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Oct. 17th, 2011


nokidsdammit

Just me and the crickets

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I actually finished something so I'm celebrating. A little clutch with sparkly thread accents.

All blue and sparkly even if the photo doesn't show itCollapse )
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May. 30th, 2011


nokidsdammit

okey dokey

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Quick post, I hope. Need to sleep.

I have a new sewing machine due to the old one DYING. The new one does embroidery.

So a couple projects between its trips to be serviced (sigh)Collapse )

Mar. 15th, 2011


nokidsdammit

Cheater sewing for speed

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I have a little obsession with using up the fabric remnants that I continually collect. No, it doesn't really make sense to me either.


Anyway, two small cheater type quilts.Collapse )

Mar. 9th, 2011


nokidsdammit

Two quilts and an afghan

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All my done-except-for-quilting quilts are now done. Which means I should start on MORE quilts. Or perhaps spend a day on cleaning up the house instead.


Last quilts awaiting. And an afghan. Collapse )

Feb. 24th, 2011


nokidsdammit

Last quilt in the Skittle series

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I have finished the last quilt using the fabrics that led me to call them the Skittles quilts. I got to use the long metal tubes on the quilt frame and it was easier than I expected, though the length did cause some problems at times.

picture & final commentsCollapse )

Feb. 19th, 2011


nokidsdammit

Second quilt, same fabric collection

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Since when you're still awake at 3 a.m. you feel like you might as well get something useful accomplished ....

Might as well finish the quiltCollapse )

Feb. 10th, 2011


nokidsdammit

Skittles Quilt

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I've had quilt blocks hanging around my work room for months now, unable to spend time to get any further on the projects until finally this week I shirked every other activity and devoted myself to it. Part of the rush was the artificial deadline I gave myself (providing it for a raffle, though I did not offer it to the event organizers until the quilt was 98% done) and part was wanting to try out my new gadget.

I like just about everything about quilting EXCEPT the quilting. Meaning I like fabric, cutting, constructing blocks, and don't mind stacking or binding. It's the damn stitching of the layers to keep them in place -- the action that is quilting -- that I detest. I mostly dislike it because it is so awkward to manage all that thick fabric in the minimal space available in a standard machine.

I don't have money or space for a long-arm machine, so that's not an option. I can't afford to hire someone to do it, especially since I give the things away. I don't know of any to rent time on. I can't afford a new all-purpose sewing machine with a bigger opening. Hand quilting is out of the question. I haven't found a quilt-as-you-go strategy that works as well as I'd like, and it isn't always appropriate for every quilt.

So I got one of these a few months ago as an interim solution. http://flynnquilt.danemcoweb.com/shop/product/flynn-multi-frame/ I had to modify the use -- normally it feeds the three layers in separately without needing basting, but I have fusible batting so I pre-fused all the layers and used the frame solely for the tensioning.


And you thought I'd forget about posting the picture of the actual quilt? Also, my review of the quilting frame.Collapse )

Feb. 2nd, 2011


nokidsdammit

My eyes! My eyes!

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Ok, so I got this as a remnant on clearance. It was a printed panel so I had nothing to do with the fabric pattern choices. It was just something to do.

I did add a pocket inside. And the trims. And it didn't have any kind of closure so I made a tab, and put the flowers on the tab, adding a button hole. Then I made a button out of the flower center and put that atop the leaf on the side, instead of assembling the flower and randomly tacking it somewhere on the bag.

I think I did improve it overall, but that's not necessarily saying much.

My next conundrum is wondering whether I should tack the bottom corners up a bit to create the bottom gusset or leave it as the trapezoid.

Also not sure what I'm going to do with it now that it's doneCollapse )

Dec. 28th, 2010


nokidsdammit

Knitting!

Not a small project. Very nice hand, though.Collapse )
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Nov. 27th, 2010

AG_2011

auronsgirl

Shop Pimpery

Okay, so here's my shop pimping. Currently, I'm offering 25% off everything except for the "Supplies and Services" and charity items. Prices are already marked down, and if you purchase four or more items, you get your shipping refunded through Paypal.

Etsy
WhimsyBeading

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