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« on: April 02, 2013 08:59:25 PM »

For the recent MAQ swap, my partner listed autumn and her two dogs among a few other themes. I've been on a upcycled sweater kick for the past year or so, and I wanted to try out a sweater "quilt" to felt on. So the whole base of the quilt is made of sections from several thrift store sweaters, each with more than 75% wool/animal fiber content. I machine washed/felted some and others I left as they were. Then I hand-stitched it all together. The tree, pile of leaves, and two dachshunds are all needle-felted wool decorations/embellishments. I added a bit of hand-stitching on top to add extra detail as well.







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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013 09:46:49 PM »

Oh, your project looks amazing! I remember when you were just cutting out the squares from the sweaters---what a transformation! Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013 12:05:54 AM »

Lovely quilt and such an unusual idea. How big is it?
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2013 02:54:40 AM »

What a lucky swap partner!! The quilt is darling!!! =^..^=
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2013 06:57:30 AM »

Had to look up your swaps to know that MAQ means Mini Art Quilt. Got it. Very cool. The details on the leaves by the dogs are pretty cute.
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2013 08:15:39 AM »

Wow, the detail on the doggies is fantastic. I love this little quilt, it's so fun.
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2013 08:38:27 AM »

Thanks, everyone! Cheesy

Lovely quilt and such an unusual idea. How big is it?

I don't remember the finished dimensions, but the squares were about 6" before sewing them together... so a little less than 18"x24" would be my guess.
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2013 09:47:06 AM »

Thanks. I forgot to say I love the little embroidered details around the squares too.
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2013 01:30:51 PM »

Your quilt has a homey feel to it. The dogs are very cute on the pile of leaves.
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2013 09:00:41 AM »

Could this be any cuter??  Love it!
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