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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:06 pm

Polly your blocks are just fabulous ....and so are your friends I agree if she doesn't want them I can find a home for them over here LOL

Gimpy stop giving me ideas......I liked the cream and purple idea but now I am thinking chocolate and soft pink sounds superb...hmmmmm decisions decisions.... Undesided
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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:26 pm

Gimpy Cat I blame you entirely I am in YES I am going to start another projects LOL I am going to make it in your suggestion of Chocolates and Dusky Pinks another of my favourite colours.....I am off to investigate my craft room :yahoo:
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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:10 am

Golo, Polly, Gimpy or anyone,
I'm working on my first block and have a few questions, I
was hoping you gals would answer.
1. How did you connect the dots of the tails to the body of the birds?
(fabric marker, emboridary, fabric, etc)
2 How do you make the eyes?
3. What did you use for details?
4. I'm machine stitching so should I stitch every piece separate or
just stitch the parts that show?
5. Do I need to use stablizer?
I know about adding the border before the feet, but if you have any
other helpful hints I will gladly take them.
Thanks for the help!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:38 pm

Love2B. I machine stitched everything.... even around the eyes... I did a small zigzag for the tail... I didn't use stablizer on this one.. sometimes I do... so its what you want to do... drawing the tail line would work also... have fun...

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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:48 pm

thanks golo!
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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:16 pm

My friend used paint and pen for the fine details on her orange blocks. No stabilizer.

I expect that when I start mine, I will use a stabilizer PLUS cut out the centers of the fusible.

Yes, I said WHEN. I have great intentions... which I hear are good paving materials, too!

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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:28 pm

Fibberbabble,

I used stabilizer as my machine tends to eat up anything without it. Also I found it really helpful to number each piece on the master copy, and then on the bondaweb, that way no pieces get confused, this helped me a lot! And the fine lines connecting the dots will be done with a running stitch.

Polly
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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:47 pm

1. How did you connect the dots of the tails to the body of the birds? Im needleturning the branch shaped piece then needleturning the circles onto each end of a 'branch' for want of a better word(fabric marker, emboridary, fabric, etc)
2 How do you make the eyes? I used one piece of white and stitched it down then added the black pupil, after that I used some black cotton to outline it and give the eyelid etc
3. What did you use for details? black cotton 1 strand
4. I'm machine stitching so should I stitch every piece separate or
just stitch the parts that show? If I were machine stitching I would assemble the whole thing then simply stitch down the edges showing using a zig zag
5. Do I need to use stablizer? depends on the weight of your background fabric and what fusible you are using. I find heat n bond doesnt need stabaliser but if it were on muslin which is light I would use it

I think too that pigma pens will be very useful for fine details on these blocks, sanity savers Im thinking. Hope thats some help to you

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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:31 am

Thanks Everybody for your suggestions!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:46 pm

I have one more question! scratch
Should I use black for all the machine
applique and detail work or shoud I use
the fabric color on some and black on some?
For instants, black for the tail and eyes and the
fabric color on the birds, cherries and ground?
Thanks again!!
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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:04 pm

again this is your choice... I did mine all in black... but I have done others according to color and some in monofilament so you can't see it at all... Why not start witht he biggest area with the color you want and I think you will know what you want to do....

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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:27 pm

dark brown is good to use too, not quite as dark as black and not as sharp/heavy but if your doing htem in red then Id use the black myself, gives definition

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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:23 pm

I took my 2 blocks to my local quilt group last night and they caused quite a stir, some even women even want to make them for themselves. Good job I didnt say I designed them myself lmao
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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:59 am

I finished my block today in the car, we spent the day out wandering. Its what I like about needle turn, I can take it anywhere I go.


