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Thread: Colored Jewels Patchwork

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    Colored Jewels Patchwork

    First, I have to declare that this is not a quilt - there is no batting.
    I wanted light to come through, so I simply backed it with white poplin.

    The deep blue fabric is a by-product (ie, unwanted) of my experiments with hand dying techniques. The colored pieces are left raw edged and sewn onto the blue fabric with a triple stitch.

    Confession : I used Elma's glue to stick the colored pieces onto the blue fabric. This stiffens the fabric enough for triple stitching. Not sure if I'm going to be summoned by the quilt police for this. Since this is a display piece, it is not going to be washed, I am less particular.

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    perfect for it's purpose. Like stained glass.
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    Oh. I do like that!
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    I think its pretty cool looking myself

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    I think this is fantastic - It would hang in front of my patio door perfectly.....

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    Beautiful stained glass fabric window!

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    The quilt police can come....but the judge and jury will not convict, !! LOVE IT!!!

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    I love it when I hear that someone has tried something new and different. Who says you can't use glue or whatever. You have a beautiful art quilt for your efforts. Where did you hang this? Love the strong light behind it.

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    neat idea! looks great
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    Quote Originally Posted by pollyjvan9 View Post
    I love it when I hear that someone has tried something new and different. Who says you can't use glue or whatever. You have a beautiful art quilt for your efforts. Where did you hang this? Love the strong light behind it.
    My balcony

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    Very neat idea, and lovely quilt.

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    I like that!!
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    Great colors and I love the way it glows!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    In the pic the squares and circles look like rhinestones. Very cool!
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    It looks like a beautiful box of crayons!! I love it.
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    Sew beautiful! I love it and think it displays perfectly!
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    I think it's super!
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    Wow... I really like this one

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    If ya don't hear them coming I think your safe, besides I don't think anyone could tell. It came out beautifully and really does look like stained glass. Great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Beautiful stained glass fabric window!
    It does look like a beautiful stained glass window! I dare the quilt police to say anything!
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    sweet. I love tht idea. you did fantastic.
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    Very striking piece and will look great wherever it is displayed.

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    I love the stained glass look of a quilt top with light behind. Yours is perfect ~ I think you were very smart to leave the batting out.

    Quilt police let your jaws drop when you see this stunning work of art!!!
    Blessings!
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    it is lovely and does remind me of stain glass and it is doing exactly what you wanted it to do. Fantastic work.
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    Love it! Very creative.

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