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What have you all been making...part two...

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The other topic was getting too long and this slows the forum down. I have locked it now, so feel free to start again here... Thanks :)

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I'll get us started then :wink:

 

I finished this jumper on the weekend. It's made with Llama wool that I won on eBay before Christmas! It's going to be too warm to wear for a few months, but at least it's finished. I don't think I'd buy Llama wool again as it wasn't the nicest wool to knit with :anxious:

 

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It was a bit scratchy, the thread was a little uneven and there were lots of knots in it. I also felt that it was stretching the longer the pieces were becoming.

 

I'm now knitting with a lovely merino wool :lol:

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I didn't realise it was llama wool Debs. I'm not surprised it's a bit scratchy - you'll have to try alpaca or goat next. :whistle: Well done even so for persevering because it looks fine. :D

 

Here's the cushion. Far from perfect. There are so many mistakes. :oops:

 

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Love the jumper! Will be perfect for fall!

 

And love the cushion as well. Mistakes must be incredibly tiny, because I can't spot any of them!

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Almost finished my hitchiker scarf and have started a pair of chunky slippers for my friend's birthday next week.

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Helen loved it. Her boys were fascinated and said I should have a shop with lots of pretty cushions! :lol: It sits in pride of place on her bed. :dance:

 

She wants me to bring my sewing next year when I go!

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Your cushion is wonderful. Look at all your fmq on it :D

 

Who's Helen you probably told us earlier

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Helen is the Scottish lady that runs the B&B in Mull. Lovely girl, great sense of humour. Next year will be our 4th visit. :D

 

Yeah, my first effort - I didn't keep it in line and it did jump onto the bias now and again. But the more I practice the better it will be. Hopefully as good as yours. That cushion on FB is wonderful. :clap:

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Thanks missus it was part of a challenge and there were really good tips to do it.

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this is a link to my cushion, I can't face photobucket this morning. It was an exercise in drafting shapes using a grid, good fun. :D

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Well dont think I will post any of my pictures in the future of my work - that is stunning and I do so wish I could do the quilting like that - you must have great patience and it is very professionally made. Well done.

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No I've spent hours learning and practicing (mostly in meetings when I was at work doodling) but I'll not post anything if it puts you off!!!! :lol: I will cos I love to share.

 

So what are you making now? and post a picture!!!

 

At my local group we learnt a fun technique with fresh flowers. Take some fabric and place bondaweb (taken off the paper) on it. Then arrange your petals and little leaves and cover with another bit of bondaweb (no backing paper, it always falls off anyway). Add some organza over the top and give it a good iron using greaseproof paper under it and on top to protect the iron. It all bonds together and dries the petals, then you can stitch, bead and embellish. It'll probably go brown in a week or so but great technique for a birthday card or little quilt (temporary). I better photo mine while it looks fresh. :D

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Think it must be you - I love just love seeing your work - I need to practice and do not go to a group = I am doing quilt blocks of 10 inches square on a 10 inch square white background with strips sewn on except the middle which will stay white - will be a winter job and making oilcloth bags which have been great fun to do. Bought new needles to try and a teflon foot which does not fit my machine but hubby will probably manage to make it fit - too narrow and needs some of the plastic(teflon) cut away to fit. Bought some fabric from Missouri Star Quilt company on their daily deal and got my friends to bring it over when they came - charm packs for 2$ and yardage very cheap.

 

And yes Pictures please

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Yes fabric is so much cheaper than over there. Long time since I've crossed the pond. Bet you need the Teflon foot to sew on oilcloth. I've been tempted when I've seen the lovely oilcloth at CottonPatch. Show us your bags then :D

 

Here's my dead flower quilt if photobucket behaves.

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and a detail

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tut knew it wouldn't

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Plum, you are awesomely talented :clap:

 

I think those pansies are truly delightful, they capture the essence somehow :D

 

Where is the bow-down smiley when you need it :D

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That's a good idea, it might work. Why don't you have a go. :D If you don't want to machine quilt add some hand embroidery, running stitch and a few beads. It's therapeutic.

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Oooh I do like that Plum. Soon be the quilt show at the NEC - I'm guessing you will be going! Still trying to persuade my friend to go but she seems happy doing the same quilt pattern and doesn't seem to want to see what amazing things are out there.

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