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Theme contest submissions thread: Quilt Patch
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Posted on Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:17 pm
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All righty folks, two weeks from today marks the end of the current contest. You can put pics of your completed piece in this thread at any time between now and midnight on September 29th. The voting thread will be posted on September 30th.

Here's a quick tutorial on posting your pictures in case anyone is unfamiliar with doing so.

Step 1: Get an account with a free image hosting company that allows remote linking. www.photobucket.com and www.imageshack.com both work and are easy to use.

Step 2: Upload your photo(s) to their server.

Step 3: Copy the snippet of image code they provide you when you upload your photo's into your album on their server, then paste it into the body of your reply message in this thread.

Step 4: After you've added any information you would like to about your submission in your reply post, click submit and viola! You've successfully added your item(s) to the theme contest.

Feel free to pm me if you get confused or need some help.

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Posted on Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:16 pm
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Ok, I guess I'll go first. I apologize in advance for the length of this post.

I made my patch by making four standard sized patches and attaching them together:



Each of the four sections embraces a different theme:
1. Maille within maille/community
2. Tribute to European 4 in 1
3. Weave AR extremities
4. Chainmail basket

Maille within maille, or maille squared is where you use rings in one or more weave to form continual loops, or rings themselves, then use those rings to make weaves. I decided to use the fivelet (laying in the same configuration of the logo in the top left corner of this website), which also represents community. Tribute to Euro 4 in 1 is my tribute to what is the most used, and most popular, and among the most versatile weaves in existence. Weave AR extremities hosts several weaves in their absolute minimum or practical minimum AR. They also helped me kill two birds with one stone by providing much of the information that I put into the weave AR chart for my website (link in signature). Chainmail basket is pretty self explanatory. I certainly didn't invent chainmail baskets, but I learned from the pioneers and took this application to the extreme. The four baskets contained in that section are my 33rd - 36th baskets. (I've since finished a 37th, which I entered into a sculpture contest at TRL Forum.)

Stats:
Ring count: 6350 (+/-100)
Ring types used: 92
Weight: 1375g (3.025lb)

Weaves used:
European 4 in 1
European 6 in 1
European 8 in 1
European 10 in 1
European 8 in 2 (King's Maille)
Box
Byzantine
Dragonscale
Gridlock (Corduroy)
Trees
Turkish Round
Roundmaille
Inverted Round
Captive Inverted Round (C1)
Captive Inverted Round (C2)
Captive Inverted Round (C3)
Japanese 12 in 2
Japanese 3 in 1
Japanese 4 in 1 Cube Squared (Japanese 8 in 2 Cube)
JPL
Mobius Chain
Mobius Ball
Full Persian 6 in 1
Full Persian 6 in 1 Grizzly
Full Persian Gridlock
Half Persian 3 in 1
Double Half Persian 3 in 1
Half Persian 3 Sheet 6 in 1
Half Persian 4 in 1
One and a Half Persian
One Hour Less Sleep
2 in 1 Chain
Celtic Visions
Crenelated-3 Sheet
Voodoo

92 ring types were made from the following...

Metals/materials:
Stainless steel
Aluminum
Copper
Nickel Silver
Bronze
Brass
EPDM (rubber)

Wire sizes:
.030"
.032"
.035"
.040"
.045"
.046"
.047"
.048"
.050"
.061"
.062"
.063"
.064"
.068"
.078"
.080"
.086"
.094"
.100"

Ring sizes:
3/32"
7/64"
1/8"
9/64"
19/128"
5/32"
11/64"
3/16"
13/64"
7/32"
15/64"
1/4"
17/64"
9/32"
19/32"
5/16"
21/64"
11/32"
23/64"
3/8"
25/64"
13/32"
27/64"
7/16"
29/64"
15/32"
31/64"
1/2"
5/8"
3/4"
1"

That is all.


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Posted on Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:01 pm
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Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised

Good googly moogly!

Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised

I'm almost thinking I won't bother submitting mine, that's frelling awesome!

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Posted on Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:14 am
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I'm speechless.

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Posted on Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:16 pm
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Great patch...kinda makes mine seem so......

But, I do have a(nother) question now with regards to the border. What is the correct orientation of the border? It appears that this patch has a different orientation than the sample border found on the Alpha Project page.

Yell at me if I should have put this in a different thread or missed this question somewhere else...

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Posted on Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:58 pm
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The boarder is just 4-1, each small patch is supposed to be approximately 8" x 8"; so if you turn Davids patch 1/2 turn to the right or left, the boarder would then match the sample boarder pictured on the Alpha Project page. Unless a patch is an inlay with a clear top and bottom, orientation doesn't matter really.

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Posted on Sun Sep 16, 2007 3:46 pm
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I do have an inlay with a top and bottom.
So, the border on the Alpha Project page is correct and David's patch would just need to be rotated 180 degrees. Got it. Thanks.

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Posted on Sun Sep 16, 2007 5:06 pm
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Hrm.. It would appear as though mine is upside down. Surprised
Oh well. Live and learn. Laughing


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Posted on Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:26 pm
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My patch is sort of an exercise in recycling. I usually keep extra rings and bits and pieces inside a small gourd I keep in my desk, and now it's empty. Some of the rings are nearly seven years old, and a couple of the pieces are probably five or six.

Here are two images with two different light angles.





Wire types:

Galvy: 14ga, 17ga
Stainless: 16ga, 18ga, 19ga, 20ga
Brass: 18ga
Bronze: 20ga
Copper: 14ga, 16ga
Aluminum: 12ga

Weaves:

Turkish round
Jap. 12-in-2
Jap. 12-in-2 cubed
Jap. 6,5-in-1 with doubled vertical rings
Euro. 4
Euro. 6
Dragonscale
HP 4
HP3S6
Spiral with doubled rings
Helm chain


I never kept very good track of ring sizes, so here's what I get from memory and a visual inspection.

7/64"
1/8"
9/64"
5/32"
11/64"
3/16"
13/64"
1/4"
9/32"
5/16"
3/8"


That's about it. Enjoy!

~Mical~ Coif Smiley

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Posted on Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:02 am
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Mical - You forgot in "wire sizes" or "rings types" to mention, "Dirty old pop tabs" :p

Nice work.

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Posted on Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:28 am
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I actually thought about that, and in the end I figured that a pop tab doesn't really fit into either the "wire type" or "ring type" category. Also, I forgot about it.... Very Happy

Thanks muchly!!

~Mical~ Coif Smiley

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Posted on Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:16 am
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As for mine...
(I apologize for the picture quality...it was very hard to get the colors to come through and everything is way too shiny)

Front:


Back:



Patch Rings:

18 ga, 3/16" ID

Anodized Aluminum, Bright Aluminum

Weave: Byzantine Sheet (Double Vertical Connector, Single Horizontal Connector)

2,323 total rings (not that this breakdown is really necessary...)
923 BA
464 Green
388 Blue
277 Yellow
184 Brown
36 Pink
25 Gold
9 Violet
6 Red
6 Dark Purple
5 Orange

Enjoy.
-Aaron

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Posted on Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:36 am
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Surprised Wow. That's a very creative way to make an inlay. I'm impressed.

~Mical~ Coif Smiley

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Posted on Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:11 am
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Holy incredibleness! Two incredible patches. Very nice use of multiple weaves and colour, Mical, and excellent use of a not commonly used weave for inlays, Wahnsinnig. Both very inspiring. I can't wait to see more!


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Posted on Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:46 pm
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you know, with such competition why do I even bother trying to make a good patch! Coif LoL those patches are absobloominlutely fantasmagorically splendifourus. If you catch my meaning. And David, that just is............................................................. Surprised Surprised Surprised Coif LoL keep up the good work guys.


"Time beats us to death." D.D.D.

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