Friday, August 20, 2010

Anal

So I love this idea, little circles of fabric in behind other fabric.... BUT I hate that you can see the clippy clippy bits around the circle on the white fabric.

and then I like the wonky 3 layered idea

So with two layers ? No more clippy clippy look, but to me this is just inviting disaster.
I'm lucky enough to sew one layer to another in a straight fashion..... and in the right light you can still see it a bit....

See what I mean by the clippy clippy bit - even with batting and backing it's still obvious.


Not so bad with coloured fabric but IF this was to become a quilt, all this red would make my eyes bleed...


A white on white print is better..........but do you remember when I made a white quilt before?
I didn't love it and gave it away.

How does grey grab you ?

70 comments:

  1. Loving the grey with the green!

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  2. The grey looks great. Can't believe how many tries you did to get it right!

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  3. it grabs me hard. I love the grey...especially with the green.

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  4. i am not a sewer yet I know what you mean about those annoying clippy bits.
    I think I like the grey combo.
    looking forward to seeing your creation in progress.

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  5. I really didn't know what to expect from the title of this post :)
    I vote grey, it's a much easier choice than the one we have to make on Saturday!
    Janelle xx

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  6. i really love the grey and green combo.

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  7. I have no idea about quilting or clippy, clippy bits but the grey grabs me it does. And how on earth do you cut such even circles? Is there a machine that helps?

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  8. Oh yes, grey is good! Very grown up.

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  9. Nah not anal maybe just careful!
    I think the grey is winning so far .

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  10. Wow. They look fantastic. And the grey is sublime!

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  11. The grey looks fantastic. The clippy-clippy bits sound like hard work!

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  12. Love the grey the best too. How patient that analness must make you. I'm quite sure I would not have made it as far as the grey before giving up!

    :)

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  13. Grey is good - makes the green pop

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  14. Is there something in the bloggy water? I have some fabric that is desperately trying to turn itself into holes like that. I am too scraed to actually let it happen. Will you hold my hand while I cut?

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  16. The grey is lovely and I really love all the circles, but now you have me wondering what you are actually doing????

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  17. Grey is awesome! Do it do it!! And it doesn't get nearly as dirty are white xox

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  18. I can't see the clippy clippy bits you are talking about and so think they all look good. I like the grey and green the best too just to be really unoriginal. I was tempted to say i like another one just to throw a spanner in thw works - but I cannot lie. I love grey.I wear a lot of grey.

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  19. I think the grey with the green looks the best!

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  20. Forget the colours....your stitching is amazing.
    Rebecca

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  21. They all look good, but the grey and green is fabbo.

    Grey and...
    Yellow
    Orange
    Pink

    also look good, the stronger the colour the better.

    Although I think the white would 'quilt out'!

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  22. I'm loving the grey especially with the green.

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  23. Well, I was just talking the other day about 'tasteful' grey, can't fault it.

    No wonder your work is so marvellous, look at the work and thought and prep you put in.

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  24. Not sure what you mean by the clippy clippy bits as I am not a quilter, is it the fact that you can see the doubled over edges where you have turned the fabric back on itself?

    I love the grey and the green and I have to say your circles are perfect as is your stitching!!

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  25. Yep, the clippy clippy bit sucks bananas big time.
    I'm on a circle quilting binge myself right now. Am avoiding clippy clippy bit by doing raw edge applique. Help you any? That way's not as classy as your examples though. BTW my fave of the above is the three layered wonky one. It's ace.

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  26. The gray + green makes me so happy.
    And the title of your post made me giggle. :)

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  27. You've nailed it yet again - Bonkers Love

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  28. I do like the grey. I've been thinking I need to buy some!
    I think I might try this with Dale Fleming's circle technique- you can flip the seam allowance either way. so you wouldn't need to see the clippy parts.

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  29. They all grab me. I'm a little surprised at the clippy clippy thing -- I guess it just doesn't bother me. ???

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  30. Hi: grey is great, but I'm wondering why you don't applique the circles on top (other than the pieced selvage one) and then no clippy bits?

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  31. Love the grey & green. Perfect!

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  32. Clippy clip aka Shadow, is so annoying! The gray looks great. Very modern.

