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1  Doctor Who Purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by froggirl02 on: July 14, 2014 09:39:47 PM
It has been a while since I posted on Craftster. I've had a lot of health troubles in the last 18 months and for a while I could not craft at all. I have been wanting to share this project here because it is the first project I was able to make after my troubles and I think it actually turned out really well.

I am a big fan of the show Doctor Who, both old & new, and, in order to attend the 50th anniversary screening in theaters in style, I made myself this bag:

I quilted the swirls and the TARDIS using glow in the dark thread. The strap is black belting with brass rings.

Here is the back (sorry about the angle):

                                                         I love that it has an extra pieced look to it due to the panel design of that fabric on the left.

Because the TARDIS is bigger on the inside I figured only the universe would do for a lining: You can see the small pocket I made for the hand sanitizer one always needs when going on adventures with a madman in a blue box.

I made up the pattern but it is basically just a simple rectangle. The clasp is magnetic. I used these fabrics: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/481155 & the blue box fabric on the back is from the same site but it is apparently no longer available to purchase. I supplemented these expensive fabrics with pieces from my stash that matched.

Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed my bag.  Smiley
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2  Re: 12 Quilt Projects in 2012 Along [CLOSED] in Craftalongs by froggirl02 on: January 18, 2013 01:52:47 AM

Awesome job, froggirl!

Thanks, MareMare! Here are a bunch of thumbnails of my quilted projects. Hopefully this weekend I will do a proper project thread about them.











Above you can see pictures of the Quillows I made for loved ones, the quilted ornaments in progress (I didn't take a picture of the finished ones unfortunately), and some potholders I made too. Whew! Now on to 2013!  Cheesy
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3  Jar Wedding Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by froggirl02 on: July 15, 2012 12:59:53 PM
I finished a quilt this week that I have been working on for three years. One of my dearest friends got married three years ago but since it was a short engagement she knew that the wedding quilt I was planning to give her would take a while. Life happened but at long last I have finished the project. I made up the design to use different kinds of blocks and to use as many fabrics as possible that I thought she and her hubby would like. It is very scrappy and eclectic as a result. I'm just glad that it's only ~twin size rather than queen, if it had been any larger I don't know when I would have finished it.

All finished:


Closeup of some of the pieces. Note the homemade green binding.


Closeup of the quilted texture. I used an allover pattern in olive green. I did the quilting myself on my home machine using a darning foot, quilter gloves, and lots of grumbling when the thread snapped. All of the jars are zig-zagged down using glow-in-the-dark thread and I tied them in the center with glow-in-the-dark embroidery floss. Hopefully it adds an extra touch of magic.


I also made her a storage sack in which to keep the quilt.


So there it is. Comments and critiques appreciated, hope you enjoy it! Cheesy
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4  Re: 12 Quilt Projects in 2012 Along in Craftalongs by froggirl02 on: July 15, 2012 12:49:11 PM
I have finished another quilt from my list! Cheesy So I have three done in 2012, only 11 to go. Tongue

I will shortly post a thread about it in the quilting section but here is a picture:




1. Wedding quilt for my friend, Abs (2 years overdue...)  <--Done!!!  Cheesy
2. Recycled flannel shirt split rail quilt for my hubby (3 years overdue...   ), I've got half the top pieced and most all the fabrics cut out. It is queen size. <--Done!!!  Cheesy
3. Queen size quilt of all animal novelty fabrics. I have it mostly cut out. The pattern looks like this: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projects-ideas/bed-quilts/splashes-of-color_1.html, only I'm using black fat quarters to sash a small fussy-cut square of different animal novelty fabrics for the block.
4. I want to make this quilt pattern http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projects-ideas/throws-wall-hangings/simple-sashing-rectangles_1.html using fabrics from Laura Gunn's Magnolia Lane collection of fabric. I have it mostly cut-out but I still have to cut out all the sashing strips.
5. & 6. I'm making this quilt http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/techniques/piecing/sew-easy_ss1.html for my parents and for my elder brother. Again, I have it cut out but I need to piece it. Sense a theme?  
7. & 8. & 9. Quillows for my two grandmas-in-law and my grandparents
10. Wallhanging of Asian fabrics
11. My summer reading inspired wallhanging (I will try to post a sketch later)
12. A Doctor Who throw using fabrics I got from Spoonflower.com
13. A T-shirt quilt for me
14. A T-shirt quilt for my friend <--Done!!  
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5  Re: Novelty Fabric Fat Quarter Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by froggirl02 on: July 05, 2012 07:22:46 PM
I received my final package today from Mod35tBabe. I'll tell you, fabric therapy is the best. I had a lousy day at work and it was fantastic to get a package full of fantastic fabrics when I got home. Smiley I've get pictures below. I'm flipping off the walls about the first two fabrics.

Look! Lizards! Lots and lots of awesome lizards! Be still my herpetologist heart, they are adorable and I love the colors. Cheesy

Look at the texture of that purple. It is mesmerizing and it will go perfectly with a table runner I have planned. Squee! Extra excitement over the cute little sewing machine charm too, I am now scheming what sort of project I can add it to.

Owls! They are so cute.

Here is the whole kaboodle. Note the adorable flower print that Mod35tBabe was kind enough to throw in as an extra.


Thank you so much, Mod35tBabe. This was a fabulous way to end the day and this great swap. I am so happy that my first swap went so well and I feel so spoiled by all my wonderful partners. Woot! for Group 2!  Cheesy

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6  Re: Novelty Fabric Fat Quarter Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by froggirl02 on: June 13, 2012 06:50:10 PM
Thank you for the fabric, Deece in MN!! I received your package today and I took pictures to share. I was hopping with joy, they are all so completely perfect.
  Swoon!
 
