July 26, 2021--Entered this fun project into the Delaware's State Fair and was awarded a Second Place Ribbon along with a small (very small) cash prize. Nice.
November 23, 2020--I've just finished these firecrackers myself as standups and am very pleased how they turned out. If interested, there's a tutorial of how I did it below. Hope you find it helpful if you decide to try this yourself.
|Firecrackers Finished as Standups|
Below is a brief tutorial of how I made these into standups.
Firstly, you will need the following:
Fishing line (used for strength). Click here for more information about what I use.
Circular needle for joining seams
Acid free mounting board (click here for information about what I use).
Fabric for firecracker tops and bottoms.
Matching thread to the fabric.
Compass for drawing circles
Weights for standup bottoms
Now cover the Firecracker top with fabric. Then make a hole through the fabric and board (so you can push a "foil sparkler" through the top) and attach to the Firecracker with pins and sew on as with the bottom.
That's it. As you can see, my top and bottoms rest outside the canvas. Someday I'll learn how to fit a top and/or bottom inside the standup, but as of yet don't have a clue how to do that.
Please add photos of your Firecrackers to the ANG CyberPointers Photo Album when you get them done.
November 2, 2020--All three firecrackers are now stitched and ready to finish. I even found some foil sparklers for the top of each one. Below is a photo of the smallest firecracker.
|Firecracker Small Completed|
October 19, 2020--The medium size firecracker is stitched with only the smaller one left to do.
|Firecracker Medium Completed|
October 14, 2020--Here's a photo of the first of three firecrackers (and largest) that is fully stitched. I can imagine how cute this will look with a sparkler coming out of the top.
|Firecrackers Large Completed|
August 13, 2020--The CyberPointers Chapter of ANG offered this project by Toni Gerdes as a class to be held during its July and September meetings. I purchased the full kit and love the variety of threads and stitches. Lesson one given at the July meeting covers the largest of the three firecrackers. I plan on getting the stitching done in time for the second lesson given in September.
Here's my progress to date.
|Firecracker Largest Top Portion Completed|
|Firecracker Largest Top Portion Completed Closeup|