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41  Fun with scraps: a rectangular checkerboard. in Quilting: Completed Projects by Eowynt on: June 11, 2011 09:45:30 AM
I was playing around with scraps of my 30's reproduction fabric, and I came up with a rectangular checkerboard.
I like how changing its direction changes its feel.
This is the vertical orientation:

. . . and here is the horizontal:


I think I like this quilt better than the original one I was working on.  I love it when experiments work.
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42  denim clutches with ragged-edge applique in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Eowynt on: May 11, 2011 09:02:43 AM
Like most craft/quilt types, I have lots of scraps, and I hate to throw them out - even the super skinny ones. While wandering the quilting blogosphere, I discovered ragged-edge applique.  Light bulb.  I took some of my scraps from my most recent quilt, and made a wristlet and tiny clutch from some leftover denim. I made each side different. . . 
Here is the wristlet:

and the other side:

The small clutch is made from an old pair of Levi's:

and the other side:


These things are addictive.
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43  Around Town lap quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by Eowynt on: April 30, 2011 11:44:25 AM
When I saw the "Around Town" sampler on the Connecting Thread website, I knew I just had to make something with it, even if the colors and such are not my usual fare. I bought a "Stack," aka a package of 10" squares and started playing. I used cotton batting and cotton thread, so the quilt got rather wrinkly after washing, which looks a little funny with the really bright fabrics, but that is how it goes.

The front:

And the back (which I may like better than the front  Wink ):


This quilt doesn't go with any of my furnishings, but I couldn't resist working on something different.  Now what do I do with it?
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44  Re: Shoebox of scraps becomes lap quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by Eowynt on: April 03, 2011 09:05:27 PM
I finally got a new couch, and the quilt looks great with it (phew):

Just thought I'd include this "after shot."  Now we have to figure out a way to get rid of the old couch!
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45  Patchwork cupcake pouch and the battle of the dueling bears in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Eowynt on: April 02, 2011 10:38:51 AM
When I finished my cupcake pouch/clutch/wristlet (whatever you want to call it) - it wouldn't "stand" by itself (unlike the picture in the magazine, mind you!!).  So I enlisted the help of my two bears, Mr. Knightly and Fitzwilliam (aka "Billy Bear").  Neither the bears nor I could decide who best displayed the bag, so I let them both pitch in.
Here is a group hug:

Here is Mr. Knightly with the front:

. . .  and Billy with the back:.
Billy's coloring goes better with the bag, but his dark features don't seem to photograph as well. . .   . . .  oh, here is the inside:.
The pattern is from Better Homes and Gardens "Quilts and More" Spring 2011 edition.  There are a couple of more bags in the magazine that I may have to try!
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46  t-shirt recon bag: flying pigs in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Eowynt on: February 26, 2011 09:44:25 AM
My daughter hates to get rid of anything, even outgrown t-shirts, so I've started turning them into bags (works for me).  This started out as a long sleeved t-shirt. One side:

I tried really hard to avoid cutting off the "Not a chance", but I failed. . .
The other side (I cannot figure out which is front or back):

and a shot of the inside (the lining is left over fabric from a dress I made DD when she was little):


C&C welcome
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47  Kitty wallhanging in Quilting: Completed Projects by Eowynt on: February 08, 2011 07:47:58 AM
I fell in love with the kitties on this fabric. . .  and I knew I had to make a quilt focussing on the kitties.  Problem was, the kitties are SO small (less than an inch squared).  So I got out my quilting encyclopedia/dictionary/albums (I have 3), and I went on a hunt for just the right block.  I chose a block called "Farmer's Daughter" because I thought the kitties would look right at home in the middle...


This isn't the best picture, but the lighting is weird today.  Here's a close up of one of the blocks:

Up close, you can tell that I cut off one of the points, and my quilting lines aren't straight, but I am only human.

P.S.  I quilted this during the Super Bowl, and I got a blood stain on it when  I pricked my finger.  I immediately  soaked it in water, and the red dot has disappeared.  I am afraid the stain might come back, like milk stains are wont to do.  Is there a tried and true way to get blood stains out of quilts that doesn't endanger the fabric?
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48  Shoebox of scraps becomes lap quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by Eowynt on: January 22, 2011 03:20:16 PM
I have been quilting for a long time, and I have several shoe boxes of scraps.  I sold some of my scraps at a yard sale, and I turned some of them into a lap quilt for our den couch.
Here is a picture of the whole quilt:

I used more scraps for the back:

and here is a picture of the quilt on the couch (the really old, we need to replace this thing couch):


I am really happy how it turned out.  Plus, I used up a lot of scraps, and I helped dress up our worn out couch!!
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49  I finally finished my daughter's second quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by Eowynt on: November 12, 2010 01:34:08 PM
This is the second quilt I've made my daughter.  I started the first one when she was in pre-school, and I finished it at the end of 4th grade.  Now that she's a young adult, I made her a new one, more fitting her age.  This one only took me two years to finish, but she still says I took too long!!



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50  Old "Be Weird" t-shirt = new purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Eowynt on: September 26, 2010 08:20:02 AM
My "Be Weird" t-shirt shrunk too much, so I turned it into a purse.  I modified the buttercup pattern (no tucks) so it would fit the design, added a tricot interfacing to the back of the t-shirt, then sewed as normal.  I had planned on keeping it, but my daughter pulled the "I would love that for my birthday" trick, so it is now hers.




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