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« on: April 06, 2015 07:33:11 AM »

Hi all!

I joined a journal cover swap, organized by LimeRiot. Paired with my fabulous Craftster-friend CraftyMamaBee, the idea of a mermaid popped in my head and I couldn't let it go  Cheesy

I decided to quilt a beach scene with a mermaid tail in the waves. Here's the end result:



I sewed blue strips for the sea and cream-white for sand. The mermaid tail is sewed and only attached at the bottom and the top, to create the idea of movement (pff hope that makes sense haha).
I used real, small shells of our beach (I live nearby the dunes, beach and sea  Smiley ) but also buttons.

At the backside I sewed on a seagull and a little feather of one of our lovebirds. Oh and a small, green paper bead I made myself.



I sewed a ribbon in the inside to use as bookmark and sewed on a label that fits a pen.



I had lots and lots of fun sewing, adding things and just following my heart.  Cheesy

Thanks for reading!  

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2015 08:10:31 AM »

This was one of my favorites, Wendiek!

It is beautiful in color, and how you did the sand and waves gives movement and lots of fun texture (bumps)!

So many thoughtful details, too, like the bookmark and the pen holder...really a nice cover for a friend!
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2015 08:29:24 AM »

Thanks a lot Linda! Sewing for a friend makes it even more satisfying!  Cheesy

Oh plus I got a spectacular cover myself!!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2015 08:32:35 AM »

I know!  I have never swapped with her, so it was wonderful to see that she is also so talented and imaginative...you were great partners together!
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2015 10:54:48 AM »

This is just gorgeous!  I love it to bits!
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2015 10:57:05 AM »

Awesome!
If I had received it, I would find it difficult to use it but instead put in on the wall as an art quilt.
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2015 12:03:50 PM »

Thanks so much ladies!  Cheesy I really appreciate your comments  Cheesy Cheesy

AIMR, you should try and swap with CMB some time, she is very talented and so sweet!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2015 01:20:11 PM »

This is gorgeous! I'm in love!!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2015 01:38:54 PM »

I Love the cover! And look how well it goes with my favorite mug!!! I use this mug almost daily... I have found a couple more journals for it too! Thank you soo much Wendie!
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2015 03:50:01 PM »

Just gorgeous!
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