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Thread: Don't tell anyone, but I finished a quilt this year!

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    Super Member zyxquilts's Avatar
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    Finally! In my guild we had a challenge that started last year & just finished this month. It was called the "Whisper Challenge", based on a challenge in Quilting Arts magazine. It was sort of like the kid's game "Telephone", where each person whispers something to the next one....and you see how much the original "something" changed by the time the last person says it out loud.
    In our Whisper Challenge, we had 2 groups of 6 quilters. The first quilter in each group made a small quilt based on a photograph (same photo for them both). The next month, they handed their quilt to the next quilter, who made their own small quilt, based on the previous quilter's quilt. Only the first ones got to see the photo.
    I was lucky enough to be #2 in my group, and as soon as I saw Ann's quilt, my design popped right into my head! AND I actually figured out how to make it look like that design :D
    All of the "Whisper" quilts were shown last week at our monthly meeting, during show & tell, and will all hang together at our quilt show on May 1st & 2nd. I'll take pictures of them at the show & post them later.
    The main bridge cables actually have copper wire couched on them, and the vertical cables are quilted with copper metallic thread. Then I beaded the 'white caps' in the ocean to balance it out.
    Now that they've all been shown at guild, I can finally share with you :wink:
    I think this is my favorite quilt! :D
    And now.....presenting........


    Golden Gate Fly-By
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    a little closer...
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    the flyer!
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    very good!!

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    Also, since I didn't want to put a regular binding on it, I just zigzagged around the edge with the copper metallic thread. It made it a bit wavy, so I sewed triangles on each corner, then made a sort of stretcher frame out of foam core board (to keep it light weight). I think it worked pretty well.
    Here are some closer-ups. :wink:



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    Wow! Gorgeous!

    Maybe someday....nah, don't think I want to try anything that complicated.

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    Gorgeous! And the water actually seems to be moving!

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    Wow now that is cute, and very nice using the copper thread.

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    That is beautiful. I am impressed.

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    Very pretty!

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    that is something i want to try someday--my list is just getting way to long

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    Wow, that is very very cool!

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    Wow, I'm impressed. Nice job!! Just saw the bridge last week - I love San Francisco!

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    That's beautiful!!! You did a wonderful job on that!!!

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    Great Job and all the little touches add to it :mrgreen: What a fun project

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    Love the effects, copper, water, sequins -- all looks great!! :thumbup:

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    How cool!

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    You did great!

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    Nice concept- looking forward to seeing how the others turned out - yours is likely close to the original picture, being #2. If your first quilter was into abstracts they could really throw off things in a whole funky direction. I'll have to share this idea with my local guild.

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    WOW!! :thumbup: It's absolutely gorgeous. I just love your creation & all of the fantastic work you have put into this great work of art!! Congratulations on a job well done!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    WOW!!!! that is one cool quilt!!

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    Love it...the effects are great.

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    Beautiful!

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    congratulations on finishing your quilt - love the 'fly by seagull over the moving water - please make another quilt soon because you have talent and good use of copper wire with threads :thumbup:

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    My art guild is doing the same thing. I am struggling right now with #1. I will post when I have it done, hopefully this week. I really liked your treatment of the bridge, including the wire is a very nice touch.

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    Wonderful :thumbup:

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    Wow -- that's AWESOME!! :thumbup:

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