Saturday, 1 August 2015

Oma's Blues: The Vase

 I'm working on the applique shapes that make up Oma's centre plate. Today, its the vase.
 Applique shapes have a habit of growing, so I keep checking them against the template
 I'm using stitch and wash fusible for the applique pieces 
 I'm fussy cutting all my shapes 
and my finished vase!
 I love this fabric and I'm not surprised it's called Dutch Cottage, it's perfect for my Oma's Blues
When I have my shape completed, I iron it and then position it into place on my background using basting glue. I've pinned my background fabric over the pattern template (which is clearly showing through).

Oma's Blues is my current free BOM; 
you can download the pattern parts over in my Yahoo Bom Group

16 comments:

  1. Esther, it is just beautiful. Love the blues.

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    1. I'm falling more and more in love with this quilt

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  3. Gorgeous vase, Esther. I know just what you mean about the pieces growing. When I've copied a piece I cut the template out inside the line I drew. This helps me keep it the same size

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    1. I have to keep the pattern sheet around at all times, my pieces always grow !

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  4. It looks beautiful. Another quilt that I would love to make!

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  5. This is a beattful design!!I love the colours too (I'm Dutch ;)) You know the funny thing is to read you call you grandmother: oma. I know that is the word you use but here in my country (not English Speaking as a native language) we also use oma. So for me it is so strange to see you are using a Dutch word.
    I hope to make photo's of my LE today and upload it to your e-mail adress.
    Groetjes
    Annemieke

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    1. Yes, Oma is German for Grandmother too, it's what I called my Oma and what my children call their Oma also. Even after many years in Australia, these habits and traditions remain with us :)

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  6. Bunch of questions for you....first, how ever do you get your pattern to show through your background fabric so clearly? Second, to complete the vase, are you sewing your applique shapes to one another first, and when the entire vase is finished,then just sewing down the outside outline to your background fabric? If not, how to you get your pieces to mesh so closely together without any stitches showing?

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    1. When I printed it, I selected a darker print option on my printer settings. Sometimes you can do this by photocopying a printed pattern as the copy can usually be darkened (just check for ink transfer as some non digital copiers leave graphite behind which is what you DON'T want).

      Secondly, I was lucky that my white background is light enough to allow the pattern to show through - usually I have to use a light box to see through my material. Not having to do this extra step has been a real time saver.

      I glue all the pieced into position with basting glue to keep them perfectly in place. I will then return to either hand sew them into position (especially for main focus pieces like the centre plate) or I will opt for invisible stitching on my sewing machine.

      In the case of hand sewing, the stitches won't show because I have turn edged all my applique and will use the 'needle turn' hand sewing technique.

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  7. Hi Esther, your vase is a master piece, it reminds me of my grandmothers vases they were all pieces of art in them selves with out the flowers and mostly made of porcelain. Her family originally came from Prague. Your fussy cutting may have taken a lot of extra time but oh how wonderful the vase has turned out. Looking forward to seeing the flowers grow now. Cheers Glenda

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    1. Oh Glenda you are always so encouraging, it always makes my day to read a comment from you, thank you for being such a wonderfully supportive friend.

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  8. Esther, this is just glorious. I love all your fussy cutting. It really makes the vase a stand out. When I finish my Love Entwined, this is next on my list!

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    1. Thanks Joan, make sure you print out the pattern whilst it is up for free!

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  9. Oh Esther this is absolutely gorgeous I do love the fabrics you are using. Your work is so amazing.
    Love your work. Bunny

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