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1  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Summer Semester June 1-August 31, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by elliot_anne on: June 20, 2015 01:15:28 AM
I've been making some progress on my NEWT, and I just wanted to post some photos to show how it's coming along! I cut all the fabric and have started sewing flowers.



If you look close at the chart, I'm crossing off the flowers as I make them. As you can see, I'm not very far yet... This is going to take a VERY long time...

But on the plus side, I am actually really really happy with how it's turning out so far! It's bright and colorful and fun!

Each flower takes about 1 hour to sew and attach to the quilt. Overall, I think it's going to take me somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 hours at this rate. I've done about 20 hours of work so far just on the flowers and stitching them together, and that doesn't include cutting all of the fabric squares and the hexagons out of card stock. Or creating that chart!

Has anyone else on here made hexie quilts before? I have no idea what to do with those edges on the side. The top and bottom I made straight using half-hexagon pieces, but I'm baffled about the sides of the quilt...
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2  Re: Summer Nerd Games 2015 --June 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015-- ~Join Anytime!~ in Craftalongs by elliot_anne on: June 18, 2015 03:08:37 PM
I just wanted to share this picture with everyone.

Today I got my raffle prize from smeddley from the Spring Nerd Games. I thought my little girl would love it, and I was right! I put it on her and she stood in front of the mirror for the next 10 minutes giggling and smiling at herself! She sat real still (well, "still" for a 15 month old!) when I asked her if she wanted to take a selfie.

Thank you so much smeddley! I'm sure she will love using it for dress up for years to come!!

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3  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - May 2015 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by elliot_anne on: June 16, 2015 08:56:18 PM
I love happy mail!! Today I got my last letter for this month's swap, with 2 ATCs from spikefan! Smiley

First up, the letter S for my Purple/Green Alphabet theme.



My last ATC this round is BAYMAX! I love him! He makes me so happy! Haha

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4  Re: Summer Nerd Games 2015 --June 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015-- ~Join Anytime!~ in Craftalongs by elliot_anne on: June 09, 2015 08:10:43 PM
Research Project Name: Hexie Quilt
Team: Wordy
Brief Description: I am starting my first ever quilt! After creating these quilted coasters (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439445.msg5314929#msg5314929), I am addicted to hexies. My next crazy insane thought was to go big or go home. So I am making a twin sized quilt for my toddler for when she gets her big girl bed (she is 15 months and still in her crib... when she isn't co-sleeping with us). I figure that gives me plenty of time to hand stitch all of those tiny little hexies before she needs it. Here is a picture of the graph I made to start planning (so I could figure out how much fabric I would need to buy - lots of math!). Ignore the numbers on the graph - I was originally going to make each hexie flower in the same fabric, and only use 4 fabrics per color. Once I did the math, though, I figured it would be better to get 9 fat quarters in each color and then randomize the petals around each center (4 fat quarters, and also randomized) using a random number generator.

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5  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Summer Semester June 1-August 31, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by elliot_anne on: June 09, 2015 07:59:23 PM
***NEWT PROPOSAL***
Subject: Arithmancy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Hexie Quilt
Brief Description: I am starting my first ever quilt! After creating these quilted coasters (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439445.msg5314929#msg5314929), I am addicted to hexies. My next crazy insane thought was to go big or go home. So I am making a twin sized quilt for my toddler for when she gets her big girl bed (she is 15 months and still in her crib... when she isn't co-sleeping with us). I figure that gives me plenty of time to hand stitch all of those tiny little hexies before she needs it. Here is a picture of the graph I made to start planning (so I could figure out how much fabric I would need to buy - lots of math!). Ignore the numbers on the graph - I was originally going to make each hexie flower in the same fabric, and only use 4 fabrics per color. Once I did the math, though, I figured it would be better to get 9 fat quarters in each color and then randomize the petals around each center (4 fat quarters, and also randomized) using a random number generator.

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6  Re: Ongoing ATC swap - April 2015 - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by elliot_anne on: May 29, 2015 07:52:49 PM
OMG I FEEL SO BAD! Poor spikefan sent me this AMAZING embroidered ATC, and it only just arrived in my hands today, and it's all my fault! I moved, and it appears that it was the only piece of mail that didn't get properly forwarded to my new address! Luckily for me, we only live one building over from the old place, and the lady who lives in our old apartment was nice enough to give us a call and let us know we had some mail waiting for us.

Anyway, here it is, and it is FANTASTIC! She embroidered Serenity, the ship from the TV show Firefly and the movie Serenity. We are total browncoats over here, and my fiance is already trying to steal it from me!

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7  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Spring Semester Mar 1-May 31, 2015 ~ JOIN ANYTIME! in Craftalongs by elliot_anne on: May 26, 2015 11:20:43 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Pride
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Quilted Hexie Coasters
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439445.0
Brief Description: With a 15-month-old running around the place, I didn't think tile coasters were a safe idea. I also think hexies are so cute, but didn't want to commit to a huge hexie project like a quilt until I knew whether I was going to like making them or not. Turns out, I LOVE THEM! They are so quick and easy to whip up, and perfect for carrying around to make when I'm out and about. Anyway, here are my quilted hexie coasters. This is my first time quilting anything, so I probably didn't do it "right," but I don't really care. It is house pride - shades of Ravenclaw blue. Smiley
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8  Re: Spring Nerd Battles 2015 --March 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015-- ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by elliot_anne on: May 26, 2015 11:15:01 PM
Prompt: Boat
Team: Wordy
Bonus Points:
Project Name: Quilted Hexie Coasters
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439445.0
Brief Description: With a 15-month-old running around the place, I didn't think tile coasters were a safe idea. I also think hexies are so cute, but didn't want to commit to a huge hexie project like a quilt until I knew whether I was going to like making them or not. Turns out, I LOVE THEM! They are so quick and easy to whip up, and perfect for carrying around to make when I'm out and about. Anyway, here are my quilted hexie coasters. This is my first time quilting anything, so I probably didn't do it "right," but I don't really care.

This fits the prompt because they will protect my table from water. Smiley
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9  Quilted Hexie Coasters in Quilting: Completed Projects by elliot_anne on: May 26, 2015 11:14:19 PM
With a 15-month-old running around the place, I didn't think tile coasters were a safe idea. I also think hexies are so cute, but didn't want to commit to a huge hexie project like a quilt until I knew whether I was going to like making them or not. Turns out, I LOVE THEM! They are so quick and easy to whip up, and perfect for carrying around to make when I'm out and about.

I hand-stitched the hexies, and hand-stitched them together. Then I whip stitched all the way around them (the backs are also hexies, and match the fronts). Last, I quilted the coasters with a sewing machine in matching thread.

Anyway, here are my quilted hexie coasters. This is my first time quilting anything, so I probably didn't do it "right," but I don't really care.



Closeups of the pairs.



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10  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - May 2015 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by elliot_anne on: May 24, 2015 07:43:39 PM
I got some beautiful ATCs in the mail this week, and haven't had a chance to upload them until now.

A wonderful addition to my Purple/Green ABC theme from kosmicgirl.



Jenleahlynn sent me two awesome child collaboration ATCs. She said they swapped back and forth every 2 minutes until they were done. A super cute monster and Superman!





Sammylouise40 sent me a geocaching ATC, with the geocache logo!

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