Saturday, January 31, 2015

…. and now for something completely different


Terri was given the challenge of creating a quilt with a skull and crossbones theme and just a touch of red. Now that really is something different! Here it is before stitching started:

RazzleDazzleQuilter ltIMG_1687_1Skull and cross bones quilt
Terri is so clever, she created the skull and cross bones from lace pieces.
Skull and cross bones quilt
Spooky, yes? I started by stitching tiny micro stipple in the eye sockets and skull gap. Then tiny pebbles around the edge of the skull to make the skull “pop”. I have lightened this picture in the hope that you can see the stitching.
Skull and cross bones quilt
After the centre I moved on out to the large setting triangles and stitched cobwebs with red/black thread.
Skull and cross bones quilt
Terri placed Mariners compass blocks with a touch of red in the corners.Here’s the whole quilt finished:
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Yep we were flying the Jolly Roger when Terri came to collect her quilt.
Skull and cross bones quilt
Quilting never gets boring around here. Thanks for the challenge Terri.
So what do you think? That really is something different isn’t it?
   

7 comments:

  1. How amazing. Who would've thought using lace would make a skull look so dramatic. Love how you have quilted it Linda. What a great quilt.

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  2. Very clever. I never would have thought of that. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Love the touch of lace and your stitching - especially the cobwebs.

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  4. Absolutely amazing! You ladies have such a talent! This quilt means so much to us as staunch supporters of "Sea Shepherd" protecting our oceans. The skull is not creepy if you know what it stands for. It's the logo that flies on the flags of all Sea Shepherd ships out there in the ocean destroying illegal fishing nets, interfering with Japanese whalers, cleaning up rubbish and risking their lives to do what our governments are to politically chicken to do. This quilt is currently spread on our bed in Alameda, California and we LOVE it!!! Can't stop looking at it, thank you sooooooo much!!!!

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  5. I love love love this!!! It's so completely different but yet not. Well done

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  6. Truly unique. An adventure in quilting. Thanks for sharing.

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