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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: White moth mini art quilt on: October 07, 2014 10:11:43 PM
What a beautiful piece! I like that you incorporated the neat beads and stitches for texture. You fabric choices are great, I like the subtlety of the moth's whites. Great job! :-)
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Doctor Who Purse on: July 15, 2014 05:37:13 AM
Thank you both! Yeah, stillatthetop, I am familiar with the original Van Gogh painting, he is one of my favorite artists. There was a Doctor Who episode where the Doctor and his companion meet Vincent Van Gogh in the last couple years of his life that is absolutely enchanting, it is one of my favorite episodes. When I saw the fabric that incorporated the TARDIS into the Van Gogh starry night painting I knew that would be my statement fabric. I get a lot of compliments when I'm out wearing the purse that are directed at the painting rather than the blue box floating in its whorls.
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Communicator Cosy on: July 14, 2014 09:41:14 PM
I love it! Cheesy that looks amazing.
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Doctor Who Purse 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
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 12 Quilt Projects in 2012 Along [CLOSED] on: January 20, 2013 06:44:18 AM
How fun! Last week I just made my first collage in picmonkey, it was super easy. Your thumbnails are making me want to make a collage of the whole year in quilting!
Oooooh! That sounds like a fun idea.

I have had quillows on my list forever...you have inspired me to tackle them in 2013!  I also love the penguin quilt!
I'm so glad I've inspired you! Quillows are definitely my go-to gift now. Everyone I make them for seems to really like them and I can complete a quillow fairly quickly. The penguin piece is actually a hot pad. I used special thermo batting as well as extra regular poly-fiberfil batting so it would be both soft to use and heat resistant. Hopefully my friends who got it liked it too.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 12 Quilt Projects in 2012 Along [CLOSED] 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
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 12 Quilt Projects in 2012 Along [CLOSED] on: January 16, 2013 11:09:30 PM
I'm back! I know I've missed a lot but I am pleased to say that in the three days I had before Christmas I did churn out 5 quillows from my 2012 list as well as ~23 quilted ornaments. I managed to finish 6 projects from my list at the beginning as well as three additional projects and all those ornaments in 2012 so even though I didn't finish everything I am still pretty happy. I can't post pictures tonight but I am determined to do so this weekend. Thanks for this thread, MareMare. I'm looking forward to seeing how far I can get in 2013 with the next Quilt Along. Smiley
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 12 Quilt Projects in 2012 Along on: July 15, 2012 08:14:43 PM
Thanks, always! I'm glad you like the quilt. I think jar quilts are neat too and my friend thinks they are fantastic so I knew that any wedding quilt I made her needed to have jars. It was a lot of fun actually and I have gobs of left over jars cut out that I have to figure out something to do with. The last link I showed is just the pattern of simple squares, I'm going to use different novelty fabrics than those pictures but hopefully it will look good. Smiley
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Jar Wedding Quilt on: July 15, 2012 08:08:55 PM
Very cute! I love how you incorporated the jars without it being a typical jars on a shelf type quilt!

Thanks, MareMare! If you look carefully you can see very thin brown strips between the central column of jars. This was my interpretation of the shelf tradition but I like the non-tied down look of the jars in this quilt.

beautiful choice of colors.
Thanks, yoopidou! I'm glad you like it. Smiley I pretty much used swatches of every green print I had. Tongue

I love the greens (green is my favourite) and now you have a wonderful anniversary gift for them !
The sack is a great idea.

Have you given it to them yet? Would love to hear how they reacted. Is it a surprise?

I have given it to them. It wasn't exactly a surprise. Before I embark on a project of such magnitude I've learned that it is better to ask if the intended recipients would even like it, so after I asked them and they said yes they knew to expect a scrappy blue & green throw. Beyond that it was a surprise. They never saw the pattern and I think my friend only saw one or two of the completed blocks so what it looked like did turn out to be a surprise to them. They both really like it so I'm pleased. Smiley I read on a website about caring for Amish quilts that a cotton sack is the best way to store a quilt for long periods of time and since I think it is also the best way to gift wrap a quilt I always make one for my friends when I gift a quilt. Since blue and green were their wedding colors I thought that lizard fabric was just about perfect.
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Jar Wedding Quilt 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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