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NIKON CORPORATION
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I.D., Therefore I Am by unicornslave I.D., Therefore I Am by unicornslave
A class challenge to make a quilt that uniquely expressed who we were. There were a lot of quilts with phototransfers and pictures of 'favorite things' and activities, but I wanted to do something that was REALLY uniquely me. It struck me that nothing is more unique than a retinal scan or a fingerprint. Since I have no idea what a retinal scan looks like, I blew up my fingerprint to about 18x30" and then cut out pieces the right sizes and shapes from black fabric with fusible webbing on the back. Then i just ironed the crap out of it til it all stuck. I was very rushed to get this done. I was still pressing a couple of hours before the reveal time, so while it is technically done, it could use a little more quilting to secure the pieces.

I really thought I would stump them with this. But those who knew me and the kinds of quilts I make and my twisted sense of humor immediately knew it was mine. When I asked them later, they said 'no one but you would do that'. Most of them WERE surprised it was fused - they thought it was phototransfered (damn, which I'd thought of that - it would have been much easier and I would have had a lot more time for the quilting.

And I did take a LITTLE artistic license - there are enough differences so that this can't be used to duplicate my fingerprint LOL.

When we took the picture, we had a little trouble with the white balancing, so the white parts look a little green - they are supposed to be stark white.

Words quilted into the white areas are 'I.D., Therefore I Am'.
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amazonlea Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wonderfully unique
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unicornslave Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Ghost-Apple Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful! I love that you really put a piece of yourself into this!
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artback2go Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
This is brilliant - well done - awesome.
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gryphonsshadow Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
great idea.
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heartMelinda Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008   Traditional Artist
Awesome idea! :+fav:
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andra-dear Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
This is awesome!
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cl2007 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Student Artisan Crafter
excellent :clap:
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unicornslave Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Thanks!
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UrsulaPatch Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
:jawdrop:

:worship:
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