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Thread: Insane or not?

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    Your design is beautiful, I love art quilts. I wish I had the talent to do them. Go for it and keep pictures of your progress, I would love to see them. Just be sure to not get so caught up in winning that you don't enjoy the process.

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    That is a very ambitious project, but you can do it. One step at a time, and take your time. Should be beautiful.
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    I say go for it too... You can try lots of different techniques on it... from beading to thread painting.

    Practice on a couple of small pieces until you are comfortable on your finish piece and I'll bet it will come out GREAT.

    I love insanity.. It makes the world go around.
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    Wow, I am blown away by the response so far to this post. Thanks everyone for the encouragement. Not only to all of you that have posted here but for the PM's as well. So now to answer and respond to some of the comments and questions. Yes, I do beleive I have lost my mind. But hey thats all part of the process.LOL I have decided to add some beading and crystals to the finished item. After giving it much consideration I do believe that I may bring the size down to a large wall hanging since once the beading and crystal are added it would make washing the item very difficult.
    For those who have inquired about whether or not Medussa has special meaning to me the answer is yes. Not in the way that most would think though. As alot of us probably have been through, I am not exactly the beautiful swan that most of the world looks for. I am pretty but not in the typical sense that most think. I have dark hair, dark eyes, I am not rail thin, and never have been. I am the unexpected beauty that one finds when they really look. I have always been seen and thought of myself as different. I love to see the beauty in things that are different and no the norm. So, with that yes this picture of Medussa is a representation of how different, odd, bizarre, or wierd however you wish to word it can and is beautiful in its own right. I have always known that most see the odd and strange as well odd and strange. They tend to have a hard time looking past that and seeing whats really there. So with that said.

    Here's to all of us out there that are not the norm, considered an odd duck or strange in some way. This is one is for you, me, and all the others like us out there. Be strong, proud, and most of all embrace and love your beauty.

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    When I create for my own soul, I have the most success. If this is something that calls you, I say "go for it." Whether the judges find it pleasing would only be the cherry on your own icing.

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    My head just thinks about trying to make a quilt like that, but I would LOVE to see your final product. Go for it!

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    I am looking forward to seeing that absolutely wonderful Medusa hanging in a major quilt show in the future! You go for it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdall View Post
    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.

    Some days you gotta be a bit insane to get stuff done. This ole gal would NEVER attempt what you're talking about-------------but I will root for you all the way if you want to give it a shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdall View Post
    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.

    Please use real beads. She deserves real jewels (well JoAnn's jewels anyway!)
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    If you've not already, go to a couple major quilt show and look closely at some of the fantastic "art" quilts. (hope that's the right term) You might find some techniques to help yourself.
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    I looked at the picture again. I can see some golden braid. I can envision some slinky ribbons becoming snakes. And the amber beads around her head. Can't wait to see your creation.
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    I assume you know about this, but I thought I'd post it just in case you didn't. Several colors by different makers out there.

    http://www.creativequiltkits.com/huc...n-fabrics.html

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    I am looking forward to seeing your version. Good luck with it and give us some progress piccies please.

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    Snakes, wings, "three whites", oh my! That's a very ambitious project. I agree, she's beautiful. I think I'd leave the wings on, though. And maybe make her irises hit her lower eyelid, lol! It's great you are challenging yourself. Faces are difficult, though. The snakeskin fabric in the link by Lisa wanna b quilter is perfect! Have fun, and good luck!

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    By all means, go for it.

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    This is an outstanding Medusa - you go for it girl. Keep us informed along the way, I don't even know how to begin re creating this.
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    That thing would scare me silly, but if you like it, go for it!

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    OMG, that sure is ambitious. Best of luck to you - I wouldn't even come close to attempting it basically I HATE snakes so they are out of the question even if I had the talent to do it. Now, doesn't that sound anal but the truth be known I am terrified of snakes, any way, shape or form.
    Does look like a beautiful design, though, just not for me.
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    I can see many textures of fabrics and threads and textures involved, satin, cord, soft suede, trapunto, rope, beads, sequins, wool, etc. Looks like fun, I am super jealous that you can find time for her (you). Make it yours!
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    I love that picture too!! Yes go for it ! Can't wait to see what you come up with.
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    Well for me, it would drive me insane. But you have a real desire to do it so for you it will be fun and exciting! Go for it.
    I hope you will give us updates a you go along.
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    Very cool pic and will be a beautiful interesting quilt. Please keep us updated on your insanity...lol.
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    I love it. Medusa has always been one of my favorites.
    Aurora

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    Hope you enjoy doing this.But I would not want it in my house, snakes scare the devil out of me. joyce j

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    Well what may be insane to one may be genius in the outcome. Have fun with it and don't let it make you insane.
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