A Slothful Rainbow Finish

原来的草图懒惰是基于的。

四月对我来说是一个奇怪的月份。这不是不生产(在工艺品或工作方面),但它bob体育app下载苹果感觉就像它一样。奇怪的。但是,我可以分享一个完成了一些把我带到了一些新的地方,我为此感到骄傲 - 彩虹懒惰结束了!

在几个整理细节中花了一定程度的抖动(如何做脸/眼睛/爪子,绣花或不绣,悬挂解决方案,叶子安排和附着),但最后它一切都融合在一起!

脸上比我预期的剧烈 - 主要是因为我想展示经典的懒惰面部标记not最终有所看起来像头骨。为了使它看起来“fuzzier”,我最终用一个带有特殊物业的螺纹绗缝了白色区域 - 马德拉拉的“万圣节”闪光 - 黑暗的涤纶线,这真的很好。我故意允许绗缝重叠,在更好的地方重叠,以帮助混合过渡更好,然后留下眼睛和鼻子标记,以便它们保留了一些维度和定义。

我可能有点丢失了一些面部绗缝的情节 - 在我的防守中,它对被绗缝的颜色是一个非常挑战的挑战,这些颜色与你绗缝的面料完美融合!

懒惰的眼睛和鼻子是一种合成的,略带金属,皮革看起来的碎屑,我对字面意思years- 超过足够长的我忘记它是多么令人烦恼。它坚持到机器的脚,抬起一般拒绝留下来 - 当然你不能把它放在哪里,因为引脚留下“疤痕”。在第一次尝试结束后,我必须完全重新才能再做一次。

然而,这也是爪子的伟大选择,所以当我来做他们的时候,我在我想放置爪子的区域上钉住了一个慷慨的薄纸,基于我通过纸张所看到的爪形状然后小心地滑动在下面的合成皮革,使其夹在被子顶部和薄纸之间。

这使得它沿着线条缝合,无限更令人愉悦和准确的经验 - 为了完成外观,我只需要小心地仔细修剪超出我的缝合线路et voilà!Claws!

如您所见,我确实决定绣有一点叶子 - 而且我想我可以放心地说我能完全do French knots now! The floss used for all the embroidery is DMC’s speciality glow-in-the-dark thread – because if you’re going to glow, GLOW! Right? Right! This is the same floss as I used to outline Slothy, and a bit is also couched into one of the vines on the branch.

没有用猪肉和建立三脚架,这是我可以在灯光出门后可以管理的最糟糕的照片,但它显示了一般的想法。我真的很bob体育冠军高兴叶子上的法式结不同的模式实际上可以区分,而背景面料的发光恒星也可以制作。

Because I knew that I wanted at least some of the leaves (especially along the top) to overlap the edge of the quilt, I had to think carefully about the order of attaching the binding, hanging solution and leaves so that they didn’t interfere with each other. To begin with, I trialed different leaf positions until I had a look I liked, then attached them one by one. To keep the nice leafy look of them, the best way to attach them appeared to be to stitch along either side of the midvein of each leaf, far enough to to make sure the leaf was firmly attached and wouldn’t flop, but not so far that the stitching would obstruct other features or get in the way of the binding. This also means that the leaves can be pulled back to “peek” underneath.

If I hadn’t literally only just had this thought, it could have been super-cute to add some little “hidden” creatures underneath the leaves as a kind of quilty “Easter egg” – ah well, perhaps next time!

Once the leaves on the branch were attached, I tackled the hanging solution:

经过很多思想,我制作了一个折叠的“袖子”,搭配圆的顶部边缘,将其接口用于支撑,在任一端制定几条成角度的线路,借助于LIL更加接口,以便加强,沿每条线插入长扣眼,但仅在套筒的一侧。这个想法是,木制销钉可以通过纽扣孔轻松传递并保持在套筒内,从而支撑被子,尽管略微规矩。套筒最初用来自边缘的缝合1/8“的缝合线的被子的背面附着,然后在连接结合时更牢固地保持。(Incidentally, this photo also shows a bit I’m really fond of, namely, the “ghost” sloth on his branch, created by the quilting on the back. I was very particular about matching the needle and bobbin threads so the shape is really easy to make out.)

