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Topic: Mini Art Quilt Swap 4 (Sign-ups CLOSED, Sendouts April 6)  (Read 83703 times)
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« Reply #200 on: March 06, 2011 11:36:35 AM »

I'm curious.  Will most of you make "traditional" type quilts, with pieced blocks, or will they be more "picture" type quilts?  I favor the picture type, which I tend to do more as applique. 
I'm doing a combo. Grin

I have a question for everyone. Is anyone using a pattern or is everyone designing a custom quilt?

did I mention I finally settled on a design Cool  ...next exciting step, fabric shopping!

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« Reply #201 on: March 06, 2011 12:43:38 PM »

I picked a square I love from one of my patchwork books, and then played with it until I got a layout I like. I'm using that as hte base, but I'm tinking about all sorts of awesome embelishments for it. We'll see how it comes together!

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« Reply #202 on: March 06, 2011 01:03:17 PM »

as i was pulling stash for another swap project i found three fabrics just perfect for adding to my art quilt. Wink

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« Reply #203 on: March 06, 2011 03:49:24 PM »

Mine will be more of a picture quilt. It will be custom. I can not draw for the life of me, so everytime I need a picture of a certain animal, or tree, or whatever I'm doing for a certain project, I find one on google, and blow it up on the xerox machine at work until it's the right size. So, it's almost a cheating way of custom I think Smiley But, what can you do when you have no artistic ability with a pen or pencil.

« Reply #204 on: March 06, 2011 05:25:59 PM »

Exactly!  I find an image I like, adjust the size and trace it off my computer screen with a pencil and paper.  Don't have a printer, rats!  Oh well, it sort of works pretty good, because I sure can't draw!

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« Reply #205 on: March 06, 2011 06:46:39 PM »

I can't seem to put my finger down on a specific concept for my MAQ. I've got some more brainstorming to do.

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« Reply #206 on: March 06, 2011 07:43:01 PM »

I'd say mine is going to be a custom design. Odd, strange, unique...any synonym you might think of would probably fit. Tomorrow is experimentation day, so we'll seeeeeeeee.

« Reply #207 on: March 06, 2011 08:02:20 PM »

Fabric and other elements have been purchased.  I somehow forgot to get batting, though.  Duh.  The batting I have in my stash is not poofy enough for this application, so I suppose I'll have to make it back out to the store at some point soon.  I'll have to concentrate on piecing (I've, yet again, switched directions) the top in the meantime.  Once the batting is acquired, the real challenge begins!  Cheesy
« Reply #208 on: March 07, 2011 04:05:00 AM »

My background is all pieced together and finished, but I've suffered my first failure on the applique/embellishment front.  I'm going to try again before I start to plot out plan B...
« Reply #209 on: March 07, 2011 06:06:16 AM »

I can't seem to put my finger down on a specific concept for my MAQ. I've got some more brainstorming to do.

Don't worry. You're not alone. I'm still brainstorming too. I have an idea but it's just not coming totally together yet.

I'm off to see the Picasso exhibit at the VMFA this morning. Maybe I'll be inspired Wink

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