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Thread: Finally out my head and in fabric

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    Finally out my head and in fabric

    I have wanted to do a dragonfly for four years. I started designing it in my head. Finally it all came together. I have started snow dying. The background is actually blue and turquoise and green. I wet it and painted leaves that diffused. Then I let it dry and painted leaves that would show up well. Then of course, the fun, I quilted it and quilted it and quilted it. I found organzas in bright green and black along with nylon net. The dragonfly was quilted separately with layers of organza, sometimes four layers and thread painting. The darkest area on the wings is quilted with dark green first quilted with bright green.

    The color in the post are much lighter and quite off. But it gives the idea.

    My local quilt shop, Thimble N Thread in Richland Center, WI is going to have a display of my work that is painted and dyed using lots of different methods on the Saturday of Father's Day weekend. Some just have the color of the fabric changed in traditional quilts. I will be there with the quilts in the afternoon. So this will be something more "arty" than most of my quilts.
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    You are so talented !!! Love it!
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    I love dragonfly's. Please show us a photo, it sounds so beautiful. Would love to see all your work.

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    That is AWESOME! Beautiful concept...and so nicely created!

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    I love your quilt....love the background quilting.....beautiful work!

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    Please show a picture. I love dragonflies. Thank you.

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    That is awesome ! Thanks for sharing and CONGRATS on having your work on display
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    Thank you for the photos you work is so beautiful. You have a wonderful talent.

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    Me oh my! Your work just keeps getting better! Love everything about your art work! Perfect

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    That is georgeous!!!

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    YOU....are an artist ...!!

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    You did a marvelous job of getting those dragon fly thoughts in your head onto fabric. What a wonderful job you did, and I'm very partial to dragon flys. I had to go take another look. I have a sister in New Mexico that was just telling me about snow dying. What a concept. She picked me up 2 fat quarters at a local craft show. Some day I'll get them, but she said I have to come and get them. Hummmm Road to to New Mexico.
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    Very pretty!
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    I am at a loss for words. This is so amazingly, stunningly beautiful. The dying, the quilting, the thread painting. I could stare at it for hours. I am sure the pictures do NOT do it justice. I would love to see this in person.

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    You are my hero. That's just amazing.
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    Wow! I love your work!! Wish that I could see it all in person.

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    That gave me some inspiration as to what i want to do!!! You are truly talented!!!

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    Drat this new format!!! No matter what I do I still get a picture so huge that I have to move the cursor over and up and down to get snipets of the image. It has made this site a very challenging one to enjoy the quilts.

    From what I can see your dragonfly is gorgeous and so is your quilting!!! Congrats on the exhibit!
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    That is so very pretty. I love it. You done an amazing job.

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    Beautiful!!!!

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    This is gorgeous! How exciting to have a concept become such a beautiful reality. It seems so dimensional. Congrats on a beautiful piece of art.
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    Wow. You are so clever. It looks beautiful

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    That is soooooo cool!!!!!

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    I absolutely love it!! Amazing

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