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rosemary Rosenfeld26/11/2018 22:06:45
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Looks like you've been having great fun! Rx

Eileen Foster28/11/2018 07:14:58
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yesterday ie Tuesday I did a complete project, interwoven triads. still have to apply it it a backing etc but really pleased with it.

hexagons arranged according to colours

arranged hexagons


arranged into basic triads

basic triads

completed with extra units to balance the shape.

complete triads


today I am going back to the watersmeet bargello and I will start sewing the strips together. lots of pins needed! then at 4pm hubby collects me from a very rainy and windy Bridlington.


I cant recommend the quilt sandwich/ royal hotel Bridlington enough. the facilities are great, less than 100yds from the promenade/beach and the hosts Tim and Fiona are brilliant. Add to the that their extensive range of 108" wide fabrics is available to buy direct so what more can I say.

Edited By Eileen Foster on 28/11/2018 07:22:47

Eileen Foster28/11/2018 23:24:13
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well I am back home after 4 wonderful days sewing. It took ages to find a fabric that allowed the dark purple fabric to show up in my intertwining triads. Its is a batik and it is 108" wide and costs £20/m which I thought was very good value.

the photo shows the work resting on the fabric.

triads on backing fabric.jpg

I started pairing up the bargello strips today but didn't do much sewing. We chatted about what we are doing in addition to these projects.

pamela jeffrey30/11/2018 19:12:48
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I was going to go to this work shop, but not able to in the end

My friend was there. Not seen what she has done yet.

Hoping to go next year

Lovely place


Eileen Foster30/11/2018 21:19:32
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That's a shame Pamela. Was your friend Marlene?

if so her day started badly as her machine wouldn't work and she had to hire one from the hotel. But she was good company and made some lovely projects.



pamela jeffrey30/11/2018 22:20:47
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Yes it was Marlene.

She is a very clever lady. She once let me have a go on her long arm quilting machine.

Can use it again when ready

A shame about her machine,

Eileen Foster03/12/2018 21:25:13
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the finished protect.

sewed some outline stitching too and I am pleased with the overall effect.

posted a picture on show and tell too.

completed triads.jpg

Eileen Foster18/12/2018 18:41:18
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The top is complete but it still needs to have borders and backing chosen. I am also undecided as to how to quilt it.

watersmeet bargello.jpg

Eileen Foster06/02/2019 21:56:41
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I completed the top a couple of weeks ago and did the quilt sandwich.

I started quilting it and was happy with the way it was going. It was laid flat on the table so it doesn't crease. Hubby waked past it a couple of times then says the 'fatal' words : why does that red block not run the same as the others?

Oh no he was right I had joined 3 strips incorrectly and then I spotted another in the bottom left hand corner. Now I think I was struggling with a lack of the red fabric and that was the cause.

watersmeet bargello.jpg

Today I unpicked the quilting within 2 segments of the red sections, unpicked the red bits and replaced them, but this had to be done by hand as it was 2/3 quilted and all around the sections.

Back to the quilting tomorrow then the rest of the borders. Tired shoulders today but tomorrow is a new day.

Margaret S07/02/2019 13:39:30
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It's not easy to unpick and reposition Bargello, been there and done that. Would you have noticed if dh hadn't told you?

Still you are in good company for not noticing. Many years ago PP published a pattern and the designer had made a mistake in one block on her sample.
Sewing Quarter had a quilt with one hst the wrong way round. I think they noticed because after an ad break it had been rehung to try and hide the mistake. Recently they had a Pickle Dish quilt with 2 monumental placement errors in it. It was no longer the Pickle Dish that Jo Avery had designed.
Look forward to seeing your quilt finished.


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