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PostSubject: Fartsy Artsy Project   Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:05 am

Okay, so I'm putting the cart before the horse because I don't yet have a picture of the art quilt that was sent off to be auctioned at a black-tie fundraiser this evening (woo-hoo! run-on sentences, here I come!).

What I can share with you, though, is the machine quilting 'pattern' that I used for the piece.

The theme for the fundraiser was Twelfth Night, and my quilting partner and I chose "Seven Swans a'Swimming". I used my DSM and 9 different threads, from smoke monofilament to opalescent sliver, rayon and metallic twist.

The piece is 18x24", stretched on a frame and wired for hanging.

I promise, promise, promise that I'll post a photo of the finished piece as soon as I get one!!! Cheesy

Here's what I quilted onto it:

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PostSubject: Re: Fartsy Artsy Project   Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:20 am

Holey Dooley, you quilted that onto it - its beautiful. We have so many native black swans here, it makes me think of htem when I see them flying by overhead. The constellations are really cool too, I cant wait to see a photo but you know what, I think seeing the quilted design first is really the way to go, good thinking! Again, its just beautiful Tracey bowing

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PostSubject: Re: Fartsy Artsy Project   Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:40 am

Oh ho ho ho WOW Tracy that is fabulous!!! I can't wait to see the whole thing.
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PostSubject: Re: Fartsy Artsy Project   Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:48 am

Wow.......I'm lightyears from ever doing anything like that!! Wowie Zowie...cant wait to see the pic.
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PostSubject: Re: Fartsy Artsy Project   Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:59 am

You and me both CC. I would be doing good to quilt a rubber duck! That is so cool Tracy. No wonder we haven't seen you. You have been busy.

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PostSubject: Re: Fartsy Artsy Project   Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:45 am

WOW!!! :affraid: That's fantastic! Just as a wholecloth..I can't wait to see a pic. lovehearts
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PostSubject: Re: Fartsy Artsy Project   Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:42 am

I think you have some excitement going here FB.... can hardly wait to see your picture... what a wonderful quilting design....

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PostSubject: Re: Fartsy Artsy Project   Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:50 am

LOL! Well, I just got the verbal... the piece went for $100 at the silent auction (minimum bid was $50). This WAS meant to be a fundraiser and we DID donate the quilt, so even though I would have loved for it to sell for more $$, it's fine. There was only one item in the silent auction that sold for more - out of 12 items, that's not bad. (There was a live auction for things like a week in Cabo San Lucas, too - those certainly went for more than $100!)

A cool thing was that the couple who bought it are ding-a-lings - the wife stands next to me in bell choir! So nice that it went to someone we know and love :lol:

I'm not sure if I mentioned that the fundraiser was held at our church (where the big quilt we did last year is displayed) - this time, even the Bishop showed up and partied hardy!!

Picture(s) should be coming soon!

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PostSubject: Re: Fartsy Artsy Project   Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:24 pm

Okay. Here's part of what it said on the description sheet (I totally didn't get to see the finished product, you know!):

Cygnus Rising is an astronomical interpretation for the Seven Swans a Swimming. The Cygnus constellation is probably more familiarly known as the Northern Cross. In Chinese mythology, the Cygnus constellation is associated with the 7th day of the 7th month, no doubt for the seven swans which were swimming!

The art quilt contains over 700 fabric squares, more than 50 different fabrics and 7 threads used for quilting the starry constellations, which are named as well, over the surface of the quilt.

Below you can see the outline of the swan for the constellation as well as related constellations all of which are quilted on the art piece...


I don't have the large pictures yet, so these aren't clickable, but here's

My most recent SCRAP quilt!



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PostSubject: Re: Fartsy Artsy Project   Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:39 pm

Wonderful!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Fartsy Artsy Project   Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:53 pm

Tracey it looks great, earth has movement with the colour choices and the sun looks like its radiating warmth. Quilting suits it perfectly, well done. Im sad it didnt sell for more but Im glad its gone to a home that will love it, sometimes Id rather something sold for less and went to a home that would treasure it more. Congrats again on the quilt and its fundraising ability

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PostSubject: Re: Fartsy Artsy Project   Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:32 pm

Wow..3/4" squares! :affraid: It's absolutely fabulous Tracy..you done good! lovehearts In a gallery it would have gone for more..but auctions are tricky. It all depends on how many people want it..and how badly. At least you know it's going to a good home. I hear those ding -a -lings are good people! Thumbup
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