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Topic: Queen sized Crop Circle Quilt --- Recycled Tee Shirts  (Read 27417 times)
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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2008 12:53:40 PM »

That's amazing!  I love the design of the orange, and it's so cool you were able to reuse old clothes.  Fantastic job!
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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2008 12:54:38 PM »

Beautiful design, and looks incredible.  Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2008 12:59:59 PM »

Great idea, design, and execution.  And the back sounds quite a wonderful....
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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2008 01:01:58 PM »

I'm envious. Frankly, I think it looks great as it is. The free motion might be a little much. I like it for it's simple look, although it's far from simple. I guess less is more is what I'm trying to say.

Hmmm...you're probably right about the less is more thing.  I'm a little concerned that it would get "lumpy" over time though, because there isn't any stitching in the larger areas to hold things tight.  I certainly don't plan on dumping it in the washing machine, but maybe I could use clear thread and just do some more straight lines or something.

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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2008 01:28:39 PM »

I love it! I would love to try to do something like it but... I am not brave enough yet! LOL!
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2008 01:30:01 PM »

hehe, awesome. grey is my favourite (non) colour ever!
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« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2008 01:47:46 PM »

Hey, instead of doing random stipples, you could always echo the outline of the crop circle design.  That way you'd have more quilting to tack the fabric down, but you'd also emphasize the main pattern of the quilt.
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« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2008 01:51:10 PM »


I really like your different take on the t-shirt/sweatshirt quilt in that you did a totally, totally funkadelic applique design on a quilt of non-printed shirts! When I did my first (and do far only) t-shirt quilt I used printed shirts to make the design (A St. George's cross flag.) You give me ideas....  Grin

 
[Hmmm...you're probably right about the less is more thing.  I'm a little concerned that it would get "lumpy" over time though, because there isn't any stitching in the larger areas to hold things tight.  I certainly don't plan on dumping it in the washing machine, but maybe I could use clear thread and just do some more straight lines or something.

Personally, I'm not much into the hand tied quilting thing and I think it would take away from the amazing design. Maybe you could do somesort of modified machine/hand tie thing in the larger non-quilited areas so the guts won't slide around over time? Specifically what I'm thinking is a straight stitch along the seams of where the squares meet to make an X with an invisible thread. Just something that would hold things tight in the areas where there isn't applique, but blends in with the background fabric. I hope this makes sense.  Huh
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« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2008 03:42:02 PM »

I do not exaggerate when I say that this is my fave quilt I have ever seen.  And I have made quite a few myself.
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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2008 03:43:14 PM »

This is one of the coolest quilts I have EVER seen.
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