My Hoffman Challenge Quilt

My quilt “Every Day Miracles” was accepted to travel with the Hoffman 2016 quilt challenge. The challenge fabric was printed with butterflies on one side. The background of my quilt is made up of small snippets captured under tulle. Many of the butterfly have been sewn together and are 3D. Insects, chrysalis, and other critters are scattered throughout the quilt. The sky background has been quilted with free motion light blue butterflies.

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Hoffman Challenge

My quilt “Every Day Miracles” was accepted to travel with the Hoffman 2016 quilt challenge.  The challenge fabric was printed with butterflies on one side. The background of my quilt is made up of small snippets captured under tulle. Many of the butterfly have been sewn together and are 3D.  Insects, chrysalis, and other critters are scattered throughout  the quilt.  The sky background has been quilted with free motion light blue butterflies.
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Here are some closeups.

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Quiltography Photo 6

I still have not decided on an idea to go with photo 4, but decided to move on to photo 5 and 6.  Photo 6 is  a part of a rusted out car.  I decided to make some people like characters out of metal and old car parts to accompany the car.

photo6 The above photo is the inspiration.  I have not decided on how to do the eyes on the first man.  The fabric is some of my older rust dyed fabrics. Here is the start of my piece. Just trying things out.

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What She Saw in the Rose Garden

Well, I decided after i got the new rose finished that the tuned edges made the appliqué too heavy to quilt through.  I will just add a false back to the rose.  I spent a few weeks redrafting yet another rose.  Unfortunately for me my diagram and drawing were all lost when my computer crashed.  I do not have a picture now to go by.RoaeA  I have to add some more light’s and darks, especially on the lower lift to make the petals pop a bit more.

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Animal Key:

1 Challenge fabric elephant
2 deer 1
3 giraffe 1
4 kiwi
5 hedgehog
6 rooster
7 chinchilla
8 snake
9 alligator
10 tiger
11 squirrel
12 giraffe 2
13 rhino
14 camel
15 seahorse
16 kangaroo
17 penguin
18 deer 2
19 silverback gorilla
20 donkey
21 armadillo
22 lemur
23 ostrich
24 cat
25 seal
26 rabbit
27 peacock
28 hippo
29 bear
30 frog
31 lama
32 beaver
33 goat
34 wolf
35 lion
36 fox
37 swan
38 horse
39 mountain goat
40 sea turtle
41 large elephant