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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Retro Rocket Rascals quilt on: September 19, 2009 06:58:21 AM

I made this quilt top about a year ago. It was supposed to be my son's Christmas present for last year. I'm not sure if he's going to get it this year. I'm still debating that.

It's a modified layout of the "Just can't cut it" pattern. It measures 42"x42" square. The main fabric is Michale Millers Rocket Rascals. The red squares and inner border are my favorite because it's a super soft Ultra Suede. I machine sewed the binding - I'm working out a tutorial on how I do this.

I wrote a little post on my blog about how I wash and dry my quilts in case you are interested:
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Peacock Trapunto UDATE: Now in Technicolor :: NOW With TUTE LINK on: July 28, 2009 05:59:58 PM
Yet another update 8/28/09

I finally got around to posting a tutorial on  how I tinted this quilt. You can find the info on my blog:

Update 8/2/09

I have now added color to my quilt, and obviously quilted the background. You can see the original pictures if you scroll down. You can also visit my blog to read more and see many more photos( I think I have about 3-4 post on this quilt) http://blog.petitdebutant.com/2009/08/bada-bum.html

This is my very first project involving trapunto and while it isn't finished yet I wanted to share my progress so far:

This is the mini quilt after doing the trapunto. I still need to quilt the background.

This is the back of the quilt to give you an idea of what it will look like once I wash away the blue ink.

There are more pictures and info on my blog:

3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Kitchen makeover for less than $500 on: July 22, 2009 06:17:15 AM
The story in a few key points:

1) Bought a house in November 07
2) Painted kitchen walls and cabinets before moving in
3) Lived with blue floors and blue counter tops for over a year
4) April 09 decided to bite the bullet and paint my counter tops
5) Hubby looking for a new job
6) After a month of planning and putting it off I painted 1/2 the counter tops - May 09
7)Hubby found new job - current company closing office
Cool June 09 - Replaced flooring and finished counter tops while packing for a move to another state
9) June 22 finished poly on counter tops and moved out!

We now have friends renting our house and enjoying my beautiful kitchen. Hopefully we can move back to TN when the economy picks back up. I know there is a nice kitchen waiting for me! It's amazing what a little paint and a lot of elbow grease can do.

there are more pictures and a how to on the counter tops on my blog:

The awesome "after"

The ugly "before"

4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Doll quilt on: May 02, 2009 07:18:25 PM
Here is a little quilt I made for the DQS6 (Doll quilt swap 6) I had so much fun making this quilt. There are a couple more pictures on my blog of the finished quilt (with the binding) It measures 19x19 inches and is a scaled down version of a "bandanna beauty" pattern from quick quilts magazine

5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / My debut pattern: Love Birds on: February 07, 2009 08:39:00 AM
Here is my very first designed by me pattern! I'm so in love with it but maybe I'm just biased.  Cheesy
This one actually started as a quilt pattern (still in the works) and thought wow that would work as an embroidery pattern. One thing led to another and here is the finished product:

I think I'll be making it into a little patchwork accent pillow but haven't decided yet whether I will tint it or not.

6  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / I need opinions please! - Thank you on: January 21, 2009 07:40:08 PM
Thanks for your opinions

I have made my decision and you'll have to wait to see the completed top to see which option I choose!
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Ta da! My first free motion project - Bird Pillow on: January 14, 2009 03:33:37 PM
I consider this my first free motion project. Although there was some free motion involved in my son's quillow: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=263148.msg2952004#msg2952004
but that was only a 5x5 area.

This pillow is 18x18 and it took me about 8 days to finish. A great start to a crafty new year! There are lots more pictures and details on my blog as well as a link to the free tutorial. http://petitdebutant.blogspot.com/2009/01/bird-pillow.html

8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Little Deer Capelet on: December 06, 2008 07:42:42 AM
I made yet another capelet (my third) and I've only one more to go! Phew  Cheesy

I posted it over on the current challenge but thought my friends here would like to see it too!
Of course it wouldn't hurt if you all went over to vote for me too!

9  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 33 ENTRIES / Oh deer! Only the most adorable capelet on the planet! on: December 04, 2008 04:52:38 PM
OK so I have made three similar capelets in the last month or so, and I still have one more to make for my daughter before Christmas.

I had to bribe my son into modeling for me. The cape is a little bit large on him.
So the one I am entering is this one, (Just finished last night!)

This is form an Ottobre pattern. It is made of white polar fleece and the applique is flannel. The white parts of the deer are cut out from the flannel to expose the fleece (eyes and spots on his backside). It's got a cute little "elvish" pointy hood. Before I added the trim I asked my DH what he thought about it, and he said it looked like a KKK cape  Angry

It only cost about $6 to make this capelet

10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Profile Silhouettes on: November 21, 2008 02:47:22 PM
I was uncertain as to which board to post this to, but I figured that those of you looking for gift ideas might benefit from this more than the home decor board.

I made these easy silhouettes of all the grandkids for my parents and my inlaws. I have a tutorial posted on my blog:

The cost was basically the frames which I found at the dollar store! Hooray for the dollar store. So I have made 6 of these so far and have another 7 to go.

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