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24 July 2014 @ 06:52 pm
Peacock quilt: finished image!  

I know I posted some in progress pics of this gorgeous quilt lo these many years ago - but it's finally done so I MUST SHARE!
Design’s mine, hard work is all my mother, we started it in 2010, it's all hand-quilted, and right now she never wants me to design something for her again :D
I wrote a pome about it, well mostly about it. From back before I even considered co-editing ST :)
 
 
 
karen meisner_stranger_here on July 24th, 2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
That is so beautiful! Great choice of batiks, too.
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 24th, 2014 06:00 pm (UTC)
hiii! and yeah I am SO PROUD of my mother for finishing it :)

We had a great - and really decadent - time finding the fabrics.
Marissa Lingen: hats offmrissa on July 24th, 2014 06:05 pm (UTC)
How glorious.

(That icon is my hat being off to both you and your mother.)
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 24th, 2014 06:10 pm (UTC)
:D:D
selidorselidor on July 24th, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
OH that is a lot of work. I remember you posting pictures of part of the tail... And then hand quilted - and it only took four years! wow. Nice detail with the yellow piping in the binding, too. And the single-fabric border means the centre image isn't overwhelmed, a pieced border would have been too much. Perfect. What are the dimensions (roughly?)
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 24th, 2014 07:25 pm (UTC)
More like two years + two years of avoidance :D
But yeah it's, gosh, a lot. And the yellow piping is great isn't it? It's the one part of the design I had nothing to do with so I got a nice surprise when I saw it!

The quilt's about ...oh my idk *calls mother*

It's 130cm * 85cm :)

(no subject) - selidor on July 24th, 2014 07:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Itinerant hacker adventuress: guestingthewronghands on July 24th, 2014 07:17 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's stunning! (And I can't even imagine the immensity of time it must have taken to complete. So many hours of stitching!)
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 24th, 2014 07:26 pm (UTC)
so much! And she couldn't use a thimble because of needing full control so right now her left thumb is WOUNDED with all the needle pricks.

All the best art requires blood sacrifices I guess :D
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Fighting Crime with a Giant Dandelion Since 2013: Libellula juliapameladean on July 24th, 2014 07:23 pm (UTC)
That's stupendous.

P.
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 24th, 2014 07:26 pm (UTC)
Isn't it just? :) Also HIII!
El Coyote Gordo: actualsupergee on July 24th, 2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
Beautiful!
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 24th, 2014 10:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
Sovay: Cho Hakkai: intelligencesovay on July 24th, 2014 08:33 pm (UTC)
Design’s mine, hard work is all my mother, we started it in 2010, it's all hand-quilted, and right now she never wants me to design something for her again :D

That's lovely.
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 24th, 2014 10:33 pm (UTC)
that she never wants me to design for her again? :D

I mean ahem thankya dear!
Annetxanne on July 24th, 2014 09:40 pm (UTC)
I've done just enough quilting and appliqué to know how astounding a technical accomplishment that is. Besides being one of the most beautiful quilts I've ever seen.
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 24th, 2014 10:34 pm (UTC)
eeee!
I haven't but I've been hearing all about the difficulties :D Getting it to lie flat was the latest of many...
Sherwood Smithsartorias on July 24th, 2014 09:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is simply stunning. How very, very beautiful!
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 24th, 2014 10:35 pm (UTC)
thankyouu :) I'm going to share all these comments with her when I see her next!
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shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 24th, 2014 10:35 pm (UTC)
thankyou! :)
I had to show it off, I've been about bursting with the need to since it was nearly-done!
Rachel M Brownrachelmanija on July 24th, 2014 10:04 pm (UTC)
That is FABULOUS!
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 24th, 2014 10:36 pm (UTC)
squeee! Also hiiii :)
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keyan_boweskeyan_bowes on July 24th, 2014 10:27 pm (UTC)
That's just gorgeous! I love the image in the background traced by the stitching that you notice only after taking your gaze off the bright bird.
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 24th, 2014 10:36 pm (UTC)
thankya here too :)

And \o/ I was proud of that design though the plan to do the background quilting in same-colour thread was my mother's.

I should post my designs so people can see just how much better the real deal is :D
Peg: feathermechaieh on July 24th, 2014 11:11 pm (UTC)
So splendid! Congratulations!
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 25th, 2014 03:34 pm (UTC)
Thankya! :) I'll make my mother read comments here so she'll get the congrats, since she's the one who really deserves them :D
Stef: joyfirecat on July 25th, 2014 02:42 am (UTC)
SO beautiful!
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 25th, 2014 03:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah I'm so proud of her :):) Also, EEEE ELLYPHANT!
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shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 25th, 2014 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thankyou! Also hiiiii! Miss youguys.