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Sandhill Crane Migration

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical, Funky, Casual
darrahs on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? 100% cotton for front & back, embroidery floss, fabric paint, low loft batting, I didn't purchase ANYthing new for this quilt. It all came directly out of my stash.

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What are you most proud of? The crane's eye, beak and legs that were hand painted.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Enlarge the drawing of the main object (crane) more so he stands out more.

darrahs on craftsy.com

This quilt will hang in my mother's apartment in KS. She was mentally and emotionally involved with every step of the process. She deserved to be able to see it close up and show to her friends.

08/26/2012 Flag

Wow! That is fantastic - thought it was great before I saw the finer detail of the stitching!

08/26/2012 Flag

Thanks Tandunn, wish you could see it in person. :)

08/26/2012 Flag

This is beautiful. I really identify with Sandhill cranes, as I grew up in Idaho where they always arrived as early spring hargingers! I go "home" to my families' ranch to see the huge nite sky and listen to the sandhill cranes late in the evening and early in the morning! They are part of my life soul. Thank you!

08/28/2012 Flag

What a wonderful story, damajana. I'm glad I could take you back to your roots with a smile on your face, even if it was only with a quilt. :)

08/28/2012 Flag

This is very nice! I lived in the 60 mile area in Nebraska that most of the sandhill cranes stopped to rest at the river on their journey back north. Was beautiful to see all the cranes, this quilt reminds me of that time. Love that it all came from pieces you already had too!

02/08/2014 Flag

It takes me back in time too. Mom was so proud and full of encouragement and would drag the other residents to her room so she could brag on 'her little kid' (I'm 64 LOL) It's kind of bittersweet now. My Mom is gone now but I'll always think of our wonderful trips to Nebraska with her to see the cranes. :)

02/14/2014 Flag

Just so amazing! And what a touching story behind it. Truely admirable art. Thanks a lot for sharing.

02/11/2016 Flag