by pennifold ( edited 30 Mar 2019 ) 28 Mar 2019

Been busy sewing out my first square of an Urban Zundt Table Topper design. I was booked into a class a few weeks ago but couldn't attend due to other family commitments. So I picked the set up yesterday afternoon and couldn't wait to start. It takes 1 and a half hours to sew out but I had a lot of thread breakages, so it was closer to 2 and a half hours!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway, it's going to be gorgeous once it's all put together. It was made in my 230x250 hoop. Love Chris


DAY 2!! What an idiot I am, I didn't leave a 1/4 inch seam on the edges of the first one, so I've done the second one and attached it down the centre. Now on to number 3 and I must remember not to cut the excess off too soon!!!!!!!!! Pays to read the instructions, doesn't it?
Just finished the third block. Finished for the day now though and I'll do the last one tomorrow.

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by pennifold 31 Mar 2019

FINISHED THE 4 BLOCKS!! I've only got to put the backing on and it's done. I'm thrilled with it, although it's take a long time to do. Love Chris

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pennifold by pennifold 31 Mar 2019

Try as I might I couldn't get all the points absolutely perfectly aligned. There are so many thicknesses in this project which makes it really stiff, but it will still be a lovely table topper when I finish it off. Love Chris.

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 31 Mar 2019

Lovely, Chris...are you adding any borders? What color binding and what is the finished size?

pennifold by pennifold 31 Mar 2019

There will only be blue binding like that backing fabric it's sitting on in the picture. The finished size is only about 19 inches. It's just going to sit on a little table of mine in the loungeroom. Love Chris

mariagiannina by mariagiannina 01 Apr 2019

Chris, this topper is so pretty!

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by robertahilde 30 Mar 2019

Exceptional, I am sure it will be gorgeous when completed!
Please keep us posted on this work of art in progress. Hugs.

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pennifold by pennifold 30 Mar 2019

Thanks Roberta, I'm on the last one as I write this. Love Chris

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by sandralochran 30 Mar 2019

Love the colours

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pennifold by pennifold 30 Mar 2019

Thanks Sandra, I do too. Love Chris

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by sdrise 30 Mar 2019

Beautiful Design and great colors. It is going to come out so pretty!! Great jib a always!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 30 Mar 2019

Thanks Suzanne, you are too kind. Love Chris

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by baydreamer 30 Mar 2019

Going to be beautiful!

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pennifold by pennifold 30 Mar 2019

I certainly hope so! Love Chris

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by lilylady 30 Mar 2019

Its looking great!

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pennifold by pennifold 30 Mar 2019

Just finishing off the last square as I write this. Can't wait to finish it now. Love Chris

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by blueeyedblonde 30 Mar 2019

This is looking good!

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pennifold by pennifold 30 Mar 2019

Thanks, I hope so! Love Chris

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by shirley124 29 Mar 2019

It will be beautiful. Looking forward to seeing it finished. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Mar 2019

Thanks Shirley, I'm working on the second one as I write this! Love Chris

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by crazypatchmama 29 Mar 2019

What a lovely turnout of the design, Chris. You always make such wonderful projects. Love the colors as well. Love, Mary

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Mar 2019

Thanks Mary, I wish I could have attended the special class. I love Urban Zundt's designs and Sally (the owner of the ZigZag sewing shop is a fabulous lady). She often has special classes of overseas guest Embroiderers and I enrol in them all if able. The shop is only about a 20 minute drive from my home. Love Chris

shirley124 by shirley124 29 Mar 2019

Wish we had classes like this over here. Hugs

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by pennyhal2 29 Mar 2019

Makes me want to move to Australia just so I can see this in person! This is a superb block with so much detail and variation. Why do you think you had so many thread breaks? I think that unusual for you.

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Mar 2019

Well, it's been very humid here and I don't think my sewing machine likes it. I persevered though as the colour of thread I used were from my own stash of threads. I changed needles a couple of times too just to make sure and then in the end I slowed my machine down to 350 stitches. I have 3 sets of speed, 350, 600 and 1000!!! Love Chris

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 31 Mar 2019

Thanks for the info!

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by stork 29 Mar 2019

Chris, That is so nice. I love your colors......can't wait to see it as you progress.

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Mar 2019

Thanks Tonya, it was a set, and as my home is blues I chose this one, everything was already in the pack. Love Chris

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by lilylady 29 Mar 2019

Wow! Beautiful!

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Mar 2019

Thanks Sandy, I think so too. Love Chris

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by noah 29 Mar 2019

Another beauty :):)hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Mar 2019

Thanks Carolyn, a lot of work though! Love Chris

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by baydreamer 29 Mar 2019

Looks beautiful, who does the design?

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Mar 2019

Thanks, it's Urban Zundt and Tracey Sims. It was a special class put on at my sewing shop where I bought my Brother Sewing machine from. The shop is called ZigZag sewing here in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 29 Mar 2019

Wow!!!Stunning block!!!going to be a Most Gorgeous Quilt!!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Mar 2019

Hi Sonja, this is going to be a Table Topper, only 4 pieces to do! Love Chris

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by gwillmann 29 Mar 2019

This is beautiful. Can't wait to see more!

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Mar 2019

Thanks, me too! Love Chris

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by meganne 29 Mar 2019

Very nice. Is it part appliqué?

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Mar 2019

Yes the first section with the bow shape is all applique. Love Chris

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by dailylaundry 28 Mar 2019

Wow, this is really stunning!! Love the colors!

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Mar 2019

Thanks Laura, I'm into these colours. Love Chris

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by michemb 28 Mar 2019

WOW, love this and your colors are wonderful. Looking foreward to seeing the completed projects
hugs
Michelle

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pennifold by pennifold 29 Mar 2019

Thanks Michelle, everything was supplied in the kit. This is the Australiana one with bows and bubbles! Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 28 Mar 2019

Love their designs...Can't wait to see what it looks like finished...
I tried to search for it on their site, but did not find it when I searched "Urban"

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pennifold by pennifold edited 28 Mar 2019

This was a special class held here in Newcastle, Australia. I believe it was made just for the class, but don't quote me on that! The class CD was included in the cost along with all of the fabric, parlan and tilda fix lite. It was an expensive day love Chris

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 28 Mar 2019

Looking forward to seeing it all come together!

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