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« on: June 21, 2008 05:42:02 PM »

heh.  I'm obsessed with Harry Potter recently, I guess. 

I made this for indigo_roses for the IYP swap.  Her profile said that she liked Snape, and I thought and thought about a small Snape-themed item, but then I was hit with this idea, and I just had to do it.

here he is done, with one of the pattern sketches:


Initially, I was going to do a pieced background, but, um, no.  So, he was paper pieced in two sections, head, neck and hair were one, and the robe was another.  (And it's entirely due to craftster swaps that I have two monochromatic skull prints!) and then appliqued on to a background.  The quilting was spirals on the green, and sort of an up-and-down motion on the robe.  I didn't do any quilting on the face, I didn't feel up to it.  Wink

The mouth and eyebrows are yarn tacked on with the zigzag stitch, the eyelids are sewn on three sides, the eyes - just run of the mill googly eyes - were dabbed with glue and slid under.  They're the main reason I didn't quilt the face!

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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2008 06:21:33 PM »

It's absolutely fantastic! I'm hitting 'this rocks'!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2008 06:25:35 PM »

Awesome!  He is so cool!  I love Snape, and you did him proud, hehe.
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2008 06:27:28 PM »

wow! This rocks!
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2008 06:30:50 PM »

i know nothing about HP or quilting... but this looks so cool!
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2008 07:13:51 PM »

I am really inspired by the contrast on the face fabrics. I always have a hard time visualizing how to make that contrast work, and you just did an amazing job. GREAT!!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2008 10:05:30 PM »

I love it! Excellent work!
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2008 07:49:56 AM »

That is soooooo cool!  Great work!  I especially love googly eyes!
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2008 06:22:27 PM »

Awesome!

<3 paper piecing AND HP.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2008 06:28:00 AM »

Thanks, guys, for your kind comments!

I am really inspired by the contrast on the face fabrics. I always have a hard time visualizing how to make that contrast work, and you just did an amazing job. GREAT!!!

I'm not sure I can explain how I did it... I had two beige fabrics, and then I looked at my pattern and decided which pieces would be light and which would be darker based on his being lit from the front.  I do this sort of thing in split second decisions, and then don't allow myself to second guess.  Cheesy
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