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ellemir
« on: August 29, 2009 06:17:02 AM »

I just finished my first ever mini art quilt.


The mermaid pattern was  a free stained glass pattern found on the net. The seaweed modified from a child's colouring book. As you may guess, I can't draw to save my life.
Everything is from my stash. The fabrics are silks of various weights and a small piece of batik cotton. There is a combination of machine applique and hand embroidery. The edges were bound by hand with bias binding and is the neatest I have ever achieved.

I hope to attach this to the front of a bag I am making, in such a way as to be able to swap out the pictures. So i am currently experimenting with different methods of affixing it.

Any ideas would be welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009 06:48:56 PM »

This is very neat.  It reminds me of Ariel!  Very good job.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009 11:45:55 PM »

Mermaids, I love it! Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2009 02:04:00 AM »

very nice indeed!

I am no seamstress, but I wonder if you could put a pocket the right size to hold the interchangable bits on the front of the bag - made out of something that is nearly see through but will hold the bits in place? a very thin gauze or netting or something...

or maybe use something magnetic to keep it attached? that might not work I suppose...

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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2009 05:17:43 AM »

I agree with Rhonda:) YOur work is fantastic - my D-in-law does mini quilts - I admire anyone who works with the micro!
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ellemir
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2009 07:25:00 AM »

Thanks,everyone.

RondaS, thanks for the suggestion.
I've set today aside to finish the bag and experiment, and your suggestion has given me a couple of new ideas to play with
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2009 09:32:58 AM »

This is so beautiful!  You did a fantastic job.
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2009 11:25:40 PM »

I thinks this looks great. good job.
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2009 02:39:08 AM »

 Grin Very nice work, and very innovative taking inspiration from other craft forms like the stained glass. as for your attachment method, a few interchangeable ideas would be Velcro tabs, hook & eye closures, or buttons, all depending on the kind of daily use intended of course. I hope that helps some, keep up the creativity it looks great, I'd love to see pictures added of the final project. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2009 12:58:55 AM »

I thought of another idea, you could attach a hanging sleeve to the back either just at the top or top and bottom then you could attach either a piece of ribbon or elastic to the bag on one side then use a clasp attached to the other end of the ribbon and the purse then attach the different quilted pictures by feeding the ribbon through the hanging sleeve. Hope that made sense, if not I can try to clarify.
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