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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).
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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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    Can't wait to see the finished Quilt

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    That is so Beautiful. Post photos as you go along please! I could never do something like that, but surely admire those who can, and do!

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    i think it will be awesome looking cant wait to see it finished. GOOD LUCK

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    Would I attempt it, no but I am not good with faces. If you love the image, then give it a try.

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    Looks insanely ambitious! Have fun.
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    Does Medusa hold any meaning for you?

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    Medusa is great. I think you can do it, and you can do it well! We are our own worst enemy placing obstacles in front of ourselves. I believe people (especially women) can accomplish whatever they decide. Good luck and keep a bottle of vine and some chocolate handy. There are bound to be some bumps. Happy quilting. And yes, I would lose the wings as well.

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    great idear --progress reports please

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    Have fun with it!!
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    I say go for it, girl !! I would try something like that, but would need a lot of time. I like the idea of using real beads, also. I'm sure that it will be beautiful

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    Yes you're totally bonkers in my book! I'd love to see it when finished, because I wouldnt even know where to start. Adding jewels and textures in this one would be interesting. In my mind I see more going on in the background of the quilt, perhaps telling the story of her existance.

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    Great picture!

    You can do it! Partial, because you like it so much, that'll make it easier for you. I would be eager to start!

    It looks complicated, until you break it down in smaller sections. This has so much potential, unbelievable the embellishment you can do with it.

    Don't worry, I'm confident in you. Remember you take one bite at a time.

    I wish I had the pic.. Keep us up to date with your wonderful project.
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    an ambitious goal for yourself ..which to me is always a good thing...i hope you post the finished project

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    Great idea with lots of possibilities. Share your progress.

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    beautiful and my first thought was to embellish with swarovski crystals.

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