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41  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Baby quilts! on: July 03, 2013 02:20:45 PM
When a friend requests a baby quilt. Make three.  She'll be so impressed. She'll buy two. Cheesy

Close ups to show the super super cute under ground animals.

And the canada animals.
42  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Experiment in neutrals on: July 03, 2013 02:01:53 PM
I was trying to break out of my all colours all the time quilty ways. So i experimented with a more subdued palette.

May not be to my taste. But the new owner loves that she has a new quilt.
43  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / MGA400 strings quilt on: June 03, 2013 10:34:28 AM
When we were in the process of a complete tear down and rebuild of our home last year I vowed to make a dent in my scrap bucket. So much so, that when we moved in to our Mint Green Apartment I only took the scrap bin. Smiley

And then I made 400 4inch string blocks. Wink

As I try to finish off premade tops I pulled this one down. And decided it would be a random act of kindness gift. I sandwiched. And quilted and made the orange binding  and dropped it in a friends doorway. Smiley they were pleased and i cleared up space to make a new top. And i learned machine binding.
 This one is huge! About 70x70 inches.

44  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / "hey mom, i need five quilts for end of school" on: June 03, 2013 10:27:46 AM
Or. Isn't my son generous with my time. Smiley

In March the bot came home from school and let me know he had started getting colours for his year end teacher quilt. I started making his teacher a lap quilt after senior kindergarten. After he had the same teacher two years in a row. He seemed to think that meant every year it would happen.  And it mostly had. We skipped grade three. He had three part time teachers and no real connection or relationship with anyone them. Grade five was also skipped.  i figured having a boy teacher would have ended the streak. I was wrong. Smiley

So, for his current grade six teacher. Turquoise

His grade five teacher. Green and blue.

His music teacher (who has been teaching him music since junior kindergarten, taught him to play chess and gave him so much confidence when he was cast as the male lead in the school operetta)- red and blue

Madame- the French teacher- violet

And lastly one for the crossing guard. Not only is this the last year the bot would have crossed the highway with him, it's his last year crossing kids there.-blue

 Made the bot pick out patterns for each, and pick and pay for the backing. He got the family deal. Cheesy

45  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Just in time for game seven. on: May 29, 2013 06:52:14 AM
I was asked by a friend did if i would make a quilt for her 9 year old's birthday. We settled on his favourite hockey team. Not mine. But this one did go together better than the last one.

And happily i found a free source of cross stitch patterns of all 30 NHL teams. So i am prepared for more requests. Smiley
 It ended up being larger than originally intended.  Approx 70x50.But the mom chose the neatest black and white floating skull flannel for the back.
46  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / SPLASH PAD quilt! donation on: February 28, 2013 10:56:25 AM
the local community is having an online auction to raise funds to put a free splash pad in town, summers are humid.  so i volunteered a quilt.
i tried to keep it simple. so it was quick. and hope itll raise a few bucks.

47  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / creativity. mini art quilt. on: February 28, 2013 10:51:23 AM
for the most recent mini art quilt swap my talented partner funthreads had a fun list of themes. and upon asking a few more questions she came up with a word.  that i could use as a starting place.
while brainstorming i figured i could use ALL her themes if i was only creative enough.  and once i decided to do that, i HAD to use a different technique.  this one took a ton out of me. 
first off.  for some reason.  math stopped working at one point and i realized my mini art quilt was gong to be EIGHTY inches long. even by extended standards.  thats NOT mini... so i redid the maths and got it figured out to about 60 inches long. but it was only 8 inches tall, and i had organizer permissions to play just outside regular standard dimensions. Smiley thanks guys.

so when presented with this theme list what else could i do...
1.   Trees or tree parts
2.   Irises
3.   mod flowers
4.   Hummingbirds
5.   Owls
6.   Mushrooms cute and colorful not realistic
7.   Something modern with rainbow colors on black or white backgrounds
8.   Letters used in a fun and creative way
9.   Cupcakes
and this guideline "Creativity...especi ally if you get creative using the word creativity"

heres the whole thing.
( maybe its time to get a good camera...)

and individual shots of each letter.
C-blanket stitch applique

R- red work embroidery+hummingbird

E-pieced block

A-reverse applique+fabric paint+cupcakes

T-raw edge applique+owls

I-pieced and pompom embellished+trees or tree parts

V-stencilled+mod flowers

I-wonky strip pieced and applique+stamped mushrooms (this i feel bad about, i feel it is the weakest block, and i will TOTALLY leave carving the the hands who are capable  Embarrassed)

T- beaded and sequinned over applique (i got to do this twice when the original knots came un-done...   Shocked)

Y- cross stitch+  felt irises ( this block took THE longest. the cross sticth was NEVER ending! Smiley )

each block was quilted in a different pattern, and it was bound with a cool lettery fabric. i learned a lot doing this one.  and had a ton of fun. but man, am i ever glad theres a break between art quilt swaps, they take so much out of me... Cheesy
48  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Scrappy half dresden. Aka #5 on: February 15, 2013 09:54:58 AM
From last weekend uber productive quilting spree this is quilt finish number five.
I made the blades for the dresden plate like, a year ago? And dug them out monday. Threw them together and.... Viola!

I think i am going to give this one away. I had a 'giveaway on Facebook not so long ago for a different quilt. I still have the names to draw a 'runner up'. Smiley
49  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Me again. Quilt four. First Dresden. on: February 10, 2013 06:37:22 PM
So. One weekend. Four quilts.

This is four.

In December 2010 I was in the Christmas stocking swap. My partner (gatheredthreads) made a set of 12 hand dyed fat quarters. I held them for over a year before finally doing the math for a 12 bladed dresden block. Then I held onto the blocks for another year or so. This morning. I realized I didn't have big enough batting to finish any of my flimsies. So. I started from scratch.
 Hand dyed cotton on mixed linen blocks.
At 1340. I had this.
50  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Another craftster quilt. on: February 09, 2013 06:55:03 PM
This one is mine.  all mine! Mwahahaha!!!  Grin

I love this quilt. I love the size. The pattern. Thecolours. And all the help I had from the quilt block swap round 2.(go check out round three.  You can make an awesome quilt like this too. Or a better one. In your colours and your pattern)

I am having a super productive weekend. This is finish 2/3. I can't wait to see what happens on sunday! Smiley
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