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cmoore
« on: December 07, 2005 12:19:04 AM »

Yeah another one. 2005 was designated the year of the veteran here in Canada, so I made a quilt to commemorate of my great grandfather.
It's taken from a WWI portrait (he was about 25) and a WWII era photo in the back (he was about 50 there and in the Veteran's Guard). I severely melted part of that background piece and it is wonky now. I was going to toss it, but somehow I feel now that it represents the subject better as he was himself severely wounded in the war.
Sorry about the yucky crop job.


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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2005 06:10:52 AM »

wow wow wow. That's gorgeous! Is it applique? (I guess it couldn't really be pieced)
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2005 07:22:53 AM »

That is amazing!
Wow....and thanks to your grandfather.
My grandfather also served, although only in WWII.
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2005 11:25:59 AM »

What an amazing project!!!  It looks so great.

What does "melted" mean?
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2005 12:08:14 PM »

Thanks.
Yes it is fused applique-that is where the melting part comes in. I had overlayed the entire top with a piece of black tulle, which keeps all the small pieces in place and darkens the entire piece somewhat. That was what got melted. Since it changed the colour of the piece, I had to cut it out and replace it, and there are very definite lines and marks where that happened.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2005 01:16:36 PM »

I think it's a beautiful piece (melting or not) and a beautiful thing to do for the Year of the Veteran.
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2005 03:48:39 PM »

WOW!

I don't post very often- but I saw this and I am speechless!!! It would be a crime not to let you know how awsome this is!

How big is it?


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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2005 12:22:55 AM »

You do fantastic stuff Char.
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2005 02:42:45 AM »

That is really fantastic! Instant family heirloom. Amazing conception, design, work, et al. Good. 
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2005 02:47:47 AM »

Gorgeous, and even more wonderful because of the meaning that it holds.
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