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1  Re: 15 Quilt Projects in 2015 in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by Amazon_warrior on: September 08, 2015 09:15:56 AM
I need to stop making tops I have no current capacity to quilt!  :p  This is a recent effort; I had a couple of 'blah' days when all I was fit for was mindlessly cutting lots of squares (and then mindlessly piecing them...).

It needs a border, I think, and I already have my eye on a great possibility for the backing.
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2  Squishy alphabet blocks in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Amazon_warrior on: September 05, 2015 12:11:34 PM
My niece turned one yesterday.  I made her six alphabet/number blocks as a present.  Smiley

I used cotton patchwork fabrics from my stash and ordered six 5" foam cubes from an online supplier (I was impressed - the foam felt nice and was cut really neatly and accurately.)  Letters and numbers were made from left-over scraps and fused onto 5.5" squares with bondaweb, then secured with machined satin stitch all the way round in three coordinating colours of thread, then I used assorted decorative stitches on my sewing machine to decorate around each letter or number - no face has the same design on it.  Smiley  Assembling the blocks was quite easy (just had to remember to start and stop 1/4" in from the edges), and the last edges were finished by hand.

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3  Re: 15 Quilt Projects in 2015 in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by Amazon_warrior on: August 05, 2015 02:26:16 PM
Love the lollies!  Smiley

I thought I'd put this one up, but apparently not:


Also currently entertaining myself reading about the current block swap.  Some day I might even manage to join in!  :p
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4  Baby Plus, aka Bird of a Feather in Quilting: Completed Projects by Amazon_warrior on: August 05, 2015 02:22:07 PM
I thought I'd posted this already, but apparently not!  Smiley  I made this baby quilt for my cousin's third child, who was born on Good Friday.  The baby's gender was a surprise, but I was quite relieved when she proved to be a girl - I think it ended up being quite a girly quilt.

Backed with That Number Fabric from Ikea, bound with left-overs from the top.

I had fun with my bird fabrics!

And here it is with its "sibling" quilts, hopefully all to be delivered on this weekend.  Smiley
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5  Re: 15 Quilt Projects in 2015 in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by Amazon_warrior on: August 04, 2015 05:30:39 AM
Wow.  I've been locked away in the land of house moves and mishaps for the last few months, and I missed so much!  Huge congrats to everyone on such lovely finishes!  Smiley

Despite everything, I have done a bit of crafting.  A friend of my mum's had a "bright idea" of me making a king-size wedding quilt for her grandson.  For an August wedding.  With us set to move in May/June, stressful enough even without the problems we've had.  And could I get sensible info on actual bed dimensions/colour/design?  Could I heck.  Fun fun.  This is the result:

Actually, I think it could have been much worse.  The fuller story is on my blog and the finished quilt thread is hereSmiley
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6  Wedding quilt "commission" in Quilting: Completed Projects by Amazon_warrior on: August 04, 2015 05:29:18 AM
What do you get when you combine a quilt commission and a failed house move?


Given pretty much all of it was done while staying with relatives for three weeks, I'm pretty darn pleased with the outcome.  Thank everything sacred that I didn't put my sewing machine and quilting essentials in store!  It was mostly quilted with straight lines or a serpentine pre-programmed stitch, but the cream borders were crying out for a bit of FMQ, so I obliged with a sort of free-form vine pattern.

The binding isn't finished in the photos, but I promise it is now!  *puts hand on heart*  I'm just waiting for my shiny new quilt labels to arrive from Spoonflower so I can label this sucker, then it can go off to a new home.  Smiley  *mops brow*

For the curious, the full story of what happened is here.
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7  Re: 15 Quilt Projects in 2015 in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by Amazon_warrior on: March 16, 2015 01:28:12 PM
Thank you both!  Smiley  It feels great to get some of these off my plate.  (So that I can add more...!  Grin)

Speaking of more, this is something I started recently that I'm quite proud of:

It's a computer-generated pattern, there's more details on my blog under Play Craft's Equal.  The different-sized triangles look like a nightmare, but actually went together surprisingly well once I'd done a wee bit of maths to calculate yardages and quilt size.  I've got some wadding for it (I'm going to try wool) and some really cute fabric to back it, but then I got submerged by other things with higher priorities.  The plan is to use it for FMQ feather practice.

I'm also vaguely joining in with the Pantone Colour of the Year Challenge, though I don't even have a completed top yet!  I just spent the evening over-dyeing my "marsala" fabric with brown dye because I decided it was too burgundy.  It's in the wash now and I'm anxiously awaiting the final result.  Smiley
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8  Two (Three!)-Zip Hipster in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Amazon_warrior on: March 16, 2015 09:30:16 AM
It's my sister's birthday tomorrow.  I made her a bag.

It's a slightly modified version of the Two-Zip Hipster from Dog Under My Desk.  The pattern went together pretty well, despite the fact that I used Ikea furnishing fabric for the outer and the weird selection of interfacings I could find locally rather than all quilting-weight cottons and Pellon, which I don't think exists here.  I did have fun fussy-cutting the outer fabric for the inner and outer pockets.  Smiley

I also made and added a little clip to hold keys:

And an extra zipped pocket on the other side of the lining:

It went a bit wrinkly at the corners, but seems to be ok now the bag's all finished.  Bags can never have too many pockets, to my mind.

I also decided to use webbing for the strap rather than making one from the fabric:

All in all, I'm pretty pleased with it!
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9  Japan Fan Club door curtain in Quilting: Completed Projects by Amazon_warrior on: March 14, 2015 02:23:04 PM
This one's been brewing for over a year, but I was determined to finish it for Mother's Day tomorrow and finally IT. IS. DONE!  Including metallic FMQ, no less!  A good portion of the delay was me trying to get up the courage to start the FMQ, but once I started it all went in a (comparatively) big rush.  Smiley

The backing is from mum's own fabric stash; she doesn't really do much sewing at the moment but seems happy for me to rummage and repurpose.  Smiley
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10  Baby Colourful Chevrons in Quilting: Completed Projects by Amazon_warrior on: March 14, 2015 02:11:25 PM
This is a quilt for my cousin's little girl.  It sat on my sewing table as a pile of untrimmed HSTs for ages until I finally got annoyed with it (and myself!); after that, it got finished in a matter of days.

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