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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:34 am

AWESOME!!!!! bowing
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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:04 am

Woo-hoo! Very cool!! Great job! clap

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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:46 am

Gee, you do nice handwork... love your fabrics... your dark cherries.... :yahoo:

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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:09 pm

LOL I sewed some of the block using a cherry box as a table in the car yesterday, on our drive we stopped by one of the local orchards and bought 4 1/2lbs (2kg) fresh cherries to gobble as we went, mmmmmmmmmm they were good and big fat juicy dark ones, almost black. thats why this BOM caught my eye, it was the cherries, showed up right as cherry season started here adn caught my fancy, so I had to do dark cherries just like the ones we are getting at the moment (a variety called Van)

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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:38 pm

Okay, so I've been working on block #1 (the birds) for over TWO hours already today. This does NOT just "whip up", even though all I'm doing is choosing fabs, ironing, trimming, placing and ironing again.

Oh. Well I guess that's a lot of steps. And there ARE nearly 60 pieces in the one block. And some are really itty bitty (yay, serger tweezers!).

My birds are blind and lame at the moment, but fortunately my friend (the one who made the orange birds) stopped by so I had to take a break. Hey! She brought me a present! A REAL present, too - a stainless steel, removable crock 3.5 quart slow-cooker. Hot diggity! It sure is nice having friends and family who are "addicted" to the shopping channels! I think I'll wash it up and put the stuff in it for Tamale Pie for dinner before getting back to my birdies (who are as yet unnamed... maybe they'll be Tylenol and Advil...).

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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:55 pm

FB..LOL..I just love your sense of humor! lmao No..I don't think these will be something you can throw together in a quick hurry..but it's the little pieces and all the details that appeals to us? :hammer:

Gimpy..your birds are wonderful! How fitting that you started them in cherry season..(and boy am I jealous about that!) They seem to each have their own personality.Very well done! Those are some small pieces to be needle turning! :affraid: Thumbup
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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:05 pm

AOL Im sure glad I didnt read that there were 60 pieces in there whilst I was half way thru,think I would have given up. I know one birds eye is a little bigger than the other but - you get that LOL. some of those little pieces are too small for needlturning I think, lets just say I case of sheer bloody mindedness and was going to do the block if it killed me, Ihad to use a tiny quilting needle to do it though, some pieces just too small for anything else, they would have frayed apart when trying to sew with a bigger needle.

Tracey i like your names, LOL either that or Crock & Pot LOL, great friend, did you ask her what she was thinking bringing you a gift like that and presenting it empty??? Where was the food? At least you are sticking with it, 2hrs huh, I never stopped to wonder how long it would take with all the pieces to fuse, guess htey are gimpy birds for now, no legs and eye-less LOL its amazing how different they look when they gain their sight! What colour are you going to use to sew them down with?

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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:10 pm

I was going to do this one..but just not yet. I thought I had downloaded the pattern..but apparently it didn't work? I'm going to download these as they go along( I hope!) and decide at the end if I want to get that first one or not?
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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:14 pm

Well, from one who tends to make even easy stuff harder than it needs to be, I have to say that I'm not tempted to complicate this project (so far!).

I agree that the eyes will really give them personality. I haven't decided how I'm going to "do" them yet.

I'll be MA'ing them with mostly red thread, though the beaks and drumsticks are in gold (I have my limits on fantasy critters, apparently). I'll wait until much later in the process before doing the machine work.

I'm thinking (hoping?) that this is the most complicated of the blocks. Block 2, at first glance, doesn't seem to be as involved (or as big?).

Now, as to my friend putting food in the slow cooker? Uh, no thank you. She has some incredible talents, but... well...

Ann, I downloaded TWO copies of the first pattern, so I have an extra that I'll send you if you decide you want it. I know that at least for the first block a lot of people were having probs with the download process (it does seem to be a smidge complicated), and I'm not feeling oogey about offering my second copy... *That's how I decide if something's right or wrong: The Oogey Scale* geek

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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:31 pm

Tylenol and Advil.... that is too funny lmao lmao lmao

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PostSubject: Re: Red Delicious BOM 2009   Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:36 pm

AOL,
I also have an extra copy of the first one if you need it.
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