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Queen Chrysalis Quilt Square
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Published: December 4, 2013
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:iconchrysalisawesomeplz: Chryssie for the Pony Quilt Project Everfree 2014 charity auction organized by :iconwhiteheather:! :D

Since this was my first applique anything, I decided to play it safe and keep the design fairly simple while focusing on quality. In retrospect, I could’ve added many more design elements, (particularly some kind of background), but live and learn. Despite a few flaws, she turned out much better than I expected! I thought I’d have a lot of problems. ^^

Design: ~14.4 hours with Photoshop and SophieSew.
Execution: ~12 hours with Brother PE770/SE400, proper applique scissors, cotton materials, and Coats & Clark Dual Duty thread.

UPDATE: Completed quilt sold for $20,000! :iconraritysmile2plz:

EFNW Charity Quilt by WhiteHeather Amazing Charity Auction!This is just a short post from Everfree to let all of you know how much the quilt sold for at auction:
$20,000
No, I didn't put too many zeros. We made twenty thousand dollars for the Seattle children's hospital with the quilt! Thank you everyone who participated and made it possible! I wasn't planning on doing this again next year, but after that reception I might need to!

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The following year's quilt square:
Look Before You Sleep Charity Quilt Square by adamlhumphreys fav.me/d870tlw

• My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic © Hasbro
Image size
2200x1322px 1.26 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D5000
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
55 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Dec 3, 2013, 1:35:30 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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Rightfield's avatar
RightfieldHobbyist Interface Designer
This is absolutely stunning composition, execution, (long list of complements follows)
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adamlhumphreysProfessional General Artist
Very much appreciated! :D I have to say, it was something I very much enjoyed making. :nod:
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adamlhumphreysProfessional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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TheTriforceMasterHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Did you hand sew this or machine sew? And did you use a sewing machine or embroidery? I want to make one of these myself, but I don't know where to start.
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adamlhumphreysProfessional General Artist
It's basically appliqued via an embroidery machine. There's no way I could do it by hand that well. Even then, I couldn't trust my machine not to hiccup. ^^ I did machine sew a negligible portion near the bottom though to complete the egg.
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Would you be willing to make one of these as a commission?
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adamlhumphreysProfessional General Artist
I most certainly would! :D I also want to make another for myself, although I'd probably use shiny polyester embroidery thread rather than the dual duty thread since it wouldn't be washed. :)
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How much might it cost to commission one? I don't have the money now, but maybe in the future, to add to my growing Chrysalis collection :love:
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adamlhumphreysProfessional General Artist
Well that's quite alright because I'm a little pressed myself ATM. :eager:
Probably $220 considering time, materials, tools, etc.
Out of curiosity, do you have pics of your collection? :iconpinkiesmileplz:
AndrewDent's avatar
Oh, damn :( That's too high for me. As for my collection though, you can see it in my gallery :)
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adamlhumphreysProfessional General Artist
Sorries. ^^;
I can't believe I missed it the first time. :XD: Still trying to get the Royal Surprise set myself. :eager:
AndrewDent's avatar
Yeah that's hard to find. I just bought the Chrissy figure alone, via Ebay.
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adamlhumphreysProfessional General Artist
Might do that eventually myself.
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SirDragonLanceHobbyist Artisan Crafter
So what part exactly was sophie sew and what was manual?  Just trying to figure out how you lined up stitch lines over fabric.
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adamlhumphreysProfessional General Artist
Oh, I think I know what you're saying now. Sorry for the confusion. Well, I just let the machine sew the fabric in place, cut around it, then let the machine finish. So nothing to line up in that regard. :)
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SirDragonLanceHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sweet. Iw ill have to try that. On an unrelated note, I can not get the slideshow to work. I can find it, but not get it to work on my page. How do I do this if you please?  I tried embedding the code and posting the url, neither worked.  Do I have to post it in a specific widget or wat? Thank you!
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adamlhumphreysProfessional General Artist
There's no code to mess with. dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15… The description isn't the slide show, just stuff like what you have in deviation descriptions.
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SirDragonLanceHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks again!
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adamlhumphreysProfessional General Artist
No prob! :)
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SirDragonLanceHobbyist Artisan Crafter
How do you appliqué with sophie sew?  
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adamlhumphreysProfessional General Artist
Basically I have two different stitch objects. :)
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SirDragonLanceHobbyist Artisan Crafter
How do you line up the fabric?
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adamlhumphreysProfessional General Artist
Oh, well that's not a part of SohpieSew. That's done manually. :D
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