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1  Rooster Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by cmoore on: January 23, 2012 06:21:02 PM

Since starting school I really haven't made much but over the holidays I managed to kick out this quilt for a friend who raises chickens. Smiley It's her rooster. It's pretty simple--there's a little painting but most of the work was the machine embroidery. It's quilted in rayon in a freeform version of the traditional feather stitch.

I really like the way it turned out so I'm sharing. A close up:

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2  It's been awhile...Horses and Chariots in Quilting: Completed Projects by cmoore on: February 16, 2008 10:52:32 PM
It has been a long time since I've finished anything noteworthy, and I still haven't completely decided what I will do with the binding treatment, but I finished this for the most part about a month ago-after it languished as a WISP for about five years. Ah!

Anyway here it is:

There is more description of the piece over at my blog.
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3  Re: New Quilter Seeks Assistance on Art Deco Quilt in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by cmoore on: January 15, 2007 09:43:41 PM
For piecing, you can generally get by with black white and a medium grey, though I usually add a medium tan for warm colours (using the grey for most cool colours). They will blend with all but the extreme lights and darks (which is what you'd use black and white for, of course) and are easier to use than trying to match, as you can buy large spools and load up several bobbins before you begin work.
For quilting, you can use one colour of thread, a multicoloured thread, or you can switch colours as you go to match the fabric. This is dependant upon your own preferences.

Art Deco, perhaps surprisingly, can lend itself quite well to quilt making, as it tends to be very linear and flat. You can look at stained glass panes (as they are usually rectangular) or any deco style books (Dover has good ones)-You are not limited by looking for designs specifically made for quilts. Also don't look for quilt designs from that era, as they are decidedly not art deco.

You may also want to bring in a deco look by your choice of fabric.

Here is a small and unusual quilt I made in the Art Deco style a few years back:

I did not use a quilt "pattern" but riffed off of some deco designs I found in a book.
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4  Re: portrait in red and blue in Quilting: Completed Projects by cmoore on: May 02, 2006 05:54:48 PM
Thanks SoonFamo-Artiste; the quilt was chosen and featured in the spring issue of Quilting Arts.

My complimentary copy and accompanying letter:
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5  Slothguy - needle felted in Felting: Completed Projects by cmoore on: December 19, 2005 08:13:29 PM
This was originally a cartoon which I then turned into a doll for my mom to sit on the dash of her car-so she can whack it (she suffers from road rage, and every slow driver she gets behind is a 'slothguy'). Wink  It was my first attempt at needlefelting-turned out fairly well I think!

I hope this isn't huge...

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6  Year of the Veteran in Quilting: Completed Projects by cmoore on: December 07, 2005 12:19:04 AM
Yeah another one. 2005 was designated the year of the veteran here in Canada, so I made a quilt to commemorate of my great grandfather.
It's taken from a WWI portrait (he was about 25) and a WWII era photo in the back (he was about 50 there and in the Veteran's Guard). I severely melted part of that background piece and it is wonky now. I was going to toss it, but somehow I feel now that it represents the subject better as he was himself severely wounded in the war.
Sorry about the yucky crop job.

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7  Oil-brushed and beaded quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by cmoore on: November 23, 2005 04:07:58 PM
I was involved in an anonymous swap, and couldn't post my work until it was finished. Well now it is and here is the quilt I made!

It is a design based on the work of Margaret Macdonald, I call the girl an indian princess. The colours are taken from medicine wheel plus umber, and it was dry brushed in oils. I machine quilted and then beaded it in a random fashon.

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8  portrait in red and blue in Quilting: Completed Projects by cmoore on: August 22, 2005 02:07:54 AM
I did this little quilt (letter sized) for a portrait challenge. It's purposefully messy, as I am...I've been posting this in various places on the net, why not here as well!

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9  Re: looking for crochet patterns for a cloche cap from the 20's-30's in Vintage Craft Projects by cmoore on: August 05, 2005 05:38:40 PM
Thanks again for the pattern. Here are a few of my pattern picture scans...

Gotta love that bathing suit.
I know they are quite large; I had scanned them for something else and needed large images.
BTW, I did make the one on the cover of the Needlecraft magazine, it turned out nicely-changed the ruffle though.
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10  Re: dye in Dyeing: Discussion and Questions by cmoore on: July 01, 2005 12:53:34 PM
Yes, this will work. Colourfastness depends of a few factors; type of food colouring you use, amount of time you steam it, the ratio of vinegar to water, how well it is rinsed, etc. Same kind of concerns as with koolaid and all dyes.

Here is a postcard I made with silk roving (the background) dyed with food colouring:

And a doll which used the same silk roving and silk organza, both dyed with red and yellow food colouring.

In my experience they have been very colourfast-I don't know about lightfastness, but since they are acid dyes, I don't think it would be a problem. I use a microwave to steam dyed items.
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