Double swoon!
Sooooo incredible!!!
Cute! with an extra hand-dyed fabric no less.

I was especially impressed that Deece included a list of the fabric lines and names. That never occurred to me to do when I put my packages together and it's such a good idea. Thank you, Deece! Between you and MareMare I feel really spoiled.
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7  Re: Novelty Fabric Fat Quarter Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by froggirl02 on: June 12, 2012 08:38:17 AM
Mailed off my packages today! Smiley

Also here are pics of the awesome fabrics MareMare sent. I am particularly excited about the birds and the balloons. Cheesy


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8  Re: 12 Quilt Projects in 2012 Along in Craftalongs by froggirl02 on: May 21, 2012 07:37:35 PM
Congratulations to the new mothers! That is fantastic that you have new little ones in your life. Smiley

I've been a stranger here for a while as I've been busy quilting in anticipation of my move to the new apartment. Yesterday I finally finished the quilting on an overdue wedding quilt for a friend. Only the binding is left to do and I cut it out tonight. Woot! The end is in sight. Smiley Since there is a slim chance she might see this thread (she got me hooked on Craftster) I won't post a picture of the whole quilt. Here is a preview though:

She really likes the color green, jar quilts, and nature. It is super scrappy and I used an allover quilting pattern. I just hope she likes it... Undecided
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9  Re: 12 Quilt Projects in 2012 Along in Craftalongs by froggirl02 on: March 20, 2012 05:58:14 PM
At last I have finished another quilt I've been dragging around in pieces forever. The craftster thread is here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=405909.0 and I blogged about it here: http://technicolorlilypond.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/the-adventure-of-my-mostly-recycled-flannel-quilt/ but here are some pictures.

The top:


The back:


Border closeup:


So, yaaaaaay! Another quilt done. My list stands thus:

1. Wedding quilt for my friend, Abs (2 years overdue...    ) but only 13 blocks to go! only 9 blocks to go!
2. Recycled flannel shirt split rail quilt for my hubby (3 years overdue...   ), I've got half the top pieced and most all the fabrics cut out. It is queen size. <--Done!!Cheesy
3. Queen size quilt of all animal novelty fabrics. I have it mostly cut out. The pattern looks like this: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projects-ideas/bed-quilts/splashes-of-color_1.html, only I'm using black fat quarters to sash a small fussy-cut square of different animal novelty fabrics for the block.
4. I want to make this quilt pattern http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projects-ideas/throws-wall-hangings/simple-sashing-rectangles_1.html using fabrics from Laura Gunn's Magnolia Lane collection of fabric. I have it mostly cut-out but I still have to cut out all the sashing strips.
5. & 6. I'm making this quilt http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/techniques/piecing/sew-easy_ss1.html for my parents and for my elder brother. Again, I have it cut out but I need to piece it. Sense a theme?   
7. & 8. & 9. Quillows for my two grandmas-in-law and my grandparents
10. Wallhanging of Asian fabrics
11. My summer reading inspired wallhanging (I will try to post a sketch later)
12. A Doctor Who throw using fabrics I got from Spoonflower.com
13. A T-shirt quilt for me
14. A T-shirt quilt for my friend <--Done!!  Cheesy

I am making progress on the wedding quilt and I finally picked up the interfacing I need to finish my T-shirt quilt. I'm just booming right along. Smiley

Also, I am super impressed with everybody's quilts. They are all so lovely. That batik pillow is so pretty and, amalgam, your first three quilts are lovely. Smiley
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10  (Mostly) Recycled Flannels Quilt (pic heavy!) in Quilting: Completed Projects by froggirl02 on: March 20, 2012 05:48:48 PM
Finally! I have finished a massive UFO which I've been dragging around for far too long. Behold! My (mostly) recycled flannel quilt.



That is the quilt top. It has 168 blocks made out of flannel cut from my old flannel shirts. There are some scraps in there gathered from remnant bins over the years but mostly the yardage for the top comes from my old cut-up flannels, thus the the (mostly) recycled title. I talked about some of the personal story behind this quilt on my blog (http://technicolorlilypond.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/the-adventure-of-my-mostly-recycled-flannel-quilt/) but I'll stick to practical details here.

Because I took deep seams to compensate for the raveling of the old flannel the top turned out to be too small for our Queen bed. Therefore, I ran out and bought a bunch of pink plaid flannel and made borders. This caused the quilt to balloon to almost King size. Oh well! I pieced the back out of scraps from shirts, remnants, and a massive piece of purple flannel I found in a box in the basement. I think I bought it for some other project at some point but since I couldn't remember what that project was it got sewn into this quilt.




I quilted using white quilting thread and my Viking sewing machine. I used straight(ish) lines to accommodate the 2-4" quilting distance recommended by the batting. I had never machine quilted a quilt before without a buddy to help with the maneuvering. It was quite an upper body work out but so much more fun than lifting weights.




Because of the size of the borders I decided I wanted to hand-quilt purple flowers using perle cotton. I designed the flower, did the first one myself, and then my mom pitched in to finish the rest for me since I was on a deadline to finish a different quilt for a friend. I have the best mom ever. Below you will see my prototype flower and my initials with the date.



I also pieced the binding and zig-zag stitched it to my quilt using my machine. I think it turned out very cute.


I know it won't win any awards but I have to say that I am incredibly pleased with this quilt. I love how scrappy and energetic the top is, I love the memories it contains, and I love how incredibly warm & snuggly it is to cuddle under. I think this quilt will be our ticket to saving on heating bills for years to come, it is that warm to cuddle under. I hope you've enjoyed the pictures, I would welcome any C&Cs. Smiley
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