Monday, May 17, 2010

Mermaid Crazy Quilt Purse - Love it!



Yea! I can finally post pictures of my most favorite CQ project. About 3 months ago I entered my very first contest - a CQ purse contest held by the CQI Group. With all the things I have created over the years, I have never entered anything into a contest so thought it was about time to at least try. I'm thrilled that I did - my Mermaid purse took 3rd place.... not bad for my first contest.



The idea to make a mermaid purses was easy - I love blue, love the ocean and anything that has to do with the sand and mermaids. I already had everything I needed to put the purse together - even the gorgeous blue/green velvet velor that I used to frame out the purse and the black bamboo handle. This purse was a labor of love - all 120+ hours! With every stitch and every bead sewn in place, I was excited to take the next one... even though my finger tips were bleeding at times - Ouch! Do you know how many times I poked myself with the needle?

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12 comments:

  1. Every single detail in this purse is gorgeous. It's design is pretty useful too with the pockets inside.

    Wondeful piece of art.

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  2. AWESOME !!!!
    you are such a wonderful artist !

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  3. Oooooh, I love it .......... everything about it! Wonderful!

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  4. stunning, stunning, stunning

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  5. Such a beautiful job and congrats on your third place win! You have a great talent!

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  6. I am gobsmacked! This is so beautiful. Congratulations! from Susan C.

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  7. A friend sent me here to see your purse as she knows I adore anything mermaid. OMG, while I know you love it and most likely wont sell it....if you ever thing of doing that, put me first on that list! That bag is absolutely stunning. Great work. :)

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  8. Yea, Nikki! You SO deserve this recognition! I got so excited, I posted a link to this announcement on my blog. You can see it here: http://needlework.craftgossip.com/nicki-dreams-up-a-mermaid/2010/05/18/

    Denise
    http://needlework.craftgossip.com

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  9. Thank you ladies for your nice comments. This purse was a labor of love - Hubby says I should frame it LOL!

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  10. This is so incredible! Lots and lots of work and beautifully done!

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  11. Wow, you have an amazing talent and the love shows in every creation of yours. The purse is simply amazing. Congrats on your win.

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