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« 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.  
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« 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!
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What a labor of love! Great job, it looks wonderful!
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« 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.
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« 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!
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« 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.
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« 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!


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« 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!
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« 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!
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« 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.
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