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1  Squares donated for a get well quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by cmarion3 on: April 15, 2019 11:24:41 AM
I have a distant friend who was in a bad accident. A tree jumped out in front of her! She is recovering, and another friend is making a quilt for her.

I made two 6" squares, and then was asked if I could make a few more. For some reason, I can pop these off as long as I get a good theme going.


Sun Rise

Star Shine

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2  Happy and fun doll family in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by cmarion3 on: April 15, 2019 11:13:46 AM
I'm going to visit my granddaughter for the first time, she's only 3 1/2 months old, but she gets a new quilt and a couple of dolls.

I made her little sister (purple dress) and big brother (stars on his pants), and one for her adoring auntie so she can play along as well (gray dress). Auntie's is the only one with buttons, the baby's dolls have all sewn on bits.

These dolls are not hard, but I made so many mistakes, backward legs, mismatched arms, wonky sewing. You would not know I have been sewing since I was 11 or 12 years old.

Well, here they are. All from stash. And one of them posing with the quilt.

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3  #2 Baby quilt with Robert Kaufman prints in Quilting: Completed Projects by cmarion3 on: April 15, 2019 11:06:44 AM
I finished the 2nd baby quilt with Robert Kaufman prints. This one gave me good doses of frustration. Firs, I cut the squares too large and had rip-rip and trim down some squares. Then the off-center pattern made my head as I figured out the piecing. (Remind me again, why do I do my own patterns?). Then I just couldn't get the edge colors right. Finally after more rip-ripping fun. I am done. Whew. I love the result and I get to deliver it the darling granddaughter at the end of the week. She lives alllll the way across the country and I haven't been to see her yet. I may not leave.

I also make a few rag dolls for her. Meet little sister (purple dress) and big brother (stars on his pants), and auntie (gray dress).

And the quilt for the darling grand niece is here. I will get to meet her on this trip too. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457706.0

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4  Meet Mothera, visiting from a far planet in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by cmarion3 on: March 22, 2019 11:54:55 AM
Mothera is a space fairy moth visiting Earth from a far planet. She has to wear a breathing helmet, but that doesn't stop her from flitting about the edges of the woods at night and exploring night gardens. She glows in the dark to help her find her way. She's very friendly but shy. I hope you get to meet her. P.S. I faked the glow in the dark in PhotoShop. I couldn't get a good picture.

I made Mothera for a recent dotee swap...and what a swap! Take a look! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457621.0

Her head is a styrofoam ball trimmed down and covered with navy fabric and a printed with starts and swirls navy organza. There may be a layer of purple organza in there as well. I tacked down some eyelashy yarn and glued a large flat marble eye in the center. But first I painted a galaxy eye, added several layers of glow in the dark paint and glued it to the back of the marble. It glows eerily at night.

her body is covered the same as the head with a flirty tail. I tacked rows of glow in the dark "yarn" to simulate a space suit.

The wings were from a dollar store with the body peeled off. Layers of paint, more jewels, and several layers of glow in the dark paint finished them off.

I ordered the clear plastic two-part Christmas balls. The tricky part was getting the gluing right with the body all squished up against the helmet. A string run through the head to pull it tight as the helmet/head glue dried, then run through the body and pulled tight to snug it up against the helmet. And LOTS OF GLUE (E6000).

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5  Re: Dotee Swap feb 2019 gallery! in The Swap Gallery by cmarion3 on: March 15, 2019 09:51:23 AM
Meet Amaya from PerfectlyBohemian. She outdid herself in concept, beauty, and sheer awesomeness. She went with my Spring Sprite theme. Thank you, thank you.

Dotees are about 6 " in height and well, Amaya is the proper height...

Until her wings unfurl. Look at that glory! Wet felted wings, embroidery and based on the male Swallowtail butterfly.

and the detail...

She's keeping me company in my home office.

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6  Baby quilt with Robert Kaufman prints in Quilting: Completed Projects by cmarion3 on: March 12, 2019 01:09:25 PM
I love the Robert Kaufman zoogical prints, they are getting harder to find, but I bought a 10" cake and so far have made two baby quilts and some crinkle patches.

Here's the latest all finished baby quilt, quilted in the ditch. I really love the bright fun colors. Already shipped off and will be with baby Eloise (my grand niece) in days.

And the quilt for the granddaughter is finished! See...https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458008.0

And here's the in-progress thread. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457117.0
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7  Re: CLOSED -Dotee Swap (SIGN UPS 1/31/19-2/11/19; MAIL BY 3/11/19) in Craft Swaps by cmarion3 on: March 10, 2019 04:04:48 AM
I'm in "letting glue dry stage". Not my favorite way to not spend time. But she's shaping up beautifully. We just got iced in for the morning, so I  now have time to take pics and package up for shipping on Monday. She was made in between stages of this beauty.

A decade long timeline installation, first of 5 decades, for our church's 50th anniversary.

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8  Re: Mixed Media Valentine Swap: Third Time Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cmarion3 on: February 09, 2019 06:27:47 AM
SonjaBoo sent a delightful vintage heart with elements of lace, beads, and a load of charm. It's hanging on the back of my front door. She aged the little tart tin perfectly. Sheer love.

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9  Re: Mixed Media Valentine Swap: Third Time Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cmarion3 on: February 07, 2019 11:58:10 AM
OOOO this gallery is just lovely and heartwarming.  Grin

I love the paper flowers from lindyv321. I want to sniff them like roses.

And the dimensional hearts...so many... from Smmarrt. They look good enough to eat.

I had made the little scrappy hearts last year and had a chunk of scrappy fabric left over. I just keep all my little scraps (and make more if necessary) and layer them up on a piece of ugly fabric with threads, floss, lace, or whatever scraps I find. Then stitch all over the place, back and forth with wiggly lines until everything is well attached. I did make the rainbow background special, then added the pink hearts over. This pic is missing the bead embellishments.

I did a tutorial for the scrappy hearts last year...let me look....https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454216.msg5477627#msg5477627

Arrggh the tutorial links are not working. Had to backtrack my topics. Wow, what a journey.
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10  Re: Baby quilts - 2 in the making - Update pics in Quilting: Completed Projects by cmarion3 on: January 25, 2019 07:23:09 AM
I added update pics to the original post. Take a look! More pics in the original post.

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