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Doug LaRock
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:46 am    Post subject: Quilt delta Reply with quote

I found a quilt pattern I like so I'm doing to build a new delta using it.


It looks like its made up of curves but its all straight lines. I've got my patterns made for hot cutting and have made a sample piece out of rems I had.


Steve shipped fabric. Now I'm just waiting for ups to get it here.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That does have an illusion of curved lines eh. Neat.
Looks like pretty large pieces you have there. Should be highly visable then. Probably a fair sized kite to I bet eh Smile
Will you have matching tails or sock on this?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of us would have framed the test piece and called it a kite Very Happy Very Happy

Lov the pattern and the illusion, waiting n the full size Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made from scraps!! I got kites smaller than them scraps Exclamation Exclamation
I suppose the biger the kite the bigger the scraps Laughing

Great patern will make superb delta, The test piece could be a dellaporta Idea Question
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK Mr. La Rock , How Big is the Delta gona be? I see your favorite colors .
The test peice ,,is that 4 sub panels sewn together?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knowing the kites that Doug likes to fly, it will probally be larger than my house!!!!!!!!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, its going to be 44 ft. wing span, 484 sq. ft. Its about 1/2 the sq. footage of B.A.D. The test piece is 4 of the sub blocks put together. You people seem to know I like big. I don't want something that is going to get lost in the sky. If all goes well the fabric should be here today.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doug LaRock wrote:
I don't want something that is going to get lost in the sky.

Doug


LOST.......... I've heard you need permission from Air Traffic Control just to launch one of yours......... and that in flight meals were served on BAD Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pumpkin, We still have the in flight movie but we had to cut out the meal, you can however buy a box lunch for $5. Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doug LaRock wrote:
we had to cut out the meal, you can however buy a box lunch for $5. Laughing Laughing

Doug


On our last flights, via XYZ airlines, we had a chance to buy a cookie, or an individual size packet of pretzels for $3 each. I wonder when they are going to put coin slots on the restroom doors. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My fabric came and I started cutting and cutting and cutting. I calculated there are over 1000 pieces to cut and sew back together. Oh well an hour or two here and there and just keep at it and it will get done.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Doug, good thing your not retired, otherwise you wouldn't have the time.
Ha Ha. Man at one peice a minute thats about 17 hours of cutting. Keep track of your time and cutting blades and let us know.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doug LaRock wrote:
My fabric came and I started cutting and cutting and cutting. I calculated there are over 1000 pieces to cut and sew back together. Oh well an hour or two here and there and just keep at it and it will get done.

Doug


Ah yes, the life of a Quilter...LOL Cutting, cutting and more cutting. It darn near drives you crazy cause all you want to do is get started. Having done a few quilts I honestly much rather get all the cutting out of the way, then sit down to working on it when ever you want.

This one was a particularly big pain in the back side.... There are 65 eight point stars, each of the 65 blocks consisting of 21 peices each. Blocks on the quilt were made from 24 different shades of rainbow batik color fabrics and then built and placed to shift the quilt from warm to cool colors.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cut for awhile and then sew for awhile. One is a break from the other. Isn't it amazing how hard we work when we're playing.

Lordzogat I like your quilt. It looks like you did a nice job.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After alot of hours of cutting and sewing I've made a little progress. This is the first strips of one wing.


Trying to get all these points to line up is a challenge. I learned when sewing the blocks together to make the points line up and let the outside edges run wild. They can be trimmed later.


A trick I discovered for lining up the pieces in the blocks is to fold them in half and crease them on the edges. This marks the center point. Then aline those marks to sew them together.



The same trick can be used to aline the next piece to the point. I think in this photo you can see the small creases in the blue and purple fabric that mark the center.


Now more cutting and sewing

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's looking good Doug.
And thanks for that tip. I'll have to try to remember it for my next quilted kite. I know what you mean about lineing up the points.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doug,

I can not believe how big the kite will end up Rolling Eyes

I am new to kite construction techniques. Have done a little applique and did a piecing job on a star train at Ft. Worden.

What is the advantage of quilting & sewing the pieces together, rather than taping the pieces together & then sewing? Question Question

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shamrocky, In this the pieces are all cut and sew together will a flat fell seam in a quilt type pattern. Are you referring to useing some applique technique and back cutting the pieces out or putting the thing together with a lap seam?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doug LaRock wrote:
Shamrocky, In this the pieces are all cut and sew together will a flat fell seam in a quilt type pattern. Are you referring to useing some applique technique and back cutting the pieces out or putting the thing together with a lap seam?

Doug



Doug, I am referring to putting the pieces together with a lap seam.

Is the visual effect of that method that much different from quilting the pieces together?

Shamrocky Very Happy
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