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1  The truth about polar bears in Stenciling: Completed Projects by nerdcamp on: May 09, 2012 11:55:24 AM
I redid an old sewing table to use in my kitchen.  My man rails against people who find polar bear cute insisting they are blood thirsty and not to be trusted.  I made this stencil to honor his cause by combining a regular stencil with a seal pup picture.  I used a heated stencil cutter and three transparencies.



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2  Birds in a tree and baby makes three! in Quilting: Completed Projects by nerdcamp on: March 28, 2012 06:14:52 PM
I made this for my friend who is having her first baby.  She has been trying for about two years and there is always some sort of problem... until now!  Her doctors think they have figured out all the problems and everyone is hopeful this one will be carried to term.  She has been so strong through the whole thing and is an inspiration.  She has been through terrible heartache and still kept trying and also talking frankly to help other ladies dealing with similar circumstances with grace and charm.  An inspiration!

I wanted to make her quilt modern and in her nature theme.  I used Judy Hopkins "One of a Kind Quilt" book to map out the pattern and design after I picked up the fabric in a bundle at a sort of sale for medical reasons for a guild member.  The colors are much brighter in person.  If anyone knows the maker/line name for the fabric I would love to know!


Up close of the detail and the minky back:



The top:



Action shot:


Once I went through a few design options I really got the hang of using the book.  It was an excellent resource!

Thanks for looking!  C/C welcome! 
Shannon 
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3  Re: Oh, you make me ~SWOON~ in Quilting: Completed Projects by nerdcamp on: March 21, 2012 03:23:51 PM
I don't think you want to lower the feed dogs for straight line stitching anyways, just when you're meandering? Or I might be doing it wrong lol!

I think you are right!  I also can't have a walking foot on it so maybe I should have said that.  I self-teach so I get the book/you tube instructions I ignore confused haha

Ok, I totally get what you mean until the painter's tape then I'm in the weeds Wink  I think I'll just use a temporary embroidery marker and a yard stick..  love the spray basting idea, that's perfect!  My sewing machine is from 1946 so I'm glad I don't have to do anything with the feed dogs...  because I don't know what that means and I doubt my machine will agree to anything "new timey" Cheesy

I found a picture!:


This is the second round... if you look close you can see the first set of diagonals already sewn.  So you lay down the tape like the picture then sew a line on either side.  For those three lines of tape there will be six lines of quilting.  You do not sew on the tape just a line on either side then remove the tape!

Also, in the close up of the back picture you can see the quilting more and how the straight lines intersect each other!
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4  Oh, you make me ~SWOON~ in Quilting: Completed Projects by nerdcamp on: March 14, 2012 10:34:08 AM
I used the Swoon pattern from Roskelley.  I loved the way it came together... modern and 70s-ish!  
Here is the beast in all its glory:


On my bed... the quilt is queen size.  My biggest yet!


The back:


Close up of the fabric on the back... I got all six yards for $12 on sale.  I was beside myself!


This is how I used painter's tape to template the straight line quilting:


It is machine pieced and quilted on my industrial Consew 220.   I added the dark grey border so the blanket would cover the box spring on the bed.  This is my third quilt and first post.  C/C welcome.

Thanks for looking!
Shannon
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5  4 ft. Vespa in Stenciling: Completed Projects by nerdcamp on: January 24, 2010 05:11:56 PM
I made this from a picture my husband took.  I also used blockposter.com to blow it up to 3x4 feet and made the stencil from that the freestyled the dots.  It's ink on canvas.  Comment or critiques appreciated.  The all black parts are much smoother looking in person.

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6  Maria Callas/Bette Davis/George Carlin 3 pics in Stenciling: Completed Projects by nerdcamp on: January 22, 2010 05:11:38 PM
These are cheap acrylic on canvas!  This first two are glossy and the Mr. Carlin is flat.
Maria Callas - opera singer, personal hero, arch nemesis to Jackie O


This is  a lady from a Zorro post card that happened to come out looking like Bette Davis


A painting made for my now husband.  We went to see him right before Carlin died.  I wanted it to look like one of those poster pasted to a city wall.  Ignore my gross attic carpet please!
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7  Pipeline dress/First post - 4 pics in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by nerdcamp on: January 06, 2010 08:54:40 PM
Long time user of craftster and I am finally posting!  This site always inspires me when I am feeling lost in a see of fabric.
I made this with a pattern drafted on Wild Ginger and a mental commitment to using piping for the first time!   It has a princess bodice and circle skirt!
Standing still with goofy face shot:

Semi action shot:

Bodice piping and topstiching:


Comments welcome; thanks for looking!
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