canadian Friends) on: February 07, 2012 02:01:58 AM
Oh thanks Ladies for the feedback!
I'm excited as this is my 2nd project posted on Craftster.
I forgot to say that it's a "Stitch in the Ditch" style quilt.
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Mexican Themed Quilt (made by an Australian for Canadian Friends) on: February 06, 2012 04:35:46 PM
This is my second quilt and my first time using the Braided method.
I purchased the Moda Jelly Roll and found this complementary design:
However being true to my Dive Right In and NEVER unpick method of teaching myself how to quilt,
I realised about 30mins into the sewing that I didn't have the right amount of colours and then went off on a tangent to create this:

It has turned out to be a double lap rug (2m by 1.50m or 80 x 60).
It's a gift for wonderful friends (who live in Canada) celebrating their Silver Anniversary. I live in Australia and the colours were chosen to reflect Mexico where my friends holiday each year.
C&C welcome

The photo's are from my phone. I'll update them later with better one.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Asymmetrical Snap Scarf #2 on: February 06, 2012 04:24:59 PM
Oh thanks for the feedback, I ended up having to put in two button holes instead as the material I choose wasn't strong enough to handle the pulling of the snaps.

I am still able open the Tutorial link (in Internet Explore 9)

If you'd like to email me I have it saved as a PDF.
It was super fun and easy to make.
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: the Saga of Making my Dress (novel length post & img OBESE) on: February 06, 2012 02:48:32 PM
You're amazing -- the gathering at your bodice (the close up photos) look amazing. So perfect and detailed you really did an such a good job.
I burst out laughing at your dress made out of 3 different sheets - such a good cheap idea.
I hope you had a large glass of Champagne to celebrate the completion of the dress.
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Wedding quilt on: January 26, 2012 04:53:04 PM
Love the backing ! It adds so much to a quilt when the backs of them have blocks.
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Huge color wheel (my first quilt!) on: January 22, 2012 03:50:54 PM
Love it! and the use of colour looks great
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Lap Bunting Quilt (And why I am looking up alternatives to Bias tape) on: January 19, 2012 04:54:24 PM
This looks great!
Following on from SimplySandy very useful comments ->
To help with the hand stitching on the back I also iron a 1/4" fold into the side of the fabric you hand stitch.
This takes a little more time witht the iron but seems to make the hand stitching less fiddly.
To do this
1. Draw a 1/4" line onto a piece of thin cardboard (like an office folder or cereal box front)
2. Lay the material back side up on the ironing board.
3. Place the cardboard on the top of the material, 1/4" down from the edge your going to hand stitch.
4. Iron the material towards you, over the cardboard lining it up with the drawn 1/4" line
!Turn the steam off otherwise you'll get hot fingertips!

When you doing the hand stitching you can easily turn this 1.4" fold under, pin it in place if required and hand stitch it.
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