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1  Christmas potholder in Winter Holidays by Immaculata on: November 19, 2017 09:00:50 AM
Christmas potholders, made mostly from stash. I am new to FMQ and wanted a simple project. I found this panelled quilting fabric in the 1/meter bin and I decided that would be the perfect project. The backing fabric has been in my stash for a long time, I used up all of my batting scraps. I have finished 3 of them completely now and working on another five. I spray basted them and folded the back over to the front as a binding.




I think I will keep a few of them for myself and then give a set to my friend, mother and grandmother.
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2  One for the crow in Needlework: Completed Projects by Immaculata on: November 06, 2017 08:09:07 AM
I stitched this one for kittykill for the Prairie Schooler fall swap. She said she liked crows and I've been wanting to stitch this pattern for quite some time. It took pretty long to get to her, I was so afraid it got lost, but thankfully it did arrive after a week or 3. I adapted the colours and the pattern a little bit so it looked a bit more fall-themed.




The colours look pretty different irl, sadly I don't have a better one. I took the picture at night the evening before I sent it out and forgot to check if the picture was ok. The fabric is linen, the threads are Classic Colorworks. The chart is the Prairie schooler nr 192.

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3  Re: 2017 QuiltAlong in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by Immaculata on: November 06, 2017 07:57:01 AM
These are the first 3 (unfinished, straight from the sewing machine)







And the back:



Basically it's just doodling on fabric. I don't really start with a plan. They take me about 15 minutes each and I have 5 more that are spray basted and ready to quilt. I haven't done a lot of FMQ before, and I'm trying new patterns. They didn't all turn out as well as I thought they would, but all in all I'm quite happy with them. I can see the progress compared to my very first projects.

I used up a few bobbins and a spool of thread too! This is such a great stashbuster.
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4  Re: Prairie Schooler Fall Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Immaculata on: October 09, 2017 10:03:03 AM
Here it is!




Look how fab it is! Cheesy The green in the eyes is exactly the same shade as the rickrack. Adding rickrack can be a pain, especially around the corners, but you've done it really well. Curiousfae said she was new to cross stitch, but you would never guess that, the stitching is very neat.


I also want to show off the back. I'm not sure if you can see it in the picture, but there's a hint of glitter in the black areas too!

Thanks a lot, I really love it!
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5  Re: Romance of England Past Swap round 2 in The Swap Gallery by Immaculata on: August 16, 2017 11:34:28 PM
Your house must smell lovely too! Cheesy


The capelet! It fits perfectly. I think I'm going to wear it a lot, because I hate wearing things with long sleeves when it's colder. I wear a big knitted poncho now but as it's so big it's not really practical. I can safely cook in this capelet without setting it on fire.


And the tea and mug rugs.

Thanks very much! I'm sorry for being a late sender, but I'm glad I didn't finish off in a hurry. You deserve something really nice back Smiley
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6  Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap R2- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Immaculata on: August 09, 2017 10:20:55 AM
Aaaaand... these beauties from Averia arrived today:



She was generous enough to send multiples of all the fabrics! Thanks a lot!
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7  Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap R2- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Immaculata on: July 23, 2017 10:46:44 AM
Finally, the pictures! I have received from Amazon_Warrior and from Quaggy. I was surprised how quickly Quaggy's envelope arrived. I think it took much longer last year.


From Quaggy

and

From Amazon_Warrior.

I have never seen a praline fabric before, but it's lovely  Grin I think I also recognize the star fabric from the MAQ swap?

Thanks a lot to both Smiley
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8  Pantry in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by Immaculata on: May 20, 2017 11:16:41 AM
Before:


After:


What I did:
- The floor was bare, so I used a leftover piece of vinyl from the living room to cover the floor
- As you can see in the first picture, the green paint chipped. The grain paint was actually acrylic paint over traditional limewash, which is why it's chipped (it's an old house). I removed this acrylic layer, which was easy because it was a completely seperate layer and it nearly fell off just from touching it. Then I had a limewashed wall. I didn't want to keep it that way, as it leaves white marks when you touch it, but removing it completely would be a lot of work. Beneath the limewash there's only the red brick. The only type of paint you can paint directly onto limewash is chalk paint, which is what I did. It still looks like limewash, but it doesn't leave white marks and doesn't come off when you spill some water over it. I did two layers on the wall and four layers on the (wood) stairs. The stairs had big water marks on them from the previous owner accidentally tipping a bucket of water over the stairs. I didn't manage to cover the stains completely, but I didn't want to buy another can just to paint the ceiling of my pantry.
- I chose a modular shelving system so we can adapt the space in the future if necessary, but it required some 40 large 10mm holes to be drilled into a brick wall. That was about 80% of the work. It didn't help I had to recharge my cordless drill/driver a few times. Installing the actual shelves only took a couple of minutes. My local store cuts them to size for free.

(It's an old house, we had it checked out thorougly before we bought it and the water marks especially, but according to the experts the bucket of water story checks out. I love my old house and renovating it, but you really do need a proper inspection before you buy it to really know what you're getting yourself into).
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9  Re: 2017 QuiltAlong in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by Immaculata on: May 16, 2017 09:55:59 AM
All the hexies from the swap:



For scale, bed is 1.80m wide.
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10  Re: Mini Art Quilt Swap 8 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Immaculata on: April 25, 2017 12:50:06 PM
I received mine today! Thanks Wendiek! I really love it!

I had asked for a farm theme. My family used to have a small farm when I was a kid. I live in the inner city now and we are longing for a more rural life some time in the future. I think I did mention that in my questionnaire, but I'm fairly certain I did not mention my dad's a prize winning poultry breeder and we had a couple of hundred chickens. So that's a really nice coincidence. I have always loved chickens, it's very relaxing to sit and watch them from a distance.

Front:


Back:


Detail:


I really love the bright colours and the burlap is a really nice touch too. The quilting is very neat and clean on the back and the eyes are seed beads. I really like it a lot and it's already on the wall of my sewing room!
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