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21  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Scrabble Quilt on: January 15, 2012 05:13:09 PM
Thanks everyone.  It really was fun to make. 

Once you break it up into blocks of 5, it's a pretty easy pattern to put together.  There are lots of cute alphabet fabrics out there. 

22  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Scrabble Quilt on: January 14, 2012 10:15:33 PM
Wandering around at a fabric sale a while back I found some cute red-letter fabric and decided to make a Scrabble inspired quilt.

I started out by sketching out the grid and piecing together each 5x5 block.  I embroidered a little star in the center square. The squares are 3"x3"


I wanted it to be a playable game/quilt so I cut out 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" felt squares and used iron on letters.  Word to the wise - synthetic felt melts, so I had to use a warm iron and a sheet of newspaper over the letters to avoid melting/sticking.



The packs of iron on letters don't really match the letter distribution in the game, so I just make sure I had duplicates of the vowels and some common letters.


Then I made a little bag to hold the letters.

Here's the finished quilt - finished size was about 60"x60":


And the back:


It was, as you might guess, a birthday present for a friend, but I kinda want to make one for me now!!


23  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Beaded 16th Cent Doublet on: January 01, 2012 08:44:40 PM
Impressive!  The beading really takes the doublet over the top.  Love it!!!
24  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Pirate Costume Help?! on: October 23, 2011 12:36:09 PM
accessorize, accessorize, accessorize. I agree with the blouse & bloomers (these are pretty easy to make if you have any sewing experience at all).  Add a scarf around your waist, some jewelery, you know, as much pirate treasure as you can find.
25  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Wonderwoman Costume! on: October 15, 2011 05:45:06 PM
That looks great!  I'm impressed!

26  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: 2011 Costume-Along on: October 10, 2011 12:40:09 PM
Yeah, a circle skirt is simple in theory - but less simple when you want to make it longer/wider than the fabric allows if that makes sense.  I was thinking about making a petticoat to go underneath it, and I was going to add lace trim to the hem  - intending it to show under the skirt.  So in theory I could make that petticoat another inch or two longer - plus the trim, then it will be short but not indecent.  I'll think about it. 

Or, you know, I could just look for a cute brown corduroy skirt that I would wear anyway, and just buy it.
27  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: 2011 Costume-Along on: October 09, 2011 09:31:38 PM
Disaster!  I just finished my skirt. 

It's an inch too small around (even after me going skimpy on the seam allowances).

It's so short it barely covers my butt!  And that's AFTER I added an inch and a half to the length of the skirt.

I'm not sure what I should do.  I don't think I have enough fabric to make another skirt.  So I'd have to go back to the store for more fabric and well.... I'll need a new pattern since this one is too small & already cut out.  Gah... what a mess. =/
28  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: 2011 Costume-Along on: October 09, 2011 02:32:35 PM
cute dress!  I went as Minnie once, and I think I just wore a skirt with a black turtle neck.  Topless Minnie  lol!   

You'll look adorable!
29  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Clockwork/Wind-Up Doll Costume, WIP on: October 08, 2011 01:27:53 PM
Super cute! 

I agree that if you can find a way to make the key turn, that would be awesome.  But if not, it's pretty obvious what you are. 

If you wanted to be a bit more steam-punk then all you have to do is get some accessories.  You can attach some bike chain to your corset, or along the waist band of your skirt...... gears on the sides of your wrists & ankles to make you look articulated.  It's all in the details. 

But as is, your costume is great.  I think you look very doll-like!
30  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Doctor Who Halloween! on: October 07, 2011 07:33:39 PM
that's super cute!!!
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