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Friday, August 27, 2010

Hello all
Here I am again :)

I have been very busy the last few days...correcting the designs I posted previously...well - the first one really.

I didn't like the outer border corner

So I changed it to this.
All 6 1/2" of it. 

I checked it all out in my tow 12" mirrors, which I have stuck together.....and I liked what I saw..

Next I glued the two triangles together and made a 6 1/2" square

Then I had to print the 4 squares and glue those ones together

]I got this 14" square
I finally - after goodness knows how many days and hours...printed out the large size I wanted...with many thanks to The quilt Rat, I printed it onto sheets of Freezer Paper.
Thank goodness I have a lot of sheets here...its took 12!!
Then I ironed the freezer paper to my starched and prepared fabric...
front and back - 3 times I starched.
You may have guessed... I have been watching videos from Sharon Schamber...
which are wonderful and so informative,

(If you look really hard you may see my POTC quilt is growing...have nearly finished the 5th row!)

Freezer Paper ironed to fabric, and a comparison to  the original size!!

'And after ALL that ...this is the next drawing looking in the mirror's to see how its going!!

        I now have to draw the design onto my fabric, looking at the Freezer Paper through the fabric...either with a light box, or if I can manage..I should be able to do this just on the table.

I haven't drawn in the circles in the 'stems' or the border,on any of my printing,,, may or may not put them in.  Its a choice.

This has been a marathon...still I should have something to quilt eventually

Oh dear - I nearly forgot - I have to put a ladybug in there somewhere :)

I think I deserve a break.

Shall catch up again soon...after a rest!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Just trying to work out how to enlarge my designs and get to and sew them.
I need some help and advice re printing these!

I would love it if anyone could tell me how to enlarge my designs on my own computer.
A while ago, I thought I was very clever...and actually printed one of my two previous whole cloth  designs ..one quarter normal, and one mirrored..and stuck the two together...it is now printed onto two sheets of A3 paper...I think that makes it A2.  I need to get 3 more printed to make a whole and unfortuantely I didnt save the image...drat!!

I know I can take that to the printers and get that printed 4 times.  For the life of me I cant remember how I did it...I thought I had done it in Word...but of course whatever I did has gone from my mind. 
Hoping someone can help me, as I am trying various things that are NOT working...and also trying to tidy up the designs I have completed.

Apart from that, work goes on slowly with my POTC's .
I am playing with designs
I am also trying some turned applique using one of Sharon Schambers Exotic Flower video

That has taken a while as I have had to wait to get some of the requirements together...still waiting. 
I am nearly ready to turn the fabric...but cant find Sulky Invisible thread.
May use some of my nylon thread to play with for that if I cant find it in time to use, but I think it will be a bit stretchy.

So you can see I am not really as quiet as it seems...and am itching to get things done...but its very slow.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I am still here - not very productive...have recovered my voice after losing it for a week...and getting my energy back...and working on my POTC Blocks

More later :)

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Another design.

This one has my Lady-bugs in.
I also think this one is a bit too busy!

Am having trouble getting them enlarged...so may do some more on a larger scale....in between rests still!

I still have some more photos of our trip...kangaroos too :) 
will get them up soon.