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« on: September 07, 2009 09:19:01 PM »

I recently signed up to participate in The Quilt Project at kootoyoo (kootoyoo.blogspot.com). The idea is for each participant to create a redwork quilt square (embroidered or other media) that will eventually be combined with all the others to create a communal quilt.

I do quite a few different styles of embroidery, some more suited to my personal tastes than others, but for this one I wanted to reflect my own personality more specifically. So I started thinking detail and houses, two of my loves, and that brought about my idea. (You can read a more detailed backstory on my blog if you like.)

I really like it, but I like even more that it is done. If I had to guess, I'd say this probably took at least 30 hours scattered over the course of a little more than two weeks.

The entire piece is done with DMC 498 and consists of stem stitch, outline stitch, and some back stitch. I used about two and a half skeins of floss (around 22 yards?), and that was using only one or two strands at a time for the majority of the project. (I used three strands for the outline around the entire house.)

There are many, many more photos on my flickr page if you care to see more detail or photos taken with coins and tape measures for size. Thanks for looking!
« Last Edit: November 12, 2009 03:15:53 PM by jungrrl - Reason: edited to comply with Craftster guidelines » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2009 09:28:17 PM »

GORGEOUS! I love doll houses and this is so beautiful. I like the line weights that you used. Everything is so detailed!


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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2009 09:35:52 PM »

WOW. This is amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2009 09:38:27 PM »

Wow! That is beautiful.  The details are wonderful.

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009 10:40:48 PM »

Wow.  This is really great.  The attention to detail is incredible, the perspective done with embroidery is just right on. Man I wish I had something like this to hang on my wall.
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2009 10:52:02 PM »

This rocks!

Such attention to detail! Fantastic work Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2009 10:54:09 PM »

What you've made is amazing! All the hours you spent sure show in the finished product.  That has more detail than my actual house.  Wink

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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2009 11:11:14 PM »

That's stunning - such beautiful embroidery and such gorgeous details - I love the spider web in the attic.  Absolutely beautiful.
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2009 11:15:19 PM »

Oh, the detail of this is fabulous! It reminds me of 'Race To The Roof', a game I have happy memories of playing as a child.

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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2009 11:16:11 PM »

Amazing, I thought it was a drawing from the thumbnail.

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