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Thread: Window Shade Started

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    Super Member Rosyhf's Avatar
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    Ok here is the window shade in progress. I started it the same way as the door shade here.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-128867-1.htm

    I cut the batting blocks 18x18. I have to make 8 blocks that size. I have a bunch of fish, fussy cut and I will put those somewhere in the block, not necessarily in the center.

    I threw the entire pin on the floor and had to hurridly pick out large pieces, strips and small pieces to join here and there. I had to hurry because I knew Teddy would soon find out and make his bed immediatley and I barely escaped lol.

    I am using large piece and small pieces.

    all pitched on the floor lol
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    this is what I picked, the batting blocks in the back
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    first block. Here it looks like the fish is coming out from under something. I like to do effects like that especially since some of the fish was missing.
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    What a great way to use your scraps.

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    Hey, I have that same one on the floor in my sewing room!

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    Love youre process

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    Beautiful start :D:D:D

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    I'm missing something....... is it made like a quilt but for a window?

    love the finished product!!

    wow... lotta scraps!!I"d never keep Zipster out of it! I see why u have a tote with a lid!

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    Block 2. I am now going to bed until tomorrow. I am enjoying doing this.

    block 1 and 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    I'm missing something....... is it made like a quilt but for a window?

    love the finished product!!

    wow... lotta scraps!!I"d never keep Zipster out of it! I see why u have a tote with a lid!


    Yes it like a quilt but for a window just like the door shade. See link at beginning of post.

    I sew the scraps right onto the batting. Then I'll sew the blocks together and they will be quilted already. I then sew the lining on and turn inside out and it's done and ready to hang.

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    I love seeing the process. That is a lot of pieces you have in the bin...I would love to have that much to be as creative as you are. I can really tell that you are enjoying putting these blocks together. Can hardly wait to see the finished product.

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    Oma (German for Grandmother lol), My friends dump their scraps here and some members here on the board sent me some too.

    I love all the different tastes and together they make a fabulous collection for what I love to do. I have more fun doing this than anything.

    The other satisfaction that one gets from doing scraps quilts etc, is that it's free. Even the batting is scrap. All that is needed is the backing or lining and I just join very large piece together for that.

    I am going to work on block three now and see how many I can get done today. I don't have to cook today. It is always good to have a large amount of scraps and I hope my bin is never empty.

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    This is block three. For those who would like to see how I do this and have not done it before, I will show the block in different stages.

    I start in the center or off center with a center of interest or just a pretty piece of fabric. The center piece is cut with at least three or four angles. This piece has four angles of different lenghts. This will make your block have angles and interest.

    I then start to put any width of strips around the center piece. I might join a bunch of little pieces to make a strip and add it to one side, like the bottom of this center.

    After sewing a strip of pieces together. I only cut the top part straight, sew to the block and then cut the bottom even with the batting underneath.

    Sometimes I will cut the a triangle shape etc.
    As I do the block you will see the different things that you can do.

    If using, for instance, fish, in this case. If you look at where they are going, you will see that the bottom fish seems to be heading toward some reeds, the top fish seem to be heading toward some nautical stuff. You can create interest by using fabric scraps that pertain to your center. It is amazing what you can find in your scraps.

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    This is working around the center
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    This a bunch of little pieces sewed together to make a strip and then applied
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    Great idea.

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    I'm enjoying seeing the progression of the blocks.

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    I went ahead and squared off the blocks to 17 1/2 by 17 1/2. I joined them in fours and then sewed the fours together to make one long shade.

    I thought I'd show you the fours sets and then the entire shade and then another tomorrow after the lining and hanging on the window to see the stain glass effect.

    I used a huge scrap of fish novelty fabric. I am sure it came from one of my friends. It was way bigger than a scrap. All the blocks have fish in them.

    I will need to add 1/2 inches on each side and that will be the lining pulled to the front.

    I usually post everything to my blog. You can see bigger pic there and can enlarge them also. It's on the doll and quilt blog.

    A set of four
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    the other set of four
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    Lets's start with Molly. I escaped Teddy but she jumped up on the chest and got in a basket of special scraps.
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    Lookin' good!

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    Can't wait to see it hung!

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    I put the shade up last night and I don't like the way it hangs. I will take it down and add a strip on each side, sew loops at the top and put a curtain rod and I will be able to slide the shade to the side.

    I guess the sun didn't shine too bright this morning through the window or I just got up too late.
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    I will take another pic when I catch the strong sun shinning through. I did use thicker batting.
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