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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for help finishing my pixel portrait quilt of Tom Hiddleston on: March 21, 2014 09:19:26 AM
Have you chatted with your local quilt shop(s)?  Especially if you have one that offers longarm rentals, that is probably your best bet.  The lady I rent longarm time from at my local quilt shop, for example, takes jobs.  And since she also sells machines, she knows of others in our area as well.

I have checked with the only LA quilter in my area. She took one look at my quilt and promptly said "there's no way I'm quilting this, I don't have the skill."
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: David Tennant/10th Doctor quilt (wip) on: March 20, 2014 10:10:04 PM
Awesome work! It's always inspiring to see others who have made portrait quilts, especially ones in different styles. Do you know how you plan to finish it? Would you keep it as an art piece or finish it into an actual quilt? I'm currently stuck with mine because the piecework is so small.
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Looking for help finishing my pixel portrait quilt of Tom Hiddleston on: March 20, 2014 10:06:55 PM
Hello! I just finished the top of my first quilt. I've been working on it for a year, and now I'm looking for help finishing it. It's a portrait quilt of Tom Hiddleston (he played Loki in the Avengers). It's 40,000 1-inch squares of fabric, 1/2-inch finished. The quilt measures 100 x 100 inches, and the background was hand-stamped with some of my favourite quotes from the complete works of Shakespeare. (It's too small to see in the photographs, but if you read the blue and green squares, the quilt also has a secret message written in it)

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee384/Soprie/quiltfinal1small_zpsd23e9cd3.jpg

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee384/Soprie/quiltfinal6small_zps3b34db82.jpg

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee384/Soprie/quiltfinal4small_zps8d97e5ae.jpg

I am currently looking to contact a long-arm quilter who would be willing to finish my quilt so that it can be stabilized and hung. It's a challenge to quilt because of the density of the seams and the complexity of the colours. Any advice or leads would be welcome!

If you have any questions about my process I would be happy to answer them, however, I am self-taught, so I don't always know the correct terminology to use.
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