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1  Starry Starry Night Baby Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by athenamat on: February 04, 2012 04:04:22 PM
I named it this because the colors remind me of the painting not because it looks like it.

This is a triangle log cabin block done via paper piecing.  It's my first dabble in value fabric placement although it's not that well done.  I used up nearly all my blue scraps and had to swap with a friend for more dark blues.

It's a baby gift for my assistant.  Hmm, any questions?  Thanks for looking!


Starry Starry Night Baby Quilt by athenamat, on Flickr


Starry Starry Night Baby Quilt by athenamat, on Flickr


Back of Starry Starry Night Baby Quilt by athenamat, on Flickr

Oh yeah, the blue star background glows in the dark!  Awesome!

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2  It's a marvelous time for a moon dance -- My Wedding Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by athenamat on: January 08, 2012 11:50:21 AM


My husband and I were married on October 22 and I made us this wedding quilt.  The fabrics are all autumn themed and lots of leaves motifs.  I did this large scale quilt so that I could showcase these great prints.  I got it long-armed quilted and there's this great leafy style stitching in the brown blocks.  I displayed this at the wedding too and it was photographed by my photographer but I haven't gotten her photos back yet.  The back is a random piecing of the scraps with the great autumn fairy panels in the center.  Am I missing any essential info?  Thanks for looking Smiley
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3  Step-Sister Choice Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by athenamat on: January 08, 2012 11:39:57 AM






I pieced this quilt using the Sister's Choice scrap block pattern in 2007.  My taste has changed much since then and I don't care for the pattern much, hence it's my Step-Sister's Choice quilt.  I decided for 2012 I can't start a new quilt until I finish at least one of the many many WIPs in my pile.  The fabrics are somewhat coordinated (with the block) scraps.  I got a lot of these fabrics though swaps with other Craftsters when I was more active in the community.  It's a queen-sized quilt.  I pieced the back with large ten inch blocks and asymmetric black edges.  I finished it with a simple non-dense cross-hashing quilting and pieced binding.  It's got cotton batting (my favorite) and it is really warm and has a great weight to it.
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4  Wonky Houses Mug Rugs in Quilting: Completed Projects by athenamat on: March 05, 2011 03:56:37 PM
I made this set of mug rugs as going away gifts for my old secretaries.  They were my friends and they both cried when I told them I was moving to Texas.  These were a BLAST to do.  I loved digging in my scrap bin for the perfect fabrics including the little gnomes.

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5  The Brightest Diamond Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by athenamat on: March 05, 2011 03:53:06 PM
Hello!  I'm back to share another quilt.  I do not have as much time to create now that I am no longer a law student and actually working... I moved to Dallas in November and so this is the first quilt I've completed in Texas.



It was difficult to photograph, but all four edges have a 5" border in an orange fabric.  Some of these fabrics came from an exchange from my Craftster long-distance friend Audrey.



I patch worked the back too because I had so many happy fabrics to show off.  There are a lot of cute cat prints in the back which I enjoy because I live with three cats, including one cleopatra cat.



I also really enjoy doing pieced bindings, so I did.



It's a bit of a girlie quilt so I have to make another bed quilt since I live with my boyfriend Smiley



Comments and questions are welcome!  Thanks for a place to share with other quilty friends!
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6  Suggestions on how to make quilts with different sized blocks in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by athenamat on: September 12, 2010 10:47:30 PM





How do you guys think that these quilts were pieced?  As you see, there's no real blocks or at least not uniform ones.  I tried to break this down into smaller blocks but don't see a pattern at all.  They don't appear to have set in seams either.  I can't figure out at all how in the world these blocks are pieced together since they aren't the same size.  My friend requested a quilt like this and I'm stumped.

I don't want to border them etc.

Ideas?
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7  Very colorful Jared Takes a Wife Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by athenamat on: April 25, 2010 01:35:00 PM
I made this using the quiltville tutorial -- and using entirely scraps (sans the border fabric and the backing which were 1/2 yard cuts).  This was going to be beautiful in my head and it turned out a little more ADHD than I intended Smiley  It's a gift for my recruiter who helped me transition from icky ip law at a mean firm to labor law at a friendly life-valuing firm.  So she really changed my life and I wanted to show her with a special quilt for picnics and the like.  Ummm, ask any questions as I don't know what else to say about this quilt.  Do others think this is too colorful and discontinued or like the kind of crazy home-spun look?















Oh yeah, it's hanging a little crooked, the back isn't so crooked (at least I don't think so...)
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8  Threadless T-Shirt Quilt (Lots of pix inside) in Quilting: Completed Projects by athenamat on: February 26, 2010 07:18:36 PM
I'm finishing ANOTHER WIP (if you're counting, I finished four quilts in the last month).  I started this in NYC and most of these t-shirts were sent to me by my friends or online "friends" in the threadless forums.  You can probably pick out the non-threadless tshirts.  They were shirts that were either very pretty and too small for me that I also included here.  I like the background fabric and the binding a lot.  I LOVE how soft it is since the t-shirts have been worn a lot.  I did minor quilting to keep it poufy and not compete with the design of the t-shirts.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2714/4390653727_f9482b679f.jpg

Some slightly blurry close-ups:





And the backing:


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9  Happy Animals Quilt -- Another Quilt that Craftster Made in Quilting: Completed Projects by athenamat on: February 17, 2010 02:47:24 PM
I'm currently laid off and in-between interviewing, I've been finishing up my WIPS, so I completed another quilt that I started over 2 years ago.  This quilt is named after the panel "cheater" blocks of happy animals that I included.  The blocks were made by Craftsters in the quilt block swaps.

I LOVE the combination of the fabrics, this was one of my first "adventurous" fabric pairings. Ummmm, I don't know what else to share about this quilt.  Oh yeah, I pieced the back.  I like pieced backings but I also like using up smaller scraps for the back too.  The quilting is a fairly simple diagonal grid.  Lately, I've been wanting to quilt my quilts less heavily because they stay "poofier" this way.  Interestingly to me, I hadn't even bought the fabric I used to sash the blocks until a few months ago but it was a coordinating print to a fabric I'd sent out for the blocks so I thought it was perfect.

Thanks everyone for the beautiful blocks, I'm so happy with this quilt!   









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10  Athenamat's Mixed Media Handbound Journals in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by athenamat on: February 12, 2010 01:41:34 PM
I made these 4.5" x 6" journals using a variety of interesting pages, including plain pages, colored pages, scrapbook patterned pages, magazine pages, and pages from children's books.  They are handbound and have fabric covers.  Their small size makes them great for popping in your purse for notes, or maybe using as an art journal with the interesting papers as inspiration.  I will ask my partners their top choices on fabrics and hope to honor them.


Left to right: Strawberries, Painted Ladies, Pink Kimono


Kitties, Domestic Diva, Green Flannel

Here's a peek at one of the children's book pages and a view of the spread to show you the range of interesting papers:

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