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« on: June 01, 2011 07:25:24 PM »

I had the opportunity to make a mini art quilt for Pinkleo.  Her list of likes included
pink, blue, aqua, nature, trees, leaves, stone, gray, roses, dandelions, crazy quilts and Shakespeare... Romeo and Juliet to be precise.  I tried to cram as many of them in as I could!  I had SOOO much fun making this quilt, I am going to share every little detail in big pictures Grin!  *She has it so I can post!

The whole thing.

The back... I almost like this side better than the front.

Hand quilting and painting on the leaves.  This also shows the machine embroidered lettering.

Some of the castle wall.

This is the rest of the teaser picture I posted a few days ago.  You can see the sparkles in Romeo's hand.

Romeo and the tree.  I LOVE stitching with pearl cotton.  I don't know the name for this kind of quilting, if anyone does let me know.

The label.  It was the only place the dandelion wanted to be.

The details.  The background fabric is hand dyed and painted as is the gray castle fabric.  The Romeo is a design from Embroidery Library.  Both the castle pieces and the embroidery were done with raw edge applique and attached with a lame attempt at thread painting.  The fancy stitches on the castle are stock machine stitches used to mimic the embroidery on crazy quilts.  The lettering is done with machine embroidery using a metallic thread.  The whole thing is hand quilted with cotton thread and pearl cotton.  There are embellishments of beads, sequins and a bit of fancy rose trim.  The label was machine embroidered using a design from Urban Threads.  The binding was an amazing find by the lady at my LQS who pulled it out of a hat!  The pics don't show it, but the colors are almost a perfect match.  It has three hanging loops on the back.  
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011 07:42:24 PM »

oh my goodness. this is so awesome.   kudos!  thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011 09:10:03 PM »

What a scrumptious mini quilt!!  As someone who can barely thread a needle, I am in awe of your skills! 

« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011 02:38:01 PM »

I love this and all the techniques you used.  WOW!
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011 09:59:51 AM »

Love it!  The best thing for me is that everything works together, and none of the elements leap to the front.  Usually when they do that (for me, anyway) it's because they don't transition well or work with the rest of the piece.  The embellishments on this are *cough* seamless, and it's like a fabulous I Spy when finding them.  Really nice - I'll bet she's thrilled!

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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011 10:20:13 AM »

Wow!  So much detail and I don't think your painting was lame at all!


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