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Thread: Right now I hate this stupid quilt. Time to walk away for a while.

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    Right now I hate this stupid quilt. Time to walk away for a while.

    My quilt number four is a Asian lantern quilt that was beautiful when it was only a quilt top. My stippling has improved to what I think is acceptable. I already started a thread a few days ago where the edge of one side got all tucked under, but what I just did now was not see one of the pin basting pins and ran over it creating a small hole in the quilt. I was almost finished with the stippling too. Quilting is just hard hard.

    I'm doing nothing more today, because I might end up burning the whole thing if I do, but tell me if this idea sounds like a good one. I thought I would consider it an opportunity to learn to make tiny yoyos and applique a few clusters randomly in the borders here and there one of which would cover this hole. Any better ideas. The hole in in the white border in between the lanterns.

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    Sounds great to turn your challenge into an opportunity. A yoyo would go nicely with Chinese lanterns. Hope you'll post a picture.

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    We have a quilt hanging at our LQS that is mostly black and white. The quilter added two sizes of yoyos in bunches in a few places on the quilt. It really makes it!
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    Just this week I had to add a tiny butterfly to my wallhanging due to a seam allowance not being sewn. I had already started the machine quilting and that was only way I could think of to fix it. It is under the title Opps! Some Yo Yos may be just the addition to make your design unique or maybe a moth appliquéd between the lanterns?

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    Tartan I saw that and one would never know. Also may I add it looked great with the little butterfly.

    Zyngawf, I love yoyo's. I think it'd look fine. You might discover you need to put even more on there.

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    Hm. I thought that was why appliqué was invented!
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    Yo Yo would be great!!!

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    As mentioned, yo-yos are a good idea.
    But you could also do other folded flowers which would be more along the Japanese origami look and in keeping with a garden of lanterns.
    Here is one site's tutorial http://craftygiveaways.blogspot.com/...-tutorial.html but you can find others by googling images of "folded fabric flower patterns".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    As mentioned, yo-yos are a good idea.
    But you could also do other folded flowers which would be more along the Japanese origami look and in keeping with a garden of lanterns.
    Here is one site's tutorial http://craftygiveaways.blogspot.com/...-tutorial.html but you can find others by googling images of "folded fabric flower patterns".

    Jan in VA
    Thank you. I'm going to attempt that.

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    Wow! Really like the origami idea. Can't wait to see pictures!

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