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Postcrossing quilt update

I received enough fabrics from Postcrossers to do an update to the world map! Once again, I'm doing this entirely with fabric donated by Postcrossing people, so the fabrics are random sizes, shapes, colors and materials!

Africa is really filling in now. Here are the countries I added today:
Mauritania
Mali
Burkina Faso
Cote d'Ivoire
Liberia
Senegal
Nigeria
Cameroon
Equitorial Guinea
Gabon
Mozambique
Madagascar
Republic of the Congo

Still to go:
Ghana
Togo
Benin
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Guinea-Bisseau
The Gambia
Western Sahara

After Africa is finished up I'll get back to Europe, because Russia is huge and that's going to by default move me into Asia.

So here's the update!



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Invest 95I update

Probably won't become a big storm but will still drench everything in its path, and we'll get some outliers. It's been overcast and raining all week so we're still soaked, but probably won't flood.

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Washi tape collection!

Yesterday I got my washi tape organizer/keeper and I can just fit all my washi tapes into it. If I get more tape I'm in trouble, as you can see by how I had to squeeze some of the skinny ones in. No, I don't need more washi tape... but there's always more cool washi to get!

Technically, 2 of these are rolls of stickers, but they're all one giant sticker on a roll that you cut to fit, and where else am I going to put them?

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Today's fabric update includes a very generous gift from from LT-631497 - seven fabrics and a beautiful piece of lace!

She says: "I have read all your profile with the greatest pleasure. You are a very interesting personality and your hobbies are so cute and cozy. I had great pleasure for my eyes and soul :)
I have chosen for you the textile fragments from my daughter's handicraft box and I really hope that it will be ok for your quilts. Best wishes from Lithuania."


Different sizes and colors, all very welcome in my quilt project! (Lace not pictured, my scanner doesn't like lace and some patterns for some reason.)


Master list of fabrics is here: https://laridian.dreamwidth.org/2767863.html

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Postcrossing quilt update

The world map is coming along! I have a few more fabrics now but here's the current state of the world. Next up is filling in the rest of Africa and Europe.



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Postcrossing quilt: fabric update!

Master list of fabrics is here: https://laridian.dreamwidth.org/2767863.html

From FI-3309430, three fabrics.
"I send you some left-over fabrics from the quilted blanket I made for my goddaughter 5 years ago when she graduated at confirmation school." This came with a very nice handmade card, which I'm showing here as well.





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August Crafting Month Day 31: Sea Turtle

This was originally going to be part of a row quilt but now it's a stand-alone wall hanging or possibly a table runner. Does anyone still use those? Anyway, here's a sea turtle. When Toly and I went to Hawaii for our honeymoon, sea turtles were in the surf with us. :)



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Whew! This one still needs a border but otherwise it's done, as far as I'm concerned. All fabrics came out of stash, I didn't have to buy any (woot!!!). Some fabrics are solids, some are prints, some are textures.

It's not pressed because by the time it was done, I just wanted to get the picture for now XD Probably will be a twin/full size quilt with a border or two. Each square is 2" finished.



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What would YOU do with an extra brain if you had one?

Handmade Brain Plushie! Approximately Life-Size! https://etsy.me/2NyOc5A

Yes, I've got this one on Etsy, because a few people asked for one after the first two! I'm getting pretty good at these ^_^ Next up I have to actually make one for myself. I've had a lot of fun picking out charms to put on the brain (to represent memories and "what's on my mind" and so on) - the first two recipients did the same thing with theirs.





(The bottom pic is an example of how one of the recipients decorated theirs with charms for interests and travels. The anchors are a reminder to "keep anchored" when making big plans.)



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Time for the Show-Me State and the Gateway Arch. Toly was there a few times for conventions and I'll add stars to the sky with hotfix crystals when the quilt is done.



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All of the below came from NL-4184019, whose package read on the outside: To Customs: Contains a personal message, some fabric scraps, some tea & sweets & lots of love!

And it was all true! It's like Christmas! :D
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Wow, I'm almost done with August!

So here's the story for Mississippi. The default suggestions were alligators, swamps, riverboats, the Mississippi River, magnolias... well, I've driven over the river, and I've seen more magnolias in Texas than I ever did in MS. Florida has alligators everywhere. The parts of MS I've been to are in the NE part of the state, which is not swampy or riverine.

So I used some photos of my relatives' place there and came up with this, because we've visited them several times and it's a nice place. That's a little bench by the lake.



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Ignore the little flecks of lint! Pretend they're stars! I'll add actual "stars" with hotfix crystals when the sewing is all complete.



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I'm behind by a day because I was sick.

Have posted this here before in WIP status, this is the completed version.



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... okay, based on the IRL feedback on this, I will make an offer. Anyone who comments with "What the hell, Maryland?" gets a free riff based on the scene below.



Look, I've been to Maryland but don't remember it, and something about crabs, which half the family can't eat due to allergies, and look, this is one hella different panel for this quilt.

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Now with splashing water at the dolphin and everything tacked down!



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Hummingbird jealousy

We only get hummingbirds here briefly as they migrate through. However, my aunt and uncle, a couple states east of us and more northerly, have so many hummingbirds! Like 100 at their best estimate. They are going through a gallon of nectar a day. There are so many birds trying to feed that my uncle can sit on the back porch with a feeder on his knees, and they will come feed at it. Probably this is the only feeding station for acres if not miles, and they have to fatten up for fall migration. As much as the little things can fatten up.

I am so jealous. I want to see clouds of hummingbirds!

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Another one where I had to go with the defaults because Toly was very young and the place he lived didn't have much to go on for visual crafting interest. So: A lighthouse and the Charter Oak, the official state tree. I'm very happy with how the tree turned out.



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This time, tacked down & with embellishments. I might add some hotfix crystals later. Diamond fabric is shiny with shiny thread, but that doesn't show up so well in a still photo.



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Jonny May: Classical Ragtime

The title is "classical music you should NEVER play in ragtime" but actually they all sound pretty good. Then again I'm really liking the ragtime renaissance.




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