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11  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Purple/Green/Blue Apron on: January 28, 2009 02:47:51 PM
Hello All!

I've been a long time lurker of this board and finally completed something that I could post here!!

This was Butterick #4945 option D (minus the bow)

I'm still a novice at sewing but I figured since it's an apron it doesn't have to be perfect-I'm only using it to not dirty my clothes!!   Grin

This is a closeup of the fabric

The apron (please excuse the mess-not really much of a housewife!!)

Wasn't really aware that my face was in the picture-so that's my I didn't smile.  I'm sorry for the fuzziness but oh well!

Thanks for looking!!!

12  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Tree Wallhanging on: October 09, 2008 11:15:30 AM
I've been working on new quilting techniques and since I've never been really good on hand stitched applique, when I found fusible webbing, it was great!!  (but I have to admit, it seems like cheating because it's just iron fabric together but it works great and such a great timesaver)

This was a small wall hanging I made for our good friends Trevor and Samantha's wedding.  He is a painter and as he was creating work for his BFA show a couple years back, he started painting trees.  They are not normal realistic trees hence the colors.

Well without further delay...

Close-up on some of the stitches

The thread for the quilting of the trees was amazing.  They change the colors within the spool, one in purples and one in oranges.  I purposely quilting on the trees to make them stand out more but it really wasn't as "pouffy" as the photos.

Thanks for looking!!
13  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Wedding gift-Two of a Kind (lots of pic) on: July 29, 2008 10:55:41 AM
This was a quilt I just finished for our friend's wedding.  I was a bridesmaid, and my husband a groomsmen, so it was really hard to finish it on time-which I didn't but they didn't mind. 

It's a regular lap-sized quilt using fabric I already had (which is why I made the quilt for their wedding gift because I'm broke at the moment Sad ) The pattern is from American patchwork and Quilting magazine, April 2008 issue 91 (I do not know if it is online but their website is www.allpeoplequilt.com).  The title of the article is Two of a Kind-but is "reminiscent of a card trick block". 

This is the quilt in the piecing process

The finished quilt (sideways)

Better picture of the top

One of the 2 quilt labels-this one was made using fabric paint because I lost my patience

The 2nd quilt label that I actually embroidered.  I put this label on before I quilted which (obviously) I will never do again....it's a learning process.

Closeup on some of the fabric

The quilt was machine pieced/quilted and appliqued (sp?) their last name on the top.  It was the first time I have ever appliqued-let's just say it was very interesting.   Please keep in mind the big white boxes on the photographs are there to cover up our last names. 

Thanks for looking!! Comments and critque always welcomed!!   Grin
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Quilted Cow Bag on: June 03, 2008 12:05:01 PM
Hello all,

This is my first post ever so please forgive for any mistakes posting this, I'm still learning.

This was a bag I recently completed to give to my friend Judy.  She recently gave me boxes and boxes of fabric she no longer wanted...it was so much fun to go through it all. 

The quilt block is "Whither thou goest," from Rosemary Makhan's book, More Biblical Quilt Blocks.  All the fabric was Judy's and I learned later that the cow fabric panel was quilted with batting and a backing material by her mother who can no longer embrodier or hand sew.  So that made it even more special. 

Sorry I don't have a finished photo, I was too excitied to give it to her that I forgot!  It's basically the two panels sen together with a denim top and handle for extra sturdiness.  The quilting was stitch in the ditch (sewing in the lines).

Peace be with you all

15  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Research for a Paper on: February 08, 2008 09:09:35 AM
  I am currently a senior at Columbia College working on my bachelor's in Speech Communication.  For my senior thesis I have chose to discuss how women used particular quilt blocks to express and communicate. 

  Specifically I have chosen quilt blocks that are Biblical in nature to reinforce the religious faiths in the family and community.

I was wondering if anybody knew of any good sources, such as any books or magazines that discuss where these blocks came from and/or the time period?  I have a good start thus far but I could always use more sources.

Thanks for you time

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