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Thread: Asian Fabrics &Update Page 6 Start of the Japanese fans

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    Super Member Butterflyspain's Avatar
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    I started this two nights ago. the pattern seemed complicated to start with and took me an hour to figure out how to place the pieces, however when once I had done 1 the other went together easily. these are two random colours and I need 4 fans to make a complete block with the outer edging, I am fairly happy with the way the turned out, I hand sewed them until I get the gist of them I intend to do a few more that way,

    Two down and 28 more to go. I am also showing you the pattern to give you an idea of how they all go together.

    2 together, they donĀ“t go well though
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    Here is the pattern
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    Elle...wow, I'm impressed!!! That looks really hard to me. :shock: I love the pattern though..keep them coming, I think you have this one conquered! :D

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    That is totally Awesome!!!!......:-)

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    OMG! BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Now, hurry and finish it!
    Elle, it's going to be soooo awesome!!!

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    This is looking super good, keep it up!!

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    Thanks everyone, :D must say when I opened the package it looked very daunting. I had to read through it several times to et the gist.

    At the mo not happy with sewing on the machine so will plod on with the hand sewing it seems to go together quite fast that way to.

    It s not really hard Patti, if you have done paperpiecing then you will know exactly whats needed.

    Elle

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    Really pretty!!!!

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    Thanks bearpaw, just going to cut out some more, getting braver as they suggesting cutting several layers of fabric at once, so far I cut one fan at a time out LOL This time I have layered 4 fabrics.

    Elle

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    it looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    it looks great!
    Thanks Klue.

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    Elle, they're so pretty! Is this gonna be a wedding present to yourself and Colin? You should def. keep this one, for bed. It will remind you how much you love quilting...to do all that work! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    Elle, they're so pretty! Is this gonna be a wedding present to yourself and Colin? You should def. keep this one, for bed. It will remind you how much you love quilting...to do all that work! :D
    This one is a keeper, I am really liking the fabrics I am working with and Terri kindly dontated some of them.
    Elle

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    Elle, you do such lovely work. I still think PP must be hard. Will have to try and find a class someday. Or Elle you could come over here and teach us all how to do it!

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    Those are gorgeous can't wait to see them all finished :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    Elle, you do such lovely work. I still PP must be hard. Will have to try and find a class someday. Or Elle you could come over here and teach us all how to do it!
    Now that could be a plan. Its not really difficult. The idea is to look at your PP and photocopy it. From the photocopy cut the pieces up and use that as your pattern for the fabrics adding a good 1/2" all round. I say 1/2 inch because when you are starting you will be glad you did.

    Now go back to the original pattern turn it over so that the heavy lines are laying on the table and working on the blank side lay your fabric on the first section marked 1 (It also helps to marke your PP with the colours you have chosen) Hold the PP up to the light holding your fabric over the first piece PIN in place or as I like to do now is use a pritt stick to very lightly dab a piece in the centre. Flip your PP over and press firmly with your finger down that first heavy line. Flip it back and place second fabric down wrong side on top of your first piece of fabric. Flip over and machine down your heavy line. Cut your seam to 1/4".

    Hope this helps. I did have someone show me the first time and have learned by making mistakes. Go for it Beachlady.

    Elle :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    Elle, you do such lovely work. I still PP must be hard. Will have to try and find a class someday. Or Elle you could come over here and teach us all how to do it!
    Now that could be a plan. I would rather like to come over the Pond to see you all.
    Its not really difficult. The idea is to look at your PP and photocopy it. From the photocopy cut the pieces up and use that as your pattern for the fabrics adding a good 1/2" all round. I say 1/2 inch because when you are starting you will be glad you did.

    Now go back to the original pattern turn it over so that the heavy lines are laying on the table and working on the blank side lay your fabric on the first section marked 1 (It also helps to marke your PP with the colours you have chosen) Hold the PP up to the light holding your fabric over the first piece PIN in place or as I like to do now is use a pritt stick to very lightly dab a piece in the centre. Flip your PP over and press firmly with your finger down that first heavy line. Flip it back and place second fabric down wrong side on top of your first piece of fabric. Flip over and machine down your heavy line. Cut your seam to 1/4".

    Hope this helps. I did have someone show me the first time and have learned by making mistakes. Go for it Beachlady.

    Elle :D

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    Sorry posted the above twice.

    Tip use a pin to go through the black line and place your second fabric on top leaving enough fabric for your seam allowance.

    Oh and before I forget press your fabric every time you sew a piece down it really helps.

    choose a nice easy PP to start with.

    Elle

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    WOW ~ That's going to be lovely~ I love fans and Japanese fabrics of most everything...

    BTW ~ I'm still looking for that pattern.. I'll find it sooner or later, some where safe!

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    Wow! That is going to be goregeous! I too love the japanese fabrics, so interesting. YOu go girl! That is going to be a masterpiece, for sure!

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    They are gorgeous!!! Love the fabrics!!! More...More...More :D :D :D

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    Those are just beautiful! (And you are SEW brave -- I don't think I could ever do something like that!!)

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    Wow! Beautiful!

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    You're doing a wonderful job! It's going to be gorgeous - can't wait to see the finished quilt. I think you have mastered it! I just love everything about it!

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    paper piecing gives such nice sharp points. You do good work. I love the elegance of your fabric choices.

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