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Thread: How would you fix this?

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    Super Member alaskasunshine's Avatar
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    I bought this quilt at a Craig's list sale. I just love the fabrics and colors. It screams the Caribbean :thumbup: The center was torn up by the owners dog :thumbdown: . So I'd love to hear how you would fix this. My husband says I should applique' a large square over the center and do a flap edge. I am thinking a sail boat or something like that. I dunno what I should do for sure. Your thoughts are welcome.
    thanks so much for your help.
    PS I only paid $10.00 for this with 2 standard pillow shams. The quilt is king size :D

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    I think an applique of a large sale boat would look great.

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    Hi AK,
    Nice to see you again!

    I would say applique is your most affordable and quickest option. But I would applique something like a birdhouse..with vines and flowers...with birds, bees and butterflies floating around..I would make it a really nice background for the garden scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charismah
    Hi AK,
    Nice to see you again!

    I would say applique is your most affordable and quickest option. But I would applique something like a birdhouse..with vines and flowers...with birds, bees and butterflies floating around..I would make it a really nice background for the garden scene.
    Hey there!
    I should have noted my new bedroom is "beachy" the walls are Seaside Pleasure blue and I hope to use the Caribbean as my palette. Charismah the idea you have would have been perfect for my former bedroom. I had sweetpea flower and morning glories and garland :thumbup: Now that I have filled you in, what are your thoughts? I also love sea thrtles and whales. LOVE whales!!! OH what to do :?

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    Ughhh bad doggie. I am not sure. Maybe cut up the whole quitl and make some cute items out of it?

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    OK well..Then I would make a frame of palm leaves and tropical rainforest type leaves..around the edges...like someone is looking through the rainforest..and then put the sail boat in the middle..so they see the sail boat in the distance...you could also add some beach..water designs in the quilting...it would be fabulous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charismah
    OK well..Then I would make a frame of palm leaves and tropical rainforest type leaves..around the edges...like someone is looking through the rainforest..and then put the sail boat in the middle..so they see the sail boat in the distance...you could also add some beach..water designs in the quilting...it would be fabulous!
    I got a visual of what you're thinking. How would I get the depth in there? I can see it in my head but not sure how to translate it to fabric. I'm afaraid I have a mess on my hands. So you think I need to rip out all the hand quilting? Oh barf! Aren't the colors pretty though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    I think an applique of a large sale boat would look great.
    I agree! I love the 'Carribbean' look of this quilt! So summer-y and beach-like!

    You will need some batting under the boat to replace what is missing.

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    applique the patch [beachy thme would look good] on top---put some very light batting between it and the quilt [this would hide the unevenness where the tear is] then quilt arround the design to hold it in place

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    what a find I like the idea of a sailboat and charisma,s idea sounds great

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