绑定是下一步 - 我承认我有点儿一点,并使用了一个漂亮的海军蓝色缎面绑定来自我最喜欢的羊毛衫店的羊毛衫店,围绕着被子的边缘折叠,夹在上当的地方,然后用这个装饰叶子缝合固定。一部分我仍然有点想知道我是否应该为此使用绿色线程,但实际上我喜欢它不会引起剩下的被子的注意力,同时保持“雨林”主题。

Ghost sloth is made of stars and rainbows!

最后,通过安全的装订,我可以在底部附加最后三个叶子(缝合保持它们的缝合与装订重叠)并呼叫件完成。它肯定是一个有趣的旅程和目的地,我希望,不会让收件人失望!懒惰正在前往他在加拿大的新家的路上,希望他会迅速(!)和舒适的旅程。他还允许我自己勾选一个艰辛的里程碑,因为他几乎完全由我已经藏起的材料制作 - 我特别购买的东西是两个闪光的螺纹和绑定 - 以及绑定创建该磁带效果肯定让我挖洞穿过废弃篮!

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Construction Complete

都结束了!

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而且在时间内的时间里也是如此。在我不得不出去之前,我完成了约束,但它已经完成了。有一些位,我会改变,有些位,我不满意(不总是有?),但整个我非常骄傲地为此感到骄傲。

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背衬是我发现的奇迹面料伯明翰,我只是无法抗拒的,我用拼接左右的左右,制作陷入困境的绑定。它完成约36 x 48“,这似乎已成为婴儿绗缝的首选尺寸。一切都把我带走了,我可能花了不到一周的时间,但我很幸运,我有机会真正关注它并保持势头,或者它永远不会及时完成。

我最喜欢的一些比特:

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Gotham的涂鸦艺术家是一个受过教育的束!我在Anglesey的Beaumaris的商店里发现了这个方程式面料,无法抵抗它。

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我对这座塔出来的方式很满意,这是一个真正困扰我如何将它结合在一起,并且在设计阶段改变了一点形状。它是纸质拼件,结束了工作,即使是流畅的碎片。

Awkward bits:

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在中间的权利可能是整个被子中最尴尬的部分接缝。如果有Gotham 2.0,它肯定需要排序。(它没有染色,这只是溜冰。)

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Perhaps designing several blocks of 1/4 x 1/2” finished bits was not the best idea. I know right?! Who knew?! It came close to working but isn’t right, so I’d do that differently next time.

对于绗缝,我真的没有时间做任何一个非常喜欢的东西(而且我不想打架繁忙的建筑物),所以我以有机直线结束了,一切都很重要。我在建筑物上使用了不同的灰色guetermann涤纶薄片,大多数垂直工作,而且追随屋顶的形状适用,蝙蝠信号光效应是用yli的杂色黄色棉花完成,天空是蓝色聚酯中的水平线。我对所有背部浅灰色的浅灰色的底线,所以希望与铁人等人有望不贬低。大多数一切都很好,虽然我已经用一点点捣碎了,当它来到天空时,尤其是朝着顶部,这是非常烦人的。我怀疑我的钉扎问题,或者当我在建筑物绗缝时,当我在建筑物绗缝期间转移被子时,这一切都被松动(我几乎完全使用了步行脚)。所以,要工作的事情。总是要工作的事情!但这一个肯定是对我的胜利,特别是我急需急于完成它。

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起重机壁挂 - 完成!

Hooray!

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The Origami Crane wall hanging is finished, bound, labelled and on its way to its new home in Kentucky! (It is straight, I promise – it’s just the pole is sitting cock-eyed!)

最初在沟里绗缝的起重机,然后我在奶油背景和浅绿色棉花上使用了FMQ在圆润的金属螺纹上,在圆形面料上。每个起重机的背景是不同的填充物:

金属奇妙的奇妙是......好的,我想,但与我尝试过的其他金属线一样,它有一些严重的斑点因素。我发现它永远爬上卷轴并包裹着围绕缝纫机的污水效果,并且当这种情况发生在*之前*突破螺纹或针头时,我得到了非常好的。下次我使用金属螺纹时,我将在pfaff上粘在第一个筒管线程指南上粘在一起的长稻草或某物。那件事几乎比值得......!

Because I thought Alison (the recipient) had done such a beautiful job on the bracelets, I also made her a bonus cushion cover from the left-overs:

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它是16英寸的方形,简单地用钻石图案绗缝。我希望她喜欢它!

这张照片是一种更好的颜色表示:

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我在这里制作的起重机是一个较小的版本(在8“平方)完成),但您可以找到12”版本的模式和教程这里

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科学!婴儿被子

突然,一个婴儿被子!

