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31  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.
32  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
33  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / March Scrap bin quilt 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.
34  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / February Scrap quilt 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.

35  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / stash busting january quilt 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.

36  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / low volume circle squares 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
37  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Laura's Celebration quilt 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.
38  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / for those about to poop! a rock star baby quilt 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
39  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / quilt block swap. round six. on: December 09, 2014 06:34:51 AM
This past round I managed to make two quilts. A big one and a small one. I'm still auditioning binding for the small one but the big one turned out great!I will update when the wee one is done. Smiley
40  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / from the lap quilt swap of 2009 on: December 09, 2014 06:30:27 AM
I finished! This was my oldest top. And now it's a quilt! This one took forever to quilt. Not sure if it's cause I was sick? It seemed to never end. But then it did.
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