Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Supernatural Quilt: The Colt

They say Samuel Colt made a gun. A special gun. He made it for a hunter, a man like us only on horseback. Story goes he made thirteen bullets, and this hunter used the gun a half dozen times before he disappeared, the gun along with him...They say...they say this gun can kill anything.  ~John Winchester

The Colt is the gun that can kill nearly anything. Demons, vampires, even a phoenix. The gun has a pentacle carved into the grip that I will ad with embroidery. It also has the words "Non Timebo Mala" etched along the barrel, but I haven't decided whether I will add that. It might be too small to get it all on there legibly. Designed and made by me, I will submit this to FandomInStitches as soon as I fix a few small issues in the pattern.

Supernatural Quilt: The Mark of Cain

Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold, and the Lord appointed a sign for Cain, so that no one finding him would slay him. Genesis 4.14

Dean takes on the Mark of Cain in order to use the First Blade, the Blade being the only thing that can kill Abbadon, a Knight of Hell. The consequences of the Mark however may not be something he will be able to live with. A pattern designed and made by me soon to be available on FandomInStitches.

Friday, June 26, 2015

My Little Pony Fair Bag

Time for a little break from the Supernatural Quilt. I wasn't planning on going, but suddenly the opportunity to go the this year's My Little Pony Fair popped up. Ponies are definatly more my sister's thing but I do enjoy them myself as well. She's busy painting a tote bag for the fair so I decided to make a bag as well. This one was made in just a few hours and is based on the unicorn Glory. A white unicorn with purple hair with a blue streak in it. That's why the bag is white with a purple and blue flap. Her symbol (or cutie mark as its known in the pony community) is a silver shooting star with purple tails. After I put the star on I realized that the tails wouldn't show up on the purple flap so I outlined them by sewing down a larger white shape first. I like it so mu h I prolly should have outlined the star too. If I had time I might have too, but we are leaving to go to the show in just a few hours and I still need to pack and do ky nails. I am offically out of time. This is the first time I've ever done applique too. Gotta run! Hope you all like it.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Supernatural Quilt: Bobby's Hat

Bobby Singer is the fatherly figure Sam and Dean needed. The person their actual father couldn't afford to be. Bobby is a grizzly old hunter that turns out to be a beloved teddy bear. One of his most recognizable features is the battered and dirty old trucker caps he wears all the time. This baseball hat is an easy pattern, however, without embroidery to emphasize the shapes it is difficult to tell exactally what it is. I fear even with the stitching, if you don't already know what it is you won't know what it is. I made it so I can't not see a baseball hat so please let me know in the comments if you can't tell right away what it is. Here is a pic without embroidery. See how harder it is to make it out?

I also put the hat on a background of plaid. The sheer amount of flannel the hunters in this show wear... Well, I wanted to represent flannel so I used a homespun cotton for the background. Also included is *SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't seen season 7, don't finish reading past this point. This point right here. I mean it. Don't say I didn't warn you. I also included the bullet hole in the hat. I almost didn't, but including it made it undeniably Bobby's hat. Aww Bobby *sniffle*

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Supernatural Quilt: John Winchester's Journal

"Dad's on a Hunting trip and hasn't been home in a few days." -Dean Winchester

Their father's journal is perhaps the brothers' most prized possession. In it they find all the knowledge their father has gathered about all the monsters he's ever hunted.

I'm actually kinda in love with this block. There is several different embriodery variations possible for the blank page. I chose the circled Dean with coordinates though I almost did the Wendigo page. I had an earlier version were I pieced all the ribbons and medals, but I am very glad I changed my mind and used stitching for some of it. It turned out smaller than I thought it would and piecing it would have been near impossible. As it is not all the embroidery is done. I ran out of red thread for the Vietnam Service Ribbon and the other pin.

Here is a pic of the block without any embroidery.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Supernatural Quilt: Devil's Trap Bullet

Here is a pattern I tested for Jessica over at SewMuchMischief. A devil's trap bullet like the one that trapped Abbadon in her meat suit! Awesome idea for a square. I kinda wished I'd used fabric with a bit more contrast to it, but the pattern went together easily and was quick to do. The pentacle on the end was embroidered. I'm thinking about how I can adapt this pattern to mimic salt filled shotgun shells as well.

For those that don't follow the TV show (you guys have got to bored of these posts by now. Sorry, but they aren't gonna stop anytime soon :D ) Here is a shot from the episode the bullet was used in.

Check out Jessica's other patterns and quilt blocks at SewMuchMischief. She has lots of fab patterns to drool over!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Supernatural Quilt: The Samulet

The necklace Dean Winchester wears has been affectionately called the "Samulet" because his brother Sam is the one that gave it to him and has come to represent the brother's family bond. This pattern is another one I designed myself and one I am also rather proud of. It came together well and is recognizable to Supernatural fans. Even without the embroidery

To be honest tho, this is the second time I attempted to design the Samulet. The first time was a disaster beginning to end. It was way too complex, the pieces too small and just looked like a hot mess all over.

Would have been cool if it weren't so fiddly. Oh, and as reference, here's a pic of Dean's amulet.

All of the patterns I've designed can be found here. Soon they will be featured on FandomInStitches.com as well.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Supernatural Quilt: Castiel's Handprint

A more complex pattern, but wow did it turn out stunning! Again, this is a block designed and made by me. For those unfamilar with the show, one of the main characters is an angel and when he saved a person from Hell he inadvertently left a burn of his hand on their skin.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Supernatural Quilt ~ Ruby's Knife

Ok, here's a little something different. This is the first block I've designed by myself. I'm about to test it to see if it works, but it seems simple enough. For those interested in just what the patterns look like, this is what I've made:

Hmm, Ok, that's just the first page. The second page is a pdf of all the pieces with a seam allowance added and I haven't figured out how to add that to the blog yet.

I think I got it. It should be here. I hope I did that right. Let me know in the comments if that link doesn't work. I still need to figure out how to combine both those pages into the one link. Baby steps tho. I'm still learning. Tonight I'll sew it up to make sure the pattern works. I'll update this post then.

Ok. Here's the finished product.

What do ya think?

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Supernatural Quilt: Angel Wings

This is the 3rd block I've made for my Supernatural quilt. The second one I'm waiting to post till I get permission from the designer. These angel wing just about kicked my bum. So many tiny pieces but wow it looks fantastic when it's all together.

For those unfamiliar with the show, angels don't show off their wings all that often. When they do its just a shadow behind them in a flash of light.

Again, this pattern came from FandomInStitches.com by Jessica Blacknall. Stay tuned for a couple brand new patterns.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Supernatural Quilt: Impala

So I just learned a new quilting technique and am kinda in love. Paper piecing allows you to have more complex and pictoral blocks in your quilt. I'm used to just using various sizes of squares to make pretty patterns, but now I can make images! Here is the first offical block of this quilt:

Now I still need to add wheels and fabric top and bottom to square it up, but it's the Impala from Supernatural! I'm so thrilled with how it turned out!

Confession time, this is the second Impala block I made. The first one I chose the background fabric poorly and you could barely see the image. I still want to use that background fabric cause its so cool, but just not right next to the car. Maybe that will be the fabric I use to square it up with. Here is the first slightly failed square:

See what I mean? Too busy. But it's that Route 66 material that made me want to do a Supernatural Quilt in the first place. So I'll incorporate it into this block, but just not right next to the car.

The pattern is free at FandomInStitches.com By Jennifer Ofenstein.