Monday, 16 September 2013

Love Entwined - The circles on the compass ring

Continuing with the Love Entwined, the circles have been put on the ring around the compass.
"My oh my"...they are tiny!

Here is how I made them using the method I saw on Carin's blog.

I found this fabric last week at the quiltshow, it has the exact size circles that I needed.

Deze stof vond ik vorige week tijdens de tentoonstelling, de cirkels zijn precies de goede maat voor wat ik nodig had.
Basting around the circle...

Precies rondom geregen...
...wetting it with starch. The color is not coming from the fabric but it is my cutting mat shining through.

...nat gemaakt met stijfsel.  De kleur komt niet van de stof maar het is mijn snijmat die doorschijnt.
Then I put the little washer on top and..

Dan het kleine ringetje er bovenop en...
...pulled the thread tight around the washer and put the iron on it for a few seconds. draad stevig aangetrokken rondom het ringetje en het strijkijzer er een paar seconden op gezet.
Be careful when you pull the thread though, because if your fabric is loosely woven and/or frays easily, this can happen.

Wees voorzichtig met het aantrekken van de draad, want als je stof heel los is geweven en/of snel rafelt, want dan kan dit gebeuren.
After carefully removing the washer, I pinned the circle where I wanted it to be...

Nadat ik voorzichtig het ringetje heb verwijderd, heb ik het cirkeltje op de juiste plek gespeld...
...and appliqued it in place.

...en geappliceerd.
I only done 16 circles, instead of the 32 that were on the pattern.

Ik heb maar 16 cirkels gedaan en geen 32 zoals op het patroon.

Next step is to applique the compass onto the background square and then the triangles that go around the compass. Oh..and before I do that I still need to put the circle in the middle of the compass of course!

De volgende stap is het kompas te appliceren op de ondergrondstof en daarna de driehoeken die rondom het kompas komen. Oh..en voor ik dat allemaal ga doen moet ik eerst natuurlijk nog de cirkel in het midden van de kompas appliceren!

'Till next time!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Quilt show and Love Entwined compass ring

On Sunday me and 3 more ladies from our bee went to the quiltshow in Alkmaar.
We had a lovely time, seen some beautiful quilts. Amongst which were 3 amazing quilts that all won a prize in Houston last year.

My quilt was there too, here I am with my quilt:

I made more pictures of the show but will show them another time!

What I wanted to show you today is how I done the outer ring on my compass for the Love Entwined.

I traced the ring onto Floriani using only the inside seam lines, not the outside seam allowances and then carefully cut out this ring on the traced lines.

Eerst de lijnen van de ring overgetrokken op Floriani, niet de naadtoeslagen maar alleen de binnen lijnen van de ring zelf. Daarna de ring voorzichtig op deze lijnen uitgeknipt.

Then I cut a piece of background fabric about 10 inch square.

Dan een stuk achtergrond stof van ca. 10x10 inch uitgeknipt.

I placed the ring onto the wrong side of the background fabric with the shiny side down and ironed the ring onto the fabric, being careful not to warp the shape of the circle.

De ring op de verkeerde kant van de achtergrondstof gelegd met de glimmende kant naar beneden en heel voorzichtig gestreken zodat de ring zijn vorm behoud en niet vervormd.

After that I placed the background fabric back on top of my pattern and carefully traced the seam allowance on the inside of the Floriani circle.

Daarna heb ik de achtergrondstof weer op het patroon gelegd en voorzichtig de naadtoeslag aan de binnenzijde van de ring overgetrokken op de stof.

Then cut away the inside circle.

Daarna de binnen cirkel uitgeknipt.

And cut into the seam allowance every 1/4 inch or so.

En de naadtoeslag ongeveer iedere cm ingeknipt.

Then I put some glue on top of the Floriani circle and folded over the seam allowance and ironed in place.

Daarna lijm op de Floriani cirkel en de naadtoeslag omgevouwen en gestreken.

Fold your circle in half and finger press the edges, then open up and fold it over again and press to get 4 folds north-south and east-west. Align these folds with your 4 points of your compass.

Vouw de cirkel in de helft en geef een vouwtje, daarna nog een keer in de andere richting nog een keer vouwen zodat je 4 vouwen krijgt, noord-zuid en oost-west.  Plaats deze vouwen op de 4 punten van je kompas.

Carefully pin the ring on top of your compass using first 4 points of the compass, then the points in between those and so on.

Speld voorzichtig de ring op het kompas door eerst de 4 punten vast te spelden en daarna de punten daar weer tussen.

..untill you have a completely pinned ring and now you can applique this using your own preferred method of applique.

..tot de hele ring is gespeld en nu kan hij geappliceerd worden op de manier die je zelf het fijnst vindt.

Before you start your applique, be warned!
If you have a cat, you might not get the chance....hahaha

Voordat je met appliceren begint, wees gewaarschuwd!
Als je een kat hebt, krijg je misschien niet de kans om te beginnen...hahaha

Next time I'll do the little circles on the ring.

Volgende keer doe ik de kleine rondjes op de ring.

See you next time!

Friday, 6 September 2013

An (almost) finish..

Today I've been working on the binding of my "Berlin" quilt.
I really enjoy doing that, love watching those raw edges disappear.

Does that mean it is finished??, it's not quite finished yet..but nearly!
Still have an applique piece to add and maybe I'll put in some hand stitches..not sure about those just yet?
And lastly I will put on the hanging sleeve and a label. Got a great idea in my head for a label, but need to look into that, will show you if it works out!

Today the stabilizer arrived in the post, so I can continue with the Love Entwined.
However, not sure if I'll have the time this weekend.. Tomorrow will probably be a shopping day and on sunday we'll be going to the Quilt show in Alkmaar.

But next post will show you some more of my progress on the Love Entwined and of course some pics of the show!
See you Sunday maybe and if not, 'till next time!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Hi there!
Holidays are over for most of us and things are getting back to their usual routine.
Lots to do and a busy ( but fun!) week ahead...
First a quick update, these are the Jane blocks I've done over the last couple of weeks:

C-13, "Lakota Sioux" mostly foundation
D-1, "Alison's Guiding Light",
also foundation pieced
These blocks I made while we were in Birmingham, thought I'd bring a couple of easy blocks so I'd have something to do in the evening ;-))

D-7, "Meeting Place"
D-6, "Challenge"
D-13, "Field of Dreams"

Have started on blocks D-2 and D-9 already and as I mentioned in a previous post still need to do the applique pieces on blocks C-5, C-7 and D-4. The Floriani Stabilizer has been ordered and will hopefully arrive some time this week. And with that I can also continue working on my "Love Entwined".

Yesterday I received confirmation in the post that my entry for the OEQC has been accepted. Most of the quilting has been done, will try to get that finished this week and then I can put the binding on. Then all I have to do is add some hand stitching for finishing touches and make a label and hanging sleeve.
This week wednesday is our first Bee evening and next weekend is the annual quilt exhibition of the Dutch Quilters Guild (Quiltersgilde), so lots and lots to look forward to!

For now, have a nice evening and see you next time!