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我的一位好朋友,我在四年半工作过,几个星期前都有她的第一个婴儿。无论如何,我计划将他制作一个被子,所以我已经拿了这些面料,我只是需要一种灵感的火花,并通过电子邮件宣布他出生的电子邮件提供了抢购的火花。

The colour scheme is based on my friend’s preferences (her favourite colour is blue) and the fact that she is a chemist and her husband is an engineer, so I used the most science-y fabric I had to hand! These are two of my favourite prints in the quilt:

我选择随机排列的正方形,完成在9,6和3的方块,并在一些图纸上以一个布置的粗略草图开始,因此我会知道我需要切割的每个尺寸的各个方格。

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布局意味着有一些部分接缝来处理,但通过慢慢思考哪些位缝制,这一切都效果良好。因为我想要它做得很快,我决定为绗缝做一个简单的对角线交叉舱口模式。

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The quilt is backed with a funky chevron print that has a lovely soft feel, and bound with left-overs from piecing the top. I’m very pleased to say that the whole quilt (other than the wadding) came from my stash. It’s all washed so it just needs a label and I can post it off along with a card and some well-earned Cadbury’s chocolate for the proud mum!

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折纸起重机垫子

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这是我完成的折纸起重机垫。我真的很bob体育冠军满意。它实际上已经完成了一个LIL,但天气过于犯规(并且我太忙了)才能在今天拍摄任何不错的照片。

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背部是另一个信封安排,我发现了一些漂亮的木制按钮,在当地的哈特斯利店。它现在住在我的床上,很棒,当我想坐下来看书。赫莱为完成了东西!

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一只垫子

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他们完成了!我使用了一个简单的信封+按钮安排为后面,幸运的是我最喜欢的Haberdashery摊位在当地市场上只有正确的颜色,只是正确的颜色:

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And here are some close-up shots:

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您可以阅读更多关于前线的信息这里这里

我必须说一个大小的感谢你对提出关于如何完成埃尔萨上绗缝的建议的人,这真的是一个帮助!提升“地面”水平使一切都更好。在涂鸦涂鸦之后,尝试一些建议(并在我的白色人造思闻到令人沮丧,这决定出于某种原因讨厌我的几乎所有什锦的针 - 原来是Microx 80/12的“权利”),我最终结束了:

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这不是我认为我最终结束的一切,但我认为它有效。我有一个很棒的提示Carole Goldabout using tracing paper to test and stitch FMQ designs, and although I wasn’t able to use it this time because it turns out we have nothing like that in the house (not-quite-moving house really sucks), it’s a great idea that I’m definitely going to try on other projects once I’ve grabbed myself a roll of baking paper to use.

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How Not to Do a Commission

遵循这些热门提示,以获得真实的令人沮丧和压力的经历!

首先,确保客户是一个家庭成员的朋友 - 这意味着退出或说“不”是更难的。哦,他们只是为材料付钱,而不是你的时间。

接下来,确保客户端不知道您所做的或如何构建Quilt。理想情况下,他们也不应该对大小,颜色或设计以及讨论这些点中的任何一个都没有明显兴趣。

最后,委员会使其在您自己的生活中具有一个非常紧张的事件来完全一致,例如落下的房子移动*后*你搬出你的旧地方。

恭喜!现在,您都设置了最大的毛发拉和argh!瞬间!

一边灰色,我认为它实际上出来了:

这些也是我对此被子的唯一杂拍镜头,因为几天前我只能与我的相机重新合作。我通常希望有一个良好的WIP图片进展,但这一次根本不可能。这条简短是在八月结束时为婚礼的“金色大小”被子。但是,除了英国超大床垫的标准测量之外,我无法获得任何尺寸,我基于中心面板的大小。而且我确实设法最终得到了“可能是蓝色,绝对不是棕色”的颜色简介,以及一些织物的选择。我把它拿到了自己扔进一些奶油色面料,以温暖的东西是一个水平。鉴于这种情况,我无耻地选择了最简单的设计,我可以想到 - 铁路围栏有一些缝合。我认为它实际上花了更长时间才能弄清楚如何整理在中心周围的2“正方形的序列,而不是将轨道拼接在一起。

With the borders, the quilt has ended up being approximately 80″ x 90″, so it’s a bit on the small size for a “proper” king-sized quilt, but there should be at least a bit of spare quilt to hang over the edge of the bed. It’s also easily the largest thing I have quilted to date. Nearly all of the construction and quilting was done while camping out for three weeks with my aunt and uncle, so I’m feeling like it’s lucky there’s a quilt at all. Also, I now feel I very much owe my aunt and uncle a quilt too – this beast would never have reached the quilting stage if they hadn’t engineered a chance for me to borrow the floor of the local village hall to do the pin-basting on and let me take over half their dining table and living room with quilting stuffs.

