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« Reply #2000 on: March 03, 2010 08:53:49 PM »

Awwwww!  I can't wait to see the finished product!
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« Reply #2001 on: March 03, 2010 08:54:47 PM »

uh--wow...you should be proud of that one! Your images turned out great (transfer paper?)....love the random scrappy cuts!
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« Reply #2002 on: March 03, 2010 11:37:21 PM »

That quilt is so neat waggonswest, I love the magical fact that you can transfer images onto fabric! It's almost beyond me, I want to try it so bad, but my quilting skills are so green, they need to make a level before beginners.

I worked tirelessly today to finish my parents Anniversary gift  Smiley(it was last Sunday the 28th). They celebrated their 24th this year. I want to throw them a special party for their Silver Ann next year, but didn't want to completely blow this one off. So, I painted a picture of them instead.  I contemplated what picture to use for almost 5 months, because they both hate getting their picture taken, so I tried to make it as flattering as possible. This is my first attempt at a canvas/acrylic painting so please keep that in mind. Here we go:

27. Paint a portrait of my parents and frame it for them for their 24th Ann

Here is the painting, I chose colors that were a little neutral and would fit with my mom's decor.


These are the original picture and how I tried to eliminate the unflattering shadows and "chins" as my mom would say. Undecided

How did I do? Comments and critique are very welcome. I am super proud of my self, but know that I have a long way to go, since I can't remember crap from art class from 15 years ago. Thanks for looking! Tongue
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« Reply #2003 on: March 04, 2010 12:47:35 AM »

supermedic I love the colours of that beret. lovely style too.

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« Reply #2004 on: March 04, 2010 05:36:07 AM »

The quilt is FABULOUS. I love the colors all together.

Your parent protrait is wonderful. What a special gift. I would cherish something like that!
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« Reply #2005 on: March 04, 2010 05:39:12 AM »

You guys rock.  I keep reading about all of the projects you are completing.   It is motivating me to get some things done.  Today I managed to finish the last blocks, trim them and get the core of the quilt stitched together.  All I have to do now is get the sashing cut and sewn on and then it is off to the quilter.  This project has been hanging over my head for a year and I am thrilled to be getting it out the door.    

WOW!! I love this.  The photos are great, and I *adore* the random nature of it.
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I worked tirelessly today to finish my parents Anniversary gift  Smiley(it was last Sunday the 28th). They celebrated their 24th this year. I want to throw them a special party for their Silver Ann next year, but didn't want to completely blow this one off. So, I painted a picture of them instead.  I contemplated what picture to use for almost 5 months, because they both hate getting their picture taken, so I tried to make it as flattering as possible. This is my first attempt at a canvas/acrylic painting so please keep that in mind. Here we go:


How did I do? Comments and critique are very welcome. I am super proud of my self, but know that I have a long way to go, since I can't remember crap from art class from 15 years ago. Thanks for looking! Tongue

I am sure your parents will love this.  I think you did a great job of capturing your parents from that photo.  did you stencil it or was it painted freehand?  I am really impressed with your talent.
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« Reply #2007 on: March 04, 2010 06:44:11 AM »

V3  what a great painting.  I'm sure your parents are going to love itl 

As far as quilting goes...   Frustrated with my first efforts and aware of my complete lack of practical knowledge about quilting I took my first half finished top to a quilt shop for help.  A very wise woman there told me "Just finish it up and move on, deary.  Don't give up or quit because this one isn't perfect.  Take what you've learned and apply it to the next one."  If she hadn't given me 'permission' to make mistakes and move on, I probably would still have that top in my UFO pile and I wouldn't have tried any more.  I can't say that my technique has improved much since then.  But I have learned to create my own chaotic patterns where mismatched corners and cut points look like I intended that all along.  And I still treasure that first comforter mismatched corners and all.  So just dive in. 

And with your talent, you should use fabric paint and paint your squares! 
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« Reply #2008 on: March 04, 2010 07:02:34 AM »

If I were your parents and you gave me that, I would break down and cry...what a personal gift from their gifted child..oh no..choking up just thinking about it....

waggon-I am glad that you did not get discouraged by the "rules" of quilting...there are places that teach around me (Amish country)...that are so discouraging if you don't do it "right"...I teach the same way...get it done, learn from it, move on, improve and do it your way with passion!!!
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« Reply #2009 on: March 04, 2010 07:45:34 AM »

In sewing and quilting there are no mistakes only lessons learned along the way Wink
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