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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday Photos

Summer of Stitching 2014, A Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com
Just in case you missed it, last week we posted ALL 65 patterns from The Summer of Stitching in the event round up! You can check that out here!



       Union Jack, paper pieced   photo WhiteLanternbyVangiHermida_zps459c384c.jpg 


flickr prize
September's prize is a copy of A Quilter's Christmas Carol from Whimzie Quiltz!

Each month, Fandom In Stitches gives away a flickr prize for general participation. How do you win one of our fabulous prizes? It's easy! Share photos of your blocks and other projects you have made using Fandom In Stitches patterns with our flickr group! You receive one entry for each project! Only photos posted to flickr are eligible to win.

prize 

Thanks to a very generous donation by Heidi, we are able to once again offer a second monthly prize! To be eligible to win a variety pack of embroidery floss, simply share a photo of ANY embroidered design from Fandom In Stitches with our flickr group. This includes The Summer of Stitching designs and many, many more!  Actual thread may vary. One entry per block. Only photos posted to flickr are eligible to win.


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Please note that projects from patterns that have not been posted on Fandom In Stitches  will not be included here.
Dalek
by gooberific1

tremaine malificent hades queen of hearts
by Cirinna89



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Monday, September 15, 2014

Harry Potter(more)

 The Other Weasleys
 
Arthur Weasley 
by Michelle Thompson
Paper Pieced and Embroidered
7.0 x 8.5 Inches
Molly Weasley 
by Michelle Thompson
Paper Pieced and Embroidered
7.0 x 8.5 Inches
Bill Weasley 
by Michelle Thompson
Paper Pieced and Embroidered
7.0 x 8.5 inches
Charlie Weasley 
by Michelle Thompson
Paper Pieced and Embroidered
7.0 x 8.5 Inches
Percy Weasley 
by Michelle Thompson
Paper Pieced and Embroidered
7.0 x 8.5 Inches
Fred Weasley 
by Michelle Thompson
Paper Pieced and Embroidered
7.0 x 8.5 Inches
George Weasley 
by Michelle Thompson
Paper Pieced and Embroidered
7.0 x 8.5 Inches


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til next week 

Michelle
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hello, Jack

Union Jack, paper pieced

Union Jack by Jennifer Ofenstein
5" x 8" paper pieced

We recently had a request for a more "flag shaped" Union Jack. Since we're all fans of British telly and this image blazes across Rose's t-shirt in one of my favorite Doctor Who episodes, how could I resist?!



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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Testing Crayola Washable Markers for Embroidery

This tutorial was written by Thorn Trace for her blog
Reposted with permission. You can see the original post here.

Abstract: Most Crayola Washable Marker colors wash out of fabric with an hour or two of soaking.  The violet marker was the most stubborn.  Overnight soaking removed all marks.  These washable markers may be suitable to use for marking embroidery and quilting patterns.



Crayola makes a line of washable markers.  When I saw them in my kids’ art and school supplies, I wondered if they might be suitable for marking embroidery and quilting patterns.  So I decided an experiment was called for.  I wanted to cover a fair number of variables in my little experiment so a little planning at the front end was essential.  

I did a quick feasibility test by writing all over a piece of fabric in marker then washing it cold water.  Just one marker, one fabric, and immediate washing.  No pictures, but the marks came out.  Sure the fresh marks came out, but what if they sat a while? What about different colors? Different fabrics? This definitely called for more study.  

First I decided that I need to test at least three different time points.  I finish most of my embroidery projects inside of a week, but sometimes go to 2 weeks.  If I had a large quilting project I figured it might take me up to a month of work.  So I needed swatches for each time point: 1 week, 2 weeks, 4 weeks (It’s nicely exponential).  

While I usually use cotton for all my crafts, I sometimes branch out.  I needed a representative sample the different kinds of fibers I might use.  I cut swatches from cotton, screen printed cotton (what if the marks came out of the cotton but not the screen print ink?), cotton/poly blend, and a pure synthetic fiber (I don’t know precisely what it is, but someone gave me a bunch of it and I sometimes embroider on it).  

