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Member postings for Eileen Foster

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Thread: Noodle box reversible bag
16/08/2019 15:05:53

I got my September issue 2 weeks ago and I was really surprised.so nice things in it as usual.

eileen

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Thread: Canadian Geese King Size Quilt Finished
14/08/2019 21:10:30

wow what an amazing quilt. the colours are so beautiful and that blue really adds an excellent focus to the middle section.

Eileen x

Thread: Do you match thread colour to fabric when machine piecing?
14/08/2019 12:48:07

I tend to use beige or gray depending on whether it is a light or dark fabric. I have several cones of these colours and use them even when dressmaking unless the fabric is sheer then I will colour match. I don't see the point in using a colour match, though I do use a colour match for hand stitching the binding in place.

Eileen x

Thread: Show and Tell 2019
12/08/2019 17:55:09

That is beautiful Margaret. love the backing fabric, so much to see and play with.

my eldest [Elizabeth] asked me to make a baby quilt as a christening present. I decided to make it double sided with the back being an I spy quilt. I used some of my birthday blocks too.

I gave Elizabeth it yesterday and she loves it but I forgot to take a final photo. it is 42"x36"

this is the back and this most of the front [middle section]i spy quiltbaby aurora.I will have to ask my daughter to take a photo of it.

Eileen x

Thread: Festival of Quilts 2019
07/08/2019 12:29:58

I think when you consider it is pieced/made by lots of people it is amazing. the comments are constructive at least. but getting square on a large piece is very difficult. You did a brilliant job. I also agree with what Brenda said about some so heavily quilted they almost stand up on their own. I like a quilt to fold around me.

Thread: Show and Tell 2019
06/08/2019 13:25:45

Wow that is beautiful Margaret. Love the backing fabric too, the colours are glorious.

 

I have finished my little bargello 'picture' and I am really pleased with it.

completed bargello green

 

I also made a Linus quilt at home as I was unable to attend the quilting groups charity sewing morning.

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My next project is a playmat for my daughter's friend who has just had a little girl.

Eileen

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Edited By Eileen Foster on 06/08/2019 13:28:05

Thread: how would you quilt this?
03/08/2019 22:31:31

I tried 3 circles but it didn't look right so I went back to 'shadowing' the shape of the bargello. I then used some of the machine stitches to anchor the borders and the thinnest central strip.

green batik

green batik

03/08/2019 15:54:32

Thanks for the conformation that circles [or perhaps ovals too if I get a shaky hand!] will work.

Eileen x

 

Edited By Eileen Foster on 03/08/2019 15:55:35

03/08/2019 12:37:13

After the Bargello workshop I did, I have been dying to have another go.

I was gifted some beautiful batik fabrics from P&Q magazine and chose the greens for a smallish picture.

It is now sandwiched but how would you quilt it. I was tempted by different sized circles. would it work? I don't really fancy straight lines or going corner to corner as I did on the watersmeet quilt.

what would you do?p1090605.jpg

Thread: Photos from FoQ 2019
02/08/2019 22:02:26

Glad you had a lovely day and I was so disappointed that I couldn't go. The young people's quilts are amazing and put mine to shame. So many talented people.

Eileen x

Thread: Oh to be able to use colour
26/07/2019 20:56:11

the cats sleep on the bed too!

no embroidery program on my machine and still not done the label! must do it this weekend. The weather is going to be poor so it will be an ideal time to do it.

Eileen

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Thread: Show and Tell 2019
26/07/2019 20:47:27

Thanks you Steph. I designed the pattern myself and worked it all out before I started cutting any fabric. Same with the back. With large quilts I put them together in sections as I only have a standard throat sewing machine.

I love planning and use 5mm square paper so it is drawn to scale. I then take each block and draw it out and decide which fabrics Iwant to use. my daughter will be given the pattern/design sheets as I know she will frame them. She appreciates the design aspect as she graduated with a fashion degree, specialising in men's tailoring.

best wishes

Eileen

15/07/2019 18:35:46

I have finished my daughter's black/grey and brown quilt. I have posted images on the thread 'oh to be able to use colour'. But just in case you haven't seen that thread here are the top and back of the quilt. I hope she likes it.

finished top.jpg

finished back.jpg

it is 7 1/2 ft by 6 1/2 ft and daughter asked for it so they could dispense with the duvet in the summer. We will now get a cold spell considering the quilt is finished.

Thread: Oh to be able to use colour
15/07/2019 18:30:56

It has taken ages to hand sew the binding and I have a sore finger now as I cant get on with a thimble.

doing the binding:binding.jpg

the top laid on the grass:

finished top.jpg

and the back with a dash or two of pink.

finished back.jpg

just need to put a label on it. I couldn't find a cat stencil but I think I have a program for an embroidered one and that will go on the label.

Eileen

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13/07/2019 19:55:35

I have just sewn on 28ft of binding and now it needs slip stitching in place. That will be a job for tomorrow as it is 8pm and I have had enough for today.

eileen

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13/07/2019 19:55:35

I have just sewn on 28ft of binding and now it needs slip stitching in place. That will be a job for tomorrow as it is 8pm and I have had enough for today.

eileen

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Thread: Who is visiting FoQ 2019...and when?
13/07/2019 19:53:17

I am also hoping to go on the Thursday but it will depend on my what my daughter wants to do. I will let you know nearer the time if that's ok. I would love to meet up.

eileen

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Thread: Festival of Quilts 2019
13/07/2019 19:48:45

I am so pleased you have finished it. It will be lovely and we can always look at our work and be overly critical. But you will have done a brilliant job.

Eileen x

Thread: Oh to be able to use colour
12/07/2019 22:12:55

Its all corrected now. need to add extra quilting in the 'borders' and then the binding. I am hoping to use one of my stencils. I hope I have a cat one.

Elizabeth [the eldest daughter who is going to be the owner of the quilt ] has just taken possession of a 3rd cat. this one was so ugly it hasn't been adopted from the RSPCA. it was rescued in September and still wasn't rehomed until last Sunday. So I think cats will be rather nice to do.

Eileen

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Thread: Festival of Quilts 2019
12/07/2019 22:06:27

You may have it done by now so I am glad the tennis helped you along. I don't watch Wimbledon.

looking forward to seeing it smiley

I had to unpick over 6ft of hand sewing, ladder stitched wadding and 2 fabrics joined together with a 2mm long stitch. I got a 4" pucker/tuck in one of the seams when I joined 2 panels together and because I didn't iron it I hadn't noticed it. angry I unpicked to Kirk Spock & McCoy [I have this thing for the original star trek though I am not a treckie]

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