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41  Re: Shoebox of scraps becomes lap quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by Eowynt on: April 03, 2011 09:05:27 PM
I finally got a new couch, and the quilt looks great with it (phew):

Just thought I'd include this "after shot."  Now we have to figure out a way to get rid of the old couch!
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42  Patchwork cupcake pouch and the battle of the dueling bears in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Eowynt on: April 02, 2011 10:38:51 AM
When I finished my cupcake pouch/clutch/wristlet (whatever you want to call it) - it wouldn't "stand" by itself (unlike the picture in the magazine, mind you!!).  So I enlisted the help of my two bears, Mr. Knightly and Fitzwilliam (aka "Billy Bear").  Neither the bears nor I could decide who best displayed the bag, so I let them both pitch in.
Here is a group hug:

Here is Mr. Knightly with the front:

. . .  and Billy with the back:.
Billy's coloring goes better with the bag, but his dark features don't seem to photograph as well. . .   . . .  oh, here is the inside:.
The pattern is from Better Homes and Gardens "Quilts and More" Spring 2011 edition.  There are a couple of more bags in the magazine that I may have to try!
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43  t-shirt recon bag: flying pigs in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Eowynt on: February 26, 2011 09:44:25 AM
My daughter hates to get rid of anything, even outgrown t-shirts, so I've started turning them into bags (works for me).  This started out as a long sleeved t-shirt. One side:

I tried really hard to avoid cutting off the "Not a chance", but I failed. . .
The other side (I cannot figure out which is front or back):

and a shot of the inside (the lining is left over fabric from a dress I made DD when she was little):

C&C welcome
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44  Kitty wallhanging in Quilting: Completed Projects by Eowynt on: February 08, 2011 07:47:58 AM
I fell in love with the kitties on this fabric. . .  and I knew I had to make a quilt focussing on the kitties.  Problem was, the kitties are SO small (less than an inch squared).  So I got out my quilting encyclopedia/dictionary/albums (I have 3), and I went on a hunt for just the right block.  I chose a block called "Farmer's Daughter" because I thought the kitties would look right at home in the middle...

This isn't the best picture, but the lighting is weird today.  Here's a close up of one of the blocks:

Up close, you can tell that I cut off one of the points, and my quilting lines aren't straight, but I am only human.

P.S.  I quilted this during the Super Bowl, and I got a blood stain on it when  I pricked my finger.  I immediately  soaked it in water, and the red dot has disappeared.  I am afraid the stain might come back, like milk stains are wont to do.  Is there a tried and true way to get blood stains out of quilts that doesn't endanger the fabric?
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45  Shoebox of scraps becomes lap quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by Eowynt on: January 22, 2011 03:20:16 PM
I have been quilting for a long time, and I have several shoe boxes of scraps.  I sold some of my scraps at a yard sale, and I turned some of them into a lap quilt for our den couch.
Here is a picture of the whole quilt:

I used more scraps for the back:

and here is a picture of the quilt on the couch (the really old, we need to replace this thing couch):

I am really happy how it turned out.  Plus, I used up a lot of scraps, and I helped dress up our worn out couch!!
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46  I finally finished my daughter's second quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by Eowynt on: November 12, 2010 01:34:08 PM
This is the second quilt I've made my daughter.  I started the first one when she was in pre-school, and I finished it at the end of 4th grade.  Now that she's a young adult, I made her a new one, more fitting her age.  This one only took me two years to finish, but she still says I took too long!!

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47  Old "Be Weird" t-shirt = new purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Eowynt on: September 26, 2010 08:20:02 AM
My "Be Weird" t-shirt shrunk too much, so I turned it into a purse.  I modified the buttercup pattern (no tucks) so it would fit the design, added a tricot interfacing to the back of the t-shirt, then sewed as normal.  I had planned on keeping it, but my daughter pulled the "I would love that for my birthday" trick, so it is now hers.

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48  Aunt Judy's quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by Eowynt on: April 08, 2010 09:36:17 AM
My husband's Aunt Judy made us  this fabulous quilt for our bed:

Here it is again at Aunt Judy's, with the matching pillow cases my  m-i-l made:

Since I always put my bears on the bed in the morning, I made Chrissie a dress to match the quilt:

Her dress is a modified version of a dress for little babies.

C&C always welcome.
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49  The biggest quilt I have ever made in Quilting: Completed Projects by Eowynt on: October 21, 2009 11:34:29 AM
I like to experiment when I quilt, so I make mostly wall hangings and table toppers.  I finally broke down and made a queen size quilt.  These suckers take a lot longer to make!!!  I used mostly 1930's reproduction prints, 'tho I snuck in a modern day dragon in one of the squares.

Hope you like.
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50  Two dresses for a baby: Petal dress and Itty Bitty in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Eowynt on: September 07, 2009 09:11:02 AM
My daughters old babysitter is having babies of her own, so I have been sewing up a few dresses for her little one.  My two constraints were that I had to use fabric I already own, and no pink.  This one is a "petal dress" by Sew Baby:
; and the back:
.  I used the 12 months size, so the baby won't be wearing if for awhile, so I also made one of Rae's Itty Bitty dresses out of old scraps from a border print.  In this pic, the straps are not tied:
Here is another shot with the shoulders done [I couldn't fit this dress on a hanger, so I had to put it on the not so nice floor, sorry!]:

Hope you enjoy . . .
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