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Thread: Meet "Doc", my peacock quilt

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    Meet "Doc", my peacock quilt

    this is "Doc". He's named after my grandpa who was a doctor and had peacocks on his farm. I made Doc himself many years ago in a class, learning to use metallic threads in the bobbin. He was done on a black fat quarter.

    Timeless Treasures is now making a line of fabric called Plume, so I used that to make the background. I decided to cut away the background of Doc and will applique him on. I'm quilting each row of fabric with a different quilting pattern. The first row has my tissue paper pinned to it right now for a stipple design.
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    Beautiful! I love peacocks......please be sure to show us your finished project!
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    Beautiful, great job! Isn't it hard to remove the tissue paper after you are done stippling?
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    Ooh, that's really nice!
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    Great guy "Doc" I love the Plume line look at it frequently trying to decide what to make with it!

    Definitely let us see the finished project!
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    OMGosh...this is going to be a knock out. I love the thread work.
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    So pretty, I love peacocks!!!

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    Very pretty.
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    Wow, I love peacocks and have been on a major hunt for just the right fabrics. Love the peacock you made in class. Do you know if there is a pattern available? Thanks.

    Kat

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    That is way cool. Love everything about it!!

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    Beautiful! Love the colors!

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    I love Doc. Be sure to show us the finished project I know it will be beautiful.

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    Looking pretty!

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    Oh, that's really lovely
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    Beautiful !! I love that fabric line and have been trying to use my stash now that work is slim, but I can enjoy your beautiful work !

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    That is one beautiful peacock! Beautiful colors you used. Really want to see the finished product.

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    Doc is one cool dude! Please show pics when he's all finished!
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    I think peacocks are so beautiful. Please be sure to post a pic when its completed, can't wait to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovingmama View Post
    Beautiful, great job! Isn't it hard to remove the tissue paper after you are done stippling?
    removing the tissue paper isn't hard, as long as the stitching isn't really dense. It tears away very easily. I use this method a lot instead of marking on the quilt itself. I've had problems with some of the marking tools not coming off the quilt completely and leaving lines. So I'm leary of them, especially on a quilt that won't/can't be washed.

    Thanks for all the kudos! I will definitely post a picture of Doc when he's done.
    Tammy

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    Just beautiful, great job and thanks for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Doc is finished!

    Here is Doc, all done! He turned out to be 4' wide and 2' tall. As I finished the binding, I added in wire to help him hold his shape. He's now in my bedroom, so I can enjoy him every day.
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    Doc is beautiful, love the colors great work.

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    Doc is GORGEOUS.

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