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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Staircase Stars Quilt -- first post! on: December 09, 2013 02:05:28 PM
I just finished and mounted a batik star quilt for my mom for above the stairs in her house.  Here is a shot of the whole thing -- unfortunately I forgot to take a picture before I mounted it up on the wall!  It measures 6.5ft X 6.5ft and has 25 sawtooth stars.  

Straight on shot of a big part of the quilt:

Here is the whole quilt, sorry about the angle!

I used five batik fabrics and used different combinations of the fabrics for each star and four borders.  I decided to make a collage of the colors instead of a regular pattern for how the colors rotated, and I'm really happy with how it turned out.  This is my second quilt, and I started it last June.  But finally, I finished!   Cheesy Here is a closer look.

I experimented with a quilt-as-you-go method in order to quilt around each star since I used my regular sewing machine to do the quilting, using this tutorial: http://flutterkat.com/2012/01/my-quilt-as-you-go-process-tutorial-of/as a guide.

My mother is thrilled :]  I mounted the quilt up on the wall using this tutorial http://www.amyalamode.com/blog/2012/01/18/how-to-hang-a-quilt-tutorial/ and the method worked great.  It involves sewing two pockets, one on top of the quilt and one on the bottom and using boards and eye screws and then mounted the eyes crews to the wall.

Thanks for looking!  Comments and critique welcome!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: The Doctor is In! (felted laptop bag) on: December 08, 2013 11:11:53 AM
The silhouette is amazing! No question about it, that is DT. 
3  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: My second "larger" needle felted cat on: December 08, 2013 10:53:19 AM
Wow, this looks so realistic!
4  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: fun with resists on: December 08, 2013 10:52:18 AM
I love the curves and folds in the first hat in particular.  They are all incredible, great job!
5  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Felted red panda purse on: December 08, 2013 10:50:40 AM
Cute bag -- red pandas are adorable, and you did them justice.  I like that it is small in the corner -- I think you size choice makes it look elegant rather than loudly graphic.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Teesha Moore style Harry Potter Tote (WARNING: Lots of Pictures!) on: December 08, 2013 10:42:22 AM
I love the collaged look of the tote and that you created each patch individually.  An epic tote inspired by an epic story Smiley
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Messenger bag!! on: December 08, 2013 10:38:00 AM
Very modern and fun! Lovely.
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: City map papercutting and watercolor (pics, pics, pics!) on: December 08, 2013 10:36:29 AM
This is wonderful! It is awesome that you worked with your mentee to create such a beautiful piece!
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Three new quilling projects. on: December 08, 2013 10:25:24 AM
Beautiful -- I like the mix of the simplicity of the circles but the boxes also look intricate since they are quilled.   
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Tears to rainbows on: December 08, 2013 10:18:58 AM
Wow, the colors are so lovely and bright!  I think wrapping up in something cozy and bright like this would be a great comfort.  Way to keep your spirits up with crafting, and great work!
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