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Re: Ricky's Colourful Rhapsody 07 Mar 2014 00:56 #116242

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Look in classroom show and tell Sue.

You conquered it Cathy. Quilting will sort out the bits of fullness. Fabulous, I do love these quilts :D

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Re: Ricky's Colourful Rhapsody 06 Mar 2014 22:33 #116238

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Cathy, I'd love to see your pictures, but can't find them. Where did you post them?
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Re: Ricky's Colourful Rhapsody 06 Mar 2014 18:27 #116231

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I have just posted two pictures to the show and tell. No problems putting on the outside corners. I think I redid most of the inner corners at least one time if not more. Then was some drawing up of the applique areas. Maybe from ironing. I think it will be okay when I get it quilted. Thanks for all the advice.
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Re: Ricky's Colourful Rhapsody 04 Mar 2014 10:51 #116205

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Thanks all. I have the grandkids here today, so can't go down and sew. I did take a quick peek this morning and they did not fix themselves overnight. :( I will attempt them tonight and if that doesn't work I'll just do the decorative stitching over the seams. I will post a picture when I can. I just don't want this thing to beat me, and yes, it is not as easy as Ricky makes it look. :? :?
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Re: Ricky's Colourful Rhapsody 04 Mar 2014 03:24 #116201

Hi Cathy, I hope that now you are freshly rested it will all be plain sailing today and that all your points are perky! I just had a look at the video in the classroom and thought I would mention a couple of things just in case. Firstly, Ricky snips into the point (45º corner) right up to the stay stitching; then he stitched a couple of inches from the edge on one side making sure to match the stay stitching (not the seam allowance) and stitched right off the bottom fabric while keeping the top fabric to one side. He then stitched the other side making sure to stitch right off the end in the same manner. When he turned over the fabric to stitch the other side he began to stitch from the underneath fabric(blue) onto the top fabric(green) and again stitched right to the end and off the top fabric. It looks really tricky and I haven't tried it but I would imagine that it's not nearly as easy as he makes it look. Definitely having the stay stitching matching as well as the registrations points would be essential without pins. If they go off even 1/16th of an inch I would imagine that the point will look wonky. I wish you luck. You have piqued my interest and I might have to go and give it a try now. :D
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Re: Ricky's Colourful Rhapsody 04 Mar 2014 02:45 #116200

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the links is here:
[url]learn/classrooms/[/url]

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Re: Ricky's Colourful Rhapsody 04 Mar 2014 02:14 #116198

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OKAY... I do not get here as often as I use to... so what pattern are you discussing... post a link to the class room / episode numbers please.... I have seen his rhapsody shows but do not know if that is the program you are discussing??
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Re: Ricky's Colourful Rhapsody 04 Mar 2014 01:13 #116194

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I won't be much help, I had to abandon Ricky's methods when I found it too fiddle because I made mine half size but what I did was to check my labelled points went to the corresponding one on the other pieces then needle turned the corners, my fabric had started to shred with too many unpickings.

If you can stick to Ricky's methods and crack it I'm sure you'll have a great technique for the future.

It made me jump getting this notification, I had just started quilting it again last night after months of neglect :D

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Re: Ricky's Colourful Rhapsody 03 Mar 2014 22:19 #116193

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Cathy--can you give us a picture so we can see what the problem is.
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Re: Ricky's Colourful Rhapsody 03 Mar 2014 20:20 #116191

Hi Cathy,
I have all my applique fused on the blocks, but haven't stitched the applique yet, therefore haven't put the blocks together. Sorry I can't offer any helpful hints. I'm really looking forward to having time to work on my Rhapsody, too much going on to concentrate just now. Good luck. Be sure to post photos. Maybe a photo of the part you are not happy with will help someone with the great tip!
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Re: Ricky's Colourful Rhapsody 03 Mar 2014 19:56 #116190

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It has taken me months, but I am finally back to the Colorful Rhapsody. I love the applique, and the rainbow thread from Superior is wonderful. The pieced curves for the ring went fine, but I have a lot of trouble getting my points to look good when I tried setting in the center piece. I wouldn't feel so discouraged if I was a new sewer, but I have been sewing for over 50 years and have made everything from handkerchiefs to formal gowns. No problems with set in sleeves, or zippers. Why can't I get these right. I have watched Ricky's videos numerous times (Twice today). I guess I will let it go for today, and look at it again tomorrow. Any suggestions anyone? If all else fails, I will do a decorative machine stitch over the seams and make them look right.
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Re: Ricky's Colourful Rhapsody 01 Nov 2013 13:17 #112162

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :roll:

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Re: Ricky's Colourful Rhapsody 01 Nov 2013 06:47 #112147

It looks beautiful Wendy. Love the birds - Australian? :lol:
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Re: Ricky's Colourful Rhapsody 31 Oct 2013 13:48 #112096

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Fabulous Wendy!

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