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1  wicca inspired fairy quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by sloth003 on: April 28, 2015 06:06:26 AM
I have an awesome cousin. She has had a rough go for a couple of years. And this popped into my head fully fleshed out.

I scoured the Internet to make sure I was right in order of things and conferred with a pagan friend.

The four elements are loosely in the compass direction they would be placed in. (earth=north). The phase of the Moon is also in the associated element. And they glow in the freaking dark! (Yay fabric paint) also the freezer paper stencilled fairies (glitter fabric paint) are loosely masculine or feminine in appearance and are also in the element they are related to. Smiley

The back was a blue and green circle pattern that made me think of old school fairy rings and I used purple bobbin thread. Some of my reading let me think that purple was associated with the 'spirit' element that ties the other four together. I thought it was fitting.

Was delivered Saturday. And I'm pretty sure it will be well loved. I mean her hubby try to claim it first. Wink

Some close up picks of some of the paper piecing. And traditional blocks.
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2  RedOrangeYellow quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by sloth003 on: April 13, 2015 07:38:34 PM
This one can't technically go in my April scrap quilt thread. I mean I made it in April. And 98%of it came out of my scrap bin. But I did have to pull a couple extra red solids for variety.

Two inch squares. Ending up at 40x60inches . Squiggly quilting along the verticals.

This is just the unironed top but the colour is better. Wink
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3  April showers... bring more scrap bin quilts in Quilting: Completed Projects by sloth003 on: April 13, 2015 11:37:52 AM
So next in my yearly challenge of making a scrap quilt a month out if the bins. Here is what I have so far in April.  I have been ridiculously sick with the flu and sat in the couch cutting squares.

This one didn't turn out quite like I imagined. It happens. I had hoped the different size blocks would stand out more.

This one was a Facebook give away.

And this one was going to be abandoned as a free for the taking but I think it let me know where it wants to go live.
I will update as more scrap quilts come from the bins. I'm working on a RedOrangeYellow one right now.Wink
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4  crazy quilt of orphan blocks in Quilting: Completed Projects by sloth003 on: March 27, 2015 10:50:28 AM
Most quilters end up with spare blocks. Either the wrong size. Or colour. Or an experiment gone wrong. Or a complete math fail with angles.

This is what happens when you pick them all up off the floor, rummage them out of bags and put em all together.

The back and binding were also pieced and scrap. From other projects.
It's big and bold and the entire time I've been working on it. It's been telling where it wants to go live. Hopefully I can drop it off tonight.
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5  what comes from "beneath" quilt (super long post with tons of process pics) in Quilting: Completed Projects by sloth003 on: March 27, 2015 08:35:14 AM
For the Be Awesome Redux swap I was paired with the incomparable sheepBlue. So I knew I had to bring my A game. Smiley
Finished project.

while chatting and pinteresting I settled on a piece of art she had pinned. So I wrote to the artist asking permission to make a quilt based on her art. (whiteoctopus on etsy... the piece is called "beneath"). Once that was granted. I broke out the graph paper.
I pulled out all my whites and blues and printed off a bunch of paper piecing patterns. it was the easiest way to get the crazy quilted fractured icy look I was going for.
Sew sew sew
Sew sew sew

Then. There was a pause. I didn't have a "sea" fabric in my stash. And it took me three days and four fabric shops and hubby pushing me to "forget about the price/meter, do what the quilt needs" (see why I married him! Smiley) to get the perfect fabric.

The tentacles, before I even started i knew I would be using a horded metallic dot fabric... Perfect for the impression of suckers.
We live in a house of cats. And they "helped" with basting.
And quilting
And squaring

I am so pleased with how this turned out. It was built to fit the top of a queen sized bed. But drape the length.

The original inspiration.

And this is what my notebook looks like at the end of a project Smiley
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6  Re: Be AWESOME (Redux) GALLERY! (Sendout March 23) in The Swap Gallery by sloth003 on: March 22, 2015 01:13:37 PM
So sheepBlue has so many skillz I wo dared the whole swap what she was going to put together. Was it going to be a teeny tiny stump work twinchie? Some awesome screen printed fabric? A teesha bag?


None of the above! It's better. I can hear you now. Ooh pretty but what is it? Is it a cowl? Is it a wrap?

. (modelled by my most handsome bot on his birthday cause I just do not photograph well, and he is tolerant Smiley)

I have been wearing it all weekend! Thank you sheepBlue this was a great swap.
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7  March Scrap bin quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by sloth003 on: March 21, 2015 02:57:20 PM
Here is march's quilt for my personal challenge of one quilt a month from the scrap bin. I had a different idea initially. But this winter has been ROUGH. And I needed some blue and green in my life Smiley . I am really enjoying this challenge. I kinda can't wait til April.
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8  February Scrap quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by sloth003 on: February 26, 2015 05:50:45 PM
I've named this one 'the madness' cause obviously the shortest month need a quilt with the most pieces.

I decided on a low volume postage stamp quilt for February. This I popped in 25 or 30 saturated brights for interest. I can't just not use some colour. Wink This finished at 48x60inches. 2880 individually cut and pieced squares. There was a while I thought there was no way I would get this one done.

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9  stash busting january quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by sloth003 on: January 30, 2015 11:37:25 AM
I've set a goal to make a quilt top out of my scrap bins for every month of the year. Backing are to come from stash as well. This is January. Pic is off center cause it's really really cold outside.

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10  low volume circle squares in Quilting: Completed Projects by sloth003 on: January 30, 2015 11:34:39 AM
This one is not in my usual style. Or colour palette. But I like how it turned out. The picture isn't great. But it is -24 outside and windy Smiley
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