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Thread: Finally taking the "leap" and posting my Scuba Quilt

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    Junior Member Taffkat's Avatar
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    After another lurker asked if anyone else lurks and hasn't posted any pix, I finally decided to plunge in! Here's to getting my feet wet!

    Here's a few pix of the Scuba Diver quilt that I made for a friend. I collected embroidery designs for YEARS, had the fabric gathered, and then they came out with scuba diver fabric! Soo, I gave alot of thought and knew that I just HAD to put the divers on the back of the quilt instead of the tropical fish that I had intended.

    This was truly my first quilt that I tackled from start to finish. My very first one was pillow squares that I purchased from Minnesota Fabrics and sewed them together. A no brain-er. But this one.... lotsa brain cells used for this one.

    The background fabric was by "Blank" and was a water print. I don't know if you can see that clearly or not. I then stippled the square to add a little something extra in the exact same varigated thread. Then I embroidered the squares. I knew that I wanted to separate the squares with water fabric but it had to tie in and look right. I had this idea in my head as to what I wanted it to look like and I just hoped I could pull it off. This was and is my favorite to date and I don't dive. I even made a matching bag for the quilt with his initials and for a bonus, a matching fabric covered photo album for the underwater photos.

    As a bonus because I came to love it so, I made me a scuba purse. Go figure!

    Thanks for looking.


    Front of quilt
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    Back of Quilt
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    Top Left closer of quilt
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    Botton Left closer up
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    Matching photo album (opened)
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    top right closer up
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    Bottom right closer up
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    Matching quilt bag with initials
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    Matching purse for me!
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    Super Member katsewnsew's Avatar
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    Oct 2009
    Mesa, Arizona
    Very cool! Congrats, you have a great quilt and did a wonderful job for a First!!! Keep it up!

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    Power Poster earthwalker's Avatar
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    Perth, Western Australia
    What a great quilt....there's so much work in this one and your fabric choices are really good. You worked with your theme perfectly! Thanks for sharing your pics....we love them!

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    Camarillo, California
    Cute quilt!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    Super Member oma66's Avatar
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    Mesa, AZ
    That is a lot of work, and well worth it. It is a wonderful quilt and what a nice gift. Like the purse and photo album cover too. Very nice work.

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    Power Poster MamaBear61's Avatar
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    Very cute.

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    I am very impressed. I hope your friend realizes just how marvelous this quilt is.

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    Super Member fayzer's Avatar
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    Beautiful work. I know that embroidery is hard, especially having to change all those different color threads.

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    Super Member cowgirlquilter's Avatar
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    Norman, Oklahoma
    Really cool........

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    Super Member CAgirl1's Avatar
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    What a beautiful quilt!! You definitely put a lot of time in to it and the other items as well. Thank you for sharing

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