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« on: April 23, 2009 04:40:56 PM »

but I've been taking part in a fabric round robin which basically requires each of 12 of us to make a small (6"x6" usually) "art quilt" for each other member of the group

here are mine so far (7 down, 5 to go):

I hope you like them, this whole working with fabric / embroidery thing is all very new to me, but I'm, enjoying it very much!

*edited 27th April to add the latest one - needle felting and embroidery on felt*

only 4 more left to do now, I'll miss this project when it's done!

*edited 8th May - here's #9 - foundation pieced mini quilt with beaded accent*

*edited 6th July - here's #10, way overdue, life's been getting in the way - reverse applique'd shrooms  *

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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009 04:49:45 PM »

I really love these all, but the purple one grabbed my attention...I went back to it about 3 times. absolutely brilliant!
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009 04:58:58 PM »

They're all beautiful! I love the peacock feather quilt at the top- amazing.

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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2009 06:25:43 PM »

They all are great, but I particularly love the jellyfish, purple tree, and peacock feather!

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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2009 07:14:44 PM »

Wow, you are making me want to try my hand at this. These are awesome, but it also looks like a time-consuming project. How long would you say they took you?

« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2009 09:54:45 PM »

wow, the jellyfish and the peacock feather stand out so awsome!

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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2009 11:37:09 PM »

These are all really great. What strikes me is the diversity of them, in terms of colour, execution and content. Very clever and I would imagine it's a great way to learn a variety of skills etc. that you can use in future quilting adventures.

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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2009 01:38:12 AM »

thanks everyone, it means a lot to get positive feedback from you guys who actually know what you're doing Smiley

I have only ever really tried my hand at papercrafts before, and a bit of jewellery Ive always been a little scared of fabric, and sewing so this is quite an adventure for me!

In reply to the question of how long they each took, everything tends to take me a lot longer than most people, Im not a speedy worker, and also Im at work full time and have 3 kids, lots of pets, a house and a serious ice hockey habit to manage, so I dont get a lot of time for crafting.

All that said Id say most of these took around 10 hours or so spread over 2 weeks.

The quickest ones to do were the purple one with the tree, as the only sewing really was the hem around the edge, sewing the focal square on, and sewing on the beads.  Although the fabric was hand dyed so that took a while as I did a little batch of it.   And also the reverse appliqud jellyfish its all hand sewn but the pieces are only small so it didnt take too long.

The one that took the longest was probably the one with the gold harlequin pattern, I seemed to be embroidering that for weeks!

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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2009 10:20:17 AM »

Really beautifully done dear.  Now I'm feeling inspired for the day!

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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2009 03:59:03 PM »

These are fan-flippin'-tastic! 

I love and am seriously coveting the green one with the alien face in it! 

And you're like the ninth person this month on the board who's posted stuff and said, "I've never done this before" and your work is nothing short of spectacular!

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