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    Super Member vicki reno's Avatar
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    I just thought of another design that would be striking using the right colors--the rail fence pattern. It would be stunning in red & black. There is very little fabric waste too since you are dealing with strips that are sewn together and then cut into blocks. goes together really quickly and the end result looks complicated but it was a piece of cake. If you would rather not use strips, you could cut shorter ones the length of each block and simply stitch them together. Sometimes, my strips tend to have little humps when I don't take the time to cut carefully--so I tear my long strips and they come out straight that way.

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    Flying V - how about making your original design - Ninja Stars quilt? It would look GREAT in red, black & white!


    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/4910.page



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    Quote Originally Posted by zyxquilts
    The quilts I have made to give away incorporated their favorite colors and my favorites patterns. To me, giving a quilt is giving something of myself. I think, since you are artistic too, that your g/friend would appreciate ANY pattern you used in her quilt - as long as you didn't use baby fabric in it! lol If you aren't ready to do one of your new designs yet, you could take a cruise thru' www.quilterscache.com & see what strikes you. :D
    Oh God no! I wouldn't dare use baby fabric in her quilt! lol.

    Actually, I went through ALL the blocks on quilterscache.com for ideas. Not really anything that worked out.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    The blank blocks of Irish chains would give you a space to use interesting designs. if you went with black backgrouns, patterned or batik red chains, and bright quilting in the blocks, it would be striking. You could take general shapes from classic tats - hearts, stars, even Celtic or tribal motifs.

    Done in the red or a varigated jeweltone quilting thread, it would really pop. I think the key will be finding the right red. take some black paper with a square cutout the same size as finished chain squares when you go shopping and audition a batch. You'll soon get a feel for the ones that will cut nicely, and those that would be swallowed up in the darkness.

    How is your hand embroidery? There are some rayon embroidery threads that just light up next to black.
    Yeah, but the Irish chain seems too.......I don't know, it doesn't exactly scream "Deni!" And I've went through so many Celtic knot motifs for the sea map that I'll probably puke if I see another one right now. lol.

    Oh, my hand embroidery sucks. Beyond basic cross stitching, its far from good...and even that isn't the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annmarie
    Flying V - how about making your original design - Ninja Stars quilt? It would look GREAT in red, black & white!


    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/4910.page
    In red, white, and black its calling out more to Jack and Meg White than Deni. I don't know...I mean, I like the design, but for some reason don't think it fits Deni. Its creative and different but its kind of....rigid?

    Ah, just for the H#!$ of it, I'll post your idea. :)






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    EDIT: Ooops...posted the last post twice


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    $%^&!

    This sucks I know the criteria but can't come up with something. Its gotta be creative, bold, not traditional, flowing, in her favorite color(s), and something I can actually do (so applique and embroidery is out of the question).

    ...Actually, that just gave me an idea. Hold on. Let me work something up in Paint and get it on PhotoBucket.

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    How about the red in batik and the black in true solid?

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    I know you are the one who has the final say so, but I really like the colors and I bet she would too. But also give the rail fence consideration. You have a good flair for design. So no matter what you do, I bet she will love it and it will look great. No BS'ing--just the facts ma'am.

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    I pick the persons favorite color and expand on that. I like Vicki's idea of the fence rail, it works up nicely, is easy too. Have made many of them.

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