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1  Re: Pixel Quilt: Invader Zim "GIR" in Quilting: Completed Projects by lyric889 on: January 31, 2012 12:20:46 PM
Here is my sketch/plan for mapping out the quilt that someone had asked for. If anyone wants to try it and you can't see the scan very clearly, just use this and the pictures of the actual quilt and I'm sure you can figure it out.

Btw I'm not completely sure those numbers are correct. You'll have to double check.  Oh and to get this size quilt, I cut all my squares to 1 3/4" sewing at 1/4 seams.


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2  Pixel Quilt: Invader Zim "GIR" in Quilting: Completed Projects by lyric889 on: January 08, 2012 12:03:00 PM
Initially, this was my first attempt at making a quilt. As crazy as it sounds, I really wanted to do a pixel quilt because I knew it would be challenging for me as beginner quilter. Well now that I'm finished with it, it turned out to be like my 7th or 8th quilt. I finished most of it then got frustrated quilting it and shoved it in my closet for well over a year. During that time I made like 7 new quilts and tried to forget this one. But a few months ago, I finally dug it out and finished it!!

Dimensions measure about 40" wide x 54" long. Each square is a little bit bigger than a USD quarter if you're trying to think about the size.

Total pixel squares used: 1,344

If you don't know who this is, it is Gir from the cartoon, Invader Zim. He's Zim's crazy and funny little sidekick basically.

Any comments or criticism is welcome!


Natural and artificial lighting (excuse the wrinkles, that is not the way it was sewn but this was fresh out of the washing machine and it wasn't ironed or anything. I swear I didn't sew it all puckery like it looks! Lol)





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3  Rhinestone bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by lyric889 on: April 25, 2011 12:33:31 PM
I was kind of bored this weekend so I decided to go to the craft store and buy some stuff to play around with and maybe make some new bracelets.  This is what I came up with. I think its pretty cute Smiley  Its made with some blue leather suede lace, rhinestone chain, and some craft floss.  Then I added the closure because the suede doesnt tie together very well.  C&C always welcome[/size]

inspiration came from: http://makebraceletsblog.com/2011/04/01/straight-from-las-vegas/ and http://www.ettika.com/Bracelets/Crystal/?sub=&view=111&pall=&maincat=




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4  Steampunk resin ring in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by lyric889 on: March 31, 2011 02:47:50 PM
I made this resin piece a few years ago actually but never really knew what to do with it but I just decided to put a ring back on it and wear it as a ring!

Hope you like it Smiley




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5  Unorthodox quilting experiment: polyester flag! in Quilting: Completed Projects by lyric889 on: November 20, 2010 04:04:59 PM
Finally got around to taking pictures of my newest quilt!! Its nice and cozy Smiley

I wanted to make a Real Madrid quilt of some kind but I didnt really want to stencil or anything so I thought why not just buy a RM polyester flag off of ebay and use that! I know polyester isn't ideal material for quilting but I though I'd might as well try, thats how you learn!

So I bought one, super cheap, like $5, off ebay.  While I waited for it to get here, I found some scraps in my fabric stash and pieced the back/top(which ever way you see it) of the quilt. I think it came out really cute! Once it got here I just put the flag over it and pinned it like crazy(lots of blood was lost on this project lol), then started quilting. It was SO hard to quilt polyester!!! This was kind of an experiment and it actually came out a lot better than I expected.
**If anyone wants to try this, I suggest using spray adhesive for the basting since the fabric is very slippery and silky, it would have probably made my experience a lot easier.

I quilted around all the outlines of the crest and around the letters. Idk if you can see the numbers in white, but Im actually not done with those. But those are my absolute favorite footballers so it really cool for me that they play on the same club now Smiley I think Im gonna add a few of my other favorite RM players number too.

Just in time for El Clasico! Tell me what you think!






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6  Re: Home Made Yummy Scotch Eggs in Recipes and Cooking Tips by lyric889 on: June 16, 2010 12:51:46 PM
These look soooo good!

Lol I got a craving and made one for myself. I baked it instead of frying and I didnt use bread crumbs, just some garlic salt and black pepper

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7  Mothers Day Gift: Table Runner in Quilting: Completed Projects by lyric889 on: May 08, 2010 08:36:16 PM
Being kinda tight on cash lately, I knew I couldn't afford to buy my mom a present this year, so I decided to make her a table runner/hot pad. I tried to coordinate the colors with the placemats she has but I didn't have many fabric colors/patterns that matched. So I did my best Smiley I just kind of winged it when it came to the pattern and everything. Just made changes as I went.

The colors are a deep grape purple and a black flower pattern with a grey backing and a white binding.
(the stitching isnt that white, I used a white charchol pencil to draw my sewing lines and haven't washed it yet)
C&C welcome Smiley


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8  Re: Quilts for Kids Quilt-along (Charity for Kids) in Craftalongs by lyric889 on: April 15, 2010 02:56:44 PM
Finally got around to posting my quilt! I finished it a few weeks ago but I have been really busy and just got around to taking pictures of it. I've got to send it out either today or tomorrow! 

Now this is my very first attempt at quilting so please be gentle, but be honest! Tell me what you think.

(p.s. I'm extremely jealous of the kid who gets this because I LOVE the fishy fabric)




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9  New food project: stuff in bowls in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by lyric889 on: April 02, 2010 12:13:55 PM
I've recently gotten more into polymer clay and decided to try making some food dishes in bowls Smiley (and a few other little foods not in bowls!)

Tell me what you think!

(I don't have an up close shot of the cheerios bowl)

(Teriyaki Chicken on a bowl of rice)

(Ravioli)

(Soup)

(sushi plate)

(hotdog and chips plate)

(Cannoli)

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10  Re: Quilts for Kids Quilt-along (Charity for Kids) in Craftalongs by lyric889 on: March 06, 2010 10:30:45 PM
Ohh i'm glad I found this post!

I just got my kit in the mail yesterday and I opened it to find the CUTEST rainbow colored clown fish fabric. It's gonna turn out to be a very brightly colored quilt. Kinda gender neutral lol

I'm really excited to start working on it probably tomorrow. I'll definitely post pictures as im working on it Smiley


Edit: here's a picture of the fabric I got...I LOVE the fishy!
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