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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Robot Quilt on: January 06, 2010 08:45:27 PM
Let's see the fabrics are as follows, (I bought most of them online):
Retro Robotic Fabric bought from etsy seller luckx4,
Michael Miller Bot Camp Fabric Sprockets,
Cogsmo-  Cricket Circle Fabric,
Cogsmo - Circuit Boards,
Cogsmo - Mini Robots,
Cogsmo - Spaceship Bubbles,
and two types of kokka robot fabric.  
There are a few others but I couldn't remember what they were.

I got my sewing machine fixed fairly quickly.  Don't worry, I didn't sew it by hand!
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Labour of Love - Double Wedding Ring Quilt on: January 05, 2010 02:31:16 PM
This is so beautiful.  I'm sure your friend will love it! 
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish on: January 04, 2010 07:47:40 PM
I love this! I am marking this down as inspiration.
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Robot Quilt on: January 04, 2010 10:49:03 AM
Thanks for all the lovely comments!

I actually bought the blue and tan backed japanese fabric with no idea what I was going to do with it.  Then I had to come up with an idea to top previous Christmas presents and inspiration struck.

I think he'd like snuggling with it.  But so far, he says it is just too nice and has left it folded on display.  I'm sure he'll use it eventually.

Mandy, your post cracked Andy and I up.  I don't think we've met yet.  The only "event" I've attended at Lisa's is Easter and that was mostly family.  You're right about Christmas, they were out visiting us in Boston.  I'm sure we'll run into each other sometime soon!

5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Tree of Life Wall Quilt on: January 03, 2010 07:48:32 PM
Wow, that is beautiful!  I love the fabric you used for the tree.
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Robot Quilt on: January 03, 2010 07:41:28 PM
After about 4 month of effort I managed to finish the quilt for my fiance in time for Christmas.  I was happy to have it done, especially since it is my first fully complete quilt.  All that sneaking around was tiring.

Here's the end result:  If you want the long story of the ups and downs of this quilt read on after the first two pictures!

I started with these fabrics:

Then I cut loads of squares:

I did a lot of searching for a neat simple quilt pattern.  I ended up using a revised nine-patch quilt style that I discovered on etsy (not my store). http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28165923

I'd been hoping to do some robot applique.  However, at the end of October my sewing machine broke.  I tried my hand at some hand applique but it really didn't work.  

So I scratched my plan for applique and just did the repeated blocks.  

I got my quilt fixed and put the whole thing together.  Then realized my sewing machine is so old I'm not sure I can find a walking foot.  I have a Singer 734 which is older than I am.  So I decided I'd just tie the quilt instead.  I used extra fabric that was intended for the applique robots to make a colorful back.  My mom came into town and she helped me tie the quilt and make the binding and sew it on.  We stayed up until 3am the night before we had to go wedding dress shopping.  I was exhausted!

 The end result was a very happy guy!

More pictures, and larger versions of these can be found on my Flickr page in the crafts section: http://www.flickr.com/photos/48969942@N00/sets/72157623070375010/

7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Purple Haired Steampunk Poppet! *Img huge* on: March 12, 2009 08:47:11 PM
She's so adorable. 
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pressed Felt Dolls on: June 21, 2008 09:44:00 AM
I noticed this link from love2teach in the making a BJD thread. 

This seems somewhat promising since many of the qualities of the pressed felt dolls that I enjoy seem to be at least semi present in these dolls.  She even does a molded cloth face as a later lesson.  I'm trying to figure out what stuff these classes expect you to have and decide if I want to pay 50 bucks to learn a bunch of techniques that I can then hopefully revamp into something closer to what I want.
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Pressed Felt Dolls on: June 20, 2008 09:10:13 PM
Recently I've become fascinated by pressed felt dolls like, Lenci, Maggie Iacono, and John Wright.  However after some amount of googling I haven't been able to find tutorials about how to make these dolls.  Does anyone have any information or know any books that might explain how these dolls are made?   
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Stitchalongs / Re: Big Project Stitchalong 2008 on: February 05, 2008 02:17:59 PM
Alaris, that is beautiful!  I can't wait to see it completed.
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