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Thread: Slipknot wall hanging (my brain won't shut up with ideas)

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    Since the Kittie t-shirt quilt is now on hiatus (which will now be made for myself because I'm not dating the person it was going to) I want to make something else. My friend, Andrew (we kind of have a "I love you, but things are too messed up now for a relationship at the moment" thing), half jokingly said I should make him a quilt made up of Slipknot t-shirts so he'd have something to hang up on his wall. After a while I thought "Why not?" and have decided to go for it.

    The only thing I know for certain is that it will have nine t-shirts on it. I went with nine because it seemed like nine would make a good sized wall hanging, but today I realized there are 9 members in Slipknot (or were...Paul Gray died earlier this year). Kind of a nice touch. Oh, and I'm almost 100% certain what kind of rod I'm going to buy for it to go with it so he can hang it up on his wall.

    But I keep coming up with so many ideas that I don't know what to do with them. First I was going to have grey borders and sashing like the Kittie quilt, but somehow got the idea to do them in solid black like the shirts. Then I was working the crafts section at work and saw those iron on studs and remembered they used to carry ones that looked like the pyramid studs you find on belts and wristcuffs at Hot Topic----thought "The sashings gonna be real thin...maybe find pyramid stud iron ons and iron them on sashing and add to the heavy metal look?" Today while making breakfast (of all things) I thought if I do the whole thing in black that maybe the quilting should be in a different thread color so that it really pops---red or grey I wondered? Speaking of quilting, I oringinally was going to a ripple effect (in other words, plain straight stitching) and at work the other day during break I got the idea to do diamonds along the borders.

    I love when I get ideas for things, but hate when my brain just won't shut up for a moment with them. Hmmm...what do you guys think of all these ideas?

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    First off, I have to thank katier825 for recommending Seawatch Fabrics to another member on the board on a thread about buying fabric online. Not only did I find a bunch of kimono/Japanese style prints I found this cool looking black crackle print. I thought about using it for the borders and sashing of the Slipknot quilt. So I made a rough layout on PhotoShop with the fabric and it actually doesn't look half bad. Like I said before I had thought about doing black borders to go with these black t-shirts (crazy, I know), but when I did this crackle fabric I thought the solid black would have been too boring.

    Here's the image I came up with. Sorry for the lack of t-shirt images in the design. A search on Slipknot shirts on eBay with the "new" and "black (main color)" filters on yields over 450 results. With so many results even I'm not entirely sure how the quilt will look like. I think it will look even better once the t-shirt designs are put in.
    [IMG]http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...knotcopy-1.jpg[/IMG]

    The image had to be reduced due to board regulations so here's a link to the original image at full size (I think it looks better)
    http://s132.photobucket.com/albums/q...s/?action=viewt=slipknotcopy.jpg

    And here's the link to the border and sashing fabric
    http://www.seawatchfabrics.com/cgi-b...on&key=N313-94

    What do you think?

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    All I see is a black screen here and at your link.

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    links dont work my dear and all we see so far is black pics.

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    Try this. I added the shirt designs into the image.
    http://s132.photobucket.com/albums/q...shirtscopy.jpg

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    Forgot to ask: what do you think?

    After the posts that said "all I see is black" I'm beginning to doubt the black crackle fabric with black shirts. Or perhaps I'm the only one who sees the concept of it all. I liked the idea of pairing the black shirts with black borders, but I thought solid black would look too boring. I really like this black crackle fabric because it keeps with that idea and also gives the borders and sashing a texture so its not stale. It kind of has a leathery sort of look to it.

    But the concept art didn't have the t-shirt designs in it at first so maybe it did look like an all black square even with this textured fabric. So I put the shirts I was thinking about getting into the design...maybe it will be better to visualize the concept with the designs in place.

    I don't know. Maybe I'm just crazy.

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    COOL! I saw the black on black blocks. Really like the look with the t-shirt images. I think the quilt would look really great...maybe even need to invest in a black light...yeah, I'm a child of the 60's and 70's

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    Maybe use a silver metallic thread to accent your black on black theme and the stud idea? My son would really like your idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeeGirl
    COOL! I saw the black on black blocks. Really like the look with the t-shirt images. I think the quilt would look really great...maybe even need to invest in a black light...yeah, I'm a child of the 60's and 70's
    Okay. So I'm not a crazy quilter with a crackpot idea! lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lab fairy
    Maybe use a silver metallic thread to accent your black on black theme and the stud idea? My son would really like your idea.
    Eh, not going to go with the stud idea. When I tried looking for iron on studs the largest I could find were 1/4". I'm estimating the t-shirt squares will be at least 12"-15" wide so to put 1/4" studs (spaced at 1/16" like they do with bracelets) on the sashing...can't imagine how many hundreds of iron on studs that would take. And there's no way on Earth I'm buying real studs (bigger ones) and putting them into the quilt. Last year for Halloween I went as the lead singer of my favorite band (see avatar) and took apart an old belt of mine to reconstruct them into a wider belt for the costume...ugh, that was a pain. And now that I have the crackle fabric I think it would look better without them anyways.

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