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Thread: Oddities

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    Super Member fleurdelisquilts.com's Avatar
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    I was just on another thread about couching and bobbin work and mentioned thread painting. That got me to wondering--what have you added to a quilt as a surface addition that was odd? Why?

    I have two answers. Mahjongg tiles--wooden tiles used to play a Chinese game that I happen to enjoy. I've also added old, (sometimes) rusty, small pieces of metal with odd shapes or colors that I found in my dad's shop--when I saw the discarded metal pieces, I just saw them on an art quilt. Of course I had to see how that would work!

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    I guess I have not put anything odd just silk flowers and pearls. I guess it could be odd to someone.

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    I've never done anything like that. I'm a pretty traditional girl.

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    maybe someone will read your post tonight or early in the morning and you will find more who do that. Never tried to put anything on a quilt other than tie it.

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    Hey I'm still learning the ropes with traditional quilting!! I haven't even thought of embellishments of any kind - odd or not.. Sorry I'm no help .. Lol.

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    I've never put anything on my quilts. Sorry.

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    Me neither ... but I have learned never to say never .... time usually makes me eat those words .... so ... maybe somdeday ....:)

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    Me either but new to quilting

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    Nothing unusual. I have done copper conches and beads on a SW crazy quilt wall hanging, but that's not out of the ordinary. Many, many beads on the living room curtains, but they aren't quilted, so they don't count.

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    Sorry, I have never added anything to my quilts either.

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