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Cindy Crowell
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artist and cancer survivor
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Epic Embroidery of Evil
Here's a crazy quilt-style embroidery hoop I made for a friend who's really into black metal. It's hard to tell in the photo, but most of the embroidery and trim is silver metallic. Incorporates some old fashioned ribbon embroidery flowers, and  fabric with...

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Going way back to last Xmas now, I made this as a gift for a friend. Nightmare before Christmas panel lap quilt with Jack Skellington Halloween fabric on the back. Gotta love the fake, printed borders! :D

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Another mini collage, this time in a used Altoids tin. I made it for a special someone :) Fabric, cameo and setting, beads, guitar pick.

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That's how I Troll
I finally made a quilt for myself! I used a Finntroll band flag as the center panel, and a green nature/leaf batik for the borders and back. Quilted with a large, simple allover design, I then went back and stitched along the outlines of the logo after this...

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Pencil Holder of the Gods
I fabric collaged a Norse mythology pencil holder using an empty tea tin. Vikings, trolls, ravens, runes....it's like a desktop mini-Valhalla! The fabric was attached with heat fusible web. turns out you can iron it onto metal- who knew?? (pro tip: don't tr...

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Oh Helloween!
Another XXXmas gift I made is this lap quilt for a dear friend whose favorite band is the German power metal pioneers, Helloween .  Again, I used a fabric band flag as the center panel. I had to scour the internet pretty hard to find this one; it's not only...

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Epic Chair Do-over
Time to catch up on some old posts! I'm still rockin' the sewing machine; just been keeping a low profile :) First up, check out this chair makeover I did. A sad old office chair X some amazing Alexander Henry Japanese tattoo fabric = an easy and impressive...

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LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY!
I love to collect printed banner flags of bands I like (because FABRIC!!), but I don't have room to hang them all up. I had a pile of them just sitting around gathering dust, when it occurred to me: KILLER LAP QUILTS! Just add a border to enlarge it a bit a...

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It's the INSANITY QUILT!!
What do you get when you make a Black Metal "crazy quilt"? A 3rd place ribbon at the AAQG quilt show , apparently :) This is a 12" square block that combines traditional crazy quilting techniques with metal imagery and a limited black, white and silver pale...

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EMBROIDERMETALMATION is sweeping the nation!
Sometimes, the universe just randomly combines a few of your favorite things. Case in point: this EMBROIDERED video by British heavy metal band Throne . Over 3000 drawings were first animated in Flash, then converted to digital (machine) embroidery. That's ...
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