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7681  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: A Jar of Mini Whimsies Swap Gallery on: May 20, 2008 05:01:25 PM
More awesome jars with fabulous goodies! This swap was so much fun- and I also echo the "awesome organizers!" sentiment!!!

And, I brought home a 1-gallon pickle jar...now to start filling it up with stuff I have scattered all over the house...

I also have a small collection of glow-in-the-dark trinkets. I think they need a jar of their very own Wink
7682  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Fibonacci Pillow (Paper Pieced) on: May 20, 2008 04:51:00 PM
Thanks bunches! It was pretty easy (thanks to the fab tutorial!) once I picked out my fabrics. The teeny squares in the center of the spiral (not visible in the pic, really), moved a tiny bit because I used a too small stitch length and ripped of the pattern (oops!). Bit after that, it really was a piece of cake!

I'm making one for me soon, I think. I want to make a bed-sized one, but I'm limited in the size of the spiral section by the width of the fabric. I should still be able to make a good sized one, however!
7683  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tony Stark/Iron Man Arc Reactor shirt *IMG Heavy* on: May 19, 2008 05:44:31 PM
I just saw this movie the other night and loved it! I am making my brother one of these for his b-day- thanks for such an awesome idea! And, how brilliant to bleach the shirt first (I never would have thought of that...). And glow-in-the-dark paint...fabulous...
7684  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tutorial: literally, a monster purse! ((reposted, and an apology)) on: May 18, 2008 07:41:52 PM
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I've never seen one before, so having the tutorial appear here was such a big help! That's the best thing about Craftster- it always opens my eyes to new crafts that I might not have seen in my neck of the woods


I didn't mean about the tutorial, I'm all for those.  You could show me how to draw a straight line and I'd still be for it.  I just ment for the thing about the person getting upset about someone else posting the tutorial first.  We just have to face it.  Just about everything has been done before in some form or another.  Darn Emo kids!!   Tongue

I know what you mean...every time I think of a great idea, I see that someone else has already done it...and made millions Wink

But I still love this bag! Cheesy
7685  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Science IS Art! swap gallery on: May 18, 2008 07:07:24 AM
More amazed than I have already been by this swap? I can't wait to see!
7686  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Fibonacci Pillow (Paper Pieced) on: May 18, 2008 07:06:42 AM
Great use of colours

Thanks! This means a lot to me, actually, because color is the one thing I always have a hard time with. I used the floral fabric in the border as the "inspiration" fabric. I was pretty surprised (and impressed) that i had enough coordinating fabric to make it work. I was a little unsure of the pink (especially since my swap partner isn't a fan of pastels), but I liked how it framed/separated the Fibonacci section from the border section.
7687  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: *Tutorial* on Paper Piecing *2 Extra patterns + tut added!* on: May 17, 2008 03:23:06 PM
Here's the pillow I made using your tutorial! I would not have been able to figure it out if it wasn't for your tutorial. I only made one mistake, but after that it was smooth sailing.

Thanks so much for posting such an awesome tutorial!
7688  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Fibonacci Pillow (Paper Pieced) on: May 17, 2008 02:59:20 PM
So, for the Science IS Art! Swap, I decided that I had to make a pillow that used Fibonacci squares to make a Fibonacci Spiral. It is a series of squares with sides that follow this pattern: 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34. I actually used a scaled down image, so the smallest square was about 1/4" square. Realizing that I could not easily sew such a tiny square, I decided to  use this tutorial by angelbum to help me figure out how to do it. It made it much easier!



I don't have a close-up shot (I think there might be a better one in the swap gallery!), which is kind of good since you can't see all of the mistakes (only some of them Wink ).

I wish I had used some paper piecing for the border strips to make sure that they came out straighter, but I know better for the next time. Also, I learned that my machine sews wiggly seams if I sew fast- it isn't me...really! I think the feed dogs wiggle... I used my plain old sewing machine to quilt the Fibonacci spiral into it.

I turned it into a pillow case, but since it was an oddly sized rectangle, I needed to make a muslin pillow form for the inside.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with how it came out. I had only done paper piecing once before (another pillow), but once I got going, I remembered how much I liked it. I don't have the patience for piecing quilt blocks together otherwise!

I brought it into work, and a couple of folks expressed a desire for a Fibonacci pillow of their very own, so I'll be able to fix some of the things I didn't like about this one.
7689  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Science IS Art! swap gallery on: May 17, 2008 02:38:17 PM
That shirt is super cute! I think I even have the pattern for it! Totally love the beaded jewelry- I am so making myself a pair of virus earrings! The wall art is so vibrant and the test tube vase is so cool!

I don't want this swap to end...
7690  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tutorial: literally, a monster purse! ((reposted, and an apology)) on: May 17, 2008 08:54:24 AM
Not to be rude.. but everyone in the WORLD makes those purses.  Seriously.  I know people without internet that have made those.  It's an easy idea for the extra fur material that everyone has laying around.  So... yeah. 

I've never seen one before, so having the tutorial appear here was such a big help! That's the best thing about Craftster- it always opens my eyes to new crafts that I might not have seen in my neck of the woods Wink
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