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QUILTING => Quilting: Completed Projects => Topic started by: Huff on May 15, 2008 05:17:26 PM



Title: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: Huff on May 15, 2008 05:17:26 PM
I made this quilt for my lovely partner in the Make a Friend Swap and she got it today, yay!  So now I can put it up here.  It is my own design, inspired by a photo of a mummy giraffe snuggling her baby, I'll track it down and put it in here too.  It's the 4th wall hanging I've designed myself, the others are in varying states of incompletion!  Swaps are a great way to ensure that you finish what you start  ;D

New photo hanging on the lovely Bugaboo1's wall! On page 3!  

It's not actually crooked, my photography was shoddy.


And a little closer.


And here's Bugaboo1's pic as her's is better and shows the size as well!



Please let me know what you think.


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: dcowherd on May 15, 2008 05:18:36 PM
It's beautiful!


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: sweets4ever on May 15, 2008 05:19:50 PM
Wow, this is lovely!

How long did it take you to complete?

This would look beautiful in a nursery!


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: nataluna on May 15, 2008 05:21:09 PM
it's this one, right?

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PA/6445119~Giraffes-Namibia-Posters.jpg

really nice quilt / batik (sorry i couldn't really see which it was but it was really neatly done)
ETA: duh ... it's applique, isn't it?


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: cedarwaxwing on May 15, 2008 05:26:56 PM
Wow that is beautiful. I love it.


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: Huff on May 15, 2008 05:27:50 PM
it's this one, right?

You're way to quick for me!  I was just searching for my links ad I came back and there it was!  Thanks, that is the one!

And yep, appliqued.

Wow, this is lovely!

How long did it take you to complete?

This would look beautiful in a nursery!

Thanks!  It was 2 and a half months from initial sketches to postage.  Only working on it when my son was sleeping or those helpful days when my mum or husband got him out from under foot!


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: sweets4ever on May 15, 2008 05:28:55 PM
That's just crazy!  Your partner is a VERY lucky Craftster!


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: Bugaboo1 on May 15, 2008 05:29:42 PM
It's Absolutly BEAUTIFUL In person! I know because it's now mine and awaiting hanging over my bed!

Thank you again so much this was a wonderful swap! Glad I helped you get something complete as well...as if I would ever have finished mine either with out a swap as an excuse lol


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 15, 2008 05:41:11 PM
LOLOL  I was thinking ohhhh the inspiration was from a mummy (dead) giraffe and her baby.....oh I want to see the inspiration!   OK ....Im a dork.... Mummy as in MOMMY.  That is a BEAUTIFUL quilt!  I hope you post more of your work!  It's very inspirational!!!


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: Huff on May 15, 2008 05:44:13 PM
LOLOL  I was thinking ohhhh the inspiration was from a mummy (dead) giraffe and her baby.....oh I want to see the inspiration!   OK ....Im a dork.... Mummy as in MOMMY.  That is a BEAUTIFUL quilt!  I hope you post more of your work!  It's very inspirational!!!

 ;D I love international spelling/pronounciation differences! 



Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 15, 2008 05:51:47 PM
I love craftster!  that we can come here from all different places in the world and see all the different creations!  It's so inspiring!!!  Applique is near and dear to my heart and this piece is lovely!  You were really able to express the love of the Mummy! and the baby!


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: Teresa_T on May 15, 2008 06:32:53 PM
Absolutely gorgeous work of art. You have great talent!


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: .mandabear. on May 15, 2008 06:36:04 PM
outstanding .... what a great job !! :)


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: Homerof2 on May 15, 2008 07:06:48 PM
BEAUTIFUL!  I'm wisting this!!


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: torturedMom on May 15, 2008 08:20:01 PM
Wow, I can't believe you made this and then gave it away.  Your swap partner is so lucky, it is so beautiful.


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: patpourri on May 15, 2008 09:24:01 PM
Beautiful, wonderful, GREAT job & design.


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: just_gemz on May 16, 2008 01:08:48 AM
Aww this is BEAUTIFUL :)


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: HSG on May 16, 2008 05:08:10 AM
This is such a gorgeous piece. The colors are perfect with the giraffe theme.  :)

Rockin'!

