Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Goodies Unveiled!

Christmas was awesome!  The girls LOVED their quilts, and we shed a few tears remembering all the amazing memories of their growing up.  Even Boy Wonder appreciated some stitchery for his new apartment!  :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Working on layouts

Probably the hardest job in all of this is laying out the squares and figuring out how to put it all together.  I did not put these up on my hanging working board as I worked so was a little afraid I'd have too much of one color or too many of the same type of things clumped together. So despite my initial sketches and the like to the floor we go to figure it out!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bebe and AIR quilt Update - Final squares

So a few final blocks to finish up and I'm trying to figure out the right layout for all the blocks before I sew it all together.  I've decided to try quilting as you go to bind it following THIS youtube demo.
AIR's quilt would not be complete without something with a nod to The Phantom of The Opera.  Designed by Michelle Thompson for this project

The Cornish Pixie came out right before I had gotten to the end.  I love how this one turned out, but learned the lesson in needing to differentiate with more contrast because my colors really blended too much.

My first (and only to date) pattern.  Try as I might i could not find any polar bear patterns, so I printed off a picture I found via google, and made this little guy.  He was so sad and woebegone I just love him.

Sherlock's violin (which was handy since she loves Sherlock and she plays violin, and more paint tubes.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Bebe quilt progress

There are just not enough hours in the day!  I think I'm on the final leg of Bebe's quilt, a few more from this week.  Now if I can just get the layouts right and bind them.

Monday, November 3, 2014

AIR's multifandom update

So life happened, and I find myself rushing now to get my ducks in a row - Here's more of AIR's quilt for Christmas.

One of the first non-Harry related pieces.  I wasn't as attentive to the exact nature needed to line things up properly, but it came together.

"Every adventure requires a first step. Trite, but true, even here" ~Cheshire Cat

Jack Sparrow is another of those pay attention patterns!  (see that left cheek where it meets the hair?  Yeah I actually went back and fixed it after assembling this whole block - I'll have to find the fix it picture)

Homage to Sherlock

Another Amazing pattern made by Michelle Thompson for this project!  Isn't she amazing!  The original pattern just has her sitting on her broom, so I drew in the block below (which was pretty easy).  

Totoro - Another Michelle Thompson Pattern - He is everything wonderful!  

Saturday, September 27, 2014

AIR's Multifandom Quilt progress

I got a lot done this past month!  I'm hoping to get these put together before December, but we'll see.

AIR got her name (Artist in Residence) because she has always had a huge love for art.  The paint tubes came from a non-FiS freebie pattern over at Craftsy and they went together really easily.  The ravenclaw came from the 5"patterns in the HP extras section from the FiS page.  

This Malificent is an amazing pattern -- I made it during testing process and there were a few issues with getting it to line up.  It was appropriate for AIR since we call her Malificent as a play on her name as well as her love for the movie.  I've done the stitching here - I think one of the hardest parts of the pattern was getting skin tones that were different enough, without being too different.

Smaug.  He's not called the Terrible for nothing!  The original pattern does not have a book, so it took a little creative sketching on the pattern before assembling to get it in there.  This was my first attempt at adding something that wasn't original to the pattern, so it's a little wonky - but I'm happy with the overall effect.

Alice at the door is a TweLoQ pattern from FiS that I pattern tested.  This was a tough pattern to get lined up, but worth the time it took.  

I began doing some purposely fussycut spines in this quilt - how fun is that preggy woman!

The Sonic Screwdriver and wand in homage to her faves of Dr. Who and Harry - I did the screwdriver as is on the pattern for size, but changed the colors.  The glass they are sitting in wasn't exactly as I wanted, but worked.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bebe's quilt progress

We're making headway!  I feel like all I do anymore is quilt!!  Here's more of the squares from her Christmas Multifandom
a part of the regular PoD, I actually made a mistake leaving the left side on the bottom of this feather, but I liked the distinction from other quills I've sewn, so I left it!

You can't see it but those snitch wings are metallic - I like the effect it has in person - and those book spines - THAT is so Bebe!!  I love the contrast of them stacked!

Olaf - oh, Olaf.  I wasn't sure if I'd still have sanity at the end of Olaf.  I had to reduce down the pattern 1/2 size to get him to fit (which makes him a total of 5 inches) and let's just say that those twigs are TINY!  Happy with the result tho.

The Championship Egg - I was really surprised at how quickly this pattern came together and while I wish I'd enlarged it now, it worked.  Pattern from the FiS HP extras.