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121  Re: HP droolalong ~ Spring Semester Mar 1-May 31, 2015 ~ JOIN ANYTIME! in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: April 02, 2015 07:54:14 AM
In the past if I was going to be working on a quilt I proposed it as an OWL.  Three to four weeks is a comfortable amount of time to finish a project like that, and it worked really well with my CoMC Dragons OWL a year ago.  This time around I only had two weeks to finish (which I really don't recommend doing if it's also crunch time at work  Wink) so OWLS were out.  Instead I've broken it up into sections to submit for classes, since each one took several hours to complete.  Hope that's all right!

I made this quilt for a friend who is expecting her first baby.  She moved across the country last year, and because of health concerns can't make it back east for a shower.  I organized a really quick "by mail" shower where friends sent books for the baby's library.  There was a really quick turn-around time because we wanted it to coincide with another friend's visit.  I foolishly decided that two weeks would be enough to make a quilt (and it probably would have been if my bobbin holder hadn't decided to start rebelling).  For all my cursing and wailing I am in love with the results, and I hope it gets a lot of use.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bright Owl Quilt - Quilt Top
Project Page Link: Obsessively Stitching's First Quilt Ever Tutorial
Brief Description: This quilt pattern is a disappearing nine-patch.  Basically that means you make a mess of nine-patches with as many random fabric combinations as you are able, and then chop them up to make smaller blocks.  It's really hard to anticipate exactly what the finished project will look like.  I spent about an hour and a half trying to arrange my blocks so that no matching fabrics touched each other.  Once I let go of trying to get the directional fabrics to all go in the same direction it came together really quickly, but I was surprised at how bright the top looked.  When they were just in the fabric stage the darks had a bit more oomph.  I ended up choosing a dark blue dotty border to help tone the whole thing down.


Bright Owl Quilt - Front by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bright Owl Quilt - Quilt Back
Project Page Link: Obsessively Stitching's First Quilt Ever Tutorial
Brief Description: Quilt backs don't get much attention, really.  When you've got your quilt on the bed they're pretty much hidden, and when they're in use that's generally the part that's facing you.  Since the quilt top was about 45 inches, three inches wider than most fabrics, it needed some piecing to make up the width.  I picked apart some unused blocks from the top, and shaved a few pieces off of the binding fabrics for a scrappy look. 


Bright Owl Quilt - Back by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bright Owl Quilt - Quilting
Project Page Link: Obsessively Stitching's First Quilt Ever Tutorial
Brief Description: Quilting is what holds a quilt together, and Stephanie, who this quilt was made for, was one of the driving forces behind keeping our college friends together.  I can only do straight lines on my machine so I stitched in the ditch along the seam lines of the bigger blocks (the quarters of the nine-patches that were cut apart) and then diagonal lines through the corners of the itty bitty squares.  It's really hard to describe, so maybe the pictures will make sense.  I ended starting and then unpicking about three times because of recalcitrant bobbin tension, but it came out well in the end.


Bright Owl Quilt - Close-Up by AluminumDryad, on Flickr


Bright Owl Quilt - Quilting by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bright Owl Quilt - Binding
Project Page Link: Obsessively Stitching's First Quilt Ever Tutorial
Brief Description: The binding puts the finishing touch on a quilt and is my favorite part.  After all the problems I was having with my machine towards the end of the project it was nice to be completely in control while hand sewing.  The baby isn't actually due until July, so it will be a while until this quilt sees some use.  July's flower is delphinium, which apparently can help keep away ghosts and bad spirits.  It's a well known fact that pulling the quilts up over your head has a similar effect in childhood, so hopefully this one will serve as a worthy protector.


Bright Owl Quilt - Binding by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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122  Re: 2015 Annual DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: April 01, 2015 06:34:31 AM
April Themes


Yellow by bottled-bohemia, on Flickr

Color: Yellow
Pattern: Nature
For: Charity
Challenge: If there are any items in your stash that are too neat to give away but you have no earthly idea what you should make with them, ask your fellow DeStashers for advice.

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123  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Spring Semester Mar 1-May 31, 2015 ~ JOIN ANYTIME! in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: March 31, 2015 09:20:13 AM
Ack!  As I was typing this up a new Bean challenge was posted!  But if I'm reading the rules right I can still squeak by...

