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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 48 ENTRIES / Re: Mini Hawaiian Whale Quilt Antique Reproduction w/ Archival Mounting on: March 08, 2010 05:08:44 PM
thank you so much! it was a fun challenge, I usually work on antique quilts, flags, etc.
so this was quite a departure...my first attempt at tiny!
thanks again for looking...
Drew
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 48 ENTRIES / Re: A quilt for a snail picnic on: March 07, 2010 05:10:16 PM
so precious! I wish I were a snail. beautiful work
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 48 ENTRIES / Mini Hawaiian Whale Quilt Antique Reproduction w/ Archival Mounting on: March 07, 2010 05:00:51 PM
Mini Hawaiian Whale Quilt Antique Reproduction w/ Archival Mounting

This tiny 2" x 2" piece is based on a Hawaiian theme Crib Quilt I restored for a client. I was captivated by the whales and the folky quality of the original textile. My goal was to miniaturize as many aspects of the original whale quilt as possible. I tried to match techniques and materials to stay true the inspiration of the original...
Blue Print for whale: circa 1860's
Brown "Seaweed" print for quilt binding: circa 1860's
Background fabric for photo: circa 1870's
(I'm going to make another mini whale quilt with this)
White Background: 19th Century cotton
mounting fabric: archival cotton twill
handmade miniature staples used for mounting
In the interest of complete authenticity, I also distressed and restored the binding and washed the little quilt. I especially like the way the corners crinkled and the piece came alive and puckered just like the original after washing. I noticed a little color loss in the binding and a little wicking of the surplus brown dye from the binding into the white background after washing...just like a real crib quilt.
I'll post better pictures soon and thanks to Craftster for the Challenge!
http://www.facebook.com/DrewWatsonTextileRestorationandConservation
description of the original piece and restoration job below...


description of the original piece and restoration job:
"Rare Hawaiian Whale theme crib quilt. Early 19th century. This piece was so fragile it literally could have blown apart in the wind when it came to me. It needed extensive restoration, stabilization, color touch-up, a proper mounting, and expert cleaning (by Robert Barone). This is what it's all about...I truly loved working on this project."


http://www.facebook.com/DrewWatsonTextileRestorationandConservation
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Screenprint and Foamcore Animal Headdress on: March 07, 2010 05:00:43 PM
brilliant concept! love it
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: "Vintage" stitch marker box on: March 07, 2010 04:59:34 PM
one of the coolest things I've seen on craftster thanks for posting!
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Delicious Chocolate Felt Donut! "0" calories!! Now with Tutorial !!!!! on: March 07, 2010 04:58:35 PM
seeeeeeeew hungry! nice one...couldn't' resist
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Eyeball bottle cap pin cushion on: March 07, 2010 04:57:20 PM
what a great project...I'd love to see this staring up at me while I sew
8  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 43 ENTRIES / Re: My Fabulous Retro Lamp Shade! on: March 07, 2010 04:52:42 PM
nice project! love the Lamp Shade
9  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 43 ENTRIES / Re: Make an Atomic Starburst out of Recyclables on: March 07, 2010 04:48:00 PM
nice! thanks for posting
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