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Member postings for Sylvia

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Thread: Sheena's March 2010 Square Dance
02/04/2010 17:53:53
This is a reply to myself cos I have just looked at your photos Katy and seen your lovely interpretations of Sheena's project.   Must get on with mine, then I can post a photo.
Thread: The Quilt & The View
02/04/2010 13:51:48
It's such fun being in touch with everyone via this website.  Bit of a time user (not waster!) though when I should be doing so many other things.  Feel less cut off from the quilt world.
Thread: Gracias Miro I
02/04/2010 13:46:27
He's very patchworkable, isn't he?  That's what attracted me in the first place and, of course, because he was a local artist.  I wouldn't call myself an artist either but like to have a go at what inspires me.  Always trying different things, that's me.
Thread: Sylvia's Quilt
02/04/2010 13:39:59
Thankyou lots. 
No, it doesn't need a home, I love it.  It's on the wall in our entrance hall.
I made it for myself after being VERY involved as co-ordinator of Berkhamsted Quilters' raffle quilt in aid of the Iain Rennie Hospice At Home around year 2000.  Members made either a house or tree block.  Several of the houses were original designs of their makers.  Another member came up with the vine and flowers idea for the border.  We then passed it around for hand quilting.  It raised a stunning amount of money because the charity sold tickets in all their shops as well as our group efforts.
I was allowed to copy some of the original blocks and made others I liked to complete this smaller version of the original.
Thread: Sheena's March 2010 Square Dance
02/04/2010 09:16:02
Have had two fun afternoons stamping and painting to make 4 pieces from Sheena's idea.  I thought that while I was making a mess I might as well do a few!  Can't get fabric paints here but fortunately my old acrylics and the jar of liquid which turns them into fabric paints still works.
First one I am quilting is a pennant for the Pennants for Patchworkers for FoQ, thought it was small enough to get finished quickly.
I loveSheena's projects and her work too, of course.
Anyone else doing this?
Thread: The Quilt & The View
30/03/2010 17:21:02
Thank you girls.  The block is kaleidoscope.   It's one of the quilts I made whilst living in N. Italy where I started quilting after being inspired by some American friends.  I loved one of their kaleidoscope quilts and just had to make one.  I do use a lot of black, think it sets off colours so well.  It's a clever block which is all straight lines but produces circles.
Yes, the view is pretty good, isn't it?  Actually I'm fed up with seeing snow though and want to start gardening but here at 1400m. it's still too early yet.