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean - Cherry
SPEW: n/a
House: Hooflepoof
Project Name: Clever Closures
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: Packaging is by its very nature ephemeral, but occasionally you find something that makes you stop and go "wow, that's pretty clever."  My mother had found one she thought was amazing (we're both dorks like that), and asked me if I could figure out how to recreate it.  After a bit of finagling I had a template made and put together a couple of examples in different weights of paper to see which works best (oddly enough it was the lightest one - green).  Stopped there, because we didn't have any need for more, but now we know it can be done!

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124  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 110, 111 & 112 Gallery & Discussion in The Swap Gallery by gaudiknight on: March 19, 2015 09:51:02 AM
I am very late posting my awesome supply package from Alliekat914!



I now have enough adhesive to glue a small army, some great stamps that I can use for the legion of Birthday cards I'm going to have to send out next month, a nifty stamp block (with handle!), an assortment of brads, including some neat glitter flowers, shiny pens, and some gift enclosures.

It's all wonderful!  Thank you so much, Alliekat914!
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125  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Spring Semester Mar 1-May 31, 2015 ~ JOIN ANYTIME! in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: March 15, 2015 06:59:47 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Botts Every Flavor Bean - vanilla
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Vanilla Dress
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: Some people consider vanilla to be a pretty boring flavor, but it has hidden depths.  This fabric looks plain at first glance, but actually has a tone-on-tone decoration that kind of looks like a William Morris vine print.


New Frock by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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126  Re: 2015 Annual DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: March 11, 2015 02:01:44 PM
Love the Yoda Hat!  I have to make a nerdy baby gift this month, so I'll have to keep that idea in mind.

Time for a project dump of my own:

I made this gal for the Ongoing Wishlist Swap.  Everything - yarn, eyes, pipe-cleaners for armature, fabric & lace - came from stash.  I am very pleased with her.


61 I shall call her Sprockette by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

I also sent along two more bits of clothing, which another of my dolls got to model


Dress #4 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

And then I tested out a new-to-me pattern adaptation.  I am getting a lot of mileage out of this old sheet. 

I'm not sure I'll be making the dress out of good fabric - a bit too Laura Ashley / 80s Bridesmaid Dress for my taste.
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127  Re: 2015 Annual DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: March 01, 2015 04:12:06 PM
March Themes


noro sock wip by splityarn, on Flickr

Color: Green
Pattern: Stripes
For: Your Craft Space
Challenge: Now that you've weeded through your stash you might find it useful to do some organization - put all your yarn in bins, sort your beads, and consolidate all those half empty containers of googly eyes.  If you come up with a particularly clever way to organize your stash or have found something on the web that could be useful or inspiring, please share!
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128  Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: February 28, 2015 09:40:53 PM
Slipping in with a couple more projects and twenty minutes to spare (sorry!).

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Sewing Practice Shirt
Project Page Link: Made using this pattern
Brief Description: I need to get better at sewing knits, and the only way to do that is through practice.  This shirt is made up of 5 pattern pieces - the front, two sleeves, and two pieces for the back.  


Sewing Practice by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguration
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Itty Bitty Books
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: I made a batch of mini paperback books for out of old magazines, scrapbook paper, and washi tape.  The two larger ones are a bit big for a matchbox (maybe if we counted kitchen matches...) but the smaller ones would fit no sweat, since they're only about 1 3/4 inches tall.  They turned out okay for a first try, but I'll need more variety to furnish a library.  5 down, 12,937,541 to go.


(Whoops!  Sideways!)
 
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129  Re: 2015 Annual DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: February 28, 2015 02:14:58 PM
Goodness that's a lot of googly eyes!  Love it!

Stopping by with a few quick things before February ends.  I'll be posting themes for March tomorrow, so brace yourself.  (Or just go look back at the first page, where the entire year is posted.  Tongue)

Further proof I have no idea how to sew knits:

Sewing Practice by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

And a mess of doll dresses.  I'm looking forward to having this pattern hammered out, so I can go through my scrap bin and weed out things that aren't the right size to save.



Dress #1 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Dress #2 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Dress #3 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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130  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Spring Semester Mar 1-May 31, 2015 ~ JOIN ANYTIME! in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: February 27, 2015 09:13:03 AM
Flying!


Santos-Dumont ... Eiffeltoren by Nationaal Archief, on Flickr

Gryffindor
Mistriss Jennie: Quilt As You Go Weekender Bag

Hufflepuff
J_Kieviet: TOPS Dress

Ravenclaw

Slytherin
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