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« on: March 05, 2008 07:52:49 AM »

So technically I am living in Virginia Beach, Virginia... but this challenge really left a lot of options open for me (lucky me!).
a) I am actually FROM NJ ... but I wasn't really inspired by my old town (sorry Jersey! Wink)
b) If you know the VB area, you know we're actually part of an area called Hampton Roads so we have 7 cities that we're part of and really could use
c) We're located so close to North Carolina, we might as well be in North Carolina.

I went with option c, but not really for the locality. I love the lighthouses that are in the area. There are some right in the city here, but the one I find my self most attracted to is the Cape Hatteras, NC lighthouse. It's a black and white striped lighthouse that actually had to be moved a few years ago because of beach erosion. It was successfully moved and protected from the beach it had been on since the late 1800's!

The lighthouse was actually built in Virginia and brought to North Carolina in the 1800's, so again it does tie the history of both states together.

If you want to read more about the history of this beautiful piece of art please visit this website!

And now onto my entry! Smiley

It measures approx 11in x 16in

I got a new sewing machine the other day and this is my first project on it (very pleased with the machine, by the way!)

I started by copying a picture of the lighthouse I found online, here is my drawing:




Here is my completed project. It's an appliqud/quilted wallhanging. There is a blue polka-dotted ribbon threaded through the top to hang it but I accidentally cut it out of the picture lol  Embarrassed




A close up to show that I actually layer the background fabrics because I wanted it to be funky and modern looking, not like a hokey "bathroom decor" lighthouse wallhanging. The front fabric is sheer and sparkley blue flower fabric. The fabric behind it is blue leopard print (thanks alwaysinmyroom!!)





I have to say I love the way it came out... this is one of the few times my project came out exactly how I pictured it! Now I just need to get a hang of the speed of my new machine and I'll be set! I'd love to hear what everyone thinks! Cheesy


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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008 08:01:40 AM »

It's so pretty! I love the blend of classic and modern style! Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008 10:01:29 AM »

Dude, I saw this on a teeny pic on the front page and thought "hey, the Cape Hatteras light!"  So, great representation.  I'm from Va Beach too, so I'll back you up on the "we're pratically the Outer Banks" thing.  Nice work! 
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008 10:12:06 AM »

Cheesy Thanks so much!!
And Im glad you could identify it from the thumbnail! lol!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008 10:12:42 AM »

Me and my family visited Cape Hatteras last summer, now I miss it like crazy.
This just put a HUGE smile on my face, thank you. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008 10:13:55 AM »

Aww thank you! Glad I could make you smile Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008 12:33:39 PM »

I love it so much!  Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008 12:57:42 PM »

Excellent!   Smiley I love Cape Hatteras and all the Outer Banks. Spent many, many vacations there, and hope to spend many more.
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2008 01:06:45 PM »

Thanks so much! Cheesy

I'm so glad to have some locals commenting on it and recognizing it- that's such an awesome compliment to me (and of course I love the compliments of those who aren't locals as well! Cheesy)
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2008 02:39:10 PM »

I'm from VB too! Wow, your stuff is great! Hatteras sounds good right now, I miss home.. I love all your art.. I'm going to check out your etsy page! Keep it up!!!
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