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« on: May 22, 2012 06:50:31 PM »

One of the partners I sent to in the ongoing hoopla swap round 6 listed Chicago as a theme.  I don't know why I jumped at it but I thought doing a skyline would be awesome.  After much looking I found...the skyline is never the freaking same!  I have no idea why I thought there would be one main image of the skyline but...eventually I found a caricature of one that I thought was pretty awesome.  I also thought doing it in an oval hoop would look good with the way the design is.

I was so stressed out about how to make the windows.  I knew they had to be included but I didn't want it to look way too busy.  Luckily using a super light gray floss worked out perfectly!  Someone suggested I try watercolor but that terrifies me...I mean what if you mess up?!  You can't unstitch watercolor!!  I really want to try it at some point though.  I've seen some amazing tinted pieces on this board.

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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2012 07:20:53 PM »

I LOVE it!!!!! I am from the area originally and I think it is just great! I might have to find a way to incorporate something like that onto a Chicago quilt I am making my husband

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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2012 07:31:09 PM »

Wicked cool!

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012 07:11:18 AM »

I love it! I think you got the main buildings to represent. Its a great design.

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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2012 05:43:26 AM »

Very very cool!

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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2012 10:41:10 AM »

Pennydreadful, this is one of my favorite hoops on my wall! And I know I said it before, but I think the way you did the windows was pure genius. And yes, you definitely got all the important buildings - there is no doubt that this is Chicago! Smiley Thanks again!
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012 12:26:59 PM »

I reall like the oval hoop instead of a round one for this project.  Its definitally Chicago!

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