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« on: April 04, 2011 07:26:08 AM »

aka. 'sorry van gogh'.


i made this for the mini art quilt swap 4 that is currently going on.  (link to the gallery http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376317.0 ) partner megstar had on her list of ‘inspiration’ themes, starry nights/celestial and dragonflies.

i got this idea to replicate (steal) the starry night basic lay out and instead of churches and villages i would make swamps and  bulrushes and a dragonfly. i used a faux suede for the bulrushes, and the dragon fly is silk duponi covered in tulle and lined with seed beads... oh how i have newfound respect for beaders...the wings are only attached via the body for some extra dimension. some of the stars have beads sewn on for extra glittery-ness and some embroidery was done to emphasis the circle-y effect from the original painting.

as it was coming together hubby took a look.  i asked if we could...  bump it up a notch?  combining his electronics hobby and my quilting hobby.

there is this awesome product that allowed me to sew on the led lights (conductive thread rules) and the arduino is programmed to randomly ‘twinkle’ the 5 lights in the stars/moon. as well as shut off after 5 minutes to conserve battery life.

i loved making this art quilt (my first) and i loved being able to craft with my man. already there are plans underway for the next collaborative project. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011 07:52:26 AM »

you did an AMAZING job, and i am PROUD to be the new owner Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011 10:56:38 AM »

I love it!
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011 11:36:48 AM »

This looks amazing!
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2011 03:15:44 PM »

This quilt is awesome.  I really want to know more about the conductive thread. That just sounds cool. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2011 05:38:57 PM »

http://www.talk2myshirt.com/blog/
this blog has tons of ideas and showcases a lot of the same materials and techniques i used in the starry night.  

here we have tons of easier projects
http://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-technology/channel-soft-circuits/

here is where i bought the etextile starter kit.
http://www.sparkfun.com/categories/204

the conductive thread was really cool.  you just sewed, regular  hand and needle to the components to create your circuits. i personally, was glad i had someone to do the programming for me.  and he made it much more complicated than i would have left to my own devices  Cheesy  but i think the wearable electronics community is really helpful too...
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2011 03:30:19 PM »

absolutely beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2011 08:41:09 PM »

A lighted quilt... now that's a first!  Beautiful work miss, nice job!
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2012 07:19:49 AM »

I also am a fan of Starry Night and have done more than one Ode to it LOVE the led light element to this quilt WHO KNEW eh?!! Nice work all around  Grin
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