Friday, August 15, 2014

TGIFF

If you are visiting from TGIFF, welcome!


This week, I completed my art quilt featuring two crabs in battle over an oyster. I used a painted, non-woven material called reemay for the appliqué. You can see more about the process in my tutorial.


Applying a faced binding was a first for me, but I found the tutorial at The Silly BooDilly to be very thorough. Here's the backside.


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28 comments:

  1. This is really fun and creative--and gorgeous quilting!

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    1. Thank you. Your Sew Together Bag is splendid. Nicely done!

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  2. It is pretty on both sides!

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    1. Thank you, Vera! Come back again.

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  3. Beautiful! The quilting is amazing!

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Maryse. I appreciate you dropping by Quilting Mod!

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  4. Those crabs turned out awesome! Very cute quilt!

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    1. Thanks, I'm hoping I remember to take it to the fair on the right day.

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  5. A crabby masterpiece!! I love the way you did the water...the lacy white rim. The waves are just over parts of the crabs legs. The detail is wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Kathi. To be honest, I had to justify the ribbon somehow, and there's no way my 19 month-old daughter will cooperate with keeping it strapped around her head. She's quite the capable bow puller.

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  6. Looks fantastic! A very cute quilt!

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you. I've been enjoying the College Days blog hop; there are such creative blocks! Your scarf in incredible. I have no idea how to knit, but that might be for the best because then I'd have to collect yarn, as well as fabric.

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  7. Incredible! The crabs look so fantastic!

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  8. What a work of art! Those crabs look so real... And so does the water! Thanks for hosting the link up and for sharing the tutorial, Afton. I gotta go check that out!

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    1. It's great having you visit, and you are welcome!

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  9. Your crabs look great and I love the back too :)

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    1. Thank you, I am very pleased with the faced backing. I anticipate using it again very soon because I love the look, and it wasn't too bad so long as I referred to the tutorial.

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  10. I love your crabs! (That sounds a little weird!) :)

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    1. I contemplated calling the quilt "I've Got Crabs!" but that sounded a bit weird too.

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  11. I really like your crab quilt. The colours are lovely and the quilting so effective. Visiting from FIUF.

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    1. Thank you for your kind feedback, and welcome to my blog.

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  12. Whimsical. Clever. So creative.

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie. This piece was a lot of fun to make.

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  13. Those crabs are beautiful! I love how you quilted the sand and the color you chose for the thread. The sand has great texture!

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  14. Me again. I also wanted to say that I love the third block in your header, the one with the young lady. (Is she a siren?) This piece looks quite intricate to me... You chose your fabric beautifully, in particular for her hair.

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