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« on: September 09, 2006 06:28:26 PM »

My school makes a quilt everyyear that the seniors all contribute a square to and then raffle off, despite the fact that they encourage us to use markers to design ours, i was planning on embroidering mine

problem is i dont know what to put on it
things im involved in - yearbook, singing groups (3 of them), art, music,dramas, musicals

« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2006 11:42:12 PM »

Why not do a treble clef for the musical activities, a drama mask for the plays, crossed paint brushes with colored tips and paint dripping for art...or a palate or an paint easel.  The hard one is the yearbook.  Depending on your school logo, you might be able to do a book with the school logo in the center (if it isn't too complicated).  I can't think of what else you might use for journalism.  You might look for ideas or see if someone else comes up with something.  you could put the journalism "thing" in the center and the other activities around, or whatever you think.  If you use the easel, it might be cool in the center. 
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2006 01:10:08 PM »

paroper's suggestions are good. a totally different approach would be to embroider a single image you like -- did you draw your avatar here?-- or a single phrase you happen to like right now.

i hope you let us know what you end up deciding to do. i love that you are going to embroider yours instead of using the markers!

« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2006 01:53:30 PM »

I bet they'll put your square in the center, it will be the most eyecatching on a quilt covered in markered up fabric. Smiley

Great ideas for what should go on it. If you have room after whatever you decide to do, you might consider a decorative border inside the seam allowance of the patch. It will end up looking like a little frame for whatever you choose, and you could incorporate your school colors.

« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2006 03:56:01 PM »

hey guys! thanks so much for your input i really appreciated it, so when i got to school today i was suprised to hear that the quilt squares were due today (they werent supposed to be, ugh) so I only had time to embroider my signatue (i signed in pencil then backstitched it), and embroidered a painte brush dripping red paint, sadly i had to concede and use marker, i drew a palette with paints on it behind the paint brush

embroidering adding much needed texture, it looks great!

btw, i just go a project in art class today for the use of untraditional media, so, what better way to be untraditional than to do a traditional craft, embroiery! so excited
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2006 03:59:04 PM »

Aw...too bad you couldn't do as much as you'd hoped, but sound like it will look great anyway. Have fun with you art class project, that sounds fun!

« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2006 04:41:14 PM »

it sounds great to me too. and now you can devote the quilt-square time to your art class instead!
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2006 04:55:54 PM »

You could always try to make the quilt block as you wanted.  It will take just a little while to get the quilt together and maybe you could exchange it if you get it done in time.  If you find out who is doing it maybe you can talk to her/him directly and they can save back your block. 

No matter if you can't. The one you did sounds wonderful!
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