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« on: June 05, 2006 11:22:15 PM »

I created this for a project in a humanities class. We had to make a mosaic using early Christian symbols. Everyone was doing either tile/grout or paper triangles, but I wanted to try something I knew more about.
I decided that a quilt is basically a mosaic- the cloth pieces=tesserae and the actual quilting stitches=the grout.
The picture is a sunrise with the light touching the cypress trees. The cypress trees represent death and the sunrise represents the advent of christ and the ressurection.
The quilt itself is all diamond pieces, about two inches in length. The stitching is white thread, and I did not quilt around every little diamond, I skipped rows. It is kinda hard to see in the picture. The quilt is about 3.5 feet x 3 feet.

I definately suggest making a quilt sometime in your life, this was my first and it was quite a challenge, even for its small size. It taught me a serious lesson about how good it feels to finish such an in-depth project and not cut corners.
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2006 11:24:53 PM »

that is absolutely gorgeous!!! and those colors--wow!

« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2006 11:44:55 PM »

Good work and congratulations on finishing your first quilt - and tag-teaming for a homework assignment, too.

« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2006 03:38:50 AM »

What a lovely piece of work! I adore the colour fading in the sky. Kudos!

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2006 07:23:16 AM »

Wow, what a fantastic quilt!

Not only do I love the colors but I love the message it stands for!!!!

« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2006 09:38:40 AM »

This is truly breathtaking.

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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2006 04:48:09 PM »

That is really beautiful  You did a stellar job.

« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2006 11:56:32 PM »

It's beautiful.  Great job.

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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2006 03:06:55 PM »

That is beautiful.  It is something you will always cherish, especially since it is your first project.  My first project was a nine-patch that I used old family scraps in and quilted with my aunt and grandmother.  It always brings back good memories when I use it on cold winter nights (though there aren't too many of those in Texas!).

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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2006 07:29:36 PM »

awesome job! I hope you got a good grade!!!

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