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« on: April 30, 2012 11:54:27 AM »

I'm in the process of making a quilt for a friend's birthday. I'm taking some of her favorite things and making paper pieced blocks of them. She really likes sharks but I can't find a paper piece block for one anywhere on the Internet. I keep finding scrapbook instructions for making a shark and that doesn't help. Tongue I'll applique if push comes to shove, but I really want to keep the paper piece motif going. Can some one help me?
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012 01:43:10 PM »

Ooh that sounds cool. I'm working online now so I'll do some searches and see if I can come up with anything!
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012 02:38:37 PM »

Hmm so far I've found one in a $40 book on ebay canada. And they're the same price or more on Amazon. BOo

I was thinking if you found a dolphin maybe you could just adjust it to look like a shark, but I can't find a dolphin either! Maybe you could do an applique shark?
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012 03:31:20 PM »

When I was at houston, I picked up a fantastic book by Cynthia England on how to create paper piecing patterns - how to create your own. The technique is easy, and though it's meant to create full pictures from photos, I can see how it would be easily applied to simple drawings as well - have a look here - http://www.englanddesign.com/books - best of luck!
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012 11:37:24 AM »

Thanks for the responses everyone.Smiley I just looked up that book by Cynthia England. I lucked out and my library system has a copy of it! So I placed a hold on so I can check it out. Thanks anaximander!
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012 01:15:28 PM »

Ooh cool!
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2012 02:18:38 PM »

i know next to nothing about paper piecing but would a stained glass pattern be adaptable?
http://www.stainedglasstownsquare.com/index.php?s=7954af2ca6575e04b38c4230a8fe88f4&app=gallery&module=images&section=viewimage&img=214

something like this?
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012 06:50:10 PM »

That might work too sloth. And it would probably take less time. I might have to try it. Thanks. Smiley
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