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  33. The gray is very soothing - and rather hip.

    Depending on how you were to do the final quilting - maybe the clippy white bits would just become part of the texture when you quilted a circle around them through the batting?

    Never mind, gray is good!

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  34. Oooooo! I do love the grey! And there should be some yellow too I think. And maybe some plum?

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  35. Being a bit (!) anal myself, I SEE what you mean. But as an admirer of your work, I think you worry too much.

    I like the gray best.

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  36. I think you worry way too much.. the grey looks best.. but I like grey... I must do as I live on the soggy grey little island right?

    I take it its too much assing about to what do you call it overlock ??? the edges of the circle with thread or zigzaggy ? I'm technical me.


    ohh and Morag the doll is on her way to you! :o)

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  37. Very. Very. Nice. I do love the gray fabric the most. It shows off any color really well. Can't wait to see more of this project!!!

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  38. Are these all the holes in your lungs?

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  39. I'm not sure how you're piecing these in, but you should be able to press the seam allowance towards the circle itself. This actually makes them stand up a bit as well,and would hide all the clipped edges completely. It wouldn't work with the selvedges, too much bulk, but I'd do a sample one and see what it looked like.

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  40. Well I like all of them, three layered best, followed by the grey. And what's wrong with being anal anyway?

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  41. You say anal like it's a bad thing. The scrappy I can see underneath deal would drive me mad too. Go with the grey.

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  42. I love they grey/green combination. I'm also very keen on the 'selvedge' circles.

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  43. One way to deal with the show-through on white is to quilt right along the edge of that white 'shadow' -- this makes it look like you meant it. :) Try it on one of your reject blocks and see what you think.

    I, myself, do not like the color white and will go to many lengths not to have to use it in my work. :)

    Linda

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  44. I guess I'm a weirdo because I liked them all. Although, a whole quilt of red would make me a little bonkers after a while.

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  45. I vote for one of each in your quilt - plus a few more. When you look at the finished quilt you are the only one in the whole wide world who will notice the clippy places. (It's okay to let it go, Jodie!)

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  46. the grey is fabulous...but i love the wobbly three layer...be still my heart!!

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  47. That's it, be different, go the grey, white is everywhere!

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  48. I like the grey a lot. You might even be able to go down a few shades. That's why I have a tough time using white fabrics for my backgrounds too... stuff shows through too easily!

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  49. LOVE the grey!! Especially with that green. Hell, I just love reverse appliqué full stop!

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  50. um. yeah- anal- wish you could share some of that attention to detail, you hogger. and I really like the grey. I am onto a grey and green quilt at the moment actually.

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  51. I like the wonky 3-layered effect! But the white with the red circles reminded me of old vinyl singles... sigh! I am truly older than I can lie about now!

    Hope you are feeling better tho'. No more throwing up or grumbling or coughing a lot. Actually, you may need a quilt... clippy, clippy bits notwithstanding!

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  52. I love the grey and green and I so need to learn this technique, it is fabuloso! Love your work.

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  53. love the gray jod, speaking of anal, i saw a documentary on deepsea life in antartica where they found a seaworm that lives inside the anus of a sea urchin. wonder if he gets out much?

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  54. grey is, of course, simply the best.
    but! i LOVE your wonky 3 circles. they are simply fantastic.

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  55. LOVE the circles. They look fab, specially with the selvages! Have you considered black, instead of gray or white? How would that do with the clippy, clippy bit? I think the black would really make the circles "POP"

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  56. I like the grey.maybe quilting around the snippy bit of the circle would make it look like meant to be that way? but the grey is deff.nice color combos

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  57. I love how neat this is!!!another awesome idea♥ It grabs me big time!

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  58. I vote grey! grey is the new black, errr, white! :)

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  59. That is a great technique and the grey and green is, as everyone else has said, really lovely.

    I love this idea so much - I wanted to make a memory quilt out of some of my little girls outgrown clothes and started a cathedral window...but only did a few pains before I wanted to poke my eyes out. Also, it quickly became apparent that the finished quilt would weigh a tonne. This is a much better idea and I can't wait to give it a try!

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Hellloooooo !!!!