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1  A brand new quilt set for our summer bed! in Quilting: Completed Projects by JodiLynn85 on: April 15, 2010 08:08:56 PM
Made this quilt from here because the hubby and I needed a new lighter summer quilt for our bed so we dont' have to turn down the AC so much at night. I picked the colors because I was inspired by a set of fabric that Elizabeth had put on her blog. Beautiful citrus and lime summer colors. She ended up using them for another quilt, but I took the idea and made a quilt based around one of my favorite Alexander Henry prints. You know, the one with lemons on it. I don't actually know the name of it, now that I think about it.


The quilt front:

The quilt back, designed by my husband!

Another shot of the back. My hubby is a great photographer.

I stipled the quilt, which was the first time I had done this on a quilt of this size. The quilt is just under king sized.

And a shot of the pillow cases I made for our throw pillows to match the new quilt. I made them off of this tutorial. I loved making them just as pillow cases because you can't tell from the front, but I didn't have to buy new pillow forms since I just slipped them over the pillows and left the old case on. And when I change out the quilts when winter comes, I can just slip them off and have the "old" pillows back! Score!

Comments and criticism much appreciated!
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2  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 56 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by JodiLynn85 on: March 31, 2010 10:08:59 AM
I'm a terrible partner. I received from Heidi a long time ago, but have yet to post the pictures! She made me some BEAUTIFUL fingerless mittens for knitting in the winter, as well as a set of knitting needles for when my skills progress to the point where I will attempt to make socks. The needles aren't pictured, but I'm assuming you guys all know what needles look like. Wink

And so you can see the beautiful lacy pattern:

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3  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 56 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by JodiLynn85 on: March 19, 2010 04:56:13 PM
Well, I'm a terrible partner. I received a lovely package from ifalltheraindrops and have been walking around wearing them since I received them several days ago, and still haven't uploaded the pictures. Here they are! I got two sets of nice slippers that she crocheted out of wool, and then a whole envelope of buttons!

In use!

The second pair and an envelope FULL of buttons!

Thank you so much!! I absolutely love them! Like I said, I haven't taken them off my feet since they arrived.
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4  New Wave Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by JodiLynn85 on: March 19, 2010 12:18:31 PM
Here's a picture of my latest quilting adventure! This quilt was a first of many types for me: first time using the darning foot, first time using this pattern, first time using color changing thread, first time doing free motion quilting (crazy quilting, stipling, whatever). I modified the "New Wave Quilt" pattern which can be found here. This quilt was made from fabric scraps sent to me by another member on here (pixieval) along with some of my own scraps. It look less than a fat quarter of each focus fabric. I modified the pattern so my triangles were 6 inches wide (at the bottom) and only 8 inches tall (instead of 9) because I needed the quilt to be a little smaller for the charity I'm making it for (quiltsforkids.org). Then it came out a bit too small, so I added the white border, which ends up being 2.5" wide I guess since I cut it at three and used 1/4" seams.

Pictures! The quilt is approximately crib sized.

Up close so you can see the quilting:

I would have taken a picture of the back to show the quilting, but none of the pictures really helped you to see it. You have to look at it in person. I quilted the edges of each wave, and then crazy quilted inside the wave and inside the border using the pastel color changing thread. I'm very pleased with the results, and kinda want to keep this quilt for myself. But I've got no kids, and its really a kids quilt, so off to the hospital it goes.

C&C much appreciated!!!
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5  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 55 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by JodiLynn85 on: March 19, 2010 10:24:48 AM
Just wanted to post a picture of the quilt I made with the scraps I received from pixieval in this swap! More info can be found on the Quilts for Kids Charity craftalong thread, page 12 I think.

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6  Re: Quilts for Kids Quilt-along (Charity for Kids) in Craftalongs by JodiLynn85 on: March 19, 2010 09:13:04 AM
It has been a full week of quilting for me. I finished quilting the three kits they sent me (which I pieced ages ago), and then pieced and quilted a stash quilt using a pattern I've never used before! Here are the pictures!

First up is the baby quilt. Not sure what to name this one yet, though I'll have to decide before I go to the post office to mail them today.

Second up, the quilt Colorful Kitties. The colors are actually quite bright in real life, but the camera didn't like them very much.

Third, the quilt Space Dreams.

And last, a quilt named "Swirly Twirlys". The pattern is "New Wave Quilt" from a quilting blog I read, but I adjusted the size to be closer to what QFK asks for and added a border when the final size was slightly too small. The best part is that I was able to use scraps that were sent to me by a Crafster member along with some of my own - the pattern called for less than a fat quarter of each which was perfect since I never have very big scraps.

I quilted along the edges of each wave, and then crazy quilted (stippling? whatever - free hand random quilting) inside each of the colored waves and around the border using coloring changing pastel colored thread. This was my first time using my brand new darning foot and doing free motion quilting, and I got better at it as I went. It was a lot of fun too.

My husband picked the color changing pastel thread, and I think it worked out really well. It was awesome. I'm pretty happy with the way the quilt turned out over all.
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7  Re: Quilts for Kids Quilt-along (Charity for Kids) in Craftalongs by JodiLynn85 on: March 15, 2010 01:33:24 PM
Since it is a quilt a long, I thought I would post an in-progress picture. Machine quilting, but had to stop when I ran out of a specific color thread and had to run to Joann's to get some more. Thought I'd take a picture while I was forced to stop though.

This quilt still needs a name. Its a really cute baby themed quilt.

The focus squares have cute little baby animals on them - mostly from africa. Giraffes, lions, monkeys, elephants. But there's also a turtle and some fish on it. The rest of the fabric is baby blue, baby green, and a nice purple. The border is stripes of those colors. Backing is the same baby blue fabric (white stars on it).
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8  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 55 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by JodiLynn85 on: March 13, 2010 09:20:59 AM
My husband made me a beautiful hemp necklace for the pendant phoenix made me! I thought I'd share so you could see what happened to your pendant. Its my favorite necklace by FAR.

The pendant and its necklace:

Action shot! I wanted it to be shorter, like a choker. I tend to wear t-shirts a lot and I wanted it to sit right at the seam. He did it perfectly!
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9  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 55 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by JodiLynn85 on: March 08, 2010 09:15:12 AM
I received some lovely fabric yumminess from pixieval today!! I plan to make a quilt for a charity that gives quilts to kids in the hospital because of cancer or aids or abuse out of it.

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10  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 55 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by JodiLynn85 on: March 03, 2010 11:55:04 AM
Oh ladies, get your wisting fingers ready. I received from Phoenix today. A BEAUTIFUL Tree of Life pendant. I'm headed out to get a chain for it right now. She also included some fun robo-shark fabric, which is definitely going to be made into a quilt for quiltsforkids.org

Here's a close up of the pendant. It reminds me of a tree in the summer, which of course makes me now want one of these for each season.

And here's a shot with the fabric she sent! I love it!

Thanks so much Phoenix!!!
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