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轨道围栏中心以直线绗缝,具有一些波浪线,由PFAFF的预编程针脚提供。Originally, it was all going to be only straight lines everywhere, but the cream border was crying out for something extra and luckily I’d bought some cream-coloured thread of exactly the right shade and weight, so I essayed a filler design of leaves to hold everything down and give it a necessary finished look.

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我认为,我认为,我发现了关于叶子的重要真相 - 它们几乎可以是任何形状,但如果他们有一种点和中静脉,那么他们会看起来像一片叶子!我称之为“Quilter的花式”树,又名lolwat?藤蔓。

It’s almost complete now – all that’s left is hand-finishing the binding, which I’m about half-way through already, and burying some thread ends from the quilting on the stripy outer edges. And I should probably sort out some manner of label to add to the back, once I discover the names of the happy couple…

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复活节熊拼凑

我的侄女对于复活节彩蛋有点年轻,即使她没有乳制品过敏。我决定结束我为她做的泰迪。bear_0304_1我在圣诞节前开始了他,并且在拼接基本方块时做得很好,但随后在建筑上停滞不前。他是由大多数法兰绒层蛋糕制成,带有正常绗缝棉的口音。我用界面排列了他,因为法兰绒的编织非常松散,并且我想要给他更多的支持。我实际上并没有知道如何最好地处理法兰绒,所以我用了一个1/4“的接缝津贴,但我应该已经使用了1/2”。尿布看的面板实际上是一个口袋。他的枪口是一个幸福的事故 - 我只意识到在我一起缝合的两半后,相同的面料在两个前半部彼此相对。他的眼睛在机器上用装饰迹,他的鼻子和嘴巴手工缝合。

bear_0304_3他是一个相当大的家伙!我塞他分解up some fluffy polyester wadding I bought some years ago, before I actually knew what I was doing quilting-wise. Patchy must have beenvery饥饿的;他几乎吃了一切。谢天谢地,我也买了两米的东西,否则就是一种无用的东西。我有足够的剩下来制作一个墙壁挂,这是一个关于唯一一个可能有益的东西。

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日本粉丝俱乐部 - 完成!

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This is my proud face: It’s taken over a year, but at last mum’s new Japanese-style door curtain is finished! (Ummm, just in time for us to move out of the house it’s useful in, but oh well!) It’s also well in time for Mother’s Day this Sunday and for the A Lovely Year of Finishes challenge for March. Mum’s seen it in progress, but I’ve managed to keep most of the final quilting and finishing secret, so I don’t think she knows it’s done yet.Japan_fans_finished2_2

背衬是妈妈藏匿的一些面料,并且只是这个项目的正确尺寸。大多数绗缝是在加入之前完成的,只有少量的沟渠围绕所有金缝合绗缝都是完成的,以便很好地将三明治握在一起并阻止背衬凸起大约很多。为此,我使用了一张金色(不是金属!)AURIFIL在梭芯上的顶部和灰色Yli软触摸,这与背部真的很好地混合了。在灰色的yli软触摸上完成了所有被子的顶部缝合,似乎已经运行了很好,尽管它确实在黑色区域上显示了很多。日本_fans_finished_4

Now it’s done, there are a few things I think I would have done differently. I’ve never done a turn-through backed quilt before, and if I did another then I would be wary of doing such dense quilting. The quilt “pulled in” quite a bit because of the background quilting on the grey areas and that affected how flat (or not!) the quilt lies and made trimming it square tricky. I should also really have done the foundation quilting in the ditches first, not last! I did this for a reason – because I wanted to use that quilting to hold the three layers together – but in practice that was a bit of a silly way to do it! The dense quilting really affected the squareness of the blocks and there was nothing much to brace against to mitigate the effect. The backing worked out astonishingly well, though, and I’m very happy with how neat and square it is.

总而言之,我曾经很高兴这已经出来看起来甚至看起来slightly就像我想象的/希望它会!手指越过妈妈在星期天喜欢它,它会让许多射精掉了!

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