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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help decide what FMQ pattern on: February 01, 2018 07:17:08 PM
I put 18 lines of parallel stitching in and pulled them all out. Even pinned, the top shifted badly.

Back to square one.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help decide what FMQ pattern on: January 22, 2018 09:05:26 AM
Funny to know the history, here I was overthinking it as a design choice.

I decided on the parallel lines. Thanks for the reply, though!
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Help decide what FMQ pattern on: January 21, 2018 02:11:33 PM
I am stuck at the point where I need to quilt this and get it off my dining room table. There may be familial revolt soon, and we dont want that, do we?

Violet Craft designed this Elephant Abstractions quilt and shows a simple pattern of horizontal lines for quilting on the packaging. I could probably do that at my skill level. It is a modern quilt and that would fit as a quilting pattern.

I have been tossing around the idea of some leaves and grass as an all over quilt design. Its what elephants eat!  I feel that as much effort and care as this top took to piece that I should do something fancier than parallel lines.

So, I am stuck. What to do. What to do?

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Silk bow tie with Trout! on: December 26, 2015 08:29:39 PM
It would be wonderful to see your effort. Ducks? Pheasants?
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Silk bow tie with Trout! on: October 30, 2015 09:14:33 AM
Much appreciated! I couldn't figure out how to do that linky thing.

I think both designs would be great for quilting fabric. Think Jinny Beyer-like border fabrics and kaleidescope effects. 

Or, use them for gift wrap for outdoorsy types. If you want to maximize the renewable theme, you could make a re-usable gift bag from fabric.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Viking hat! on: October 30, 2015 09:08:36 AM
Such awesomeness.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Silk bow tie with Trout! on: October 29, 2015 08:02:08 PM
Thank you. You can buy this fabric on Spoonflower in a variety of fabrics and give it a try. I also have a design there taken from a photo of birch trees with moss and pale turquoise lichen.

I hope the auction raises some good cash. With the funding cuts to the Wis DNR, fundraising takes woman power.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Silk bow tie with Trout! on: October 28, 2015 02:43:57 PM
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Silk bow tie with Trout! on: October 28, 2015 11:56:03 AM
I am a flyangler and volunteer with Trout Unlimited in Mn and Wis doing habitat restoration and stream surveys. We survey with the help of the DNR to assess the population of trout and other species as related to the health of the watershed.

On one such survey, I was measuring a bucket of trout and snapped a photo of the whole shiny, spotted mess of them before letting them go. I used this photo to design some fabric on Spoonflower, which was printed on silk.

SeeKateSew has a good pattern and instructions for sewing bow ties.  Martha Stewart has some great reverse printed instructions for tying them that you can hang on your shirt button while you look in the mirror tying your tie!

So here's a finished tie that will be donated to a TU fundraiser.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Straw hat repair on: October 01, 2015 04:54:12 PM
Thanks. Suffice to say, the patch is on the inside and practically disappears when the Mod Podge dried.  I did have to clip the edges of the patches so they would stay flat accommodating the curves inside the hat.
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