Birdie Block of the Month – December

I’m not sure if this one is finished or not. I think the tree needs some lights. It took me a while to embroider this one though, and 2011 is over! I was eager to finish it up. Now off to the quilt top…

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Birdie Block of the Month – November

This is my November block. The original had a birdie looking at a Turkey, and I thought, well, let’s just make a turkey. 🙂 I almost added a little top hat. 🙂

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October Birdie Block of the Month

This is my October Birdie Block of the month. I changed the moon a little, I wanted something full and batty. I love this one though, this may be my favorite.

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French Press Slippers

These are the French Press slippers I just finished making (Ravelry Link).  This is right before I threw them in the wash to felt.

French Press Slippers Pre-Felt by auburn2001grad

I have a front loader, and was a little nervous about how the felting process would go but it went great! I have a Kenmore Elite H2E. I put them on the Sanitary cycle and checked it every 5 minutes at first until I saw how long it was going to take, and then upped that to about 15 minutes. At 5 minutes they were barely starting to felt, at 18 minutes they were getting closer but probably about 2 sizes too big, another 10 minutes and they were just a smidge loose, and another 5 they were perfect. So this is the large size of the pattern, and I wear a 9 and a half and it took me around 33 minutes on extra hot.  I only tried on the left one at each interval, I should have tried them both on, I think I stretched the left one out as I went so the right one is a smidge smaller. 🙂

This is after 18 minutes:

French Press Slippers 18 Minutes

And this is what they looked like 15 minutes after that, right out of the wash. 🙂

French Press Slippers - Fresh out of the wash

Stretched out on my feet, still sopping wet…

French Press Slippers - All Stretched out

And laid out to dry after a cold rinse. You can see the right is just a bit smaller. 🙂 It’s fine though, not uncomfortable.

French Press Slippers - out to dry

They’re still drying, I wasn’t sure if I could wring them out or not so I just left them. Hopefully tonight or tomorrow I can sew the strap on and finish them up. I’ll post a picture when I do.

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Christmas Paper Star

Christmas Paper Star by auburn2001grad
Christmas Paper Star, a photo by auburn2001grad on Flickr.

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I made this from a tutorial I found on pinterest. I just used scrap scrapbook paper to see how it would go. Thanks to a rotary tool, it was so easy! Next time I’ll use smaller and thicker paper, some parts are a little saggy. But it sure is fun to make. And gigantic. 🙂

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New Wave Quilt

New Wave Quilt by auburn2001grad
New Wave Quilt, a photo by auburn2001grad on Flickr.

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This is my New Wave quilt using the Pattern from Oh Fransson. John bought me the monaluna fabric used here for my birthday. It’s huge and I love it!

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Dash’s Boat Hanging

Dash's Boat Hanging by auburn2001grad
Dash’s Boat Hanging, a photo by auburn2001grad on Flickr.

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A few months ago I was drawing a block for the Birdie Stitch-a-long and Dash wanted to color with the water soluable marker. I grabbed a blank piece of fabric with backing already attached and asked him to draw a boat for me. I then embroidered every penstroke with a single thread of embroidery floss and this is how it turned out. I love it!

Here’s a close-up of the boat.  I quilt around the embroidery, I love how it makes it puff up a bit.

Closeup of Dash's Boat

And here’s the back.  I had the center square left over from another quilt and just added another round of whale fabric.  All of the fabric is from Urban Zoologie.

Back of Dash's Boat Hanging

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