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Achieve!

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

TTMT #265 – Some Things

Thank you, everyone, for all the kind words. There are some crafty bits in this week’s video, despite the recent sadness.

Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group for a chance to win fun prizes all year long. The June prize is a free PDF copy of my original pattern, Poppies from the Past! Winner to be announced the first week of July.

Need some help with paper piecing? Check out my FREE full-length workshop.

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Featured Pattern: Topsy-Turvy Trees, just $7 on Craftsy!

Indulging the #tfios Fangirl

#tfios bracelets

 

It’s been a super stressful and sad week around here.

Yesterday, we lost a beloved family member, my own wonderful Aunt Colleen. Tomorrow, one of my kiddos is having surgery (routine wisdom teeth extraction, but still). I’ve just generally been feeling pushed and pulled in every direction.

Several weeks ago, I bought tickets to see The Fault in Our Stars (#tfios, if you’re a fan) for my 19 year old daughter and myself. The move is tonight, a day before the general release and we have decided that in spite of everything going on, we’re going to take those couple of hours to enjoy one of our favorite stories by one of our favorite authors.

#tissues for #tfiosPreparation includes the “Okay” bracelets you see at the top of the post (pony beads, alphabet beads and stretchy cording) as well as my TFiOS backpack from DFTBA stuffed with packets of travel tissues. I already anticipate tears, but now I expect even more. I’m a champion cryer, and I might breaking a record or two tonight.

OK Magazine Features by #tfios embroidery

It’s not all sadness around there, though the stress has been quite abundant.  OK!Magazine featured my #tfios Okay? Okay. embroidery and my phone went a bit crazy with tweets! You can get the free embroidery pattern here.

It’ll be a few days until my next post. Take care of each other and take a moment for yourself today.

 

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Fandom Friday

Cabbage Patch for Fandom In Stitches

Cabbage Patch Kids!

As most of you know, Fandom In Stitches is my other home here on the Interweb.

It’s fun place to visit, with loads of completely free Fandom patterns by a variety of dedicated volunteer designers, myself included.

Here’s what’s new from me over the last couple of months on FiS. Click on the pattern name for the printable pattern file:

221b

221b

brown bowler fudge's bowler hat

Bowler Hats: Watson (L), Fudge (R) 

secret world dragon secret world templars secret world illuminati

Secret World: Dragon, Templars, Illuminati

Harry Potter Alphabet quilt top

Updated Harry Potter Title Fonts

Shuriken

Shuriken

Cabbage Patch for Fandom In Stitches

Cabbage Patch Quilt Mock Up

Smaug, Block 10 of There and Back Again

Smaug, designed by Michelle Thompson
There and Back Again Month 10
my version in Northcott’s Stonehenge

 Do you think you might want to be a Fandom Designer?

We’ve having an awesome Challenge in July!

Click on the Banner for details…and fabulous prizes!

Don’t forget! You have just a couple more days to vote in the Sewhooked Summer Challenge!

My family and I are off to Anime Overload tomorrow. I’ll be taking lots of photos and will share my costumed duo next week!

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STITCHED registration is now only $40! Click for details

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Unusual Sources

United Federation of Planets, embroidered

United Federation of Planets symbol, hand embroidered on cotton fabric with black DMC.

If you watched this week’s Talk To Me Tuesday, you’ve already seen this little bit of geekery. I thought a close-up photo might be nice to share.

Recently, I stumbled across an awesome set of Star Trek vector graphics by dridgett while looking for something totally different.

Since it’s no secret that I’m a Big Ole Geek, it’s probably no surprise that I thought the symbols would be perfect for stitching! I have a small collection of Star Trek quilt blocks, patterns available on Fandom In Stitches, and I’m thinking this one will add nicely to my growing pile.

Sewhooked 2012 Summer Challenge

The 2012 Summer Challenge is going on the entire month of June and the entries have already started to come in!

It’s super simple, just make a project from one of my patterns or tutorials and share a photo with my flickr group. Full details and deadlines are here.

To celebrate the Sewhooked 2012 Summer Challenge, I am offering 10% off your total purchase from the Sewhooked Shop for the entire month of June. Starting right now, through midnight, July 1, use coupon code SUMMER2012. Offer valid here on Sewhooked and in my Etsy Shop. Not valid on Craftsy.

Add your Sewhooked-related photos to my flickr group and you might be featured in a future post!

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Paper Piecing: Custom Pattern Auction For Charity

The awesome organizers over at help_haiti on Livejournal have found a great way to get fandom (all fandoms!) involved in raising money for charity while getting fun stuff in return.

Crafters, graphic artist, writers and all sorts of other awesome people are donating their time and talents in return for charitable donations.   You can bid in the comments of the item you’re interested in and once the auction is closed on noon (EST) January 20, 2010, the items will be paid for by donating to charity!  Share your receipt and get awesome goodness in return.  The charities win and you win, too!

I’m offering up one Custom Designed 5″ Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern. You can read the full details here.  Be sure to bid in the comments at this link.  I cannot accept bids here.

Also check out these awesome auctions by two of my crafty friends:

Amber (hp5freak) is auctioning off a 3’x3′ custom crochet blanket. She makes gorgeous and unique HP-themed blankets. You can see those here.

Mary (dragonsinger954) is the maker of many a fine Molly Weasley sweater.  She’s offering a custom-made one up right here. You can see examples of her many lovely Molly sweaters here.

Also, the Queen of The Leaky Cauldron herself is auctioning off one autographed copy of Harry, A History.  It’s a good thing, too, because you can’t have mine!

Happy bidding and thanks for supporting this wonderful cause!

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