GARDEN PARTY - GENERAL DISCUSSION

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gini Posted: Wed, Jan 1 2014 9:50 AM

i finished the first block last night with minutes to spare.   i am doing this quilt in wools and scraps of other projects.   it will be an easy project,  mostly.   putting the blocks together will be a bit tricky,  but we can all figure it out.   because the pieces are so large, you may want to use a glue stick  to help stabilize the larger pieces so they don't move on you while sewing.   or baste them .  i prefer basting.  

anyhoo,   have a fun making this quilt, it'll be a cutie when we're done. 

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Patti replied on Wed, Jan 1 2014 2:03 PM

Love the tree fabric and that feather sticking out of the cat's mouth!

 

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Jacy replied on Wed, Jan 1 2014 2:11 PM

I spent the last hour pulling out fabric, making a mess of course. I'm close to being settled on my background fabric.........determined to make it from stash. It will be something like one of these.

 

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Patti replied on Fri, Jan 3 2014 1:36 AM

Nice fabrics Jacy.  Fantastic tree fabric. 

I am almost done with cat.  Needs eyes, nose and of course, a feather.  Then I can put him on the branch.  and destroy the sewing room again looking for flower fabric. 

I think by the end of this quilt, I will be more comfortable with applique.

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Jacy replied on Fri, Jan 3 2014 11:07 AM

Patti:
Nice fabrics Jacy.  Fantastic tree fabric. 

Thanks Patti. I got the tree fabric on clearance, when I saw it I knew it would be perfect for the tree. That's the only one I bought, the others are from my stash.  

Patti:
I think by the end of this quilt, I will be more comfortable with applique.

I agree, this is a nice and easy applique with the large pieces and gentle curves. It's a good beginner one.

 

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Liz replied on Fri, Jan 3 2014 1:22 PM

I hope sao Patti and Jacy, I have some learning to do!!!

Happy New Year everyone!

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Patti replied on Fri, Jan 3 2014 9:18 PM

For the big applique pieces, like the branch and cat, I am first pinning them, well, and then machine basting them, about an inch or two from the edge.  I am on my second set of cat eyes.  Thought I would applique the center of the eyes, but I am  not there skill wise.   And it is do small that I am going to embroider those pupils.

 

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gini replied on Sat, Jan 4 2014 12:57 AM

I embroidered the pupils, too

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Patti replied on Sat, Jan 4 2014 2:39 PM

Cat is done, complete with feather, now to put her on the branch. 

 

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Patti replied on Sat, Jan 4 2014 8:34 PM

Here's my kitty. 

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gini replied on Sat, Jan 4 2014 9:18 PM

Nice kitty, patti.  You turned him out pretty quickly

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Kris replied on Sat, Jan 4 2014 11:22 PM

I like your block Patti.

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Jacy replied on Sat, Jan 4 2014 11:42 PM

Patti, I like your batik's for the cat. You did quick work. I had to re-do my cat's legs because there wasn't enough contrast. He's getting close to being done though, seems to be going pretty fast.

 

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Patti replied on Sun, Jan 5 2014 6:57 AM

Jacy:
I had to re-do my cat's legs because there wasn't enough contrast.

I could use more contrast in mine too.  I may outline then with some stitching.

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gini replied on Sun, Jan 5 2014 12:23 PM

Patti I thought the low contrast was just in the picture,  in real life I bet your contrast is fine.   When the quilting is added, there will be even more definition.

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