A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 297,183
Currently Running With Scissors:
374 Guests and 11 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: World Map Quilt  (Read 7570 times)
Tags for this thread: map  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
leighi123
Offline Offline

Posts: 694
Joined: 12-Feb-2009

The Little Sewing Shop


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: May 08, 2011 08:34:08 PM »





I made a world map quilt!

I started with a panel, a layer of fleece and yellow fabric for the backing.  I quilted along the latitude lines.  Then I added binding around the whole thing.

Next I hand embroidered designs all over, I just too pics of a few of them!  
I did: kangaroo in australia
pengin on antartica
volcano in hawaii
flamingo in florida

Some other ones, sea monster thing in the ocean, some boats, surf board, animals in various countries, etc.  

On the back, I am hand embroidering all of the places in the world my son has visited.  We are getting him a passport soon so I'll be able to add the places he goes.  I've traveled all over  the world myself and never kept track of when I went where so I want to be able to do that for Levi.  I'll also stitch a little bead to each place he's been.  
« Last Edit: May 08, 2011 09:20:29 PM by leighi123 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
raeraethejetplane
Take me out 2 the black Tell them I aint comin back
Offline Offline

Posts: 1900
Joined: 27-Sep-2008

RIP Blue kitty Jan. 1994 - April 2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2011 08:50:25 PM »

Wow, that really cool! Especially the idea to add to it as your son travels. Great job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

like_cairo
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2011 09:21:49 PM »

What a labor of love! Great job, it looks wonderful!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
craftylittlemonkey
"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde
Offline Offline

Posts: 6067
Joined: 03-Jun-2006


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2011 08:03:40 AM »

It's really cool. Did you start with map fabric or appliqu all the countries? It looks so great.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The bad news: There is no key to happiness.
The good news: It isn't locked.
rackycoo
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Offline Offline

Posts: 26215
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

"Best of 2013" Winner; too lazy to change avatar.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2011 08:50:12 AM »

What a great idea! I featured this project today on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop. Scary Toys and Halloween for everyone!
My blog: junk&stuff
Pinterest
craftylittlemonkey
"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde
Offline Offline

Posts: 6067
Joined: 03-Jun-2006


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2011 09:03:13 AM »

I found some map fabric! Thanks for the inspiration, the kids and I will make something fun out of it and personalize it some way.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The bad news: There is no key to happiness.
The good news: It isn't locked.
leighi123
Offline Offline

Posts: 694
Joined: 12-Feb-2009

The Little Sewing Shop


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2011 03:19:29 PM »

What a great idea! I featured this project today on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing!


Thank you!  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged
karin_
Offline Offline

Posts: 948
Joined: 24-Jan-2008

Swedish craftster!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2011 07:14:06 AM »

I NEED some map fabric!! I am a huge fan of world maps... You don't happen to remember where you found it?
And how clever add a bead for the places he has visited, I'm sure your son will love that when he gets older!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My crafty blog
My wist
would love to do a personal swap/atc swap! pm me Smiley
leighi123
Offline Offline

Posts: 694
Joined: 12-Feb-2009

The Little Sewing Shop


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2011 07:18:53 AM »

I NEED some map fabric!! I am a huge fan of world maps... You don't happen to remember where you found it?
And how clever add a bead for the places he has visited, I'm sure your son will love that when he gets older!


I got it from JoAnn's!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
craftylittlemonkey
"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde
Offline Offline

Posts: 6067
Joined: 03-Jun-2006


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2011 07:33:19 AM »

I found it on amazon via fabric.com. There is some on ETSY as well, a bit pricier but different colours.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The bad news: There is no key to happiness.
The good news: It isn't locked.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Blow Dry Your Hair Straight
Creative Living With Brit: Mastering The Back Comb
Hair How To: The Beehive
Great Vitamin For Hair, From Dr. Oz
Product Snapshot: Oscar Blandi Pronto Volume and Texture Spray
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: DIY Drum Light
Tute Tuesday: Fleece Puppy Bed
Matchbox Mania!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.