APRIL Stitch-a-Long - Samplers

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APRIL Stitch-a-Long - Samplers

Postby blackmageheart » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:30 am

It's finally April and we can begin!

First, let me attempt to explain how this is going to work. Every week for three weeks I will post the pattern everyone needs. These patterns will be selected randomly from the top 8 as voted for by all of you. Week 4 will be a band of your choice from all the submitted designs, as well as adding your name and the year.
I'll be making all patterns available in the last week as a collection, as well as some alphabets and other things. I've tried to make sure everyone can access the patterns, but let me know if you need it in another format!

So, where's the alonging part? We'll all be doing the same basic patterns for three weeks, but feel free to add your own special touches, use different materials and colours, whatever you want to do to personalise your sampler.

Don't worry if you don't finish a band in a week, or if you don't finish the sampler in the month. It's not a race, just group participation! Finish when you can, but don't forget to show us!

Feel free to post WIP pictures and questions for the other members, ask for advice or just general tomfoolery. I always approve of tomfoolery. And I hope to be able to post some interesting things about samplers during the event. :)

As always, please ask if there's something you want to know or don't understand.

So...let's get started!

WEEK 1 - Super Mario Kart
Super Mario Kart.sth
(6.7 KiB) Downloaded 267 times

Super Mario Kart (BW).pdf
(52.14 KiB) Downloaded 266 times

Super Mario Kart (C).pdf
(66.5 KiB) Downloaded 385 times

Super Mario Kart.PAT
(34.81 KiB) Downloaded 134 times


WEEK 2 - DDR
DDR.PAT
(21.68 KiB) Downloaded 152 times

DDR.sth
(4.41 KiB) Downloaded 162 times

DDR (BW).pdf
(40.26 KiB) Downloaded 187 times

DDR (C).pdf
(45.96 KiB) Downloaded 276 times


WEEK 3 - Journey
Journey.PAT
(27.32 KiB) Downloaded 137 times

Journey (BW).pdf
(51.41 KiB) Downloaded 173 times

Journey (C).pdf
(61.27 KiB) Downloaded 255 times

Journey.sth
(15.68 KiB) Downloaded 148 times


WEEK 4 - Players' Choice
See this post for complete set of patterns plus fonts and extras!

OK, I think that covers everything for now. You may begin! :wiz

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UPDATE 08/04/13 - Updated post with DDR patterns, so they are easy to find!
UPDATE 15/04/13 - Updated post with Journey patterns!
UPDATE 17/04/13 - Updated post with a link to my post with all patterns in!
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Re: APRIL Stitch-a-Long - Samplers

Postby QueenBex » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:09 am

would you put your name etc at the bottom of the piece or the top? or even in the middle? Or can we decide that ourselves?

Also are all the bands the same size?

And didn't we discuss the possibility of adding the spritestitch logo to it? is there a pattern available for that?
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Re: APRIL Stitch-a-Long - Samplers

Postby kuja.girl » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:38 am

QueenBex wrote:would you put your name etc at the bottom of the piece or the top? or even in the middle? Or can we decide that ourselves?

BMH said "feel free to add your own special touches, use different materials and colours, whatever you want to do to personalise your sampler" and I think adding your name (anywhere you want) fits this perfectly.

QueenBex wrote:Also are all the bands the same size?

The bands that were entered we all 25x90 stitches. I think there was one band that someone mentioned was one pixel larger - I don't think it made the top 8 so all of them should be the same size.
As for the logo - it's much to large to stitch 1:1. Someone would have to take the time to shrink it...
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Re: APRIL Stitch-a-Long - Samplers

Postby RMDC » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:44 am

I think BMH has planned to do some more stichable SS logo options for us - at least it was discussed earlier - but I imagine she hasn't had time to completely assemble them yet, or she's otherwise planning to release them at the same time as the alphabets and such.

BMH, if you're harried, you know you can delegate to us willing folks, right? :nod
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Re: APRIL Stitch-a-Long - Samplers

Postby samarin » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:48 am

Hey All! Love the first band...must stitch it now. Just curious, are they supposed to be in any specific order? Unlike most people i've seen on here i start from the middle or bottom (as opposed to the top), which position should it be in, or does it matter?
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Re: APRIL Stitch-a-Long - Samplers

Postby WeeRamekin » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:24 am

I'm so excited for this - it will be my first sampler - can we add a border under each weeks design?
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Re: APRIL Stitch-a-Long - Samplers

Postby blackmageheart » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:30 am

RMDC wrote:I think BMH has planned to do some more stichable SS logo options for us - at least it was discussed earlier - but I imagine she hasn't had time to completely assemble them yet, or she's otherwise planning to release them at the same time as the alphabets and such.

BMH, if you're harried, you know you can delegate to us willing folks, right? :nod

I know!
I've got some alphabets done and more to do, but I will be doing some SS stuff for those people that want it. If anyone wants to have a go at some mini-logos or little custom designs then please do!

For the people curious about the placement order, I understand everyone has their own methods and stuff but this time I would appreciate if everyone could start at the top and work down from there! Name etc at the bottom. Thanks!

Feel free to add borders and extra stitches in between bands, like I said, whatever you want to do to personalise it!

Lastly, sorry I haven't been able to answer your questions until now, my living room was in dire need of a spring clean! :D
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Re: APRIL Stitch-a-Long - Samplers

Postby samarin » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:48 am

Thank you for the quick response! Just wanted to be sure of which "slot" the first one went it!
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Re: APRIL Stitch-a-Long - Samplers

Postby LinkIsMyHomeboy » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:28 am

kuja.girl wrote:As for the logo - it's much to large to stitch 1:1. Someone would have to take the time to shrink it...


If you do a 1:1 ratio, it's only 5 pixels too high...will that really throw the look off too much?

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Re: APRIL Stitch-a-Long - Samplers

Postby QueenBex » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:39 am

message recieved and understood! :toad
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