- Wow, that t-shirt is amazing! Very professional looking. And those cupcakes look delicious. Love the blue candy spikes!coulsenl
- Those hats look toasty warm.pottermouth
- Those desserts are making me hungry. The blackberry slump looks especially tasty.vincentvanbuck
- I love the illustration you drew for the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. So cute!
Time to turn in my OWL.Owl Subject & Option
Care of Magical Creatures - Option 2 - Dragons!House:
Kathleen's QuiltProject Page Link:
Dragons in Europe tend to live in caves, hoard shiny things, and bother young ladies, but in Asia they are wise creatures who live in rivers. In order to honor my good friend leveling up in wisdom, i.e. getting her PhD, I made her a lap-sized quilt in her favorite colors, blue and green. They always remind me of water and dragons (which also happen to be her favorite animal for an added bonus). It seemed a good way to commemorate all the times she was in the lab being all "Science! High Temperature Materials!" and I wandered in going "ooh, that looks like a great place to toast marshmallows, now can be go eat lunch?" I haven't yet been able to give it to her, as she's been in Dayton scouting out the city where her new job is, but I will give it to her when she returns. I expect it to be claimed by her cat immediately afterwards.
This quilt was loosely based on Obsessively Stitching's 1st Quilt Ever tutorial, which I highly recommend. I have made disappearing nine-patches before but I winged the pattern a bit more than usual (resulting in a smaller size) and quilted something other than "stitch in the ditch" + an extra line through the middle of each block. I went on the diagonals this time, which was a first for me, marking them out in chalk before I did so (also unusual, usually I just eye-ball everything). As always, hand sewing the binding was my favorite part. The mitered corners turned out great, which was a relief because I had well and truly mucked them up on the last quilt I made.Project Picture:Kathleen's Quilt
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