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1  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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2  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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3  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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4  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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5  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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6  Laura's Celebration quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by sloth003 on: January 27, 2015 05:57:17 PM
My friend Laura celebrated her 20 year recovery (whoohoo)
 anniversary last fall. She hosted a party at a park near her home... six hours and a different country from where I am.
I had started a new job and didn't figure in asking for a weekend off so I sent my best wishes and told her hubs and I wouldn't be there. Fast forward. Work scheduled released and I had not only the Friday but right thru til the Tuesday off. So! ROAD TRIP!

I.didnt tell her we were coming or that I had spent a day making signature blocks for her. After getting  lost in upstate new york and adding two hours to our trip we finally made it. she was taking off for a hike when she saw us... it took a minute to recognise. And there were some happy tears.

Then some more after our trek up the mountain and back to the gazebo... here I had set up a markers and block station. all in all I managed to get blocks sent to her friends all over the us and Canada to include in this. She hasn't seen the finished product but it is in the mail. Hopefully to arrive for her birthday.
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7  for those about to poop! a rock star baby quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by sloth003 on: January 20, 2015 02:59:30 PM
So one of my imaginary friends (people I only know online) asked me a while ago to make a "metal" baby quilt. Something with 80's metal themes or skulls or flames... this is what my graph paper and I came up with.

It turns out. It is for another imaginary friend who is expecting her first  Smiley
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8  Re: 2015 Annual DeStashalong in Craftalongs by sloth003 on: January 08, 2015 11:26:16 AM
White. Polka dot. For me.
This came from a sewing room cleaning frenzy' I cleaned my sewing
 room Dec 30/31 so I could start the new year tidy. I found in my progress that I had a WHOLE bunch of white material.
And I also found my dye kit. My previously unused dye kit cause I was afraid of chemicals and possibly having to explain to hubby why his lovely counter tops seems streaked green. Smiley

So I bit the bullet. I mixed up some chemicals. I tied and teased and twisted fabric. I soaked and sprayed and played. 24 hours later I had these.

My attempt at 'polka dots' I didn't say it was 100%sucessful. Cheesy

Yellow 'shibori' style folds. Notice the green... yeah 0-2 that was accidental transfer from a puddle of blue.

Blue and grey 'shibori' style this one mostly came out as I wanted.Smiley

Two smooshed patterns. I love these two.

This was an experimental wrap and tie. I kind like how it came out.

Accordion style pleat fold with loose tie segments.

And lastly. Some mystery fabric. It's got some sort on in it. But something else. The colours are much less bright and... crisp? it's a faded washed look. Unintentional but cool nonetheless.

So all in all I destashed about 2m of white...I learned not to be afraid of dye. and I got myself a bunch of new fat quarters for quilting! Smiley
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9  Re: Craft Your Daily Reflections--Continuing the saga in 2014! in Craftalongs by sloth003 on: January 05, 2015 08:12:23 AM
The top for 2014 is done. I just have to find the right backing. Smiley

2015s plan is slightly more complicated. But hubby got to write code and design a wee computers program and hook up Web cams and laptops to assist in daily observations.
It's going to be sunsets. In a rail fence pattern... except so far, all my sunsets have been overcast.  Undecided
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10  Re: 14 Quilt Projects in 2014 Quilt Along! in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by sloth003 on: December 31, 2014 05:43:40 PM
I don't have a problem with finishes. I just now have 11 baby quilts and six fill lap quilts with no homes.

I did start my 2015 list. Smiley

And here they are.



And because I know you guys will appreciate this like not many in my 3D world do. My half meter and fat quarters.
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