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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / My First Quilt Questions on: May 28, 2011 08:53:51 PM
So this summer I've started on my first quilt. Its going to be a rather HUGE (5'x8') quilt because I want it to fit over an extra long twin mattress (for when I start college this fall). I thought I had everything planned out and in order but after browsing the topics in here, I feel like I'm unprepared. So I have some questions.

What is a walking foot and how necessary is it?? Is it expensive to buy one??
What does it mean to baste something?? How necessary is it?? How do you do it??
I don't understand anything about putting a finished edge on a quilt. What's the simplest way to do it??

Those are all the questions I can think of right now. I haven't even started sewing the quilt top so most of those things won't come up till much later, but I'm trying to be as prepared as possible and plan everything out. I'll have my mom to help me with this quilt  but she's a clothes sewer, I don't think she's ever made a quilt so I don't know how things'll go.
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Lots of Finished Ceramics on: May 28, 2011 08:48:54 AM
I haven't been on here in forever so I've got lots of completed ceramic projects to update. I put most of them in my photo gallery but here are just a few of my favorites.

My Ice Cream Bowl
Made by throwing one bowl, letting it dry a little, flipping it over and throwing another bowl on top of it.

My Whale with a mustache

My octopus with a top hat

Porcelain Plate
Has crushed up glass melted in the bottom

Tree Stump

Snake Teapot

Sorry those last two are so blurry. It shows the difference in picture quality between an iPhone 4 and....all my past cell phones.

Hopefully this should link to the rest of my photo gallery, I've practically forgotten how to do anything because it's been so long since I've been on here: https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=164952
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / School Doodles on: April 05, 2009 05:32:31 PM
Okay. So maybe I don't doodle like normal people. Sometimes I wind up with elaborate pictures. The only thing saddening about this is that my pictures are on notebook paper and not nice durable paper.

Here is some graffiti I did at the beginning of the year. The first word is my name "Emily S" then "Evolve" and the word on the side is "Independent". I did it in blue and black ink pen. I love pens...and graffiti  Cheesy

(Sorry for the shadow)

This doddle/picture just started with a central image and sort of expanded from there. Its sort of like and "I spy". Can you find the banana? The stapler? The flower? The eyes?


And here is a solar system. Drawn entirely with black ink pen. The picture above inspired me to draw this picture.

And here is a little cartoon guy. He is supposed to be a creepy hotel manager but he wound up looking more cute than creepy. He is saying "May I show you to your room?" and then at the very bottom he says "watch out for the rats".
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Art Projects for School on: April 05, 2009 05:14:46 PM
I take art during school and I've finally decided to post pictures of some of my completed projects on here.

This is a string project that we did at the beginning of the year. We had to make a picture completely out of lines of string. It took around 2 months i think.

The graffiti says "revolution". Graffiti is really hard to do with string i found out.

This is a color wheel I had to do. It was to practice mixing colors with paint and all that. The colors are a little off looking in this picture. I promise it looks better in real life.

This is a monochromatic picture. Everything is in shades of blue. It took forever because I had to trace every single square and then hand paint every single square. There are also words in the bottom right-hand corner. It says "I love you" "Always and forever.

I was disappointed though because the words are a little difficult to see.

Sorry the pictures are kind of blurry. I took them with my cell phone and you know, I don't have fancy equipment and stuff to make them look prettier.  Cheesy
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Hand Design - sharpie on skin on: January 22, 2009 12:33:22 PM
So, while i was in school, being very bored as i normally am, i started drawing on myself and drew a star pattern that i am very proud of. i got the idea in church the previous day, but i added on and completed the entire design in school today.

[[because i haven't posted enough, i can only provide links to my pictures]]

<u>Here is what the first design looked like:</u>

<u>And here is the finished design:</u>

*this pic is my fav*

i hope you like it and i hope this is worthy enough of being posted on the "more art, less craft" forum. please comment and tell me what you think!!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Leather Arm Band - my first "real" post!! on: January 19, 2009 01:02:08 PM
Yay!! My first post on Craftster!! It took me forever to figure out how to post on here!! But i did it. Here is a leather arm band i made with some things i bought from Micheals.

[[okay, I'm not allowed to post pictures yet because i haven't posted enough yet so all i can do is give the links to me pictures, sorry!!]]

<a href="http://s183.photobucket.com/albums/x41/ejsmyname43/?action=view&current=01-19-09_1536.jpg" target="_blank"></a>

Here it is!! There are 12 studs, it took me forever!! I kept hammering in the studs crooked and having to take them out. I got the hang of it, eventually.

<a href="http://s183.photobucket.com/albums/x41/ejsmyname43/?action=view&current=01-19-09_1541.jpg" target="_blank"></a>

You can't tell, but each stud has a little star on it - it makes it a little more girly. I thought about adding lace to get a sort of masculine/feminine combo, but decided that would look ugly.

I still have another piece of leather. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. This will probably be my last leather project though...leather is hard to work with in my opinion.

Tell me what you think!! I'd love to here anything anybody has to say!!
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