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Padester
« on: June 10, 2008 02:42:04 PM »

Okay, so my family has done colonial reenactment since I was little, and my parents are still involved.  They recently made these outfits for a British officer and his wife:


So I made this small wall hanging (it's not completely done in this pic - I still hadn't quilted or bound it - just did sticth in the ditch for quilting and used black quilt binding around the edges):


closer up:


Close ups of some details:




This was all an experiment, so I'm pretty pleased with how it came out!  I pieced the background, and then appliqued felt on for the people. 

Thanks for looking! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008 02:55:40 PM »

wow. That's amazing! Are the faces staying blank! I really like that (your mom will like it too!)
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008 02:57:20 PM »

Your experiment certainly worked! This is beautiful work!
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2008 05:22:19 PM »

that's pretty!!
they'll love it Wink
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Padester
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2008 05:24:57 PM »

Thanks! Grin

Yes, the faces are staying blank - I experimented a bit with sewing a face on, but I didn't like how it came out, and I kind of like the blank faces.

I'm excited to see what my dad thinks of it!
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2008 05:29:43 AM »

That's really nice!  I especially like how you used the stone fabric to make the wall behind them, it works very nicely!
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2008 05:30:42 AM »

Neat!  I think your Dad will love it; it's an unusual homage to his interests and work (did you actually use the same number of beads as there are buttons on those outfits?  Looks like it!).
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Padester
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2008 07:02:58 AM »

Neat!  I think your Dad will love it; it's an unusual homage to his interests and work (did you actually use the same number of beads as there are buttons on those outfits?  Looks like it!).


Ha! Cheesy  No - I didn't count.  Just wanted to put the buttons to the approximately right place on the coat.  But, since I didn't count, could be that they are the same!

Thanks all for the nice comments!
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Padester
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2008 08:03:33 PM »

Just a quick update - gave it to dad yesterday and it was a big hit!  Always fun to give an appreciated gift!  Especially for a man who is really hard to buy for. Undecided
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