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Katy21/06/2011 19:58:36
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Having read the comments today about the magazine content and catering for more experienced quilters, I thought that maybe we could even things out a little by trying to cater more for experienced quilters here on the website. Would you like something a little like the Journal quilts and Square dance series, where we could try a new technique here each month?
It is only a thought, and I would need some help to decide what techniques we should cover. Is there anything that you would like to learn about at the moment?
Fiona21/06/2011 20:05:33
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Katy, you're a star!
Personally, I'd like to try anything new and something like the journal quilts or square dance would be the perfect size for a trial piece that could actually be finished.
I enjoyed your article on binding. Maybe other technical stuff like resizing blocks or "easy" ways to make HST would be useful to others as well as trying out "arty" stuff or new products.
Aude21/06/2011 20:07:57
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Yes please Katy anything thats a challenge.
Katy21/06/2011 20:52:17
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Ok, my ideas for monthly challenges at the moment are
1"Proper" sun printing (we'll have to buy chemicals though) - as I found the fabric paint version wouldn't work for me and I had to use the oven to get any effect
2 Mola - basic solid colours and reverse applique
3 Shadow applique
4 Will think about what we can do for block resizing - any ideas? I just resize in eQ7, but that is no use for a pen and paper solution, so I must try and think of a more sensible method, can anyone help?.
5 Fabric manipulated interpretations of traditional blocks
6 Fabric manipulated flowers
Any more, or am I on the wrong track? Any suggestions welcome!
Mal-A21/06/2011 21:07:34
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I think this is a splendid idea - Journal Quilts. Small and easy to manage. When do we start?
Regards Mal
Katy21/06/2011 21:18:24
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Hi Mal,
We can start as soon as I've written an article about a Journal Quilt technique! I'd like to start with a topic that someone other than me is interested in though, so if you have an idea or a preference, please let me know! I will try to think of some more suitable topics this evening, and hope I come up with something suitable.
Ros21/06/2011 22:02:59
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Thanks Katy, that is a lovely suggestion. I rather like the sound of the mola applique! But I will be happy to go along with what you decide.
Marian T21/06/2011 22:25:45
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They all sound very interesting ideas Katy. I'd also like to explore how to transfer origami folding to fabric for cushions etc. if possible.
Thanks Katy
Katy21/06/2011 22:41:00
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Ok, I will get my Mola and Origami head on in the morning and we will see what happens!
Irene B21/06/2011 23:23:19
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Super ideas and I'll look forward to doing some of these projects. I really love the Journals and Square Dance - I learned so much. I'd like to learn more about fabric folding and perhaps sample heirloom quilting. I'll go along with whatever you decide
Irene x

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