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Thread: My first floral abstract art quilt

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    Senior Member Aubrey'sQuiltingCreations's Avatar
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    My first floral abstract art quilt

    A customer wanted me to create a baby quilt for her and she is a very creative and fun person. She wanted a quilt to reflect her personality to give the new baby their are excepting in their family. All she told me was she wanted black, green, and purple. She did send a few samples of ideas she had in mind and they where all based off pictures or pieces of artwork. With this in mind I found a great picture of a pansy I had and changed it to greyscale and from this picture I hand sketched my template, then added my lines for the shade changes to determine how many shades of fabric I was going to need. The flower was the easy part and trying to decide what to do with the green around the flower is where I stuggled. At first I thought I would surround the flowers with the squiggly green lines but then I was not really adding much to the abstract part so I then added the different blocks around the flower. I then went to town with the freehand quilting and after studying many pictures I just broke the areas down around the flower and filled it with different techniques and used a purple varigated, bright purple and bright green thread. I really had fun doing this quilt. Thanks for looking.
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    I like it!

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    Very nice. Green and purple are beautiful together!!!!

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    Great job! Love the colors and design.
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    WOW!!! WOW!! Wow
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    Beautiful, I love your quilting.
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    You did great making the flower. Its amazing to me how your fabrics all make it look so real. Great choice of fabrics!
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    You filled the request with special pizzazz!
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    Very nice. Keep up the good work.

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    very artistic-beautiful work
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    My babies would have loved this one! Gorgeous!
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    Outstanding. Love it.

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    How unique! Love your use of color both in fabric and thread. Purple pansies are one of my favorite flowers and you captured it perfectly. Thank you for sharing your artistic adventure. This baby will receive lots of added attention due to the beauty of what you created.

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    Eye candy for sure!

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    Really pretty!

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    Love your interpretation of the pansy bloom. They are such elegant flowers and deserve your artistic treatment.

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    That's fantastic! Don't you love pansies? They have such happy faces!
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    Wow what a beautiful work of art. A different baby quilt for sure. I like it and I'm sure the recipient will to. Great job!

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    Work of art!!!

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    Oh I hope you do more. How fun is your quilting.
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    Gorgeous treasure! If it was mine I'd hang it on the wall
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    Really beautiful. Great job of choosing colors for this terrific quilt. Great quilting, too.

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    Gorgeous. I really like the green thread on the black.

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    Beautiful. You had fun making it and I had fun looking at it!!!
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    That is very nice.
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