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Topic: Starting a new quilt, not sure how to go about it.  (Read 1136 times)
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« on: January 22, 2014 06:11:58 AM »

With my massive quilt in the home stretch, I've been playing with the idea of a smaller quilt as a wall hanging. Two of my favorite animals are hawks and owls, both of which I love in tribal designs. However transferring that to a quilt seems impossible. I have picked out two designs that I really like but I would like someone else's opinion because I don't even know if these are possible. Of course since I love color I will probably be hitting my stash of blended color fabrics to make the designs pop.

My first thought was doing applique of each piece onto a solid background and then fusing and stitching it into place. But the idea of quilting over that design makes me squeamish.  Undecided

So here are my pictures:

Owl - http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/088/b/7/tribal_barn_owl_by_coyotehills-d3csdlw.jpg

 Hawk - http://mytattoohere.com/tattoopic/hawk-tattoo-1.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014 08:04:09 AM »

Have you considered reverse applique, I think its also called mixed mola where you stack multiple fabrics and cut through the layers to get to the one you need?

Outline the design of the animal, cut away the top layer of fabric around it. Leave that alone and quilt the rest.

This is the basic idea.
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014 09:28:32 AM »

Quilting over the design or around?

If u were to appliqu (with fusible) either if those designs I would likely fuse it then sandwich and then use my top stitching as my quilting. If you need to do fill in around the edges then you can choose another pattern. Am I saying things clearly? Smiley

Good luck. I've wanted to tackle a tribal design but keep chickening out.

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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014 12:31:33 PM »

 Cheesy You guys are so helpful! Now I have to decide which one to do. Lol I kind of like the reverse applique idea for the owl just because of all the curves. I don't know xD I'm going to think about it. Thank you !!!
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