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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Fresh Squeezed Disappearing Nine Patch-or Ode to Summer on: February 11, 2009 04:58:04 PM
BOTH sides of this quilt are stunning!  Your pieced backing reminds me of the improvisational African American quilts I am so fond of.  Your machine quilting is amazing too--I can't wait to try it myself.  Great work!
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: My first quilt on: February 11, 2009 04:50:07 PM
Wow--you made all these different fabrics go so well together.  That alone is an art form.  Kitty clearly approves!
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: happy monkey baby quilt on: February 11, 2009 04:46:54 PM
This is gorgeous--I love the colors.  I also like the way the blocks look three-dimensional.  The print squares seem to float up over the solid squares.  What a success!
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Little Bluebirds pink/ red/ aqua BOM quilt - 1st 2 blocks done! on: February 11, 2009 04:43:57 PM
This is adorable.  Is that little decorative running stitch around the stars?  Would love to see a closeup and more!  Love the polka dots.
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: First-ever cathedral quilt project...tablerunner (Pic Heavy) on: February 11, 2009 04:38:50 PM
Truly stunning work--congratulations.  One of my long-ago home-ec teachers told us this was the hardest of all quilt patterns to do.  I've been in awe ever since.  I agree this belongs on the wall, not the table.
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: My first quilt! Baby pram quilt on: February 09, 2009 01:12:33 PM
This looks good enough to eat!
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Wild Pumpkins Baby Quilt on: February 09, 2009 01:10:25 PM
Wow--so gorgeous!  I love your choice of fabrics and the quilting looks great.
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Asian Influenced Lime and Purple and Lap Quilt on: February 09, 2009 01:09:01 PM
Here is a little quilt I made for my goddaughter, Sophie, just to celebrate my new sewing machine (Brother Innovis NX-450).  It's just amazing to have a machine that actually *works*.  (Previous machine = vintage 1972 Sears Kenmore.)

Anyway, this is a lime and purple strip quilt with fabrics depicting little Japanese girls in kimonos.  I put a green polka-dot flannel on the back to make it cozy to sit under.  And I quilted it in a random set of crooked lines I thought might resemble chop sticks.  I actually don't know how to machine quilt yet so this was the best I could come up with.

Here's the finished product:



Here's a closeup of some of the fabrics:



And here's the back with the "chopstick" machine quilting:



All I have left to do is put a signature square on the back!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Glow-in-the-Dark Dog Sweater on: January 02, 2009 03:04:21 PM
Wow--excellent fit around the neck.  I always get my dog sweater necks too tight or too loose.  Did you "knit to fit" or have a pattern?
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Retro Strawberry Coaster + Stitch & Botch on: January 02, 2009 10:32:16 AM
Thanks!  I put a square of old terry cloth in the middle, but I think felt would have worked better.  For true moisture block, maybe add a square of flimsy plastic?
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