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1  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 8 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: July 30, 2018 04:20:10 AM
Finished my quilt at a retreat this summer Cheesy Had it quilted since last year but didn't edge it until now!

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2  Star of the Prophet quilt (QBS9) in Quilting: Completed Projects by Melladh on: October 28, 2016 01:03:04 PM
This is the product of quilt block swap 9 for me! I wanted to do two swaps to get a bigger quilt, to fill more X-es between the stars, but there was far too much going on in life for that to happen unfortunately. I'm very happy with the result nevertheless! And at my brand new job I happen to have a coworker who's tall enough to hold the quilt both up and out, which is amazing Cheesy

It's almost always dark here now, so the pics are a bit shoddy. The main pics are in somewhat daylight because I brought it to work.

It's a birthday present for my mother-in-law who turned 76 this wednesday. I just barely managed to finish it on time, but unfortunately she got sick so I haven't been able to hand it over yet. I hope she'll like it once she gets it!

(Quilting is done by Bussler Bussler here in Sweden - so happy with the results on that)
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3  Re: Quilb Block Swap Round 9 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: October 24, 2016 02:06:24 AM
I've finished just in time, Amir goes to his mom this friday Cheesy I took it to work to get someone to hold it up in what can be approximated to daylight! (also I have a coworker tall enough to  hold it both up and out, woot!)

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4  Applause machine in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Melladh on: August 22, 2016 07:27:56 AM
I attended a course led by Per Helldorff, where we got a very rough kit to make an "applause machine" out of, using whittling knives and saws and drills.

It's a pretty fun contraption, but I haven't treated it yet, so when it's super high moisture in the air, it swells shut and won't move. Smiley

In action here:
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5  Punk rock loli pencil case in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Melladh on: June 19, 2016 02:04:14 PM
So I chose the zipper first. I have these in all colors. Sometimes you have to use colors that aren't your style. This is one of those "use your stuff, don't overthink it" times. I think the mild mannered punk rock bits just happened to counter balance the baby pink lace.

I simply cut some strips, sewed them together into a tube, then cut the tube and offset the bits, opening up the tubes standard quilter fashion. Quilted with some stiff stuff and a nice backing fabric, then sewed the zipper-edges nicely shut like I was making a mug rug. Cheesy

I did the ends of the zipper, then hand sewed that entire thing to the "mug rug". Then I cut some discs, quilted them, cut the seam allowance to fit them in, and pushed them in with the raw edges out. Sewed them on, then just attached some edging. Which SHOULD have been bias edging, that'd have resulted in a much cleaner look. But oh well. I didn't want to waste the fabric, lol. I'm pretty happy with it either way, and I've got a nice pencil case out of it! So now I don't drag my coloring pens around one-by-one, hoping the cat won't steal them. (she steals anything she can carry - bag clamps, receipts, dice...)

There's a full write up with photos here if you're interested: https://melladh.wordpress.com/2016/06/14/my-inner-loli-punk-rock-pencil-case/
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6  Space invading dice. Bag. Pouch. in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Melladh on: June 19, 2016 01:53:40 PM
Boyfriend has been wanting a dice bag for quite some time, and eventually, with the statement "I have to buy a dice bag so I won't buy another card box...", I got around to making one!

It's a simple construct of a single square of fabric for the main bag. About 12.5'' square cut out, then sewn around with right sides together. Cut the corners, sewed three of them shut, and turned right side out, then pushed inside corners into outside corners, to square off a bag.
Then I made another, far thinner tube, and sewed that to the bag for a draw string tunnel.

If you want more pictures or a full write up on the process, I put all the details in this post (and I'm too lazy to write it again): https://melladh.wordpress.com/2016/06/19/dice-invasion-bag/
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7  Re: Quilb Block pork Round 9 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: April 02, 2016 03:30:19 AM
Well, both posts made during the meats fools day AND my gallery post are slightly corrupted, so here are the blocks for carol! Wink

I just want to point out what happened (they've actually done substitution within some img-tags) before I fix it...

-edit- ooh yay they're still doing it... can't even link to it, the url gets corrupted

-new edit- ok now I can make it work Smiley
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8  Re: Quilb Block Swap Round 9 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: March 07, 2016 10:52:47 AM
Closeup of the multicolored, gold streaked dragonflies
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9  Re: Quilb Block Swap Round 9 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: February 14, 2016 12:15:24 PM
Scrappy house
Background: green 3 1/2 x 12 1/2, blue 12 1/2 x 9 1/2
Wonky house appliqued on top using a straight stitch with black thread.

flying geese: 3.5''x6.5'' "geese", four in a row per strip, 6 strips
various yellow backgrounds, dark/bold blue "geese"

(colors are a bit off - they're more bold than the camera is willing to accept)

Fall colors
Color one will be your dark
Color two will be your middle tone
Color three will be your light

http://quiltville.com/scrappytripspf.html Bright colors!
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10  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 9 (Signups thru Feb 14; sendouts April 18) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Melladh on: February 07, 2016 12:33:13 PM
you won't be down for the entire craft time. c'mon. you know you want two groups you can be sick forever. Wink

You say that, but it's been five years now Cheesy (I exaggerate - I'm usually fine. But careful. Tongue )
I DO want two groups, but I also want to try the god damn paper piecing hell things without panicking (because it's interesting! c'mon!), and get started on fixing the windows, and wallpapering, and playing some games, and being away over easter, and the whole full time job commuter thing, and maybe even sleeping every now and then. Cheesy If I could still live off of a strict diet of carbs and caffeine, I'd do it, but that only seems to make me MORE sick now. Lol I'm aging T_T

On the bright side, I did the thing! I'm writing up a pattern now. Well.. I'm over here ranting. But... I'm ALMOST writing up the pattern. I've got a blog tab open and everything.

Look, I'm not crazy:

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