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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Merry Christmas Lap Quilt on: August 23, 2011 07:14:56 PM
I am so pleased with my latest quilt.  It is a small 40x45 lap quilt.  This is the first time I have ever free motion quilted (around the letters in Merry Christmas) and appliqued (also all the letters).  I am in love with both now Smiley  I did a simple stitch in the ditch for the big borders.  The colors are a bit off in the first 2 pictures as the red is more like the color in the last picture.

The back is equally as cute!  I scored this Moda Ice Skating Elves for $3.99 a yd!

And I just love the binding with the backing...

Thanks for looking  Grin
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Arrgg! Pirate Pouch on: August 13, 2011 01:27:27 PM
My little brother (in law) is going off to college and I wanted to make him something to remember me by.  So I whipped this up for him.  The pattern is called Snap Happy! by Stitchin' Sisters.  Super easy instructions and a fun, fast project!  It snaps closed thanks to 2 pieces of measuring tape in the top hem!  Too cool!

3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Seuss on the Loose on: August 13, 2011 01:22:01 PM
Here is a great picture of the quilt top right after I pieced it...

Here is the top and bottom completed!

Here are 2 close ups of the binding I attached by hand (first time ever)

And my faithful assistant!  Grin

4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Follow the Yellow Brick Road *Complete* on: July 04, 2009 05:45:11 PM
*Update*  I finished the quilting!

I am 5'11" so this is will be perfect for my mom to cover her legs while she watches TV.  I simply quilted each stack of coins with my walking foot.  I am in love with the yellow backing that I folded over for a self binding.

Original Post:
After finally getting tired of moving all these little coins, I decided to just get on it!  I just finished my Yellow Brick Road Stacked Coins Quilt Top!  Few!

It is a nice couch throw size (about 6 ft tall and 4.5 ft wide).  It is so sunny and bright.  It will be a birthday gift for my mom next month, I have to get to quilting now!

Here are pictures of the process:

These are the stacks of yellow rectangles (cut 4x2)  18 different prints.

1st strip.

All 6 strips, each containing 36 coins.

Original Post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=292219.msg3320790#msg3320790
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Father's Day / Guitar Strap and Accessories on: June 19, 2009 09:01:17 AM
My dad plays bluegrass music and for Father's Day I thought I would make him a few accessories...

Here is a guitar strap, a luggage handle roll (this way he knows his guitar case from the others) and I ordered these beautiful hand carved guitar picks from magicwood on etsy.
Here is a picture of all the goodies!

6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / UNC Rail Fence Quilt on: April 05, 2009 08:26:28 PM
I am a 1st grade teacher and one of my students from last year had a students who's brother was diagnosed with leukemia in August.  When you have students you don't get to know just them but their family as well.  This is a wonderful family, and I think a lot of them.  

The school decided to put together a container to give to the family to let them know that we are thinking of them.  I decided I wanted to make him a little quilt.  He is a HUGE UNC fan and I had recently made another quilt for a friend and had some UNC fabric leftover...

This is what I came up with...

I used a Rail Fence pattern, each block was 9 inches x 9 inches.  I really love how it came out!

Here is the back, lots of UNC fabric!

I had a time with the binding... it is something I have never done before.  I bought Wrights Double Fold Bias Quilt Binding.  How in the world do you attach this stuff?  I watched a few tutorials for binding on line and none used pre-made quilt binding.
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Craft Area Redo on: March 20, 2009 09:38:33 PM

Here is what I have been up to today!  I redid the spare bedroom of my rental house (which means I cannot paint Angry).  I chose lime green and teal for my little craft space and the rest of this room.  I love it so much!  The containers and comforter are from Target.  The teal rectangle on the wall is a piece of corkboard that I wrapped in fabric and hung as an inspiration board.  Do you see the first block of my jar quilt?  Whew, that is a lot of work!

I have had the purple drawers for awhile and I would like to paint them white or green to match everything else.  Has anyone had any luck with the made for plastic spray paint?  Or another way to fix these?  Thanks!
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Ideas for a quilt pattern with these fabrics on: February 14, 2009 09:52:51 AM
Awhile back I ran across a lady with a ziplock bag full of yellow 4 inch fabric squares (I would have prefered 4.5 because I love having seam allowance alotment but for the price, I was not picky).  I bought them thinking I would use the sometime...

Anyways, here is what I have. (The stars have how many of each.  All except fabric A have 8 squares, A has 15)

I also have a few yards of random yellows from my stash.

What pattern would you make with these?

I am just wanting a lap quilt, but if more fabric is needed for a great design I can totally buy more (I love buying fabric  Grin).  I am thinking of incoportaing whites into this as well (maybe sashing, border, blocks?)

Please help!
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / UNC Sorority T-shirt Quilt *Step by Step Photos Added* COMPLETED on: January 20, 2009 09:42:10 PM
My best friend went to UNC-Chapel Hill and was in a sorority.  She had all these shirts she never wore anymore but could not part with.  She knew that I had made a t-shirt quilt before https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=266345.0 and asked me to make this one for her. 

Here it is completed!  I am so pleased with it!  I need a better picture though!

This is the back, along with a label that was printed on printable fabric (I love that stuff)

Here it is in stages...

First off, I cut all the pocket designs out roughly.

Then turn the shirt piece logo side down and place a piece of iron-on interfacing (light weight) over the top of the shirt. Make sure that the interfacing is bigger that the logo.

Cover these layers with a kitchen town and squirt with water until damp.  I found this technique on a blog I read daily called Pink Chalk Studio http://pinkchalkstudio.com/blog/

Iron. Press the iron straight down, do not move back and forth.

Ta da!  Now you have like 35 more to do...

Then I used a 5 1/2 block and cut out squares.

I used a solid piece of each shirt to have a little more to work with in these "patchwork" blocks.  I ended up with four 15 1/2 inch blocks, which I placed a 15 inch quilt block template on and trimmed as I would use that 15 block for the large design and I wanted everything uniform.  Here is a close up on those 4 blocks...

Then I did the same thing with the larger image on the back of the shirts, except I used a 15x15 inch quilt block template.  You can see the interfacing on the back here...

Look how deep the stack of shirt backs is!

In the end I had 25 blocks with big designs and 4 patchwork blocks that I placed at each corner.  In this picture you can see everything laid out on my kitchen floor.  I am sitting in the middle of the quilt to show size and to hide the missing block.  That shirt is in the mail, I need one more and my best friend is sending 2 because there is one block I am not too happy with...

So hopefully I will get those shirts Saturday and I can start putting the quilt top together!  I'll be back with pictures of the finished project!  Grin  Comments and Concerns Welcomed!
10  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Super McDonalds! on: October 21, 2008 08:03:47 PM
My cousin works as a teacher at a high school.  Last week was Spirit Week at her school and one of the days was "Superhero Day".  So since she is Miss McDonald she decided she wanted a golden arches cape.  This is what was born...

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