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« on: June 17, 2010 10:12:48 PM »

So I designed up these logos of beers from various TV shows.  The Simpsons' Duff Beer, Family Guy's Pawtucket Patriot Ale, Futurama's Benderbrau, King of the Hill's Alamo Beer, and Mission Hill's Maestro Malt Liquor.  They're 16 square inches on 14 count aida, each image is 35 x 35 stitches.  I chose to use some half-stitches to give the pieces a little more depth and to just get it done a little quicker.  I'm pleased with the color choices and the designs are pretty much spot-on, except for the Benderbrau logo.  Enjoy!

Peter Griffin's favorite beer.  Don't much care for the show, but I felt that I had to include this.  This is my first design, but I have since changed it to make the letters on the bottom more blocky and less pointy, and thus easier to stitch.  The eyes are my favorite.

Alamo Beer.  The only picture I could find of this was a tiny little image that only has a portion of the can visible.  The colors were easy to pin down, but the lettering is just a tad off.

Mission Hill is one of the greatest animated sitcoms ever, and if you've never seen it, WATCH IT!  Andy French's booze of choice, Maestro is ubiquitous in Cosmopolis.  This is my original design, but I've since changed it by elongating the "M" and shifting it one stitch to the left, as well as pulling the little mustache-like flourish up a stitch or two.

By far the easiest design, Duff Beer just flew by easily.  There's so many variations of Duff, I could probably do a series with all their different styles: Duff Dry, Duff Light, Duff Extra Cold, Tartar-Control Duff, Lady Duff, Duff Stout (the beer that made Ireland famous), Henry K. Duff's Private Reserve, the list goes on.  Can't get enough of that wonderful Duff!

Finally, Benderbrau, which was a bitch both to design and stitch.  The logo itself is very circular, and it was too hard to curve the wording around the edge of the logo, so I took it out of the circle and placed it on the top and bottom.  The backstitches at the bottom don't show up very well, and the word Benderbrau is too long to fit it comfortably.  Besides his mangled hand, I'm very pleased with how Bender turned out.

I'll try to get patterns up sometime soon, but don't hold your breath.
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010 10:15:18 PM »

Oh, and I still haven't actually mounted them into coasters yet, but that'll come and I'll put a few snapshots of those up, too.

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010 10:35:05 PM »

Buahaha, nice! Not only are they crafted beautifully, they gave me quite a chuckle  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010 11:01:55 PM »

Great idea and great work!
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2010 02:41:33 AM »

I really love your theme, I've been trying to come up with an idea similar to this, 'stitching across shows', so to speak. I love the Family Guy one!
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2010 10:04:25 AM »

Those are awesome!

« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2010 06:12:05 PM »

Oh my goodness!  These are AMAZING!!

I totally think these rock.  I have just recently gotten back into cross stitching after about 10 years away.  these would be great projects.  I hope you are willing to post some patterns.
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2010 09:38:46 PM »

That's such a neat idea!  I love them all.  Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2010 10:29:41 PM »

I really hope you can share the patterns. Smiley I wanna make a set of Duff coasters so bad (we collect, passively, Simpsons stuff)

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