Next I needed to test a range of colors.  I decided to make a series of marks using different colors that would be the same on each swatch.  This way I could observe if any of the colors would behave differently and I would know where to look on each swatch.  ROYGBIV = Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Indigo, Violet.  Scheduled wash date in black and fiber content in brown. 
Unwashed Swatches



After one week, I took my first set of swatches and soaked them in cold water for an hour.  The nice blue water soluble fabric marker I use generally washes out within a few minutes, so an hour seemed fair.  I did not scrub, stir or agitate the swatches, only soaked.  As you can see from the picture, most of the marks came out.  The Violet was a little stubborn.  

Washed Swatches 1 week old soaked 1 hour in cold water


After two weeks, I soaked the next set of swatches.  As you may recall, I did pilfer these markers from my kids’ art box.  As any parent will understand, I got distracted by the demands of my offspring and these swatches ended up soaking overnight and a little bit into the next day.  What’s interesting is that in these swatches, even the Violet V washed out.  

Washed Swatches 2 weeks old soaked overnight in cold water


After four weeks, I soaked the last set of swatches.  To split the difference, I soaked these for 2 hours in cold water.  The Violet V remained, but is more faint than in the 1 week set that was soaked for 1 hour.  So when in doubt, soak it longer, maybe even agitate a little.

Washed Swatches 4 weeks old soaked 2 hours in cold water

So the lesson here (if you’re miraculously still reading) is that Crayola Washable Markers are indeed washable.  I feel comfortable enough in using them to mark my own patterns.  It’s likely that other brands of washable markers will behave similarly, but I have not tested them yet, so please run your own experiment if you want to know! 


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Friday, September 12, 2014

War of Light: White Lantern

 photo WhiteLanternbyVangiHermida_zps459c384c.jpg
White Lantern by Vangi Hermida
8.66" (22cm) paper pieced

Vangi is back again as we continue to share her series of Lanterns from the War of light! Join us again next Friday for another pattern from this fantastic quilt!

 photo war_of_light_bed_cover_by_vangi-d7noe53_zpsf2b8f94b.jpg




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Thursday, September 11, 2014

M&D series - Goofy Gone Fishing

Goofy Gone Fishing (pattern with color indicators)
pattern without color indicators available at tweloquilting.blogspot.com
12" x 10.5" (finished) paper pieced & embroidery

Hello everyone, Alida here!

Next installment of my weekly series to share all my Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and friends patterns: Goofy in one of his goofy activities, fishing (kind of) :)

Hope you enjoy this fun block.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Summer of Stitching Round-Up

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

Welcome to The Summer of Stitching Round-Up!

Today we're sharing ALL SIXTY FIVE pattern submissions from our summer event in one giant post! 

A HUGE thanks for every person that contributed patterns for this very fun event. We here at FiS know that volunteering your time to share patterns with our quilting community is a real gift of your time and we can't tell you enough how much we appreciate it!

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for the winner of a free Fandom In Stitches t-shirt!

Did you miss out designing for The Summer of Stitching? We will continue to accept pattern submissions for all of these categories, just visit our Submit Your Pattern page to see what you need to do!

And now...the patterns!


Summer of Stitching - Sherlock Holmes photo SoSSherlockHolmes_zpsfbc97d23.jpg

by loobyvee
10" x 13" paper pieced


"Highly Functioning Sociopath"
Highly Functioning Sociopath
by Jordan F (dozmuffinxc)
5" embroidered

"I do NOT shave for Sherlock Holmes!"
I do NOT shave for Sherlock Holmes
by Jordan F (dozmuffinxc)
5" embroidered

"The game is afoot!"
The Game is Afoot
by Jordan F (dozmuffinxc)
5" embroidered

"I cannot live without brainwork"
I cannot live without brainwork
by Jordan F (dozmuffinxc)
5" embroidered

"Honey, you should see me..."
Honey, you should see me in a crown
by Jordan F (dozmuffinxc)
5" embroidered

"IOU"
IOU
by Jordan F (dozmuffinxc)
5" embroidered

Sherlock Holmes' Violin by Michelle for fandominstitches.com photo michelleviolin_zps8ee6b8b9.jpg
Sherlock Holmes' Violin
by Michelle Thompson
10" paper pieced & embroidered