Wow, this is lovely!

How long did it take you to complete?

This would look beautiful in a nursery!
Is that a hint? ;)


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: kjlutz on May 16, 2008 05:16:24 AM
Wow.  Great Job.

It is simply amazing, and I think you have inspired me to learn how to applique just so I can copy your idea. 


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: sweets4ever on May 16, 2008 05:21:06 AM
This is such a gorgeous piece. The colors are perfect with the giraffe theme.  :)

Rockin'!

Wow, this is lovely!

How long did it take you to complete?

This would look beautiful in a nursery!
Is that a hint? ;)

Haha!  I just might have to figure out this whole quilting thing! :D


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: thanate on May 16, 2008 05:40:41 AM
Very nice!  Lovely design, and it's very well done, too.  You should definitely get those others finished up and post pictures of them. ;)


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: Huff on May 16, 2008 05:51:15 AM
Wow! Thanks for your kind words everyone! ;D


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: hoboe on May 16, 2008 06:33:07 AM
I love it!  It's very beautiful.


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: craftewoman on May 16, 2008 08:36:23 AM
Very well done! I love the graphics! I never seem to get the hang of applique. My pieces bunch up funny. I am very impressed, and I agree, it would look really cool in a nursery.


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: dancecrafter on May 16, 2008 08:55:41 PM
wow, that's amazing.  I've never seen such gorgeous applique. beautiful job! :)


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: McJulie-O on May 16, 2008 08:57:39 PM
Beautiful! And I really enjoy applique! (though I don't know that I've done anything quite so big.....except maybe once- I'll see if I can find it...)

Love the subject and how you translated it from photography to fabric.

Well done!


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: E.D. on May 16, 2008 09:15:57 PM
I could stare at this for hours.  It is so original.


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: sewingsolly on May 17, 2008 01:54:40 AM
I think this is the most yummy giraffe picture ever! You have managed to put expression into your quilt. Absolutely gorgeous!


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: astamour on May 17, 2008 10:37:45 AM
Wow.  The quilt is very beautiful.  I love your choice of fabrics.


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: Bugaboo1 on May 23, 2008 07:42:27 PM
Thought I would share now that it's been hung. Don't pay attention to the fact we live in a 120 yr old house with bad lighting lol



It fits perfect and wasn't even planned for the area but matches my bedspread and accents the walls so well. I love it!


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: Huff on May 23, 2008 08:01:43 PM
Thankyou so much for posting that pic Bug!  I'm honoured that it's been hung in such a special spot in your home!


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 23, 2008 08:20:56 PM
Oh my!  that is beautiful!  Looks great there!  now we can get a perspective on the size.  Such a beautiful job..Huff you did such a beautiful job I hope we will see more of your stuff!!!!


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: nofury on May 23, 2008 10:07:56 PM
That's freakin' amazing! I actually gasped!


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: purplehens on May 24, 2008 05:10:17 AM
Fab quilt/wall hanging!  I know what you mean about getting things done. . . I still have a baby quilt to finish and the "baby" is now three!  Oh well, at least she likes pink and purple. . . maybe she can use the quilt for her own kids.  Love the plain background.  It really brings out the Giraffe. 


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: saragold on June 03, 2008 09:06:23 PM
Amazing, that is soooo beautiful. My husband and I have a bunch of giraffe stuff for our daughter.


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: MinorPunk56 on June 19, 2008 04:25:07 PM
I want one soooooooooooo badly! Or at least the pattern. Did you save it? Im  so jealous!


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: TwistedTextiles on June 22, 2008 08:44:43 AM
I really like how it has the feel of a stained-glass window.  It's beautiful!


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: ofenjen on June 22, 2008 04:07:58 PM
Very pretty!


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: craftydebs on June 24, 2008 08:34:04 PM
Oh my, this is so special!  My favorite animal has never looked better!  OUTSTANDING JOB!


Title: Re: Giraffe Quilt
Post by: SugarySweet on June 24, 2008 09:42:57 PM
It's beautiful! I love giraffes