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Thread: Something more traditional and a question.

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    Super Member Deecee's Avatar
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    I made this more traditional patchwork for my Mother. I tried out machine quilting a motiff through a paper pattern on the plain blocks. It worked quite well though I did have to use tweezers to remove the last tiny bits of paper.


    The question is "What has a gate got to do with quilting?'.



    A birthday present for my Mother.
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    What do I want to do with this photo of a gate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deecee
    The question is "What has a gate got to do with quilting?'.

    I've seen a number of gorgeous water color style quilts that had wrought iron gates in them!

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    I think that the gate is to keep all of us out. I sure love that quilt, and you'll need to lock that gate if I come to town!

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    That would be a great free hand quilting design.

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    Spot on zyxquilts. :D

    I had been reading Dilys Fronks "Enchanted Views" and loved the idea of the wrought iron gates so I looked in my own backyard for inspiration. I photographed my gate and drafted it out onto paper. I used a bit of artistic licencse and turned it into a more impressive double gate :!:

    I then traced it onto Wonder Under and bonded it to black fabric and cut it out.

    Cutting out the gate after bonding to fabric.
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    Drafting the outline of the gate onto paper before tracing onto Wonder Under.
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    Tippy, It would make a great freemotion quilting design and when I can manage freemotion a lot better I might try it on something. At the moment I have just graduated from straight lines to paper patterns of curved designs (easy ones) with a bit of meandering thrown in.

    Saravincent, If you come to town the gate WILL BE OPEN. :D

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    Love the traditional quilt, but am going to be most interested to see how the gate and the watercolour quilt go, would it be possible to see photos of it as it progresses each step of the way?? I think that would be most intrigueing.:) Sort of like a serial about the quilt - don't think Bold and The Beautiful would be appropriate but something like Gated Paradise, episode 2 etc etc :) It is your quilt, you think up a title.......could be fun!!

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    Deecee, watercolour quilts are easy, its like doing a jigsaw with fabric. Your stick those 2" squares on to an iron on fabric and then sew then in place down the lines on the back of the iron on fabric. It really couldn´t be easier. Put your applique gate on top with perhpas a tree at the side would look great.

    Elle

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    Deecee, there is a gate quilt in Whims Watercolour Quilts. Just google Whims, its beautiful. They even have a demo of how to on their site.

    Elle

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    What a beautiful quilt your mom will love it!

    Can't wait to see waht you do with the gate too.

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    Beautiful quilt! Your mom will love it.

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    gorgeous quilt :D

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    Very purty!

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    Nice quilt you did for your Mom. She'll love it.

    I'm soon going to do a small quilt top to practice some FM quilting--- haven't done any yet, but many people say they love it once they get the hang of it.

    Can't wait to see the results of the 'gate'!

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    I love that quilt!! The colors are absolutely perfect. The light pink makes it all float.

    The gate is easy--you want the curly part on top for a quilting pattern!! :D

    Okay--going to read to see if the answer is here... but what else could it be? :wink:

    I peeked--holymoly--what a gorgeous idea for the gate!! I can't wait to see what you do! That was waaaay better than my idea. :lol:

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    Gorgeous!

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    Thanks for all the input everyone :D

    Wings, You had to put daytime soapies in my head :!: All that keeps running around in there is "Like sands through the hourglass - so the gate opens......." but we all know THIS gate will remain firmly shut.

    So I think your name Gated Paradise wins but it may have to be
    Gated - Paradise? Episode 2 might come up tonight if I have time.

    Have to go to work now. Cheers everyone.

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    Very nice quilt. You also paid attention to where the roses are in the border. :D

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    Beautiful quilt. Looking forward to seeing what you create with your beautiful gate!

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    Your quilt is lovely and your mom will be pleased.

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    Very romantic quilt for mom. The pink roses are just lovely. I like the way you fussy cut the centers. Mom surely is going to love it.

    Your gate is going to be great! I hope you show us the progress as you go along.

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    I look forward to seeing your progress on the gate piece DeeCee:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    You also paid attention to where the roses are in the border. :D
    Hi bearisgray - if you knew my mother you would know that pattern matching/placement/colour is of paramount importance.

    Myself, I sometimes like the odd and whimsical.

    I shall post some more gate stuff now named after Wings' suggestion - Gated - Paradise? - the questionmark because all I can guarantee is the gate part although my backyard is my own little slice of paradise.

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    Gated - Paradise? Episode 2

    Firstly, let me confess – this is not a full size gate quilt. I do not want to bite off more than I can chew and I would like to get it finished in the near future, so this gate is small as far as gates go. Finished size will be approx. 18" x 20" – cushion gate?

    Finished cutting out the gate with my blade and found all 10 fingers intact. Hard going on the arthritis bumps on the fingers :cry: Won't be doing this again in a hurry!

    I decided to only use stash scraps for the watercolour background
    so sorted through what I already had in 2" leftovers and cut some more... and cut some more....and after discarding some fabrics already cut.... cut some more. Some patterns that looked suitable in the piece didn't work out after I cut them up. I need to do another watercolour to use up my spares!

    Background garden coming along. Every time I walk past I change one or two squares but I must be firm and just stop :!: :!:

    Trying to keep little squares in some sort of order as I cut them.
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    Background garden ready for fusing.
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    Finished cutting out gate.
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    Your finished quilt is beautiful - I love seeing the inspiration ... to the work in progress of your watercolour gate ... can't wait to see it finished.

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