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Topic: Looking for help finishing my pixel portrait quilt of Tom Hiddleston  (Read 584 times)
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LLA1001
« on: March 20, 2014 10:06:55 PM »

Hello! I just finished the top of my first quilt. I've been working on it for a year, and now I'm looking for help finishing it. It's a portrait quilt of Tom Hiddleston (he played Loki in the Avengers). It's 40,000 1-inch squares of fabric, 1/2-inch finished. The quilt measures 100 x 100 inches, and the background was hand-stamped with some of my favourite quotes from the complete works of Shakespeare. (It's too small to see in the photographs, but if you read the blue and green squares, the quilt also has a secret message written in it)

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee384/Soprie/quiltfinal1small_zpsd23e9cd3.jpg

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee384/Soprie/quiltfinal6small_zps3b34db82.jpg

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee384/Soprie/quiltfinal4small_zps8d97e5ae.jpg

I am currently looking to contact a long-arm quilter who would be willing to finish my quilt so that it can be stabilized and hung. It's a challenge to quilt because of the density of the seams and the complexity of the colours. Any advice or leads would be welcome!

If you have any questions about my process I would be happy to answer them, however, I am self-taught, so I don't always know the correct terminology to use.
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donniesgirl
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014 04:40:18 AM »

Have you chatted with your local quilt shop(s)?  Especially if you have one that offers longarm rentals, that is probably your best bet.  The lady I rent longarm time from at my local quilt shop, for example, takes jobs.  And since she also sells machines, she knows of others in our area as well.
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LLA1001
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2014 09:19:26 AM »

Have you chatted with your local quilt shop(s)?  Especially if you have one that offers longarm rentals, that is probably your best bet.  The lady I rent longarm time from at my local quilt shop, for example, takes jobs.  And since she also sells machines, she knows of others in our area as well.

I have checked with the only LA quilter in my area. She took one look at my quilt and promptly said "there's no way I'm quilting this, I don't have the skill."
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donniesgirl
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2014 10:36:16 AM »

Where do you live?
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davidsdesire
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2014 04:31:42 AM »

i have no advice  but just wanted to say >...WOW!!  hOLY SHAMOLEY!!!!  that is amazing. 
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cursive_queen
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2014 08:13:12 AM »

I know I've seen a few other large scale pixelated quilts on here (star trek and doctor who) - perhaps ask those ladies?
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