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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Ravenclaw themed baby quilt on: October 27, 2014 09:38:13 AM
This is for a family friend who isn't finding out the gender, but is doing the nursery in Harry Potter theme, and her house of choice is Ravenclaw.  I picked a mix of blue and sliver fabrics for the front.  Though it didn't photograph well, the black has swirls.  The backing is from Spoonflower and has the names of spells on it

2  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / Where To Find Things To Recycle / Anyone need tshirt scraps? on: June 17, 2014 08:00:42 AM
I have a bunch of tshirt backs leftover from a tshirt blanket - can anyone use them?  I hate to throw them in the trash.  If someone wanted to help with shipping costs I would be happy to give them to you.  You can message me
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Elastic bobbin - Shirring on: January 22, 2014 11:59:08 AM
I was wondering, does anyone know if you can get pre-wound bobbins of elastic?  I've tried shirring before and it hasn't worked and i think its' because Im not good at winding the bobbin with the elastic thread.  I would adore if you can get bobbins already made.

I've google searched but come up with nothing, I didn't know if maybe someone knew someplace I wasn't looking

4  Category Challenges / Quilting: Challenge Entries / Quilt Your Happiness: Rainbow on: October 21, 2013 06:39:30 PM
Im a fan of Heather Ross's fabric lines and have a few pieces from other lines.  When I saw the Briar Rose collection this summer and the layout for this quilt - I knew I had to have.  This was the first time I had ordered an entire fabric line.  I pre-ordered it as a birthday present to myself.

The colors, prints and layout just make me feel happy and smile
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Enjoy your Burrito! - A Nerdist quilt on: March 30, 2012 03:59:27 PM

My hubby and I are huge fans of the Nerdist podcast, and when I bought him tickets to see it live for Christmas, I decided I wanted to bring Chris Hardwick (host of Nerdist, he's also the host of Talking Dead and bunch of other things).  I thought a quilt would be fun and I sketched out the logo for the podcast on graph paper and planned how to do it.  I severely underestimated how long it would take to cut and assemble all of those squares, so the quilt ended up square instead of rectangle like I planned it.  It measured 70X70 before washing
It's backed in blue flannel (as close to a Tardis blue as I could find) and bound in black with stars on it (forgot to take a pic of the binding as I spent the 8 hr car ride to the show hand sewing it to the front).  I was able to give it to him after the show - and I think it was well received.  Unfortunately, only one picture of him with the quilt turned out - and none of the ones with me in it turned out

Chris Harwick with my quilt

6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Japanese Dream on: January 09, 2012 02:58:09 PM
A little back story on this quilt.
I started this around 5 or 6 years ago, before I had quilted anything before.  My stepdaughter was in Jr. High and heavily into Japanese culture and anime/manga.  So I started collecting scraps of kimonos from ebay, then I found the center panel.  I assembled them on this itty bitty machine my hubby had in the garage (I think it had been bought for the kids to play with).  There are lumps and bumps and I added some white squares in.  I embroidered flowers and used an online translation to find charaters for her name.  Now, I honestly am not entirely sure what I had... it was either "beautiful erin" or 'creative erin"... but my computer crashed that had the file.  I then bought the fabric for the border.  I didn't feel confident to quilt it myself so it sat.... til this spring.  My sister in law got a long arm quilter and said she'd try it.  I did my  best to square it up (ha!), attached the borders, and sent if off.  She did a nice job, and then I set to hand binding it.  I finished and washed and held my breath - and it came out of the dryer and I was pleased Smiley  I gifted it to her at Christmas - she's now a freshman in college.  I think she liked it.  She decided to keep it at our house "until she get's her own place'Tongue

7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / BBC Robin Hood Maid Marion costume help on: September 03, 2011 08:35:54 PM
A friend asked if I could help make this outfit.  I'm assuming it's an under skirt and an overskirt.  However I've never made a period costume, so I don't know where to start.  Does anyone have pattern suggestions?  Also, the top seems pretty unique, not your standard corset top.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Grown Up Max on: November 05, 2009 04:44:55 PM
So my dad is a postal worker and is like the only person at work who dresses up each year for halloween.  We discussed over the phone (he lives in another state) what he could go as.  We decided on max, but that it needed to be a hoodie to allow for maximum mail delivering ability.  Here's what I came up with.  There was a sculpture exhibition going on and this one was perfect for max  There are ears under the crown

9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Tardis costume on: October 24, 2009 08:37:31 PM
The hubby and I have been binging on Dr Who lately and we thought he could go as the tenth doctor as he already had a suit, converse and glasses. I had kicked around going as rose, but figured no one would know who I was, so I decided to go as the Tardis.  I like the dress.  The headpiece didn't quite work and broke halfway through the night.
Please forgive the quality of the photos, 9yr old and hubby were feeling silly and camera happy.

myspacy photo (my husband thought it was funny)

And one of hubby -- I made his sonic screwdriver
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Keeping the backing from bunching when quilting on a regular machine? on: August 24, 2009 05:35:40 PM
Any suggestions?  I've made a few baby quilts and a queen size quilt, and while I thought I had them pinned tight, after rolling and moving them to fit on my regular sewing machine, THere always seems to be parts of the back that bunch, fold, whatever.  What am I doing wrong?
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