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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Nautical Plus Quilt on: April 22, 2014 05:25:14 AM
We're all our own worst critics, right?  Cheesy. The sailboats are a little crooked on the back.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: 14 Quilt Projects in 2014 Quilt Along! on: April 21, 2014 06:04:10 PM
Another finish for me!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433017.0#axzz2zZWsZdgD
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Nautical Plus Quilt on: April 21, 2014 06:02:49 PM
This is another learning quilt for me!  (See the Wee Scotties if you wonder what Im talking about).  Wink   This was another quilt that ended up somewhat crooked due to my laying the backing out lengthwise on the longarm instead of leading with the selvage edge, although it isnt nearly as obvious as the scotties.  On the white border, I made it by sewing strips together (like I would binding) and then sewing them around the quilt (2 lengths and then 2 widths).  Apparently, I should have measured and eased the strips to fit instead.  I ended up with a longer border on one side that made the longarming really tricky, since I had to ease the extra fabric in as I went.  I also ran out of binding 6 inches from the end, despite my using a binding calculator on a quilting site.  I think maybe if I had eased it more, though, I might have made it.  Oh well mistakes are how you learn, right?



This is a quilt I made for my son, who is 3.  I think he will really like it since he got excited naming the different objects on it when he saw mommy laying it out on the floor.  I hope it isnt too girly with the coral & pink colors in it, but Im not really one to be pinned down to a blue and brown are for boys color scheme because it gets so boring.  I went with a nautical/beachy theme and I used a line of nautical FQs I couldnt name now as well as some other fabrics I cherry picked (like the bicycles and the text that has names of different beaches and the madras print).  I used a blue sailboat print on the back and the binding is a rigging print in "clementine."  I basically followed the Modern Plus Quilt Tutorial from the In Color Order blog, although my quilt is bigger (twin sized) and framed with a white border and my backing is different.  I thought the border would help break up the loud pattern from the binding a bitbut I dont know if that is really possible with my fabric choices LOL!

Close up of some of the front:

 

Back of the quilt:



Close up of the print on the back:

4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Altered Puzzle Pieces, Round 8 Gallery on: April 21, 2014 07:12:03 AM
I knew I should have gone with ants!  I made a worm piece too...
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Altered Puzzle Pieces, Round 8 Gallery on: April 19, 2014 01:18:23 PM
I received two pieces from smittenheart today.  One is Humpty Dumpty and the other is the cow jumping over the moon.  Very cute!

6  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Altered Puzzle Pieces, Round 8; Sign ups to 3/10; Final Send out 04/14 on: April 16, 2014 07:40:09 PM
I finished my last pair tonight, so just need to let them dry.  I will mail tomorrow or Friday.
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: 14 Quilt Projects in 2014 Quilt Along! on: April 16, 2014 02:45:37 PM
You are cranking them out sloth!  Pretty colors.
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Wee Scotties Quilt on: April 16, 2014 08:48:14 AM
It is so nice to see the quilt blocks from our swaps showing up in finished quilts!!

I plan to have 3 more swap quilts popping up by July.  That is the plan anyway!   Wink
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Wee Scotties Quilt on: April 15, 2014 07:36:40 PM
Eh hem - the window pane plaid is a diamond type layout.   Embarrassed
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 4 Gallery on: April 15, 2014 06:30:46 PM
I finished the scottie quilt!
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