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1  Postcard memento book in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Melladh on: April 28, 2014 12:28:09 PM
I saw this idea on pinterest to write postcards home and bind them together for an instant gratification option to scrap booking or similar. I combined it with a tip from here to save all little tickets and business cards when you're on vacation.

Me and my dad went to Scotland a few weeks ago, and I tried it out! I like the result, much recommend if you don't have time for a bigger project Smiley

We were there for eight days, so with one card per day plus tickets for museums and stuff, it makes for a very tidy little book.
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2  Lunch box bag for my boyfriend in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Melladh on: March 26, 2014 08:42:47 AM
Sliiiightly too large perhaps, but it's good with some room, right? Wink

Paper pieced an Escher triangle and went from there.

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3  Lil bag for my circs in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Melladh on: March 02, 2014 04:28:09 AM
I've been keeping a huge collection of old-school circular knitting needles, and dpns, in a broken plastic bag, for years. Yesterday I decided to get rid of all the ones I'm not using (I've moved to knitpicks circs, which have their own bag) but since I kept a handful, I needed to put them somewhere...

I also happened to have a failed quilt block lying around. It looks fine from the front, but there's no seam allowance at all in places, and it's too short on one side for the block it belonged to Cheesy

I also have a new found hatred for sewing in zippers. Partially because I added it afterwards and not in the way I had originally planned, so I had to sort of force it in there.

But I'm very happy with the result Smiley I should've taken a picture of it with the circs actually in it, but I didn't think that far Cheesy
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4  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: February 15, 2014 07:15:15 AM

 Bulky plates

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5  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: January 31, 2014 01:43:27 AM
Looking great Sloth Cheesy

I just wanted to share how awesome the firey celtic twist centers are looking, all on their own. If I didn't have white cats I'd be tempted to make a ton of centers like these and put together, without the edges Cheesy Maybe with just a black edge around each. Could be a really cool late autumn table runner.

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6  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: January 23, 2014 02:21:51 AM
I haven't started yet, but I wanted to share the star I made from the scraps of the autumn star last round Smiley There were just so many perfect looking little triangles of white and autumnal, and they were this exact amount! (just had to add the squares)

It's about 7 inches, and adorable. No idea what to make with it yet.

I'm hoping to get started on donnies' hexies tonight Smiley

(also the dishwasher installation was a success, wohoo! with about an eighth of an inch to spare between the dishwasher door and the radiator!)
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7  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: January 19, 2014 05:02:58 AM
Group 1:

carolmb - Dresden Plate scrappy with white background

kbrison - any paper pieced blocks - bright rainbow colors (with white background if needed)

sloth003 - any Circle of Geese - black background, fires foreground

danynn - Celtic twist - black background, fires foreground

Group 3:

carolmb Celtic twist - solid or small patterned green on solid white

alwaysinmyroom French braid by sloth in greys, yellow, and green, all with white details - and white background

kbrison any star - yellow and blue (i.e. French provincial) - gilded brass & dusty velvet blue

donniesgirl Hexing Around white background + this scheme
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8  "Loglike" quilt block pattern in Quilting: Completed Projects by Melladh on: January 08, 2014 08:22:27 AM
I'm posting pattern instructions here for this block that I don't have a name for. Smiley I call it "loglike", because you can arrange them the same way as with log cabins.

For more variety, you can can arrange each sub-block individually rather than my full version here, but I've written down this pattern for the Quilt Block Swap 5, which aims for 12.5'' blocks Smiley

So, let's begin!

For each block, you'll be making four of these.

OF EACH fabric, per sub-block, cut:
3 pcs 2,5'' square
1 pc 2,5'' x 6.5''

Take one of each color square and sew diagonally across. This makes the center bit. Cut off excess fabric and press.

Sew one square of "opposing" color to two sides of this piece, according to the picture, and press. That makes the middle strip.

For the left and right strips: Take one rectangle and one square of opposing color, and match up along the edge. Sew diagonally according to the picture, cut off excess fabric, and press. Repeat for the other rectangle.

Put together according to the picture of the sub-block.

Make four sub-blocks, and put together according to the larger picture.
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9  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 5? in New Swap Theme Ideas by Melladh on: December 31, 2013 03:36:46 PM
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10  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: October 26, 2013 10:42:14 AM
Craft fair today, I tried getting some fabrics more aligned with my experience of this swap, but I ended up with mainly me-fabrics anyway Cheesy Hopefully it'll be usable for round five though, whenever that happens! (look, some of these are neither jewel toned nor black!)

(I sort of derailed in this one quilt stand and bought all of these, then behaved and bought no more fabrics because I don't have any money left Cheesy )
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