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Topic: Daydreaming Mermaid Quilt (now with process pics on page 8)  (Read 20246 times)
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KristyDi
« Reply #70 on: March 04, 2009 06:36:31 PM »

umm. . .WOW!


I can't even begin to wrap my head around how you'd do something like this.  Amazing.
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« Reply #71 on: March 04, 2009 07:29:55 PM »

she is gorgeous!
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« Reply #72 on: March 06, 2009 12:35:45 AM »

wow.. its stunning!!!!!

uve made a BEAUTIFUL quilt!

just wow.. im amazed..
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« Reply #73 on: March 06, 2009 12:15:49 PM »

Here are a few process shots so you can see how I put it together.  Hopefully this is interesting or helpful to someone!  Smiley

Here's the sea - pieced of 1" squares.  The big chunk of calico is where the rock is going to be and I did that to save myself a lot of time and effort, and also to save on fabric.


So I paper-pieced the rock, that's where you cut all your shapes out of paper, tack the fabric onto them, then sew all the pieces together by hand, and when you've finished you take the paper out.


This is the first part of the body being assembled - note the tweezers  Smiley  These were ironed onto a calico back ground using fusible web because I was too scared to put them directly onto the rock in case I made a mistake.  I put down the darkest areas of the body first and every piece slightly underlapped the piece that went on top.


Deciding what colour fabric to use for the lightest areas on her back...


All finished.  So then I carefully cut around her and tacked her to the background and then did a narrow zig-zag to attach her.  I also zig-zagged around all the individual pieces to hold them and prevent frayed edges.
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« Reply #74 on: March 06, 2009 12:27:45 PM »

amazing.  thanks for the in process pics too. 
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« Reply #75 on: March 06, 2009 03:39:59 PM »

WOW! Seeing how you laid it all out makes it even more impressive Shocked
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« Reply #76 on: March 06, 2009 04:14:34 PM »

Thank you so much for the progress pictures.  I love seeing those.  I agree...seeing it being done makes it even more impressive!  Again, this is an amazing piece of art.  Thank you for sharing it with us.
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« Reply #77 on: March 09, 2009 10:31:30 PM »

amazing, absolutely phenomonal!!! i am totally inspired by this, i really want to try something of this type of quilt.
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« Reply #78 on: March 12, 2009 12:23:08 AM »

holy cow.
this is stunning...
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« Reply #79 on: March 12, 2009 06:34:47 AM »

REALLY GREAT WORK. BEAUTIFULLY DONE !  LOVE IT ALOT. I NEED TO TRY A PICTURE QUILT AS SOON AS I FINISH SOME OF MY OTHER PROJECTS
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