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« on: July 19, 2009 10:16:19 AM »

Recently the Army decided they would rather have my husband in the US than in Germany. I don't mind, the craft stores there are seriously lacking. But it meant I wouldn't see my craft supplies for over two months while our household goods were packed up and sent across the world. So I had to decide just what to bring with to keep me busy. This craft had to be light and compact, keep me busy for looooong periods of time and be allowed on aircraft. I narrowed it down to embroidery. It is small enough that I could put it in my pocket if I had too but varied enough that I wouldn't get bored with it easily. But what will I do with all these little works of art? The inspiration was just next door. My neighbor in Germany made a quilt of little skulls for her son and I totally ripped off the idea (with her approval, of course). I was also inspired by the tattoos that my husband and I had recently got. Add it all together and you get an Embroidered Tattoo Quilt.

Here are the first panels from a project that will probably take me 15 years to finish.

Larger pictures are available on my flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/31123197@N08/ . You can also read descriptions of each design on my blog. http://vinnie451craft.blogspot.com/

Please let me know what you think.

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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009 10:37:04 AM »

wow!  amazing attention to detail!  Good luck with the quilt!

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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2009 03:18:45 PM »

these are so cool! makes me wish i was (a lot) better at embroidery! lol
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2009 03:55:23 PM »

Great stuff!!

« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2009 04:06:21 PM »

I love the moustache! That's awesome!
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2009 04:44:42 PM »

Cool idea with the quilt.  Your stitches are very pretty Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2009 06:52:47 PM »

Wow this is going to look awesome when you are done.

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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2009 06:54:38 AM »

Love them, love the idea, can I rip it off, too?

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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2009 07:25:52 AM »

Wow! They're amazing! I love the last one, but they're all great.

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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2009 08:03:56 AM »

Great stuff! Where did you get the images from? How long has it taken you for each one? Did you use stabilizer?

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