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« on: February 28, 2013 10:51:23 AM »

for the most recent mini art quilt swap my talented partner funthreads had a fun list of themes. and upon asking a few more questions she came up with a word.  that i could use as a starting place.
while brainstorming i figured i could use ALL her themes if i was only creative enough.  and once i decided to do that, i HAD to use a different technique.  this one took a ton out of me. 
first off.  for some reason.  math stopped working at one point and i realized my mini art quilt was gong to be EIGHTY inches long. even by extended standards.  thats NOT mini... so i redid the maths and got it figured out to about 60 inches long. but it was only 8 inches tall, and i had organizer permissions to play just outside regular standard dimensions. Smiley thanks guys.

so when presented with this theme list what else could i do...
1.   Trees or tree parts
2.   Irises
3.   mod flowers
4.   Hummingbirds
5.   Owls
6.   Mushrooms cute and colorful not realistic
7.   Something modern with rainbow colors on black or white backgrounds
8.   Letters used in a fun and creative way
9.   Cupcakes
and this guideline "Creativity...especi ally if you get creative using the word creativity"

heres the whole thing.
( maybe its time to get a good camera...)

and individual shots of each letter.
C-blanket stitch applique

R- red work embroidery+hummingbird

E-pieced block

A-reverse applique+fabric paint+cupcakes

T-raw edge applique+owls

I-pieced and pompom embellished+trees or tree parts

V-stencilled+mod flowers

I-wonky strip pieced and applique+stamped mushrooms (this i feel bad about, i feel it is the weakest block, and i will TOTALLY leave carving the the hands who are capable  Embarrassed)

T- beaded and sequinned over applique (i got to do this twice when the original knots came un-done...   Shocked)

Y- cross stitch+  felt irises ( this block took THE longest. the cross sticth was NEVER ending! Smiley )

each block was quilted in a different pattern, and it was bound with a cool lettery fabric. i learned a lot doing this one.  and had a ton of fun. but man, am i ever glad theres a break between art quilt swaps, they take so much out of me... Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2013 03:40:22 PM »

That is prety darn awesome.  You worked hard on that, and it shows!

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