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Achieve!

July 26, 2014

One Achievement Hunter cushion, ready to live in the dorm!Both of my kids and the hubby are big fans of all things Rooster Teeth and I mentioned recently that I worked on some cosplay stuff for my two teenagers for RTX.

My daughter really wanted an Achievement Hunter cushion to take back to school when she moves into the dorm for her second year at university this fall and I had a pillow form just waiting, so yesterday, I knuckled down and got it done! Achievement Hunter Cushion in progress I started by trying to figure this out using my favorite method of paper piecing. After about 20 minutes, it was quite clear that it would take me much longer to design it than it would to stitch it.

Finally, I threw in the proverbial towel and decided to go outside of my comfort zone and try applique.

First, I printed the Achievement Hunter symbol on the paper side of lightweight fusible webbing. I ironed that on to the green fabric and then very, very carefully cut out the shapes I needed, being careful to preserve the negative space.

I ironed the star on first, and then used the negative space pieces so I could get the circle places correct. Then, I ironed the whole shebang. So far, so good! After ironing, I stitched around with monofilament thread for extra security. I used a tear-away stabilizer on the back, which really helped keep things nice and flat while stitching.

The cushion cover was completed using an envelope style (two hemmed piecing overlap on the back) and then inserting a pre-made pillow form. Made with a 16″ pillow form. The center block is 12″ (12 1/2″ with seam allowance) and the green border are 2″ (2 1/2″).

I am happy and the daughter is VERY happy, so yay!

Star Trek stitch in progress

Sneak Peek! Coming next week – my offering for The Summer of Stitching: Star Trek week!

Marie has been supervising my sewing today. She's a task master! #cat #kitty Marie was very helpful while I was sewing yesterday. She hung out in her window perch and made sure I stayed on task! Rosie-Posey! Rose isn’t interested in sewing just yet, but she’s still darn cute, so I had to share a photo of her pretty face.

This month, ALL photos of projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage, shared with theSewhooked flickr group will be entered to win a copy of Topsy-Turvy Trees!

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Untamed

July 23, 2014

Aslan: Not A Tame Lion (close-up)

I’ve gotten a bit behind sharing my Summer of Stitches designs, so we’re going to have two weeks’ worth today!

Aslan: Not A Tame Lion
Aslan: Not A Tame Lion
7″ embroidered

For the Chronicles of Narnia theme, I worked on an sketch of Aslan, aided by my bff, who suggested the quote “Not a tame lion.”

I love how he turned out and can think of a handful of other fandoms he’d work for, too!

Aslan: Not A Tame Lion (close-up)

 

Whisker details. I’m especially proud of these!

Cobert: TRUTHINESS

Stephen Colbert: TRUTHINESS

7″ Embroidered

For the most recent theme, I <3 T.V., I decided to go with one of the two shows my family rarely misses, The Colbert Report. After toying with a variety of themes, I decided to focus on Colbert’s arched brow.

The text, once again, was suggested by bff, Jewells… “Truthiness.” Seriously, what would I do without her? ;)

Find more of my fandom patterns right here on Sewhooked!

Summer of Stitching 2014, A Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com

Be sure to stop by Fandom In Stitches every Wednesday into September for a new theme and a new batch of fun patterns to stitch!

This month, ALL photos of projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage, shared with theSewhooked flickr group will be entered to win a copy of Topsy-Turvy Trees!

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TTMT #270 – Now with more cat!

July 22, 2014

Summer of Stitching 2014, A Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com

Stop by Fandom In Stitches tomorrow for new I <3 T.V. patterns and on Sewhooked for my two most recent Summer of Stitching offerings!

 

 

Joine me July 29 for my College Days Blog Hop post, which will include a free pattern and a special giveaway!

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TTMT #269 – Nawlins

July 15, 2014

Heh, love the crazy still shot!

Summer of Stitching 2014, A Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com

Stop by Fandom In Stitches tomorrow for new Chronicles of Narnia patterns! I will also be posting my Narnia pattern here on Sewhooked.

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We Did A Thing

July 14, 2014

It's Monday and back to reality after a whirlwind weekend for our 20th anniversary in New Orleans!

Sorry it’s been so quiet just recently!

This past Friday was my 20th anniversary and the hubby and I celebrated by spending a long weekend tramping the streets of New Orleans. It was a great time and reminded me that Austin is not as humid as it could be! ;)

I’ll be back tomorrow for Talk To Me Tuesday.

See you then!

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Some Infinities

July 9, 2014

Our Little Infinity

Our Little Infinity

inspired  by The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

7″ embroidered

Yesterday, I shared the Interview with the Vampire-inspired design (also below) that I created for The Summer of Stitching on Fandom in Stitches.

Not long after posting that, I realized there was something I really, really wanted to make and share.  As I’ve mentioned many, many times before, I am a big fan of John Green. The Fault in Our Stars has been one of my favorite books since the first time I read it and I grow more fond of the story with each re-read.

Our Little Infinity took me a little over three hours to draft, trace & stitch the above pattern. It was also designed for The Summer of Stitching  on Fandom In Stitches for the I  <3 Books theme.

Apparently, I just can’t stop stitching!

Okay? Okay.

TFiOS Clouds + Okay? Okay.

Posted earlier this year, also inspired by The Fault in Our Stars (TFiOS) . Find this and more free fandom patterns designed by yours truly here! Lots more free patterns by a variety of designers on Fandom In Stitches.

I see, said the vampire thoughtfully

I posted this one yesterday, but what’s a repeat of a free pattern between friends?

The first line of Interview With The Vampire, by Anne Rice.

Get the free pattern here

7″ embroidered + fabric paint

Summer of Stitching 2014, A Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com

Be sure to stop by Fandom In Stitches every Wednesday into September for a new theme and a new batch of fun patterns to stitch!

This month, ALL photos of projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage, shared with theSewhooked flickr group will be entered to win a copy of Topsy-Turvy Trees!

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TTMT #268 – Kiddo Cosplay & Vacation Again

July 8, 2014

I see, said the vampire thoughtfully

The first line of Interview With The Vampire, by Anne Rice.

Get the free pattern here

7″ embroidered + fabric paint

Designed for The Summer of Stitching  on Fandom In Stitches for the I <3 Books theme.

 

This month, ALL photos of projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage, shared with theSewhooked flickr group will be entered to win a copy of Topsy-Turvy Trees!

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Featured Pattern: Wee Lil’ Penguin (2 sizes, paper pieced), just $2.95!

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