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1  Not quite a quilt... in Quilting: Completed Projects by AutoXchick on: July 07, 2008 03:59:22 PM
But it is patchwork! Smiley  A friend of mine wanted a security blanket for a baby shower gift, so I made her this:

It worked our great - she wanted something yellow, and not too girly, and I had a huge stash of yellow scraps I was saving for something-yet-to-be-determined. I love it when things work out  like that. The ribbons are a mix of satin, velvet and textured, and the fabric is quilting cotton, and its all backed with soft and squishy off-white chenille. It's not a perfect patchwork, thats deliberate - I wanted to just sew the pieces together as they were, and see what happened, and I rather like the slightly wonky look of it - I think it's cute Smiley The purple one was for the same friend, she wanted that one to be girly and purple, and I didn't piece it because I liked the butterfly fabric just as it was.
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2  Embroidered and beaded crazy quilt square in Needlework: Completed Projects by AutoXchick on: July 01, 2008 10:51:15 PM

I made this for a friend - she gave me some of the beads and a suggestion of the color scheme, and I ran with it. Thats her jewelry business logo in the middle, and she said she wanted beachy greens and blues and sandy colors. I raided my own bead stash to really embellish it and I *love* how it came out! I'm mailing it to her tomorrow, and I hope she loves it too. What do you think?
Edit - http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2412/2630505406_0a5d20a7ef_b.jpg

You can see it bigger if you click on the link to go to my flikr - it shows more of the details.
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3  Re: Baby Sling? in Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions by AutoXchick on: October 15, 2007 07:32:04 PM
I made one a couple of weeks ago using the directions from the sleeping baby site she listed up above^^^  It was really easy, and came out gorgeously. Just double stitch all your seams, I tripled stitched the seams, just to be sure. ALso, do NOT use cheap rings! I can't stress it enough. Do NOT use craft-store rings, or belt loops, or anything like that. I bought large-sized aluminum rings from http://www.slingrings.com/ and they come in all sorts of pretty colors and are tested to be strong enough to carry the weight they need to support.

Here's the sling I made:
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4  gender neutral baby quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by AutoXchick on: October 05, 2007 08:35:05 PM
The parents-to-be know the gender, but aren't telling anyone, so all I h ad to go on was that the room will be green and yellow, so this is what I came up with. I hope they love it as much as I do, I'm loving the fabrics together. Smiley

The flash washed out the colors a bit, this picture is just of the blocks laid out, but the colors are more accurate here:
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5  My "new" kitchen - image obese! in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by AutoXchick on: September 26, 2007 05:29:13 PM
This has been a summer-long project, but we're finally back to a usable kitchen. We still have a TON of little things to do, like the upper cabinets, the backsplash, painting the lower stove drawer and such, but its finally approaching done and I couldn't be happier with the way the colors look. I had a ton of people tell me I was nuts to paint the cabinets black, but I love them black.
What we started with

When we started scraping

What the floor looked like after scraping but before sanding

partly sanded

Done sanding

And poly'd

The cabinets, prior to painting:

Wed before the Barbbq. test-fitting the cabinets:

Thursday, insulation!

The kitchen on Friday:

Saturday morning, pre-countertop installation:

Saturday - with countertops!:

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6  Have I lost my marbles? in Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions by AutoXchick on: September 04, 2007 03:09:29 PM
I think I might have...

I fell in looooove with this tile mosaic I found online

but when I called to get a price, I found out it was $25 a square foot. I'm way to cheap to spend that kind of money so I went and ordered:

2 of these:

and 1 of these:

and I'm going to glue them on a plain white background for my backsplash. I also have a few assorted clear marbles and bits n peices I plan to stick in too - I had some flat glass marbles here and I figured that 50 marbles filled about 1/2 a suare foot, so about 100 would fill 1 sq foot, so I figured I would need 1500 glass marbles to do what I want to do.

Crazy? Yeah - my husband certainly thinks so. I'm having a few doubts myself.  Grin I'll post before and after pics once its done, probably in a week or so.
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7  Re: crazy quilt square in Quilting: Completed Projects by AutoXchick on: August 07, 2007 07:52:21 PM
This is really nice!  I can see how a similar item would be wonderful as an anniversary gift also.


Thanks Smiley I have made a couple of new baby gifts too - with more "baby" colors (pale blues and pinks and greens and yellows, etc) and the baby's name and birth date and weight.
An unfinished baby one:

This is another one I made for a different wedding gift:

And another link to a larger, more detailed picture:
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8  crazy quilt square in Quilting: Completed Projects by AutoXchick on: August 06, 2007 09:07:18 PM
I'm not sure if this belongs in here or in embroidery - it's a crazy quilt square, but its all hand embroidered, and them framed as a wedding gift.

This link should take you to a larger picture that showed the details a bit better:
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