Prince bird and his princess

Everything started with a painted art piece of painter Stefanos Rokos. A dream work of the painter which drove me to make a dream quilt. The art piece was the following:

prince birdI made various versions before the final, that you may see below:

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The fabrics I used were mainly han dyed to help me give the impression of the initial work.. I copied, I enlarged, many papers, fusibles, tracing papers, fabrics, scissors, thread, glues and so many things and details that I had not thought about before starting. However, equally big was my curiosity at the beginning and then my excitement. The size of the quilt: queen.

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First of all I fastened everythig with the embelissement. I used rayon varieagated thread so that the result would be more vivid.

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After that, security pins. Almost 300 of them to keep the three layers safely together.

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I machine quilted it with free motion. Flowers and other shapes wew just outlined. The rest was quilted very dense.

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You may see the logistics here: 2 spools of cotton thread (about 1000 m. each) and two more not completely finished. Furthermore all those bobbins you see.

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Then I cut the binding. Almost 10 m. from the same fabric I used on the back side. I wanted something calm not drawing the attention from the main picture. I also made it the smallest possible.

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I added a label and then when the quilt was ready, I made a sheet, two pillows and two cushions.

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Two big sacs to put everything in

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Two paper sacs painted so that they give a hint about the project

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This project was the main feature of my summer. Needless to say that I look forward for the next one, equally or even more challenging.

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