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28 feb. 2015

MAS INDIVIDUALES More placemats

Esta vez elegí hacer un juego de individuales (6) todos de distinto color.
El diseño a bandas de distinto ancho, y el acolchado similar, pero todos distintos. 
This time I chose to make a set of place 6 mats, all different colours. The broad stripes design, and quilting are similar but they are all different.

Fácil, fácil: unir bandas de distinto ancho hasta llegar al tamaño deseado. en mi caso, 35 x  42cm (unas12 1/2" x 16 1/2"). Easy! I stitched together stripes of different widths until I got the desired size, 35 x 42 cm (some 12 1/2" x 16 1/2"). 


Utilicé guata de la que es como un fieltro. I used that type of batting which is like felt. 
Una vez hecho el primero, los siguientes fueron muy rápidos, con la técnica "quilt as you go", es decir, a la vez que vas añades la siguiente tira de tela, la vas cosiendo a la guata. Queda el trabajo de patchwork a la vez que el acolchado. 
Once I'd made the first one, the rest went very quickly as I used the "quilt as you go" technique, that is, at the same time you add the next strip, you attach it to the batting. The patchwork is made at the same time as the quilting.
Del revés queda así. It looks like this on the  wrong side.


Pero no fui "purista", ya que la técnica "quilt as you go" incluye la tela de abajo del "sándwich". Es decir que en una sola operación, queda todo el trabajo hecho. Y solo te queda rematar los bordes.
But I was not a purist, as the "quilt as you go" technique includes the backing fabric, the one on the lower part of the sandwich. That means that in one operation the whole work is done. And you only have to bind it. 
Yo "hice trampa"... No incluí la tela de abajo. Es decir,  uní las piezas a la vez que las fijé a la guata y nada más .
I "cheated"... I only sewed the strips together and onto the batting but I did not include the backing fabric.

¿Por qué? Porque tenía muuchas ganas de hacerle un bonito acolchado. Entonces añadí al final una misma tela de abajo para todos los mantelitos, y acolché.
Why did I do this? Because I craaaaaved for the fun of quilting them. So I added one same backing fabric to all the placemats, and I quilted them.



Llevo tiempo siguiendo tanto a Lori Kennedy como a Hilary Florence, y de ellas he aprendido mucho, porque ambas tienen buen gusto y gracia al diseñar y llevar a cabo el acolchado. 
I have been following both Lori Kennedy as Hilary Florence, and I have learnt a lot from them. as both have good taste and flair when designing and quilting. 
Y, sin copiarlas exactamente, he tomado ideas de ellas.
And, without copying them to the letter, I took ideas from them.


Se me ocurrió un acolchado que se pudiera apreciar, pero que no cubriera TODA la superficie del mantelito para que no quedara rígido, para que tuviera dinamismo y focalizara la atención en diversos puntos.
I had the idea of quilting it in such a way that the quilting could be seen, but not cover the WHOLE surface of the placemat, so it could be dynamic and focus your sight on different points, but not end up with something stiff and rigid. 




El acolchado es similar en diseño y repetición, pero está colocado en distinto sitio en cada mantelito.
The quilting in all of them is similar in design and repetition, but done in a different place in each placemat.



Para terminarlos, hice los bordes todos iguales para unificar el conjunto. Hice yo misma el bies, con este aparatito maravilloso.
To finish them, I added one same binding to all  in order to unify the whole. I made the bias binding with this marvelous little device.


Mi  humilde impresión es que resulta un juego, aunque sean todos distintos. Si no tienes siempre 6 personas a la mesa, puedes ir variando de color, y no resulta aburrido.
My humble impression is that I got a set although they are all different. If there aren't always 6 people at table, you can vary the colours and it is less boring. 

Y una preguntita... ¿Por qué 6? Los huevos, (y antes los plátanos) se venden de a 12, y los juegos de mantelería, individuales, servilletas, etc, de a 6. ¿Por qué?
And a quick question... Why 6? Eggs (and before also bananas) are sold by the dozen, and sets of tablecloth and napkins, placemats, etc in sets of 6. Why?

2 comentarios:

  1. This is a gorgeous project. I love what you have done with the FMQ. I can recognise where you have used my designs, and thank you very much for mentioning me. I think your quilting is very tasteful. The way you have quilted squares across the stripes is so successful, and adding pattern to one or two squares is just perfect. By altering the placement of the squares on each mat, you have made each individual but by using similar designs they all hang together. Really great!
    Oh, and your English is superb as well!

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