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Thread: Insane or not?

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    Insane or not?

    Okay, since I did so well this year at my local quild quilt show by placing third with just a everyday easy pattern I have decided to amp things up some. I was thnking about what design to use for next year and I have come up with one. I know some are gonna think this is just absolutely absurd to even think about trying to recreate this but I love love love this pic and am gonna give it a shot. What do all of you think. Big ambition or just plain insane.
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    The plan is to do it all in applique using some fabric markers to add the dimension to it where the fabrics will be lacking. So any ideas or suggestions. BTW, the wings will be left out of the quilt.

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    Just plain insane!!! LOL I could never even attempt it but you seem to have the confidence and so I say go for it girl.
    (Iassume you're female. My apologies if you're a guy).
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

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    It will certainly be an ambitious project. I wouldn't even know where to begin myself. I love the picture and can't wait to see it in a quilt.
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    Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so we each react to and are drawn to different things......thank goodness! How dull the world would be otherwise! This will probably be spectacular in applique, and certainly a challenge for you to create. Enjoy the process without only thinking of winning and you'll be happy with your finished product.

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    I hope you use real dangley (is that a word?) beads around her face. That would be so cool!

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    GagaSmith- yes I am a female.LOL
    Scrapngmom- I am still thinking of where to begin.
    Jan in Va- The fact that it is so different is what drew me to it. I am a true believer in different can also be beautiful. Yes, I plan to do most of it in applique since I seem to be better at that than pp.
    Lisa- Thanks for the idea. I was planning on just using the fabric markers to add the details of the beads on gold fabric but I may just add some real beads instead.

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    i say...knock yourself out!
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    I think adding real beading is a fantastic idea maybe use crystals for the snake eyes? Glad it will be hanging at your house (couldn't come around a corner to those snakes!), but it is a striking and dramatic depiction of Medusa. I agree with Jan stay focused on creating the piece for you and any awards will be the icing on the cake!! Can't wait to see your masterpiece!
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    yep! totally insane! that said...go for it!

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