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Thread: Portrait of Ben-FMQ'd DONE!

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    Portrait of Ben-FMQ'd DONE!

    I think I've got around 30 or 40 hours in this little 18" x 24" wall hanging..."Ben" is done totally in thread on a kind of mottled brown background using my DSM and both Isacord and Superior Magnifico poly threads.

    Hope you like him!
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    And here are some closeups of the background motifs I used. (There is a quarter in each pic to show scale.) All of the background motifs are based on a diagonal " diagonal grid. Some are pretty standard designs, some are my own originals (although I may very well not be the only person who ever thought of them).

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    Wendy

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    Wow! What kind of hard work. You have made a beauty. I can't imagine how you do this.

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    Amazing work! Only 30-40 hrs? It would take me that long to mark it!
    Fay

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    All I can think of is WOWZER'S. That is really great work.

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    Unbelievable.............. you are amazing!! Love this thread painting. Stunning
    If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours!

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    I am speechless! WOW! Beautiful.
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    Wow wow wow what talent

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    Oh my goodness that is fantastic. amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by faykilgore View Post
    Amazing work! Only 30-40 hrs? It would take me that long to mark it!
    Thanks . Actually I try to do as little marking as possible. Just marked a few guidelines for the mule head and then had to mark the 1/2 grid but not the designs inside the grid.
    Wendy

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    He is awesome. So is your quilting.

    Your fan club president,
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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan View Post
    He is awesome. So is your quilting.

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    LOL Deb! Thanks
    Wendy

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    I want to pet him. You did a wonderful job.
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    well worth the effort! great job
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    That is one awesome quilt!!! Beautiful job.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Oh! I love Ben and all the wonderful quilting you did to create his picture. Absolutely awesome!

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    Truly amazing! You should feel very proud.

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    Holy smokes! That's awesome!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    wonderful job

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    he is the prettiest mule I've ever seen. fantastic job

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    I love your work, it is totally awesome! If I might be so bold as to suggest an improvement, IMHO the only thing I can see it might need is to add a dot of white to the eyes.

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    So awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloonatic View Post
    I love your work, it is totally awesome! If I might be so bold as to suggest an improvement, IMHO the only thing I can see it might need is to add a dot of white to the eyes.
    Thanks, I appreciate your suggestion. I know haven't got the eyes quite right, but white might be a little too much; I've been trying to figure out how to improve them and am considering some grey maybe... I'm actually planning on doing some "mule eye study" pieces to see what I can do with them.

    Here's a zoomed-in pic of his eye from the picture I worked from for this piece. The eye appears very black and has the lash over it like I've done, but I feel like it needs just a little something. Just can't figure out exactly what or where...
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    Wendy

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    Oh, my goodness! Beautiful!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    Beautiful!!! Tinker

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    Someday maybe I will get half that good. Really a work of art.

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