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« on: May 27, 2008 01:31:08 PM »

This isn't a pieced quilt, so I feel kind of guilty posting it here...but no where else really seems appropriate. Anyway, I'm so proud of how this turned out and I just have to show off a little...  Roll Eyes

I made it for the Craft for My Kid Swap and my partner has received it, so now I can post it.

The top is a piece of unbleached muslin that I dyed with fair-trade coffee, and then painted with thickened coffee dye to make the islands. I ironed on the felt pieces with fusible webbing and then hand-embroidered the details (a first for me!) I used cotton batting and the back is 100% cotton jersey knit...so all natural materials. It's freehand machine quilted (another first for me). It's about 36" x 44".  I LOVE how it turned out. :-) And I'll definitely make another one some day.



Compass so you don't lose your way:


Dolphins for good luck:


A couple of islands:


Watch out for the giant squid:


Pirate ship:


Jolly Roger flag:


X marks the spot:


And a shot where you can see the back:


Oh, here's a little shot of the coffee dye drying for one of the islands:

I used this tutorial for the dye: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=188530.0

I spent hours and hours and hours on it, but it was totally worth it!
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008 01:35:05 PM »

that is definitely one of the coolest quilts i've ever seen!
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008 01:40:41 PM »

Amazing! "This Rocks!"
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008 01:42:07 PM »

WOW!!!! this is amazing! i love pirates and quilts! it totally rocks, i love the ship and the dolphins, the squid is also really cute!
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mamaedgar
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008 01:42:24 PM »

oh awesome!  this is a great quilt!
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2008 01:44:07 PM »

i love it!
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008 01:45:32 PM »

That is so amazing!!!  It is stuff like this that makes me excited to craft for kids one day!!  Wonderful job, well worth all the hours you put into it.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2008 01:57:07 PM »

Omigosh this is amazing!

I love pirates, and squids, and treasure! This totally rocks!
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jesskreck
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2008 02:01:14 PM »

I love this quilt, especially for a kid!
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2008 02:05:12 PM »

thats absolutely adorable! and i would have to say that if its quilted then it should be considered a quilt!
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