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Old 11-16-2014, 10:54 AM
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The hardest part of this whole exercise was to find pictures of fairies that didn't look like Barbie dolls or worse. I was very disappointed in Disney so I turned to the works of Beardsley and Rackham for what I considered more androgynous and innocent.
After looking at all your helpful comments I reject the paisley border because I wanted to quilt some additional fairies and vines into the borders. They would not be visible on the paisley. The off black material was best. I used a pale moss green for the quilting. I included a few pics of the fairies.
Thanks so much for your input ladies!
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:57 AM
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This finished out at 50"x60"
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:59 AM
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Default Love the fairies ! You did a great job!!!

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The hardest part of this whole exercise was to find pictures of fairies that didn't look like Barbie dolls or worse. I was very disappointed in Disney so I turned to the works of Beardsley and Rackham for what I considered more androgynous and innocent.
After looking at all your helpful comments I reject the paisley border because I wanted to quilt some additional fairies and vines into the borders. They would not be visible on the paisley. The off black material was best. I used a pale moss green for the quilting. I included a few pics of the fairies.
Thanks so much for your input ladies!
Great panel quilt!!! I have a panel like that and needed some inspiration for it!! thanks
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Old 11-16-2014, 11:14 AM
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Absolutely stunning work & quilting.
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nicely done
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Old 11-16-2014, 11:35 AM
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I love the fairies you quilted. They add so much more to the quilt and what a delightful surprise to find them hidden in the borders like that.
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Fantastic! The quilting really makes the quilt.
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OMG, that is just stunning. Those quilted fairies are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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So beautiful! How did you do the quilted fairies in the borders? Do you longarm? I know nothing about how they work, pantographs etc! Are they in a computer program?
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Originally Posted by Pollytink View Post
So beautiful! How did you do the quilted fairies in the borders? Do you longarm? I know nothing about how they work, pantographs etc! Are they in a computer program?
Yes I have a LA but all my work is freehand. The fairies were traced onto a tearaway stabilizer and then sewn over. After the stabilizer was removed the rest of the borders was stitched with vines and leaves. This is the kind of long arm work I truly love to do. Thanks.
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