The Crone Emerges…

After Thanksgiving, I was ironing all the pieces down…here’s the biggest pieces of flesh on the whole quilt. I used up almost all of this fabric (which I really loved)…

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Pieces were piling up, and I was cutting them out as quickly as I could…

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Here’s all the fabrics that were used in the quilt.

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And here’s a pile of leftovers after I finish trimming stuff…

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After that, I sorted pieces, around the end of the year. I had about two more weeks of Winter Break left.

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I started ironing around New Year’s Eve and was done a few days later.

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No, I don’t have a life. Why do you ask?

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This bird was the beginnings of an idea in Julie’s mind to have me make the small bird quilts I did last summer…

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Ironing went quickly…

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I was motivated to get it done before school started up again.

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The maiden…

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Both of them together…

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The upper torso coming together…

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And Kitten on the crone’s shoulder. Every crone needs a cat.

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And this is where I started questioning my choice of background fabric.

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I actually laid the whole thing out on the purple fabric…purple that I loved. And then I rejected it. And went shopping for that blue…that eye-popping blue.

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Because that blue is what it needed to be. Here it is ironed down, waiting to be stitched down…

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Stitching it down, all in early January…

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The great thing about those vacation weeks is that I don’t have to do a whole lot of schoolwork.

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So I have more time to make art. She definitely has a marked face…

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I started quilting it on January 9. That’s probably about when I went back to school…

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Lots of outlining…

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I quilted it in 7 days during school. I was a little obsessed (honestly, I was running out of time).

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There’s all that detail again…

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And then I started quilting the background…

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The binding went on around the 17th and I was handstitching the night before I was supposed to take it to the photographer.

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The next post? Official pictures…

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