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Thread: Watching in the Moonlight - Art Quilt

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    Watching in the Moonlight - Art Quilt

    This was one of those pieces inspired by the material. I painted it and constructed it earlier this winter. I only added the crow at the last minute. It felt lifeless and empty for the 2 weeks it hung on my wall. Some may find it moody, but to me it has life and tells a story. Enjoy 32x40 in.
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    I like it. How did you make the skinny tree branches? Is it couching? Very nice detail & it looks so real.

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    I think your wall hanging is great and the crow does definitely add to the piece.

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    Love your wall hanging, fantastic branches!
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    ​Looks great!

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    The branches are twisted cord and wool. Some times I machine stitch using netting to capture the material but there was so much here, this time I hand stitched.
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    Oh my! It is almost as if you were looking out my window last night. Except there were three crows in my tree. Beautiful, very dramatic and perfect in every detail!
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    absolutely beautiful

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    beautifully done
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    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


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    A very fine project.

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    Stunning!!!

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    An owl would've been too predictable...perfect...crows are everywhere.
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    Beautiful quilt, very dramatic.

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    I love it, and the crow is perfect, very Stephen King-ish.

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    What beautiful fabric you dyed, and the needle work on the tree is amazing. excellent work.
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    You did great.

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    This piece is gorgeous. Of course, we would expect nothing less from you. I love seeing your posts. I still like the squirrel the best, but this might be second!

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    Oh, my! It's wonderful!

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    It is stunning, and the art is, that everyone sees something that moves them, be it drama, Stephen Kingish, amazing, every onlooker is touched by this piece of art. Thanks for showing it.

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    I really like your beautifully artistry! Maybe it is moody, but, it captures a special scene.

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    Wow! That looks Great!
    Have a Blessed & Prosperous Day !
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    I love it, there is so much to this quilt!

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    Love your new piece. The crow is just what it needed. Truly art.
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!!

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    I love it. ONe of my sister's favorite sayings is "It speaks to me..." and your wall hanging does.

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    Just beautiful! Looks so real

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