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The Quilt & Needle Panel Challenge 2009
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JennB
Posted 2009-07-19 7:30 AM (#30625 - in reply to #25567)
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Gorgeous Sally!!!

I attempted to work on my geisha yesterday and I'm really struggling with this (first time to do this sort of technique) and I'm having trouble trying to figure out how to transfer the shapes I need onto the fabric to cut them out. I can't see through the fabric to trace them so I'm not sure how to make this happen. Sally how did you do it?
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Dorian
Posted 2009-07-19 8:26 AM (#30629 - in reply to #25567)
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That is lovely Sally!! Great job
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logcabin1961
Posted 2009-07-19 10:21 AM (#30633 - in reply to #30625)
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Jenn

There are various ways of doing this

1)  using heat and bond light or bondaweb - trace shape from pattern onto paper or in this case from the fabri panel but you will have to then put the paper onto a window with the drawn side to the glass and trace over shape again and then trace bondaweb from this.  Cut out just outside the drawn lines and iron onto reverse of fabric and then cut on drawn lines, peel off backing paper and position and iron onto fabric panel and then you can either satin, blanket or zigzag stitch into place

or 

2) using freezer paper draw shape using same method as above and then iron onto reverse of fabric.  Cut out about 1/4 inch larger than shape and then iron this 1/4 inch shape onto the back of the shape.  Once pressed well you should be able to then remove the freezer paper and pin shape to panel and then you have the choice of either handstitching or machine stitching into place.

Hope this is a clear enough explanation as I do tend to waffle somethimes 

 

 



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scrapatches
Posted 2009-07-19 10:58 AM (#30635 - in reply to #25567)
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Sally ... that is gorgeous!  You do amazing work!   ... and that is a very creative use of the panel, I think ... well done, girlfriend!

I have not even started my geisha panel ... I am still piecing the border for my F&F Sisterhood quilt ... in between other projects ... I am working on my last RR border ... have a few swap blocks and BOMs to catch up on ... some charity blocks to make ... a baby quilt to make for one of my former girl scouts ... my long arm lesson coming up and an appointment after that to quilt one of my tops ... I am buried in fabric ... in a good way    ... I hope I get my challenge done on time, but if I do not, I am not going to stress over it ... you all are way ahead on me in the creativity area, anyway ... you go, girls!

Hmmm ... I like the photo of the Geisha Quilt on the bed as it gives the proportions, but the picture on the wall just above it shows the details well ... I think I will consult with Ms Cindy and ask her which she thinks, if you do not have a choice to put in the album, Sally ...

Keep these beautiful challenge projects coming, everyone! 

Good luck!   Pat

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Jess
Posted 2009-07-19 1:55 PM (#30643 - in reply to #30635)
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Jenn - If you are having trouble tracing through the fabric, have you tried taping it up on a window in the sunlight? Are you following the instructions in the pattern that came with the kit? Lonni Rossi tells you exactly how to do it, if you can follow along. I have a light box, but for something this big, I would probably tape it to one of my windows so I can trace the entire thing at the same time.
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JennB
Posted 2009-07-19 3:30 PM (#30646 - in reply to #25567)
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yeah, my problem is that I don't have a window this large, nor are most of them accessible easily as they have furniture in front of them...

I'm thinking I might take this up to my office and do it in the conference room during my lunch hour...that should get a few weird glances haha! I was trying to follow her instructions but there's a logic link missing and somehow I'm just not comprehending them correctly. Very annoying since I have TWO geisha's and I'd like to get at least one of them done!!!
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milp04
Posted 2009-07-19 5:29 PM (#30651 - in reply to #30625)
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Hi Jenn and everyone,

In response to your struggle, I have a suggestion. I would use
freezer paper. You can use a two part process.

First decide what shape you'd like and draw it on the freezer paper.
Then carefully cut out the shape. Use the block of freezer paper
around the shape to then place over your fabric to then determine
your fuzzy cut area of fabric you'd like. This is pre-viewing the
fabric.

The with the cut out shape. Re-draw this shape onto a second
piece of freezer paper, add seam allowances for either sewing,
or turning if necessary. This depends on the technique you're
using.

I've used a window before transfer shapes. This was before
they invented the light box. You can also rig up your own light
box by using a plastic storage box and placing a light source
underneath. You'll just have to watch the heat that is given
off from your light source.

Also, then you can preview your choices. You can use the back
side of a plastic table cover as they usually have fuzzy cloth on the
back in which the fabric sticks to. These can be found very cheap
in your local dollar type stores.

Hope these suggestions help.

Have a Great Quilty Day!

Pam M
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Pam
Posted 2009-07-19 7:56 PM (#30656 - in reply to #25567)
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Great suggestions Pam
I have been known to put an anglepoise lamp under a glass coffee table to make an improvised light box. Also works well because everything is flat, I still use masking tape though to hold it all securely.

Pam C in England
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SallyC
Posted 2009-07-20 12:49 AM (#30662 - in reply to #25567)
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Well, I used fusible (paper-backed )and copied from the panel (from the back side of the panel) and didn't have any problem--could have used the light table but I could see just fine
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misisipimenace
Posted 2009-07-20 1:08 PM (#30688 - in reply to #30662)
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sally, i posted your 1st pic in the album.  let me know if you really want a different one in there, ok?

it is beautiful!!!

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SallyC
Posted 2009-07-20 3:57 PM (#30706 - in reply to #25567)
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Hi cindy, thanks, 1st one is perfect (and Milica can drool over the sunflowers I'm painting on silk)

Yes Milica, those are sunflowers you see near the corner........
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scrapatches
Posted 2009-07-26 4:01 PM (#30969 - in reply to #25567)
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 Hello, Challengers!

 I just updated the album to include Cherie's pretty colorful "Brown Bear"   Panel Quilt top and I will attach it here, too.  

Great job, Cherie!!

 " ... I see the stars overhead, the leaves falling from the trees.  Past the trees I see houses and the children that live there ..."

 ... so cute, Cherie ... and very creative !!

The competition is getting very heated here!  Please submot a photo of your completed challenge (does not need to be quilted) by Friday, July 31st, to be in the poll for the prizes.

Cindy will be setting up the poll on Saturday, I believe, as I will be off on my weekend getaway to Maine.  Thanks, Cindy!

Voting will remain open for about a week.

Please remember to vote for your favorite, y'all!

Good luck, everyone!!   Pat



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SallyC
Posted 2009-07-26 9:25 PM (#30970 - in reply to #25567)
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OOOH, that's wonderful Cherie!
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Dorian
Posted 2009-07-27 8:02 AM (#30977 - in reply to #25567)
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Ohh Cherie, very nice! Did you make all those houses?? those are fantastic!
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kittyquilter
Posted 2009-07-27 10:42 AM (#30988 - in reply to #30977)
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Thanks Girls, for your kind words. Yes, I did make all of those houses. And the stars, leaves and trees. I can now say that I am an experienced carpenter!!! LOL!

Good Luck to everyone!
Cherie
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