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1  Re: Watercolor Stencil Portrait + TUTORIAL in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by myguybri on: May 30, 2010 09:53:49 PM
I saw the tutorial for this today and immediately ran out to buy supplies!  I've never painted anything in my life (except in grade school) but I found this extremely easy and so rewarding to finish a project in such a short amount of time!  I did 3 today and have more lined up!

This one is going to be a wedding present for my friends getting married in June (in addition to a regular gift).  This was also the first one I did:


This one is a gift for my niece who is turning 1 in June.  I thought it would look better if I included some of her body rather than having her head floating in space, but it turned out weird...oh well:


And this one is made from the first pic taken of me and DH Smiley


Overall, I need to work on my boundary lines (like the last pic above our heads came out wonky), but I am having so much fun and am so thankful for your tutorial...I love this!
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2  Baby quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by myguybri on: May 29, 2010 01:02:47 PM
I made this quilt for a friend of mine who is due in a few weeks.  Her husband is getting deployed less than a week after her scheduled c-section at the beginning of June.  This is her 4th baby and she decided not to find out if it was a boy or a girl, although her husband did find out.  She had him text me with the gender so I could make a blanket accordingly, so she won't see this until she is at the hospital!

The bedding set they got is called "Tiny Paws" and I'm not sure if I can post a link to it (you can google tiny paws bedding and it is the first result on google), but it is cream and chocolate brown with paw prints.  They picked it in honor of her brother who passed away last year; he was a hunter and had once shot a black bear so that is where the paws come from.  I chose the camo binding for that reason and also since her hubby is in the Air Force.  So without further ado...







The top is flannel, and the back is minky which I will NEVER use for backing again - the back looks horrible and is all puckered even though I tried my hardest to go slowly and take my time with this whole process.  So you only get to see the nice corner Smiley

I debated whether or not I should use batting and I ended up not using any...the flannel and minky combination are plenty warm!

C&C welcome!
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3  DNA potholders in Quilting: Completed Projects by myguybri on: April 20, 2010 10:11:55 AM
I'm going to grad school for genetic counseling and as part of one of my classes we have to do a "self-help" presentation...something that relaxes us when we have a stressful day at school or in clinic.  I decided to make potholders with DNA fabric (since my classmates will all think it is the coolest thing ever, lol) to show my new-found love of quilting.  This was also my secret way of practicing my binding skills, which still need work after 8 potholders!  They are all slightly different so I'm going to let my classmates pick which one they like the best and then let them take a stab at machine quilting their potholder (I'm bringing a separate fabric/batting sandwich for practice, and if they don't want to do it, they don't have to!) Anyway, here they are.  C&C welcome Smiley

The group (minus my practice one)


Closeup:
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4  Psychedelic Seasons - 1st completed quilt! (pic heavy) in Quilting: Completed Projects by myguybri on: April 11, 2010 07:34:57 PM
Just finished my first quilt last week - it was the project from 2 quilting classes at my local shop.  I'm hooked!  This is actually my 2nd quilt but the first one still isn't done yet (it is much larger!)  The title "Psychedelic Seasons" comes from the shapes of a snowflake, flower, leaf, and swimming pool - ha!  There are plenty of mistakes but I learned a lot and I am hoping they can only get better from here.  It is already washed and on its way to my friend as a late Christmas/Birthday present.  Enjoy!



Showing the back:


Closeup of the quilting:


And because I love seeing pictures of folded quilts:


To scale with my 18 pound dog:
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