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21  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / july scrap. whew I made it! on: July 27, 2015 05:40:09 PM
I wasn't sure this one was going to get done this month. I've been CRAZY with work and when I'm not working I'm running away to to woods. (and not to mention the sewing room was unusable after my miserable winter of haunted quilts)

So I had two day off. In a row this week. Yesterday I cleaned the sewing room. And last night I made the top. And today I quilted and bound it. Smiley

Sometimes quilts tell me where they want to go live while I'm working on them. This one, last night wanted to to to K's house. This afternoon. It said "no. I wanna go live with T" now I don't know what to do.
22  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Quult Block Swap 7 is open! on: June 23, 2015 06:54:30 AM

Sign ups thru next week. Join us in adding some amazing WIP's to your stash. Wink make some blocks you'd never try on your own, play outside of your colour comfort zone and get a jump on the quilt you want to get around to.

Quilters don't get many swaps cause they take so long and are so huge. This one is a bit of fun for us!
23  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / june scrap quilt on: June 10, 2015 08:46:27 PM
You'd think I'd start running out of scraps. At least bug enough to cut...but I still have tons to go. Smiley

June's quilt didn't quite work as envisioned. But as we all know. Done is better than perfect. Wink

I may have time to get another scrap done this month I hope. I have my brain set on some dresdens...
24  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / may scrap quilt on: June 01, 2015 11:23:50 AM
This one came down to the wire. I had the top finished may 4. But I finished the binding last night after the opening week staff party.  Cheesy

25  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Quilt Block Swap Round 7? on: May 23, 2015 08:55:58 AM

Its been a while since we ran one of these! Any interest? Anyone looking to volunteer to organize? It would be a long craft time... A fun summer diversion...

26  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / wicca inspired fairy quilt 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.
27  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / RedOrangeYellow quilt 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
28  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / April showers... bring more scrap bin quilts 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
29  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / crazy quilt of orphan blocks 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.
30  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / what comes from "beneath" quilt (super long post with tons of process pics) 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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