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11  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Red & blue quilt on: March 07, 2010 06:28:35 PM
I just got back from a year abroad and half my friends are pregnant (the half that didn't give birth while I was gone apparently =P )

I went with a pretty basic pattern ... and used mostly fabrics from my stash.  Which was a challenge... I have tons of pinks & florals... but everyone keeps having boys!!!  So I had to buy a couple yards for the backing though  because I just didn't have enough blues. 

Very traditional, but the nursery is dark blue & light blue with red trim... so it works.

I went with simple diagonals for the quilting.  Easy-peasy.

And here's the back... sometimes quilt backs are as much fun as the tops.

Next up - a quilt for me!!

12  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / ugly 'retro' appliances in need of a makeover on: February 18, 2010 02:37:53 PM
I'm moving into a new place this weekend (and will post pictures as soon as I am able to) and although I LOVE the location... the apt. itself is butt-ugly.  I can't do any major renovations, painting / cabinets... but am hoping the crafty folks here can give me some ideas.

The main issue is the appliances - OLD mustard yellow fridge & oven, seriously I think they're from the 60s.  What can I do with these?  Is there a non-permanent painting solution I can use?  Are there non-permanent sticky things I can put on them?  Particularly with the oven I can't use anything heat sensitive.

Any ideas?

13  Oregon / Oregon: Northwest / Embroidery floss in Portland? on: February 01, 2010 09:36:11 AM
I ran out of white embroidery floss in the middle of a project, and really want to pick some up today after work.  I work near downtown & live in NE - Hollywood district.  The only place I know for a fact they carry embroidery floss is Fabric Depot, but I don't have a car so it's quite a trek to get out there.

Is there any place downtown or in NE where I can pick some up?  Hopefully someplace that's open until at least 6pm?

14  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Charity auction? on: January 30, 2010 10:33:43 PM
I'm thinking of auctioning off a quilt for Doctors without Borders or similar to help with Haiti.  Does anyone have experience auctioning something for charity online?  I see there's a way to do it through Etsy, and another through eBay.  Both of those options take a portion off the top, which is less than desirable, but they also handle the logistics, so there's that advantage.  Has anyone done an auction via their blog?

What have you learned... any advice for me before I do this?
15  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Batik Baby Quilt on: January 24, 2010 10:21:04 PM
A friend of mine just adopted a baby, so I didn't have much time to plan for a quilt.  I'd found the pattern in American Patchwork & Quilting - June 2007, and been wanting to make it for a while.  This seemed like the perfect opportunity to make it up.  I changed it a little and made it smaller. 

I love it, and had to put the name patch on it so I wouldn't keep it for myself Wink 

What do you think?
16  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Stacked Coins quilt on: January 18, 2010 09:32:14 PM
I just got back from a year abroad and was joyously reunited with my quilting stash in December.  

I had a bunch of 1"x3" strips already so I just started sewing them together.  I'm calling this quilt "Orange you glad"... as in 'orange you glad to be home', 'orange you glad to be quilting', 'orange you glad to have a nice bright cheerful quilt?!'.  And yes I am!

Here's my blog post about it.

17  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Pink Lemonade on: April 23, 2008 03:28:12 PM
I haven't been spending much time on craftster lately, but I have been quilting.  Here is my newest FO... a lap quilt for ME!  And of course it had to be PINK! 

I tried to do a label for the back - it was okay, but then I didn't like the way the quilting lines went through it.  I've got to think these things through a little better next time!   Cheesy

The quilt is currently living on my couch where I cuddle up under it regularly. I posted more info on my blog:  http://rebel-workinprogress.blogspot.com/2008/03/pink-lemonade.html

18  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / I-spy / story quilt on: October 10, 2007 03:01:59 PM
I just finished up another baby / little kid quilt.  He was born just a few days ago, so I'll be packing it up and mailing it soon.  I wanted to do an I-Spy quilt, but didn't have quite enough fabrics to do a really good one, so I alternated the character prints with red blocks.  I did some free motion quilting in the plain squares to give it a little more interest. 

click here for the blog entry for it

what do you think?
19  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / bright & funky quilt on: October 07, 2007 08:15:28 PM
Here's my newest little quilt:


I made it for a friend who's expecting.  She doesn't know if it will be a boy or a girl yet, so I went for a gender neutral pattern and color scheme.

What do you think?
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / New skirts on: September 06, 2007 12:05:32 PM
I just made a couple new skirts, there are details about the patterns on my blog.


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