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1  Wicked Witch Elphaba Shoes Embroidery in Needlework: Completed Projects by ZidishaLuxe on: August 04, 2015 05:35:20 PM
I was in a Broadway swap recently on Instagram and this is one of the things I made for my partner. I haven't done embroidery in at least a year or so; I forgot how much I loved it!

The stockings were done with a split stitch and then I appliqued on some faux leather for the shoes/straps. I finished the shoes off with some buckles done with metallic thread. I'm pretty in love with how it turned out!

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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2  Sexy Ranch-hands Pin Up Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by ZidishaLuxe on: June 11, 2015 08:34:29 AM
I made this a while back and forgot to post it! Found this fabulous and hilarious fabric at Joann's and came home and made a dress from it the same day; I was so excited about it. I used faux leather for the yoke and paneling.

The pattern was just kind of made up as I went. I love that it's such a classy silhouette with this trashy print haha.

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3  Dr Manhattan Watchmen Patch in Needlework: Completed Projects by ZidishaLuxe on: February 21, 2015 06:46:06 PM
I haven't done any stitching in ages, but I saw this piece on Etsy and had to recreate my own version. It's going on a jacket I'm filling with comic/manga/anime patches.

I picked a frame from my book, used tissue paper to trace, and then stitched over it. He's not 100% accurate to the book image but I'm happy with it!

It was really fun to make and I definitely want to use this appliqu and drawing with stitches method to make some more characters!
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4  Re: 15 Quilt Projects in 2015 in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by ZidishaLuxe on: January 30, 2015 01:08:30 PM
Wow, that skill builder quilt is neat! Bookmarking that for the future when I feel more confident about my skills! Shocked

I decided to make some pillows from some leftovers from the photo quilt so I could practice some hand quilting before doing it on the big one. Tons of uneven stitches, but I'm happy with them and it was great practice! (I actually made two of the triangle pillows, but didn't have another insert)

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5  Re: 15 Quilt Projects in 2015 in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by ZidishaLuxe on: January 19, 2015 04:39:29 PM
Yay, my first quilt is done! Cheesy The spiral quilting ended up disastrous so I unpicked it all and just did (very shaky) diagonals instead but I'm still so happy with it!

Posted here: www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437749.new#new

And thanks for the nice comments and suggestions on the photo quilt. I think I'm going to do hand quilting!
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6  Band / Concert T-Shirt Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by ZidishaLuxe on: January 19, 2015 04:32:42 PM
It almost feels wrong putting this in here with all of these lovely "real" quilts, but I finished my first quilt today made from all of my concert tees. I'm a bit of a live music junkie so it ended up 105"x107" and I actually left out 12 shirts! There were definitely some frustrating moments, but overall I quite enjoyed it and am totally excited to do more quilting now!

Untitled by zidvi, on Flickr

Untitled by zidvi, on Flickr

I think my favorite bits are the little fillers Smiley

Untitled by zidvi, on Flickr

Untitled by zidvi, on Flickr

Untitled by zidvi, on Flickr

The backing and binding are fabrics I bought in Ghana a couple years back that I've been saving because they were "too special" but I think they worked out well even if they don't really match.

Untitled by zidvi, on Flickr

Untitled by zidvi, on Flickr

And for those searching the web like I did before starting, here's a brief how I did it. I started by laying the uncut shirts out for a general layout, measuring, and making a plan on graph paper. Then I cut the shirts an inch larger than I wanted them, ironed them to interfacing, and then re-cut them to exact sizes.

Untitled by zidvi, on Flickr

Then I broke my larger plan into small sections that I pieced individually and then connected. My sashing came from a couple pre-cut honey buns.

Untitled by zidvi, on Flickr

The rest just goes together like any quilt and there are a ton of helpful blogs and videos out there for those processes!

Anyhow, sorry for the long post but I hope it helps someone out there! Thanks for looking! Cheesy
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7  Re: 15 Quilt Projects in 2015 in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by ZidishaLuxe on: January 14, 2015 11:28:15 PM
Thanks Mel!

That is super cool Zidisha! How does the quality feel of the fabric? I've ordered swatches a few times and the quality has seemed to vary pretty drastically.
I got the Kona and it feels just like the Kona cotton from a shop. Smiley

So I'm curious, what do you all do with your quilts? Like I have so many patterns I want to make, but there are only so many surfaces in my house to drape a quilt over haha. Roll Eyes Do you mostly make them as gifts? Or do you all just have a bunch of extra quilts around the house?

And in other news, I finished the top for my vintage photo quilt. Need to piece together the back and then figure out what I want for quilting. Don't know if some all over design would look best or if the photo diamonds should be outlined/accented somehow...

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8  Re: 15 Quilt Projects in 2015 in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by ZidishaLuxe on: January 07, 2015 01:11:20 PM
Ohh, jealous of you ladies with lots of scraps! I think scrap quilts are so pretty!

Just got the fabric for my vintage photo quilt! Cheesy I made up a collage and ordered it from Spoonflower and I'm so impressed. I ordered it the 31st, so it only took a week for printing and shipping! Would 100% recommend them if any of you need custom fabrics! Still mulling over what I want to do design wise, but I'm excited!

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9  Re: 15 Quilt Projects in 2015 in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by ZidishaLuxe on: January 06, 2015 03:51:52 PM
Wow, MareMare, that is gorgeous. Love the colors!!

Phew, started the quilting on my first quilt today. Is quilting supposed to be physically exhausting?! So much back and arm work haha. I had no idea. Though maybe it's just because I'm stuffing a king size quilt through a machine with 5.5" of arm space. Cry Don't know how visible it is in the pic, but I decided to do spiral quilting and I'm using a smoke invisible thread. I think I'm going to be spiraling for a week at this rate lol.

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10  Beaded Anatomical Heart Embroidery in Needlework: Completed Projects by ZidishaLuxe on: April 04, 2012 11:19:06 AM
The lovely sheepBlue invited me to swap with her in the Invite Your Partner swap and I decided I wanted to do an anatomical heart for her, but I wanted to make it a little interesting. So I decided on beading! I used three reds and a blue. I started by sketching it out and doing an outline stitch around the edges, then I just started filling in. When I finished I decided it was missing something, but then the idea hit me to play off the pattern of the background fabric to make blood splatters!

(thanks sheepBlue for these awesome photos!)

And a couple more shots:

Thanks for looking! Cheesy
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