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Thread: "Peaceful Flight Over The Rio Grande" guild challenge (pp)

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    Super Member kateyb's Avatar
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    This was a challenge of the guild, titled "Peace Like a River". There could be no embellishments that could not go through a needle.
    I had been wanting to try a more challenging paper pieced quilt. This had 28 sections with a total of 229 pieces. I increased the pattern by 50%. I knew the smaller size would drive me crazy. It is based on a design by Liz Swartz & Stephen Seifert titled "Changing Winds", from "Quilts with Style" magazine issue # 42.
    I played around with the pre programmed embroidery stiches on my machine for the quilting.
    I won second place in the guild challenge and a first place in miniature category at the county fair.
    I used to live in Albuquerque and the Sandia Mountains in some light are red and a crane is a symbol of peace in many cultures.
    This will be my avatar for now.

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    Very nice:) looks like a winner to me :thumbup:

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    Very nicely done! I have been thinking of doing a landscape quilt or wallhanging, but I keep talking myself out of it! lol

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    Wow, that is awesome. I love the thread painting and the story behind the quilt. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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    Great job! If you hadn't told us it was PP I would swear that crane was applique.

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    Oh very nice! 229 pieces would drive me nuts!

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    cool

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    very nice and congrats.

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    please dont talk your self out of landscapes :roll: there easy :-(
    once you dicide what fabric,size, scence,....... :wink: so anyone whats paper pieice Sp

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    Beautiful work of art!

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