General Hobby Brag Thread (Image Heavy)

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Post by Danieka » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:23 pm

[quote=""Old Woman in Purple""]Thanks, Danieka!

Having eternally a limited budget for such projects, I used fabric scraps I had available (buying only enough for the blue-grey border, and the backing), and used the dark red as center stripe on all the blocks to visually tie it all together..... and, of course, arranged similar-colored blocks in sorta diagonal stripes.

I find myself attracted to doing various "scrappy" quilt designs, tho I never quite pull of a proper "crazy quilt".... in spite of best efforts, I always end up with "scrappy-contained-chaos". :D

I absolutely love how the "Scrappy Green Lattice" turned out![/quote]


The quilt in your avatar is amazing.

Do you have a larger photo of it I'd love to see the details and colors.

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Post by Old Woman in Purple » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:28 pm

Here's one I did in 2010 for my cousin who is a pilot for UPS. (Quilt #44)

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Post by Old Woman in Purple » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:34 pm

[quote=""Danieka""]
The quilt in your avatar is amazing.

Do you have a larger photo of it I'd love to see the details and colors.[/quote]

It's the "Scrappy-green Lattice" shown above (in message #43).

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Post by Danieka » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:42 pm

[quote=""Old Woman in Purple""]Here's one I did in 2010 for my cousin who is a pilot for UPS. (Quilt #44)

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You should be so proud, this is one of the most beautiful quilts I've ever seen. What an amazing theme and the colors are just brilliant.

Well done!

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Post by Danieka » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:44 pm

[quote=""Old Woman in Purple""]
Danieka;351916 wrote: The quilt in your avatar is amazing.

Do you have a larger photo of it I'd love to see the details and colors.
It's the "Scrappy-green Lattice" shown above (in message #43).[/QUOTE]


I really like it. You really have a great eye for color combinations.


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Post by Danieka » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:49 pm

For some reason my camera won't load photos in my computer anymore and I have to wait for the man to come home so I can use his laptop with my memory card.

So this is not a very good photo of my quilt as you can't see much of it.


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This is a side view of it I can't remember the name of the pattern it was made such a long time ago.


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Post by Old Woman in Purple » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:03 pm

I've seen it called "Eastern Star", "Eight-Point Star", or "Shoofly" most often. If the center square of each block was the same fabric as the 4 corner squares, it would be "Ohio Star".

Tho, many design names can be rather fluid.... several different designs can be called the same name in different regions, while the same design (like this one) can have several different names. Ultimately, the quilt-maker can call it whatever s/he wants, if s/he feels strongly enough about it. :D

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Post by Danieka » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:24 pm

Thanks for the information of the names.

I made this a long time ago with my mom before she passed away. I can't take much credit for it. I chose the colors and material I liked and helped make the squares to prepare it for quilting.

I am useless at the actual quilting part so she did all the amazing needle work. :)

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Post by Old Woman in Purple » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:49 am

Here's a pic of the very first quilt I ever made, at the age of 15.... many many moons ago.

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Basket Weave, twin size (Quilt #1)

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Post by Old Woman in Purple » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:11 am

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Warm Heart, lap quilt (Quilt #2)

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Post by Old Woman in Purple » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:13 am

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Bow Tie, Queen size (Quilt #3)

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Post by Old Woman in Purple » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:15 am

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Striped Checkerboard, Queen size (Quilt #4)

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Post by nygreenguy » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:27 am

[quote=""Old Woman in Purple""]Here's one I did in 2010 for my cousin who is a pilot for UPS. (Quilt #44)

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Awesome quilts. I recently visited the Brooklyn Museum of Art where I saw the exhibit: "Workt by Hand": Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts. It had quilts from a few centuries ago that had survived. It was quite an exhibit. One of my favorites was an Amish quilt. It did not have decorative panels or flashy color, but the stitching REALLY stood out.

Also it is good to see someone from my hometown area! I grew up in Chicago and Rockford!
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Post by Old Woman in Purple » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:38 am

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Heart 9-patch, crib quilt (Quilt #5)

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Post by Old Woman in Purple » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:41 am

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Painted Peacock, Queen size (Quilt #6)

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Post by Old Woman in Purple » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:42 am

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Great-Gramma's Bowtie, twin size (Quilt #7)

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Post by Old Woman in Purple » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:44 am

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Roman Stripe, Crib Quilt (Quilt #8)

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Post by Old Woman in Purple » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:53 pm

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Cousin Joanne's Cat Quilt, Twin size (Quilt #9), with show&tell assistance from Elwood-kitty.

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Post by Old Woman in Purple » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:58 pm

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Scrappy Roman Stripe, Queen size (Quilt #10)

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Post by Old Woman in Purple » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:00 pm

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Unicorn Bowtie, Twin size (Quilt #11)

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Starry Lattice, Twin size (Quilt #12)

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Post by Jobar » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:11 am

Let's see if we can pump a little life back in this thread, shall we?

I've been meaning to post this since Christmas- these are the name puzzles I made for my 3 little great-nieces. They're designed to be played with until they get too old to be amused, then serve as name plaques for the walls of their rooms.
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The photo isn't great, but the puzzles themselves have gotten me all kinds of accolades from my family, and I'm possibly going to make some for sale. :)
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Post by crazyfingers » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:27 pm

My main hobby these days is wildlife photography and photos there are in The wildlife Thread

Before I had kids I used to like to draw and make models.

I don't have many examples of the first. Here is a painting I did on my dormitory door while in college in the early 1980's.

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I made a wooden HMS bounty.

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After the bounty I started on a clipper ship but the kids arrived and so that's been on hold now for 10 years.

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Both the Bounty and the unfinished clipper ship are on my shelf at the office so that kids and/or cats won't be able to knock them over. Some day I hope to finish the clipper ship. But for now wildlife photography is satisfying.

(NOTE: I was finally able to post this by clicking the box saying I wanted to post.)

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Post by Jobar » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:13 am

That Bounty model is impressive. Did you build it 'from scratch'- doing all the woodcarving yourself?

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Post by crazyfingers » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:13 am

[quote=""Jobar""]That Bounty model is impressive. Did you build it 'from scratch'- doing all the woodcarving yourself?[/quote]

Thanks. It was a kit but the hull is individual plank on frame. Those round parts holding the rigging came pre-made. Much carving and fitting in any case. The Bounty took close to 4 years to make, working a couple hours most evenings

This is the partly done hull of the clipper. It took about a year and a half to get as far as I got on the photos above.

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