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« on: September 16, 2014 03:13:02 PM »

I shudder to even think to compare myself to the amazing quilters that can be found on craftster. But! I have actually managed to make a little art quilt for erica_tattoos in the IYP that I am super proud of and really really happy with the end result. I heard of ticker tape quilts before but never really thought of them as fabric versions of a mosaic. Once I got that concept, and the fact that you sew each individual piece on top of your base fabric, I was set to go, making up my pattern from scratch and sewing each piece individually as I went. I started with the background, using dark blues, blacks, and grays, and then filled in the skull area with whites and creams. I did a faux binding, just folding up the fabric from the backside of the quilt, and then handmade fringe with seed beads and polyclay skull beads I made myself.

The whole thing is roughly 20 x 30 inches I think.







I had a lot of fun making this and there will definitely be more in the future  Smiley

I almost forgot to mention something I'm pretty proud of myself for accomplishing! This is 95% made with supplies I already had on hand. The only thing I had to buy was the black fabric for the base on the front which I got at my local thrift store for 50 cents! For the "batting" I used some leftover fleece fabric which wasn't even big enough so I had to sew two strips together. Talk about getting thrifty with it  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2014 03:20:43 PM »

This is lovely! I really enjoy little wall art quilts. I bet your partner loves this!
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2014 04:02:58 PM »

I think you did a stellar job! I especially love the attention to detail with the beads and skull charms on the bottom. It's fantastic, truly!
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2014 04:07:58 PM »

This is so flippin' rockin' awesome. You did a really great job.
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2014 04:14:55 PM »

I love this! You are a wonderful artist!


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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2014 05:37:48 PM »

Wow! It's fabulous,and a lot bigger than I thought when I first looked at it. The "ticker tape" method is very intriguing. Lots of possibilities, though I doubt I could out-do this for sheer brilliance!

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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2014 06:04:16 PM »

Thank you guys!!

I also forgot to mention that this is 95% made with supplies I already had on hand. The only thing I had to buy was the black fabric for the base on the front which I got at my local thrift store for 50 cents! For the "batting" I used some leftover fleece fabric which wasn't even big enough so I had to sew two strips together. Talk about getting thrifty with it  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2014 06:22:34 PM »

This is wonderful!   Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2014 08:32:37 PM »

Love, love, lovetty love this!  I'm pinning this coz "this rocks"!  Beautiful work as always, SheepBlue!
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2014 08:56:44 PM »

Awesome! It looks like a tile mosaic.
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