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Thread: Definitely NOT your great grandmother's quilting

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    Definitely NOT your great grandmother's quilting

    Loving Izabella (April) sent me a quilt she made for her DH. It has tons of significance. In addition to the quilt she emailed me pictures of her husbands tattoos. One tattoo was an Ankh with angel wings and the other was the grim reaper (Death) peeking over a chess board getting ready to move a piece. April explained to me that her DH philsophy of life is we are all playing a game of chess with death. One day death checkmates us. April asked if I could quilt these designs in her quilt and elaborate on the theme of "life is a game of chess with Death". So we emailed back and forth and I sent her some ideas and sketches and have been working on this for the past several weeks.

    I say if I can draw it I can quilt it. This quilt totally stretched those boundaries for me. I am almost all the way done but had some great lighting conditions in my quilt room and thought April might also like a little sneak peek. The quilt pattern is BQ (big quilt). I used red and white Glide thread. This is free hand quilted on my Innova but I did mark the quilt siginificantly before loading it. I also did some curved and straight ruler work. There are two layers of batting. One cotton and one poly.

    Here is the Grim reaper tattoo quilted front and back.
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    Here is one of the winged Ankhs. There are 4 of them quilted on the quilt. Each one has wording. This one says "love"
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    This was one of my ideas, Death's bony hand knocking over a king front and back

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    Then I quilted in different chessmen and hourglasses. Here are some of the chess pieces front and back

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    Amazing quilting and quilt.

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    Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo love it!!!!

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    Outrageously gorgeous. It is a work of art
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    Amazing. You are right, traditional quilting it isn't.

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    Amazing quilting! The subject may not be to my taste but you did an outstanding job on it.

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    Wow, this is art!

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    WOW,WOW,WOW....that is one totally awesome piece of work...her husband's socks are gonna be knocked off!!!!

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    nicely done.
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    wowza amazing details!!!

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    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great quilting!!

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    You have totally outdone yourself on this one! Your creativity astounds me.

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    That is amazing! You really know how to go with a theme....honestly I think back on all your quilts and the themed ones are really your shining glory. You just know how to add to them in a significant, meaningful....and beautiful way. You have god given talent.
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    I quilt on my INNOVA long arm. I own an 18 & 26.

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    Amazing job on the quilting!

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    Your work is beautiful! I'm sure that your customer will be thrilled to bits.

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    Wow, never seen anything like it or comes close. You are so creative. I also think if I can draw it, I can quilt it, but I can't draw like you can.you are Quite an artist

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    What great quilting and what a way to look at life.
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    26" Innova, LS, Pantovision, all on a 14' Frame

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    Just amazing, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    wow that is a amazing quilt and quilting!!!!
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    That is absolutely incredible! It's definitely a one of a kind piece of art.

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    that is amazing. please post a picture of the whole quilt when you are finished.
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    Jane,
    This is AMAZING!!! I love love love it. You have done a superb job and I just know Alex is going to love this quilt. I cannot thank you enough for the time, work and dedication you have put in to this quilt for me. I cannot say enough for how wonderful it has been to collaborate with you on this quilting and how exciting it is to see it come together.
    From the bottom of my heart, thank you thank you thank you!!!
    Huge Hugs
    April

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Amazing quilting! The subject may not be to my taste but you did an outstanding job on it.
    me too! You've done an amazing job on this!

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    Did you draw the objects on the fabric first? Awesome work.

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    Awesome quilting and great quilt.

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