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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Blue birds on apple blossoms on: November 11, 2008 02:24:28 PM
Very pretty!  I love the color and the pattern.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Daydreams Quilt on: November 09, 2008 06:24:31 AM
No, it's a great question! 

A charm pack is a set of 5" squares, typically all coming from the same fabric line.  Usually there will be one 5" square of fabric for each design and color in the fabric line.  They're fabulous because they are already cut for you, so it is an easy way to make a quilt without having to cut much fabric!!
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Daydreams Quilt on: November 07, 2008 03:19:21 PM
I found the tutorial here at Sew Mama Sew: http://www.sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=382

Basically, you make a nine patch square, and then cut it up and re-sew it!  It is super easy to do. There's a great link to a tutorial on that blog that makes it really clear!  There are also some other great resources in the blog from that month - definitely some neat things to try out!
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Daydreams Quilt on: November 06, 2008 07:17:28 PM
Aww, thanks for the wonderful comments!

I definitely think my quilt turned out better with the walking foot.  It helped keep it from puckering and shifting too much.  I will be using it for my next quilt, that's for sure!

I love the colors of the fabrics -- my sister spends a lot of time on the couch which is solid brown, so I thought the brown with pinks, blues and greens would be great. 
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Daydreams Quilt on: November 06, 2008 07:01:22 AM

Yay, another quilt!

I made this one for my sister, for her birthday.  It is made from three Moda Daydreams charm packs (gotta love charm packs!), and a sheet for the back.  I used the Disappearing Nine Patch pattern, which I found last year from the Sew Mama Sew blog during their quilting month.  They had a very helpful tutorial, I must say. 

I did mostly straight lines for quilting, putting to use my walking foot for the first time.  That thing is great!  I really wanted to do free motion quilting, but the back is always all wonky when I do it.

It is 45" by 60", the perfect lap quilt. 

6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: A Cabin in the Woods on: March 25, 2008 06:30:04 AM
That's absolutely stunning!! I can't imagine doing something that detailed... wow.  Great job!!
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Wedding Quilt of Doom - Finally finished! on: March 20, 2008 10:56:44 AM
That's beautiful!  I think it turned out fabulous.  Great job!  I like the colors, too.
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Animal Quilt on: March 18, 2008 10:11:01 AM
Thanks for all the great comments!!

I got the fabric at Ikea -- it was super cheap, and I love the bright colors.  It was not as hard to do as I thought it would be, but it did take many many hours.  At points I had to force myself to just quilt for an hour because otherwise I never would have finished it!

I think I might try making another one, with different fabric.  Although, the animal print is really cute.
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Animal Quilt on: March 17, 2008 07:52:43 PM
Basically, Animal print fabric, batting, and some solid blue fabric.  I machine quilted around each animal and some of the bigger shapes. 

It's about 30" by 45".  I started it as a baby quilt, but now I want to keep it for me.  The machine quilting took a long time, but it was great practice, which is actually why I started it!  I wanted practice following lines that weren't straight...

You can see some of my wavering lines... the awesome thing is, you can't really tell unless you just look really closely. 

And the back:

You can kind of make out some of the animal shapes on the screen.  It's easier in person.
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: amy butler obsession quilts on: February 19, 2008 06:17:52 AM
very pretty!  I like the simple patchwork pattern.  And I love charm packs.  They make quilting so easy sometimes...
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