Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 47 of 132 FirstFirst ... 37 46 47 48 57 97 ... LastLast
Results 461 to 470 of 1320

Thread: International Patriotic Challenge

  1. #461
    Senior Member works4me's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    BC CANADA
    Posts
    846
    Muv - Wow! Congratulations again. What a great spot for your work, nice and visible. That cake made me hungry. I love fresh fruit and to add it to a cake is a bonus. The biscuits (cookies here, I think) look really cute. I'm sure no one noticed the missing cross lines.

    ghostrider - We try. And we are ready for photos anytime you are, even if it is just the fabrics you will be using like I did in post #1 or the appliques ready to go. (Some might call it nagging, we call it enthusiastic encouragement.)
    Last edited by works4me; 06-04-2012 at 02:23 PM.
    Working for a living interferes with fun, but it pays for it.

  2. #462
    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    13,849
    Joining in to "enthusiastically encourage" Ghostie to post her fabrics ... after all, if you don't do that, Ghostie, we don't know what we are cheering you on about! Did you do the work you planned during the hockey game? .... or did you get too busy cheering?

    Muv ... WOW!!! your wall hanging is absolutely incredible. It's looking very at home hanging there ... might become a permanent fixture? Too funny ... the Brit not getting the Brit flag right! Regardless the cookies/biscuits are a work of art of their own and I'm sure they were much appreciated and enjoyed by one and all. Caught a bit of the day's events on TV tonight ... a few highlights of the concert, with the full show tomorrow night. So sad for The Queen to have Prince Philip in the hospital ... she looked ever so devastated when Charles was talking about him being there. And NO, I am NOT getting up at 4:30am for the church service and parade down The Mall!!!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  3. #463
    Super Member gardnergal970's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Covington, Indiana
    Posts
    1,657
    Beautiful, Murv. You got that done so fast too.

  4. #464
    Super Member Jenniky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Amarillo, Texas
    Posts
    1,400
    Blog Entries
    28
    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Muv - Wow! Congratulations again. What a great spot for your work, nice and visible. That cake made me hungry. I love fresh fruit and to add it to a cake is a bonus. The biscuits (cookies here, I think) look really cute. I'm sure no one noticed the missing cross lines.

    ghostrider - We try. And we are ready for photos anytime you are, even if it is just the fabrics you will be using like I did in post #1 or the appliques ready to go. (Some might call it nagging, we call it enthusiastic encouragement.)
    Muv and Ghostrider... LOL what W4Me said, Took the words right out of my mouth.. alright..Sew Im a copycat this morning.. But you must admit the words ring true. Awesome Job Muv.
    Have an awesome day!

  5. #465
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    5
    My first Quilting Board post .
    I first read this thread when I joined a few weeks back and it was the same day I started designing my first Quilts of Valour project. I was inspired by the attached Union Jack quilt (pattern purchased from etsy). I stitched two of the Union Jack lap quilts and shipped them to the UK to donate for a dog rescue organization that is near and dear to my heart. One quilt was auctioned and the other one raffled and they raised 225 (about $350).

    I designed my Canadian version in photoshop by dragging in a flag and creating a grid over top of it and then manipulating the maple leaf until all the points fell nicely on the edge of a square and used that grid to create a pattern to paper-piece. And I had to laugh at myself because after all that, I remembered I had purchased EQ6 last year and it probably would have been much more quilter-like to use that.

    I forgot to take pictures along way but now need some advice to finish up ...
    The proper Canadian flag ratio is 2:1 (length to height), I've already cheated that a bit - the quilt is 65"x35" - but in my opinion 35" is too narrow for a lap quilt that is likely to end up in the lap of a male soldier.
    Should I add a border? I was thinking a 3" black border with a maple leaf pantograph - but I think that might detract from the flag look? or do I add a row top and bottom and throw the "proper" ratio out the window?
    Any suggestions?

    I plan on top-stitching it with the same wave pattern as the Union Jack - a self-made design that I created by stealing a 1"x4" six-foot length of wood from hubby's workshop, tracing a sine wave on it and using a jigsaw to cut it out and a mouse sander to smooth the edges. I then placed it on my frame at the back of the machine and used a guide to follow the edge of the wood. Again there's probably a more quilter-like way of doing it but this way fit my budget.

    Mo

    Name:  union jack flag.jpg
Views: 250
Size:  247.8 KB

    Name:  canada flag (1).jpg
Views: 421
Size:  211.4 KB

  6. #466
    Super Member Jenniky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Amarillo, Texas
    Posts
    1,400
    Blog Entries
    28
    Your quilts are awesome.. could you not just add a couple more rows of squares staying with the same pattern to make it the size you are wanting? That would be my humble opinion.
    Have an awesome day!

  7. #467
    Muv
    Muv is offline
    Senior Member Muv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    England
    Posts
    819
    Hello Mo - Fab Union Jack quilt!

    For the maple leaf quilt, why not get the flag to the right dimensions, then put rows of very dark blue squares around it to make the quilt the size you want it to be. It won't matter if you have more rows going in one direction than in the other, just tell people it's all part of the artistic effect.

  8. #468
    Senior Member works4me's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    BC CANADA
    Posts
    846
    rdy1tk2 - Wow. Just stunnning. You are very talented and also inventive. I love both quilts. So nice that they raised some money for a worthy organization.

    I'm with Jenniky on maybe adding a couple of more rows length and/or width. No one is going to notice that the ratio may not be perfect. They will be too busy admiring the work and design.

    Personally, I would not add any sort of a border to the Canadian flag. It looks fabulous now and I think an actual border would take away from the true flag effect you have amazingly achieved. Just my two cents.
    Working for a living interferes with fun, but it pays for it.

  9. #469
    Super Member dublb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Midland TX
    Posts
    5,303
    rdy - Beautiful quilts! I think that a black border would frame your Canadian Flag nicely!
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

  10. #470
    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    13,849
    Beautiful Quilts on both counts!

    For the Canadian, ITA with you that the width may be narrow for a soldier! However, does QOV give a required size? It looks so nice the way it is, that I'd be worried you might start throwing it out of proportion by increasing the size, as you wouldn't be able to increase the maple leaf!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Page 47 of 132 FirstFirst ... 37 46 47 48 57 97 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.