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Topic: The elusive jackelope in it's natural environment, interactive mini art quilt  (Read 3316 times)
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« on: April 25, 2017 06:18:10 AM »

Made for sloth in the mini art quilt swap 8. My partner is a pretty quirky gal, I knew I had to make her something strange and wondrous. I hope I succeeded.


It's strip or string piecing with one side of the strip overlapped and the other left raw.
I visually divided the panel up into 3 and fit the colours for each scene in.


Using sticky dissolvable solvy over the top, sketched some lines and sewed all over to hold the strips in place. The solvy washes away afterwards.

 
Added the sun and birds, mountains & cacti, a campfire to each panel using double sided fusible web.


I used the fusible web to add a layer of felt inside instead of batting so it would all start out and stay relatively flat since it's supposed to hang and I didn't want it wavy at all. I fused the felt on both sides, to the front panel and the backing fabric on the other side.
Divided the panels with strips of black then bound it all with dark brown.


Some of the quilting was done before adding detail, some afterwards.


Zig zag stitching to give the cacti spikiness.


The campfire is my favourite scene. The tree silhouettes are sketched in thread by machine.


There are 5 magnets hidden inside the quilt and one on the back of the jackelope so he can be positioned in each scene. Jackelope is an image found online (I have since lost the info about the source, terrible me!) and printed onto fabric.


The magnets are those really strong ones so as you hold Jack and circle round the quilt looking for them he pretty much jumps out of your hand into the spot when he gets close enough. That was so fun to do Cheesy.

ETA: each scene was heavily inspired by other landscape quilts I found online.
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017 06:40:01 AM »

How I imagined you created this piece, and how you actually did it are entirely different! It is amazing how you were able to see so far ahead!

You are a very talented woman. I'm so happy you shared your process!


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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017 06:53:34 AM »

Wow This is Great. I love it. Thanks for sharing the process.
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017 07:57:43 AM »

Just WOW! Beautiful AND fun(ny)!, too!
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017 08:03:57 AM »

Great idea and perfect execution!
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017 08:34:36 AM »

Thank gals, I was frankly pretty nervous about it being liked. I have done very little quilting and sloth is super experienced with it so I tried real hard to make something worthy. The jackelope part was so fun, she had that in her Q along with some other ridiculously amusing stuff. It was difficult to choose what silly awesome thing to go with off her list Cheesy.

I was really inspired by Cathy Geier's Lovely Landscape Quilts book. She does the most beautiful things with scraps.
http://cathygeier.blogspot.ca/2014/12/my-book-lovely-landscape-quilts-review.html

How I imagined you created this piece, and how you actually did it are entirely different!

I am so curious to hear how you imagined it was done. I just made it up as I went along, I'm sure the process could happen in so many different ways.
You know the little squares are entirely inspired by your "JOY" piece Smiley.
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017 08:52:56 AM »

Sometimes I think not having preconceived notions of how things are "suppose" to be done really sets off the creative fire!  I loved reading your process...you just did it!

Beautiful and so perfect for our quirky weird friend sloth! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2017 10:12:01 AM »


I was really inspired by Cathy Geier's Lovely Landscape Quilts book. She does the most beautiful things with scraps.
http://cathygeier.blogspot.ca/2014/12/my-book-lovely-landscape-quilts-review.html

How I imagined you created this piece, and how you actually did it are entirely different!

I am so curious to hear how you imagined it was done. I just made it up as I went along, I'm sure the process could happen in so many different ways.
You know the little squares are entirely inspired by your "JOY" piece Smiley.


I have Katie Pasquini Masopust's 'Fractured Landscape Quilts', and 'Inspirations in Design for the Creative Quilter'. Both of them are ridiculously inspiring. And once you read her process, it feels 100% achieveable. I would fan-girl if I met her. I am putting yours on my wish list. Can't wait to check it out!

Misconceptions: I really thought they were individual panels, connected after. I assumed you had standard pieced them together and then did some appliqued on top. The solvy is a complete surprise, but an amazing solution, and I am imagining the exposed raw edges gives it a textural feel. Yeah, baby! The campfire sky looked to have been sewn vertical to the horizontal.

I love the scrappy joyful embers! *grins*

So, I basically covet the jdiw!jbfj.djbd outta this sucker. Thrilled you made it and shared with us! Y'all were such a good match!
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2017 10:26:22 AM »

Those both look amazing. I checked and my library has Design Explorations for the Creative Quilter, I put it on hold.

I love solvy, I think I have 3 or 4 kinds of it stashed now, ha Cheesy.
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2017 02:26:45 PM »

Really cool!    Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2017 02:14:48 AM »

I have a book about quilting and she says all it is are a minimum of 3 layers and stitched through all those layers. I will have a look which book it is, I love it, it is very inspiring. She has examples of jeans-cards, which I love. Makes me think of you, craftylittlemonkey.  Smiley

I really love this MAQ a lot! It is very artsy and different. I love landscapes and you executed that perfectly. Yours is very inspiring!

The jackelope is such a fun idea and it adds interest to the quilt.

Again, hitting this rocks!  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2017 05:07:40 AM »

Thanks for the lovely comments Smiley. I am a quilting newbie but it sure is fun!
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2017 07:40:57 AM »

inspiring! pinning, rocking and bookmarking. i NEED to do this!
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2017 02:36:08 PM »

This is an incredible piece.  Beautiful and humorous and fun and so wonderfully made!  Thank you for sharing how you made it!  <3 Cheesy  (Sloth is very lucky that I live the wrong side of the Atlantic and can't sneak round and steal it, lol!)
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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2017 02:52:23 PM »

Hey, thanks!

I'm going to do some more strip/string piecing since it's so scrappy and that's exactly me and what I love most. I'll post progress etc in the '17 along, if you guys want to do the same we could encourage each other and share ideas Smiley. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452072.0

I did push myself that one time to do "proper" quilting in the most recent traditional mini quilt swap but artsy stitching is more my natural inclination. I like to break the rules, I love wonky and weird, I is all about the unexpected!
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Whatever the question, the answer is always CRAFTING! It's the fix for all the sicks. Makes me feel better every time.

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Love you all, thank you so much for everything. XO
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