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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Purple, Black, and Silver on: February 17, 2012 05:24:26 AM
Pretty easy until I got to the borders. Since I had to piece the back to make it big enough, there were places where I was stitching through 6 layers of fur and two layers of quilt. I had to go very slowly and use the hand wheel, even with a heavy duty needle.
She's got great taste in fabric!  How was it quilting through the zebra?
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Mexican Themed Quilt (made by an Australian for Canadian Friends) on: February 17, 2012 05:22:02 AM
I love the colors you used here! I've seen that pattern before but have always passed it by because I just can't get past the colors they used. After seeing yours though, this one is going straight to the top of my list!
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Purple, Black, and Silver on: February 16, 2012 02:06:45 PM
Awesome work! I love it! How long did it take? Hope she loves it!

Not too long really. Once I get going I don't want to stop, so it only takes me a few days (I'm a stay at home mom). Her face lit up when she came home from school and saw it finished.
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Halo game quilt on: February 16, 2012 01:38:09 PM
Maybe some fray check on the knots? or retie them in square knots?
I hadn't thought of fray check! I used surgeons knots (?), just like a square but with an extra twist in it, if that makes sense. Then I did a square on top of that. I'm thinking I will break out the fray check though, just to be safe. Thanks!!!
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Purple, Black, and Silver on: February 16, 2012 12:47:54 PM
Made for my 8-year-old daughter. She picked out this fat quarter bundle and told me she wanted zebra on the back. I had planned on using fleece but found this zebra fur for $1 less and ran with it. It is sooo super soft that I cant imagine having used the fleece now. I used a free pattern from the Moda Bake Shop called "Sugar Pop N Change" and would love to use it again.

It was so much harder to take pictures of this one than I thought it would be. There is silver on this fabric and it just really catches any light at all.

Got a few better pics.


6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Halo game quilt on: February 16, 2012 12:32:28 PM
When I made my husband's Gears of War (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=398193.0) quilt, my son all but demanded that I make him a Halo quilt, so here it is. Instead of making a binding for this one, I just wrapped the fleece around to the front. Since I hand tied this one it just seemed to make more sense to me. I have no idea why, lol.

When trying to find a good Halo symbol/logo I came across this one in a few places. I'm not 100% sure it is one that is even used in the game but Thomas said that was the one he wanted because it shows the helmet. Apparently to a six-year-old, the helmet is everything, lol.

I used regular embroidery floss for the ties but am already seeing them come loose. Any suggestions for tha? I really don't want to use yarn, but I suppose if that is what is needed to make it last I'm up for it.
Thanks for looking!!
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: T-Shirt Goth Quilt on: February 16, 2012 12:12:49 PM
I really like how you put them all together. And it is hard to make zebra look manly but you did a great job!!
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Innocent Crush Canasta Quilt on: February 16, 2012 12:09:49 PM
I love all the colors in it! So pretty and a job well done!
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Drunkard's path quilt! First quilt that isn't just squares on: February 16, 2012 12:08:06 PM
Thats really cool!
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: What's black and white and red all over? This quilt. on: February 16, 2012 12:06:34 PM
So pretty! There is just something about a black and white quilt that I just love.
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