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What are you making - Fall 2011 Part 2
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You beat me to it Jean. I was just headed there to do that....Thank you...
I quilted it for a customer. It is an unusual pattern.
I hope y'all don't mind if I jump in with what I'm currently making . . .
I make these wall hangings w/pockets for people going on Disney cruises called Fish Extenders (there's a fish hook outside every cabin, and they hang these from the fish hooks . . . thus the name Fish Extenders . . . ).
This is one that is almost finished . . . I only need to add the eyelets, so that I can use buttons and ribbon for the people to hang from the hooks.
(sorry if you get a crick in your neck from turning sideways!)
Someone ordered this one to go on a cruise during the Halloween season, for his sons Make A Wish trip. I had considered going to the Disney store in town to get a gift card for his son to use on the ship, but I just couldn't get to that side of town. I thought about making a pillowcase, but didn't have enough of the Mickey Mouse material to make a whole pillowcase. But, then I realized that I had some red material to go with it . . . so half is Mickey Mouse material, the other half is red . . . it's almost like having 2 pillowcases . . .
Here is a pic of just the Mickey Mouse side . . . (sorry for the wrinkly bedspread)
Very appropriate pillowcase for the cruise. I'm sure the boy will LOVE it.
Nice job Nicole! He will be so happy to have his own pillowcase.
Nice job Nicole and I, too, am sure they will be very much loved.
That was really thoughtful Nichole. He will love it I'm sure....
Now, now Marion, when I am back in CB, you can come and play with me. I share all my lovely toys!
I am already hoping hubby wins the lotto so I can get a bigger better machine. Emblibrary posted a free pattern for a lovely rag tree skirt with embroidered panels on Facebook. Let me know if you would like a copy. Or at their site under Free Projects.
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I, too, am making a Star Quilt (Jan Krentz). Sure wish I could of gone to one of her classes. But you know, if you pour over the book long enough, you eventually get it. Hopefully!
Today I finally bit the bullet and decided to do the Y-seam. It worked. Not as hard as I had envisioned. Though I did become friends (again) with the seam ripper.
This is the middle star. Plans are for more diamond star shapes to surround this. But that is tomorrow's job.
Oh Greta I really like this. What is pattern? I'm making tree skirts for all my grands, this one would be great.
Greta - very nice. And is that a thin red border around the star? If so, I am really impressed.
Y seams just take patience. The idea of stopping 1/4" before the end, and remembering to stop, is the "gotcha".
Karen, that is stunning. How is the very thin border accomplished?
How wonderful Greta!!! I love the fabrics you chose and that is really pretty. I am using the "Quick Star Quilts" book. I love her instructions because she doesn't leave anything out.
Thanks, thanks, thanks, and thanks for all the "kudos".
Pattern is the "Quick Broken Star" from Jan Krentz's Quick Star Quilts and Beyond.
(FYI -- I found this book and the Fussy Cut Diamond Ruler at ALIBRIS.com -- cheapest)
The thin red border is also in her book. Looks hard, but is really quite simple and smart.
I have one more material (stripe) to use as an accent. I'm excited about the colors. I plan to use this as a quilt curtain for my patio door. Still trying to decide what to line it with as I do not want it heavy.
I'll post more pictures as I go along.
That is exactly the book I have. I must go look at the different patterns that are in there. I was only concerned with the pattern we were doing in class but now must go look at the others. Great job Greta.....
That is beautiful! Can't imagine how you did that narrow strip!
Whee!! Multitasking, Embroidering designs on a quilt for coming great grandson JoJo due next month around Thanksgiving. AND at the same time writing a message here. LOL
Isn't it great Karen!!!! I'm so happy for you.
Love them Mittsy. Just wonderful designs....
Oh Mittsy, they are absolutely the cutest!!!! You have really been one busy lady.
Mittsy, those are so cute! All done by machine?