The Reichenbach Fall
The Reichenback Fall
by Kaylee Ovel
5" embroidered

Sherlocked
I am Sherlocked
 by Kaylee Ovel
5" embroidered

The Great Game
The Great Game
 by Kaylee Ovel
5" embroidered

The Blind Banker
The Blind Banker
 by Kaylee Ovel
5" embroidered

A Study in Pink
A Study in Pink
 by Kaylee Ovel
5" embroidered

Holmes Has A Look
Holmes Has A Look (Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes) by Jennifer Ofenstein
7" embroidered

Summer of Stitching - I love Sci-Fi & Fantasy photo SoSIheartscififantasy_zps1a870e9a.jpg

Hover Board
Hover Board 
by Lilja Björk Sigurdórsdóttir
from Back to the Future
7" paper pieced

Geometric Tesseract: A Wrinkle in Time
Geometric Tesseract 
by Aalia
from A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
embroidered

Figurative Tesseract from A Wrinkle in Time
Figurative Tesseract 
by Aalia
from A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
embroidered

Dresden Files Paranoid Quote from Storm Front
Dresden Files Paranoid Quote by Jennifer Ofenstein
from The Dresden Files: Storm Front by Jim Butcher
7"  embroidered

Summer of Stitching - Monty Python photo SoSMontyPython_zpsf4a0bb74.jpg
Monty Python - The Larch
The Larch
by Aalia
7" embroidered

She turned me into a newt!
She turned me into a newt!
by Amber L
Embroidered

One...Two...Five!
One...Two...Five!
by Thorn Trace
Paper Pieced

Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch
Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch 
by Thorn Trace
5", 7" & 10" embroidered

Monty Python - It's
It's
by Jennifer Ofenstein
7" embroidered

The Ministry of Silly Walks
The Ministry of Silly Walks
by Jennifer Ofenstein
7" embroidered

    Summer of Stitching - I love books photo SoSIheartbooks_zps45f9d3d2.jpg


    I see, said the vampire thoughtfully
    "I see," said the vampire thoughtfully.
    The first line of Interview With The Vampire, by Anne Rice
    by Jennifer Ofenstein
    7″ embroidered + fabric paint
    Our Little Infinity
    Our Little Infinity
    inspired  by The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
    by Jennifer Ofenstein
    7" embroidered
    Grok 4
    Robert A. Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land
    by Thorn Trace
    8" x 6" embroidered

    Stephen King - It (cover)
    Stephen King's IT
    by Alida / TweLoQ
    7.5" x 5" paper pieced

    Stephen King - The Gunslinger (opening line)
    by Alida / TweLoQ
    7 1/2" x 5"

    by Alida / TweLoQ
    7 1/2" x 5" embroidered

    Stephen King - Carrie (opening line)
    Stephen King - Carrie (opening line)
    by Alida / TweLoQ
    7 1/2" x 5" embroidered

    Stephen King - The Drawing of the Three (opening line)
    Stephen King - The Drawing of the Three
    by Alida (TweLoQ)
    7 1/2" x 5" embroidered

    Stephen King - The Eyes of the Dragon (opening line)
    Stephen King's The Eyes of the Dragon
    7 1/2" x 5"
    by Alida (TweLoQ)
    Stephen King - The Running Man (opening line)
    Stephen King: The Running Man (opening line)
    by Alida / TweLoQ
    7 1/2" x 5" embroidered

    Summer of Stitching - Chronicles of Narnia photo SoSChroniclesofNarnia_zpsd1951707.jpg

    The light of Narnia
    by Lilja Björk Sigurdórsdóttir
    8" paper pieced

    Reep 1
    by Thorn Trace
    8" x 6" embroidered

    Bless Me stitch - Narnia2
    Bless Me!
    by Julia Murtha
    7 1/2" embroidered

    Aslan: Not A Tame Lion
    by Jennifer Ofenstein
    7" embroidered

    Summer of Stitching - I love T.V. photo SoSIhearttv_zps1fe408e8.jpg

    Cobert: TRUTHINESS
    Stephen Colbert: TRUTHINESS
    by Jennifer Ofenstein
    7" Embroidered

