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Thread: The Beginnings of a Crayola Quilt

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    The Beginnings of a Crayola Quilt

    I saw a beautiful crayola quilt in West Virginia from Black Cat Creations. It was of cats sitting in flowers and grasses. I decided to try to use my own original photography of nature, so I chose my bird pictures. I traced them onto a nice muslin, colored, heat set and did some embroidery around them. I have completed 3 and have two more in the works. Just wanted to get some feed back. I'm new to the forum, just joined last month and this is my first picture post.
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    They are adorable! Let us see the quilt when you finish.

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    Fantastic ! You are very talented
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    Very nice.

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    Those are really beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    They are amazing and what a neat idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaniceP View Post
    I saw a beautiful crayola quilt in West Virginia from Black Cat Creations. It was of cats sitting in flowers and grasses. I decided to try to use my own original photography of nature, so I chose my bird pictures. I traced them onto a nice muslin, colored, heat set and did some embroidery around them. I have completed 3 and have two more in the works. Just wanted to get some feed back. I'm new to the forum, just joined last month and this is my first picture post.
    Beautiful work! I love birds also, these are unusual and lovely !!!!!!!

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    WOW! beautiful birds, love the embroidery work, & the way you used it to highlight. You are doing a great job.
    Linda Sue **** Live,Laugh & Sew

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    Your birds look fabulous, and I'm sure your quilt will too. Keep us posted!
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    These are beautiful...what a great talent!

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    Thank you. I'm learning as I go, no pattern to go by, but I'm really enjoying getting back into crafting, sewing again.

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    they are beautiful!! who doesn't love birds. keep going!!

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    Those are absolutely beautiful. You are very talented.

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    These are just lovely. Very clever. What are you going to do with them all? A wall of birds could look lovely. I have one wall with "birds" (pottery, cross stitch, embroidery) which I love.
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    They are beautiful! I went to a quilt show in Salt Lake City...there was an artist there who created these awesome quilts using colored pencils and quilting...truly amazing...your work reminded me of hers...good job..
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    The birds are very nice and the quilting is great. I hope you did a cardinal.

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    wonderful!
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    You are doing a gorgeous job on the birds-wow!! It is awesome!
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    I love 'em! What did you color with and how did you do the heat set??

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    Absolutely beautiful.
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    A question for you- what exactly do you do to set the color? And is it just regular crayola crayons? I saw someone mentioned seeing quilts done with colored pencils, I wonder if that is the same technique? Thanks for any thoughts or help you have!
    jillnjo

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    I love birds and your renditions are beautiful and look so realistic !!!

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    i just love your birds and look forward to seeing the quilt...i agree with others you are one talented lady

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    Beautiful work!

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    Wow. Beautiful birds and technique.
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