Edited By Sylvia on 30/03/2010 17:25:49

Thread: Postcards for Teenage Cancer Trust
29/03/2010 09:46:49
Would love to help Katy.  Only just seen this topic.  Please send me the address, think I have a few nearly finished from earlier experiment.  Should get to UK before end May.
Thread: Spring Table Runner
25/03/2010 10:57:23
Hi Jean
I have made one from Skinny Quilts & Table Runners book.  It's a That Patchwork Place book with ideas from lots of different designers.  I saw in PP recently that there is a second one out now too.  Anyway the one I have has lots of very springlike ideas in it.
Hope this helps.  Am sure there must have been lots of ideas in PP over the years too.  I did a pretty one for my daughter a couple of years ago but it wasn't especially springlike and I can't find a photo of it.
Thread: Horizontal thread holder for Janome Machines??
24/03/2010 08:48:15
Does anyone know if there are add on horizontal thread holders for Janomes? Or indeed, univeral ones available.  I have a Memory Craft 6600 with 2 vertical holders.  They work fine for most threads but occasionally with difficult threads it catches on the reel and I have to put it horizontal in a small box behind the machine. 
Whilst on the subject of Janomes.  What is the convertible free motion quilting foot set and special bobbin case that I have seen discussed in other threads? 
Thread: Sylvia's Blasted Tree
22/03/2010 18:02:11
Thankyou Irene.  Just had a quick look at some of your pics.  Love the Givenchey Garden and all those seahorses.  Do you live by the sea?
I started my weird tree with an American lady years and years ago, think it might have been at a Guild AGM workshop.  Shamefully I don't remember who it was to credit her.  I picked it up again a couple of years ago and finished it.  It's got lots of weird bits on it and is on some fabric I dyed at another workshop. 
Oh how I miss those workshops now that I live in Andorra.  We don't even have a quilt shop here.
Thread: Technology makes me a muppet!
21/03/2010 17:34:20
Thanks but that is what I have been doing.  Do you add them from Windows Photos (assume it's not possible from Picasa?).  The Computer ..... address, down to actual photo isn't possible to see on add photos screen asit's off to the right and hidden in the box.  Also there is no minimise button on the photos screen so it's either/or.  Have to admit I am feeling tired and fed up with this so prob. not making much sense!
21/03/2010 16:06:47
Well I am a muppet in another way.#
How oh how does one put photos up on this website?
I have just spent ages putting names on quilt pics, putting them into a separate folder but can't get any uploaded.
I see that in pictures there is something called Pics for PP.  It;s blank, it's mine!
Can I transfer a folder of pictures across or does it have to be done picture by picture?
Any help appreciated.
Thread: Foq 2010
21/03/2010 14:53:04
This is my first post for ages but having just booked to attend all 4 days of FoQ this year and probably going on my own, I will be delighted if there is a PP get together.  I am giving myself a big treat as I haven't been for several years and flying in especially.   (I live in Andorra).  I do have lots of old friends from my UK days so hope to meet up with some of them too so am not being "poor lonely me"! 
Have booked a few short workshops but boy did they go quickly.
Thread: Janome Memory Craft 6600
28/06/2008 17:58:00

Hi Priscilla

I bought mine at FoQ last year and assumed it was the latest!  It's the Janome 6600 Memory Craft.  What's yours?

What sort of work do you do?  Do you have pics on this site?


27/06/2008 21:49:00

Hi again Priscilla

What do you mean by auto tension.  My 6600 has a normal tension knob which I rarely change, just leave it on no. 4.    Are the 3-4-5 settings the auto ones?

 Yes I do always have a quilt sandwich by the machine which I test out anything new on.

 I must put some pics up on the gallery sometime.


27/06/2008 19:45:00

Thanks Priscilla. 

 That is what I suspected.  I certainly find the tension very good with the plastic ones.

Oh well, I shall just have to purchase lots more.  I never seem to have the thread I want to use on a bobbin.

25/06/2008 21:10:00

Carrying on with the Janome 6600 threads:

I have seen threads somewhere about metal -v- plastic bobbins.  Any comments from anyone about use of metal ones in the 6600?  I guess one shouldn't use metal ones??  Is tempting because I have a couple of packs which will fit and as I live in Andorra can't get supplies here.

18/06/2008 11:51:00

Hi Alison

Strange but I don't have any problem with points.  I usually quilt with the needle down option on, perhaps this helps.  Sometimes I swing the work around under the needle when it's down to see what I am doing more clearly.  I have just been doing trees with sharp points and they are fine.

I will try again bringing the two threads up and see if that solves the nest problem.  It certainly does with my Pfaff.


16/06/2008 20:07:00

Has anyone found a way of stopping the 6600 top thread going to underside and forming a "nest"  each time you re-start free motion quilting ?   This machine doesn't like having the bobbin thread pulled up to the top before starting which is essential for my Pfaff .  Other than this, and the fact that I have to check that the thread is properly through the tension wire (it seems to jump out sometimes) it is an excellent quilting machine and deals wonderfully with all my really difficult threads.

Would be delighted to correspond with any other 6600 owners.

Thread: Janome Memory Craft 6600
16/05/2008 18:56:00

Thanks Lynne

Looking at the enewsletter I think the Janome free motion foot has a very small round bit whereas my Bigfoot one is larger.

Thanks anyway.  I have contacted Janome and asked to sign up for their newsletter.


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