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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Orange and Teal Zig Zag on: January 26, 2011 11:41:25 PM
I made this for my soon to be born nephew. He is the first child to either of my siblings and I can not wait to spoil him as much as my sister spoils my kids. I have been sewing for him non-stop for a couple weeks now. This is the quilt that I made for him.....
Its not really that wonky I am just not a good photographer.
The backing I fell in love with it is the ultra cuddle fabric from Joann's.

Thanks for looking.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Quilting Knitters/Knitting Quilters on: January 15, 2011 03:52:31 PM
For all you multi tasking quilting knitters or knitting quilters out there I found the perfect fabric. These are just a few from the new Michael Miller line called Knitty Gritty. The rest of the link can be found here http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/MMF/Swatch2.cfm?Gnam=Knitty%20Gritty





3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Another fun quilt done! on: May 27, 2009 05:59:35 AM
We (my husband and I) recently found out that his best friend of...well forever(23 years he is 28) is expecting her first baby. I was browsing through the Moda Bake shop when I found this... http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/03/pinwheel-baby-quilt.html I could not resist I had to make it for her. So here it is. My husband made her promise she would not change the baby's name. lol just so I could put it on the quilt, she isn't due until September so I really hope she doesn't change her mind, she is pretty set though when she decides something she doesn't change much!


free motion quilting is spiral triangles in each triangle and long spiral rectangles in the border

favorite new thing to do, personalizing the quilt with the name, simply free motion raw edge appliqued

Gotta love the soft fluffy chenille back, this is another favorite "new" thing to do.

Now I get to repeat this quilt with pinks instead of blues, and minkee backing instead of chenille!
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Circles are finally done on: May 25, 2009 07:55:27 AM
So a while back I posted this... http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288679.0
I decided that I was going to just machine applique the circles on the top, I bought the "template" (on sale) really cheap,actually took a lot less fabric than had I used the bias strips. I just used fat quarters instead of yardage, and I used left overs to piece the binding. then the back is chenille!
I finally sat down and bound it yesterday, now I have a few shirts left to finish up and Liam can come! lol



Sorry for the SUPER crappy pictures, it is really nasty outside so couldn't get any decent pictures and I have a crappy camera, not to mention I am no photographer! lol
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Little Little Man needed clothes on: May 15, 2009 02:46:51 PM
I had a little bit of time so I threw these together. I hate seeing all the babies in the hospital with the SAME EXACT thing on. the only difference is girls get diffrent colored bows "pasted" to their heads, boys they are out of luck! I decided that this baby needs some "cool" hospital clothes! So here are a few things I made up yesterday. Then today I went to Joann's and got more interlock(half price and only need a half yard to make a shirt and hat) to make some more sets since these went together so fast.

Kimono style tie top and drawstring pants.
I didn't make this hat (I think) gerber did! Gerber also made the shirt but I took the short sleeves off and put long sleeves to match on!
Stitching isn't very straight but I doubt he will care!

I didn't make the shirt or the pants just appliqued the shirt!
I have the knits to make four more shirt/had combos! Maybe this weekend!
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / wonky seams on: April 25, 2009 07:45:59 PM
well for starters I want to make a quilt....
I want this quilt to replicate "Hop Skip and a Jump" by Denyse Schmidt.
I have her book and the pattern to make this quilt..BUT.. I don't want to have to cut all those pieces out and then have to match them up. I was wondering if I could instead cut strips of fabric at all different widths (but the same length) and then instead of sewing a 1/4 seam all the way down, could I sew a shallow curve in some and slanted curves in others, then iron flat and square up.
Would this work or do I need to match the curves of the pieces by cutting them before sewing? I am not new to sewing but for some reason this is confusing me. It seems to me that doing this would not be any different then cutting two pieces and then putting them back together.
I would like the opinion of others though because lately when I run with my own opinion it all comes out wrong! LOL I think this baby has ate my brain!
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Jungle babies quilt panel! on: April 12, 2009 08:15:29 AM
I posted a few days ago asking how to do these simple panels, I wanted to do a few things for a raffle for the relay for life (my mom owns a business and is raffling things off to raise money) Well one of the Joann's around here is moving to a new building they have everything cheap I seen these panels and bought a couple (one for mom and one for my new little man)!
Long story short here it is! Now I just have another quilt to piece and put together for her and I need to finish quilting my little mans quilt so I can start on the panel and some clothes!!!!! Thank goodness school is almost over!
I decided to just outline everything!
The backing I also got at Joann's really cheap! It is a sage green chenille! It matches way better than it looks, both my camera and my photography skills SUCK!
Finally Finished!

Thanks for looking!!!
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Your assistance is requested~please~ on: April 07, 2009 06:16:34 PM
I went to my local Joann's today to get some white thread, and quickly found out that they are moving to another building therefore they are selling EVERYTHING for 50-75% off. Well I did not get my white thread, but I did walk away with 120 dollars worth of fabric for 60 dollars and some change.
While I was there I found some of the printed quilt panels, this is what the panel I got looks like. I got chenille for the backing, I have made several quilts, but I don't know how I should quilt this one. I will be layering it with warm and natural and quilting it with just the top and the batting then adding the chenille to the back after the quilting is done and then binding the whole thing.

My question is how should I quilt this panel?

I don't want to get to labor intensive I need this done (among other projects I am working on) by the end of the month, this will be donated for a raffle, which will benefit "Relay for Life" an American Cancer Society program to raise money for cancer research!
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Shirt for my new little man! on: April 04, 2009 11:39:43 PM
I am due in June, someone on a baby forum that I spend my free time (what little time is not spent on craftster) posted this link. http://www.tinysprouts.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=38 Although those outfits are SUPER SUPER cute, they are also SUPER expensive! So I found a white onesie printed up my design, put it on the shirt (crooked), put it on the shirt again (straight) and stitched it! Here is what came of it.



I haven't washed it yet so the unused marks are still there, and I had not torn the stabilizer off yet.

I hope to get some "diaper" shirts and hats to put little designs on before he is born, I hate when all the babies in the nursery look the same!
Thanks for looking!
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Discussion and Questions / looking for help with applique~please~ on: April 01, 2009 01:23:20 PM
I am making a blanket for my new little man that is due in June, I have the top almost done, the back is going to be Chenille. I want to applique his name on the back before quilting it together. This would not be a problem had I got that embroidery machine when my husband offered, but I could not decide what I wanted at the time and passed up the "offer", (the "offer" still stands I can get one whenever I just still don't know what I want) but since I don't have an embroidery machine I am left to applique on my regular machine. Which is normally not a problem, but I am thinking that the way I NORMALLY do appliques is not going to work so well on chenille! Normally I draw the applique on wonder under, iron it to the back of my fabric, cut it out iron it to the "main" fabric, and sew! With chenille being so fluffy and bulky I don't think this method of madness is going to work.

Does anyone know something that WILL work for (sewing) machine appliqueing OVER chenille???

Thank you,
Danielle
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