    Summer of Stitching - Star Trek photo SoSStarTrek_zps73a516b4.jpg

    Star Trek Uniform - Voyager
    Star Trek Uniform - Voyager
    by nestedthreads
    10" paper pieced
    Star Trek Uniform -TNG
    Star Trek Uniform - TNG
    by nestedthreads
    10" paper pieced

     photo TheCommandTeambyRachelMcGlone_zps76a2a5b0.jpg
    The Command Team
    by Rachel McGlone
    5" embroidered


    by Jennifer Ofenstein
    7" embroidered
    Maques
    Maquis
    by Lilja Björk Sigurdórsdóttir
    7" paper pieced

     photo SoSHarryPotter_zpsb3a7d9e7.jpg

    I Must Not Tell Lies
    I Must Not Tell Lies
     by Thorn Trace
    from Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix
    8"x8" embroidered

    Remembrall
    Remembrall 
    by Thorn Trace
    From Harry Potter & The Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone (movie)
    8"x8" embroidered

    Backwards
    Backwards by Lilja Björk Sigurdórsdóttir
    from Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets
    7" embroidered

    Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain.
    Never trust anything... by Jennifer Ofenstein
    from Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets
    7" embroidered

    Summer of Stitching - I love Musicals photo SoSIheartmusicals_zps09480994.jpg

    Mos-es Sup-pos-es
    from Singing in the Rain
    by Jennifer Ofenstein
    7" embroidered

    Captain Hammer by Brad photo captainhammer_zps5f4a0095.jpg
    by Brad Felber
    Applique

    Summer of Stitching - Star Wars photo SoSStarWars_zpsa5646527.jpg

    C3P0 - We're Doomed
    C3P0 - We're Doomed
    (with bonus quote - "Let the Wookiee Win")
    by Jennifer Ofenstein
    7" embroidered

    Summer of Stitching - Game of Thrones photo SoSGameofThrones_zpsf6e1144c.jpg

    Game of Thrones: The Eons
    by Jennifer Ofenstein
    7" embroidered

    GOT Hand of the king
    Game of Thrones: Hand of the King
    by Abbie LaBatt Dansereau
    Applique




    Summer of Stitching - I love Disney photo SoSIheartDisney_zps542b721d.jpg



    Cross Stitch Young Rapunzel photo xstitchyoungrapunzelbylisabeckley_zps7438ac18.jpg
    Young Rapunzel
    from Tangled
    by Lisa Beckley
    Cross Stitch

    Cross Stitch Olaf photo xstitcholafbylisabeckley_zps51f968cb.jpg
    Olaf
    from Frozen
    by Lisa Beckley
    Cross Stitch


    MonstersInc Stitch2
    by Julia Murtha
    6" embroidered

    Planes
    by Lilja Björk Sigurdórsdóttir
    10" paper pieced

    Kiss The Girl (embroidery)
    from The Little Mermaid
    Jennifer Ofenstein
    7" embroidered



    Jiminy Post-rinse & color
    Jiminy Cricket
    from Pinocchio 
    by Julia Murtha
    7 1/2" x 7" embroidered


    Cars
    by Lilja Björk Sigurdórsdóttir
    10" paper pieced

     photo DrFacilier-AmyRobles_zpsd030a337.jpg
    from The Princess and the Frog
    by Lynne Schwarz
    tested by Amy Robles

     photo HadesfromHercules1_zpsb9539f5c.jpeg
    from Hercules
    by Lynne Schwarz
    tested by Joanne Harris

     photo HooktestedbyJoanne_zps01db1648.jpg
    from Peter Pan
    by Lynne Schwarz
    tested by Raven Hawthorne and Joanne Harris (pictured)

     photo LadyTremaine-AlexandraCirinna_zpsff59648f.jpg
    from Cinderella
    by Lynne Schwarz
    tested by Alexandra Cirinna
    10" paper pieced

     photo Maleficent-AlexandraCirinna_zpscd7ddf72.jpg
    from Sleeping Beauty
    by Lynne Schwarz
    tested by Alexandra Cirinna
    10" paper pieced


    2014 Summer of Stitching Tees


    The winning Designer for The Summer of Stitching 2014 is Thorn Trace!

    Congratulations and THANK YOU for sharing your designs. Look for a message from me about how to claim your prize. Winner chosen via Random.org.

     



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