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boingo82
« on: December 19, 2009 12:00:00 PM »

This is for my parents for Christmas. They said they'd like wall decor for Christmas, but my budget this year is $0, so instead of buying a painting, I made this. 2/3 of my kids. I can't paint, or sculpt, or anything like that, but I can sew.

It is all machine applique, on hand-cut pieces. It is 16"x20" so they can frame it if they like, but if not there are loops on the back for hanging it on the wall with a rod or by other means.



Closeup of Gavin's eyes.



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Paulasews
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2009 12:07:33 PM »

This is AMAZING, they are going to be so happy to recieve this and your children will love growing up seeing themselves represented so creatively. I love to applique too and I sincerely take my hat off to you for the skill you show here.
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boingo82
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2009 12:15:24 PM »

Thank you. I feel really good about it. I know they won't get the same thing from anyone else at least!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2009 12:15:57 PM »

thats intense.  and beautiful!  I think your parents will love it.
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teachingjonah
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2009 12:24:37 PM »

That is fantastic! I can't believe how detailed it is.
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aethelberga
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2009 12:30:42 PM »

That is really good, both the appliqu-ing and the rendering of the photograph. it's very striking.
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HowdySailor
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2009 12:37:25 PM »

This is absolutely gorgeous! I would be honored and teary eyed to received something like this! You are very talented!  Grin
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patchyemm
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2009 12:44:27 PM »

Fantastic - that applique looks mighty fiddly and it has come out beautifully.  I love how you've figured out how to translate the photo into just three shades as well.  What a wonderful gift.
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boingo82
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2009 01:06:35 PM »

Thanks. There was a lot of photoshoppery involved before I could print a pattern. Yes, it's terribly fiddly applique - lets just say that I would happily have babies with Sulky Co as I am so indebted to their Sticky stabilizer, and their temporary sew-able spray adhesive.
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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2009 02:23:03 PM »

Wow, what an amazing piece of work!
And corduroy isn't the easiest fabric to use in small pieces.
I'm impressed! (And I bet your parents will be too.)
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