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

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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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2011 12:39:43 AM »

Oh I'd love one of these! I'd pin places with French knots and it would be wondeful (I just know it ha ha  Cheesy)


EDIT: I just purchased the fabric.

EDIT2: They don't ship to Australia. Grrrr
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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2011 10:08:39 PM »

Oh I'd love one of these! I'd pin places with French knots and it would be wondeful (I just know it ha ha  Cheesy)


EDIT: I just purchased the fabric.

EDIT2: They don't ship to Australia. Grrrr


I'll send you some if you pay for the fabric and shipping
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2011 01:42:46 PM »

I got my fabric today! Woo, can't wait to make this into something fun for the kids. Just have to find some cool world embroidery patterns so we can personalize it with some stitchery Smiley.
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2011 07:20:21 PM »

Oh I'd love one of these! I'd pin places with French knots and it would be wondeful (I just know it ha ha  Cheesy)


EDIT: I just purchased the fabric.

EDIT2: They don't ship to Australia. Grrrr


I'll send you some if you pay for the fabric and shipping

Thank you so much. That's really kind  Smiley
I did manage to find some on Amazon that would ship to me. Happy all round.
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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2011 03:09:55 AM »

I have a map in the cupboard waiting to be sewn up for my girls. I even have the backing fabric and wadding ready!

I also did one for a friends son for his Christmas, He is very happy with it. I wasn't keen on that map as it was Australian centred and growing up in the uk with maps that are gmt centered it was very wierd to look at. The one in the cupboard is the traditional GMT centred!

I really love the embroidery you have done, makes a simple panel very unique. I also like the idea of sewing the beads on to keep track of the places that he has visited. Might have to steal that one once I get time to do the one for my girls.
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« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2011 05:43:18 AM »

I would love to find a piece of map fabric centred the opposite way to back the quilt with, that would be really neat! Do you happen to remember where you got it? We never see the world that way but it's great for perception...
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« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2011 03:41:29 PM »

How clever! I have a bunch of the same fabric panels- the intention was to make curtains for my sons' rooms- but this is a much better idea!
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cute!
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Awesome sauce!
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