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Dragonfly with Gum Nuts by suedollinQuilts Dragonfly with Gum Nuts by suedollinQuilts
Beaded Dragonfly using wire and Japanese glass Miyuki beads.

Synthetic fabric for the leaves, wools and assorted fibres for the bushes, free motion stitching for the sky and embellishments. Wood beads and thread for the gum nuts.

The leaves and wools layered between two sheets of solvy (wash away), held together with free machine stitching before washing away the solvy.

10" x 13" (25cm x 32cm)

A little bit of Aussie landscape.
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Given 2009-03-23
Dragonfly with Gum Nuts by ~suedollinQuilts. The suggester said of this artist, "her detail is so breathtaking; the fibers become paints in her hands." ( Suggested by girl-withagun and Featured by Kitten-of-Woe )
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HenryValdROCKS Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All your work is great. Congrats...
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suedollinQuilts Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Thanks for the great compliment :D
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HenryValdROCKS Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your very welcome... :)
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DABECKER53 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome surface design and texture! :)
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suedollinQuilts Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Thank you :D
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DABECKER53 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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Cassildra Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Writer
This is absolutely beautiful!
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Jacqui26 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just spectacular!!!!!
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simongeddes Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Nice Sue:-)
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ChancesGrandma Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
:wow: Wow again. Just beautiful. Not just the colors, the arrangement of the picture but also all the little details. Wonderful job. I love it:D :rose: :clap:
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suedollinQuilts Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Thank you for the lovely comments. :D
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marmalade-moon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
This is gorgeous, I love the freemotion stitching you did on the sky. Amazing job!
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baba49 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcutehiplz: I feature this beautiful art work in my new journal [link] If you have any objections, please let me know and I will remove it. Thank you! :bow:
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kellymn Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hey you hav been featured here ^_^ [Link]
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StringOfLights Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is gorgeous. So vibrant!
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LindaTateWilson Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist
Amazing work! The color combos are perfection. :D
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
I love the bold composition of the elements, the originality and colourfulness of this quilt. You have great skills. :)
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Gorgeous work! I love the color. Congrats on the DD. :clap:
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ningonango Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
gee wiz, your cool.
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Biodragon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Epic :D
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SapphireDreams Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
wow, that is amazing. thank you for posting. it is inspiring. I forget how many ways there are to make art! :+fav: !!
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sixwings Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
:omg: :omfg: :jawdrop:
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BenHeine Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is breathtaking, looks like a painting, woaw!
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IpomeaBliss Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Wow, I thought it was amazing as a painting, and then seeing that it is so much more...phenomenal. :)
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ruume Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009   Photographer
That is so amazing. I really wish i had the skills to do that with fabric and stitching. I think i'll stick with my paper piecing for now though haha.
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Girorotiyou Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
wooooow wast that done on cloth =O
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sandpiper764 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the DD, well-deserved! Gorgeous fiber art, love the creativity in this work :clap:
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
marvelous
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SaraThePsychic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
whoa. that's soo cool. Awesome idea :)
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Abstract-Thoughts Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Oh, wow! I thought that this was digital art at first! Amazing job, very clean. :)
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strohat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
excellent work! I haven't really ventured into this area of creativity much myself, but this really does seem to stand out! love the way you did the sky and the stuff at the bottom especially ;)
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Binnus Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
It looks truly fantastic!
Congratulations on a very well deserved DD!

I especially love the way you made the sky, but the whole piece is just wonderful.
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BenKokolas Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
your so talented!
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DarLA-X Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
wow thats so beautifle x
p.s whats solvy?
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's incredible. Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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lejsaxD Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
woow, i love it! It's beautiful!. :D :heart:
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hokuto Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
What fantastic colors and detailing - gorgeous work. :heart:
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elegaer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
woot! congrats on the DD! much much MUCH deserved!
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saastapallo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
This is something awesome:o
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piggie4299 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is amazing!
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Legend4ever Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Wow, this is really gorgeous! Well done:)
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MrsGraves Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Wonderful work!
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PolygonWrangler Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Wow, I thought this was a painting from the thumbnail...until I seen this up close. So textural. I love it great job. Looks like you put so much time and effort into this piece. It looks so worth it.
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Wolfenlied Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:wow:
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DARK0NA Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! This looks amazing!
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dancingelf Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
Beautiful work! Not just beautiful, amazing! :worship:
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
congrats on your well-deserved DD for this very beautiful and creative piece! :clap:
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3-degrees Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gosh! you are amazing! i love you hahaha. i'm sooooo excited by this (can't you tell? I never leave comments like that ;P)

it's such a MAGICAL representation of Australian landscape... i had never envisioned such possibilities with fiber art!

this is just the sort of thing i love to see in the DD's - things that open my mind!
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That is amazing how long did it take you to finish it

This is great .. congrats on the dd
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