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« on: December 12, 2006 03:39:00 PM »

I'm in costume shop at my school.  For a play about Ohio, we each got one-fifth of the state to represent the five stories they were telling.

I did a Native American block.  It's a coyote with wings.  The sun took nearly the whole semester to do.




They also needed a second one, but I didn't have time to do such a complicated sun.  But it still turned out well.



Edited to add: Please ignore the odd yellow thread lying across the block....
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006 03:47:32 PM »

Wow!!! Just... wow
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2006 04:01:43 PM »

Thanks  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2006 04:06:41 PM »

Your first sun is amazing--I know that is a difficult pattern to do with all of the curves!!

Both of them are very very lovely indeed--you should be very proud for all of your hard work!!

Are the blocks quilted?--it is hard to tell from the photos
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2006 05:17:33 PM »

Thank you. Cheesy

The first one was machine quilted outlining the animal, sun, bear-paws, and binding.  The second was only quilted around the binding.  I didn't have time, as I threw it together this past weekend  Wink

For the sun on the first one, the points are paper-foundation-pieced.  I think my pattern for the swirls in the middle row was off, as I had to take in a tiny bit off all the pieces for several hours, adjusting it before it would go somewhat flat.  Then, after I sewed it to the points, the sun wouldn't flatten!  It was carefully gathered to be sewn  to the background.  I am quite proud of that sun   Grin
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2006 06:57:44 PM »

wow amazing!!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2006 10:33:56 AM »

GREAT work, both versions are lovely. Wonderful colours-and that original sun is a fabulous piece of work.
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2006 11:24:58 AM »

Thank you so much! 
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2006 08:44:01 AM »

Wow!  That is great!!  I love it! Especially that spiraled sun! Beautiful Work!  I hope you got an A! lol
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2006 06:38:24 AM »

those are just gorgeous.  I love them, I hit "this rocks"
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