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petritent
« on: February 05, 2007 11:24:51 AM »

My first Craftster post! Im always so inspired by the stuff I see on here, so Im excited to make my first contribution to the site! Anyway, heres the story behind this quilt.

When I returned home after traveling abroad for a while, I wanted to kind of commemorate the experience in some way. The idea of making a quilt popped into my head, and I began going through my travel photos in search of an image that would both represent the trip and translate well in fabric.

Next, I rifled through all my old clothes and selected colorful fabrics to use for the design. At Jo-Ann Fabric, I picked up a bunch of orange fleece to use for the main body of the quilt. The whole thing came together through a process of cutting up bits of my old clothes and gluing them to the fleece. Once Id finalized the design, I began sewing randomly over the entire thing, occasionally alternating thread colors. An old blanket served as batting, and when all the pieces had been assembled I roughly quilted it with a handful of star-shaped clusters of gold stitches.















Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2007 11:28:10 AM »

that is gorgeous!! what an amazing way to remember a trip.. i love how you used the different fabrics, she's beautiful...... i am uber impressed Grin
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MamaLou03
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2007 11:55:35 AM »

Gorgeous work! At first glance it looks like a painting. Great job. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2007 12:01:44 PM »

that is beautiful - a true work of art.
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2007 12:29:49 PM »

i am stunned beyond words.
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chica grande mas bonita
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2007 12:42:12 PM »

This is so *#(%& amazing!! my goodness! great colors, and her face! I am so incredibly impressed.
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pinkangel1979
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2007 12:56:48 PM »

Absolutely beautiful!  A great way to remember your trip (and to do some recycling too!).
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2007 01:14:14 PM »

This is so amazing.  Makes me want to attempt a quilt I've been envisioning.

Awesome.  This rocks.
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skarinja
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2007 01:24:30 PM »

I pressed This Rocks! I love this. It's utterly beautiful.
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2007 01:31:27 PM »

this is so, so, so utterly amazing!  i love her face- the shading you did with the stitching.  i bow down in reverence to your crafting abilities.
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