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Topic: Another Stenciled Rag Quilt ... Fantasy Creatures  (Read 2388 times)
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« on: June 25, 2008 08:26:34 PM »

Here is the first rag quilt I created using repurposed jeans and bleach stenciling. I had posted it on the Image Reproduction Forum earlier. It was made for my Make a Friend Swap partner who is nutso about mythological and fantasy beasts.

This quilt was the first I tried my hand at with bleach stenciling. Basically, I couldn't find fabric I really liked with neato beasties on it, so I decided to give stenciling a go. I believe I have found a new passion.  Grin Here is the overall pic:

Again, I searched out graphics for faeries and such, and found that the designs I could adapt/alter to stencils best were tattoo designs. There are 8 different creatures included on the quilt ... Unicorn, Phoenix, Gryffin, Gargoyle, Sea Serpent, Faerie, Mermaid, and Pegasus. Here is a close up of some of my fave stencils:

The alternate blocks were "Freedom Log Cabins" in a variety of batiks and a few prints. I LOVE batiks, especially the tropical colours. Freedom Log Cabin blocks are basically log cabins built out of a variety of strip widths, so they are not symetrical. This was a great use of the bins of 1", 1.5", 2" and 2.5" strips I have (when I finish a project, if I have less than a 1/2 yard of fabric left, I cut it into strips and stash it ... I have a TON of fabric strips! Anything less than 1" or an odd shape gets thrown in a garbage bag labled STRINGS ... I just can't throw away fabric!)

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008 08:31:14 PM »

wow Shocked That is so beautiful! amazing work!  :oI'm kinda speechless Cheesy :

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2008 08:43:16 PM »

Wow  Shocked  I love this.  Beautiful job.  I clicked the This Rocks button.

« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2008 08:51:01 PM »

That is so amazing!  What imagination, 
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2008 09:12:50 PM »

Oh sweet Jebus!  That is amazing.  I covet it greatly.  I am awed!  I really love your phoenix, I think it might be my fave.

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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2008 09:40:04 PM »

another piece of beautiful work.......great job

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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2008 05:38:23 AM »

OMG - this is absolutely awesome
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2008 06:34:47 AM »

Thank you so much for the kudos ... yeah, I kinda like it myself ...  Smiley

I really like the Phoenix, too ... as I cut the stencils, they became more intricate because I was more sure of my ability to cut evenly (that, and I wouldn't let myself drink coffee or wine as I was cutting!). The faery was a tuffy ... I'm proud of that one because of the even lines I was able to get. These blocks are only 7", and the stencils were max 5". I changed my Xacto knife blade frequently, and that helped, too.

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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2008 10:02:18 AM »

Did you use a bleach pen on the stencils?

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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2008 11:42:11 AM »

So this is one of the COOLEST quilts/stencilling project I've ever seen! The colors are just freaking amazing, combined with the jean fabric and the awesome stencils... WOW. You do an amazing piecing job!

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