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1  HELP! Chalk wont come out of quilt in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by suzyyy29 on: February 14, 2013 01:25:19 PM
I made a quilt a couple of months ago and did a large amount of free motion quilting on it.  I've used chalk before with no problems, but this time it wont seem to come out...at all.  I used this product... http://www.joann.com/chalk-cartridge-set/xprd357399/

which I should have read the reviews in before I used it!  Now I have these terrible yellow lines that I CANNOT get out.  Here is what I have tried.. tide stain remover pen, clorox stain removing pen, mr. clean magic eraser, magic wand stain remover, tide to go stain remover, hydrogen peroxide (always seems to fix stuff, not this time), and I have goo gone, but I have not used this yet because I've heard it can sometimes stain fabrics more. 

I'm going crazy here.  If anyone has any magical solutions for getting this out I would really appreciate it!
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2  IMAGE HEAVY! my first string quilt and whole cloth quilt! in Quilting: Completed Projects by suzyyy29 on: June 12, 2011 03:02:11 PM
So this past spring quarter at my school I took an art quilt class.  I always LOVED quilting, I just never did a lot of it because 1) I never had the time with school and 2) i was very intimidated.  So this class was the perfect opertunity for me to really get more involved in quilting and develop my approach, I guess you could say, toward quilting.  This class was by far the best class I had ever taken.  So many different variations to the projects and you could really see each student's style in each project. 

I just wanted to post 2 of the quilts I made in the class. We ended up making 4 total - the first being a 20in x 20in whole cloth quilt - completely hand stitched, the second was either log cabin or string quilt, third was 9 patch, and 4 was the final.

This is the first one..which was my whole cloth quilt.  I also experimented a little bit with trapunto which is where you stuff certain sections of the quilt.  I really like the effect you get with it, but I will definitely experiment more with different types of materials to stuff it with because you really get a wide variety of textures depending on what you use. I used a white 100% cotton yarn to stuff sections of the middle, but it really didn't show up visually or texturally.  I also stuff the circles around the large circle, but i stuffed those with a light blue roving yarn which showed up a lot better. 

Anyway! Here it is!

and here is a close up

I had so much fun doing this! I really love hand quilting the pieces.  You really do get a different experience while you're doing it and also afterwords knowing how much time and care you put into each stitch.  You spend a lot more time with the quilt in your hands and I really like that a lot.

Ok! Here is my next quilt which was my final.  I really fell in love with string quilting, so I decided to do that for my final.  I am really inspired by trains and railroads....I don't know why I just really like the environment that surrounds trains and the history behind trains.  So this quilt was based off of the views you'd see while looking out a boxcar.  Mostly thinking about the nature and the day to night theme.  Smiley

Ok! sorrry for having so many pictures!! This was my second attempt at free motion...which i'm still trying to get the hang of.  I just decided to try not to stress over the perfection of it and try to get used to the overall movement of the fabric with the speed etc. 

Anyway! Those are my quilts, I'm really excited about them and all I want to do is make another one! I can't wait!  I really hope you enjoyed them! Smiley
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3  Seahorse Pillow! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by suzyyy29 on: September 08, 2010 08:24:09 AM
This is a pillow I made from some fabric I had printed and embellished for a class.  I carved a seahorse out and then did a repeat print on the fabric and added some embroidery to fill in some space!

Please let me know what you think!

Here is a close up of the detail...

And here's one from the side so you can see some of the back fabric color..

C&C welcome!!!
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4  Re: Buy Nothing Round 5 Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by suzyyy29 on: September 07, 2010 10:40:49 AM
 Shocked Cheesy  I am so happy!!! I just got my package today from Rainysunshine and I LOVE it!! It is so perfect and the colors are everything I love! I can't wait to start using! She put so much thought into it and I just love it! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Cheesy Cheesy

I try so hard to be organized and fail miserably, so I really need some home organizer things to take back to college, but of course they have to be cute! So she did such a great job with this!

Here's the first one..

It's a hanging organizer, but it's so creative! It has so many different compartments..it's perfect!!

Here's another view of it...

And lastly...she made another organizer for me, but it's got a sturdy back to it so it's really versatile.  I could put it in the car...the back of a chair....in my mattress and have it hang over...just so many options! I love that!

They're both just perfect! Thank you so much!!!
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5  Baby Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by suzyyy29 on: September 06, 2010 12:48:23 PM
This is a quilt i made for a swap!  It's really only my second completely finished quilt.  It has some flaws, but i'm overall really happy with it!  I quilted it using a decorative leaf stitch which i just love!

The backing is a cute light blue bubble printed fabric.

Please let me know what you think! Smiley
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6  Re: Buy Nothing Round 5 Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by suzyyy29 on: September 03, 2010 06:49:23 PM
Woo! Here is my package I sent to rainysunshine! 

First is a baby quilt I made for her!  The backing a light blue bubbles kind of fabric.

Second is some crochet and knitted baby washcloths

Third is a babybib in houndstooth and crimson for University of Alabama! (sorry for sideways-ness)

And fourth was a crocheted baby hat in crimson color.  I forgot to take a picture of it Sad

Anyway! There it is !  Cheesy
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7  Hand pieced pillow in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by suzyyy29 on: August 02, 2010 08:23:45 PM
So, this was the project my class used to learn how to hand piece.  We all designed our own designs and made pillows out of them.  Because this was my first time piecing or anything close to quilting, I didn't really do it right the first...oh...3 TIMES!! I accidently started sewing the pieces from the center instead of block by block! EK! Well, anyway, I had to take it apart too many times, and it's really far from perfect because the fabric started to fray, but I love the fabric and I love this pillow! Please let me know what you think!

A lot of my inspiration for the pillow came from the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I wanted it to be loosely based off of some pictures I took when I camped there. Such a beautiful place Smiley

You can see a lot of the mistakes, but overall i'm still please with it.  I'd really like to re-do it with the same fabrics, but on a machine...and ith more patience and time! Smiley
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8  My first yarns! in Spinning: Completed Projects by suzyyy29 on: August 02, 2010 08:12:04 PM
These are my first yarns! I spun them on a drop spindle. 

This was so much fun!
Please let me know what you think Smiley
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9  Flower drawings! & Ron Paul painting in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by suzyyy29 on: August 02, 2010 08:09:06 PM
Here are some of my flower drawings! I really love details and lines.  Any constructive criticism is welcome! I'm still learning a lot

I did an india ink wash on this one. 

This was for a color theory class I had.  We had to paint a portrait using tints, tones and shades.  We used acrylic gauche.  I've never really painted before, so this is my first real experience with anything other than the cheap water color paints you have in high school!

The background was very frustrating! I had a lot of trouble matching the paint color. 

Please let me know what you think! Smiley
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10  First attempt at needle felting! in Felting: Completed Projects by suzyyy29 on: August 02, 2010 08:01:49 PM
So this was my first attempt at needle felting.  This was tough! I decided to make a vase and we had to needle felt it.  Well, I didn't realize how hard it would be to try and felt a hollow object! Ugh, so much trouble, but it was worth it in the end! 
Any advice would be great! I'd like to try wet felting sometime.

I decided to have the top flipped over.  I thought it looked nicer that way.

Here's a close up!

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