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Thread: Bugs Theme

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    I have no photos, because I haven't even started it yet, and admittedly I'm probably still feeling the effects of the Heywood Banks (comedian) show we saw last night, but sometimes I just sit and think about quilts. Mostly themes, and this great idea came to me. I have, okay, this is a very embarrassing number, 76 different bug fabrics. It started as what I needed for a jar quilt and expanded into having them for who knows what. Last night it came to me to use them to make a quilt, to be used on a bed, and call it:

    the BED BUG QUILT!

    I've been hearing on the news about the bed bug problem in this country, and thought, wouldn't that make a wonderful Christmas gift?

    Okay, I'll stop now, and bask in the sunshine of my creative brilliance alone

    (if this was someone's idea before, I DIDN'T copy it, this was a thought that my brain thought was original, I guess that person is brilliant too!)

    Anyone want to toss out patterns that would work?

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    Oh, I hope the person who receives this has a great sense of humor!

    How about snowball block, or shooting star.

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    HilArious! hahahaha.... thanks for starting my day with a loud giggle. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammyp
    Oh, I hope the person who receives this has a great sense of humor!

    How about snowball block, or shooting star.
    It can be subtitled

    For the person who has everything (except bed bugs!)

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    Fussy cut the good pics, then border each one and join together.

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    Love your idea of a bed bug quilt! I can't wait to s ee what you come up with!!

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    Oh. I can't wait to see it! Sounds like it will be just adorable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RugosaB
    I have no photos, because I haven't even started it yet, and admittedly I'm probably still feeling the effects of the Heywood Banks (comedian) show we saw last night, but sometimes I just sit and think about quilts. Mostly themes, and this great idea came to me. I have, okay, this is a very embarrassing number, 76 different bug fabrics. It started as what I needed for a jar quilt and expanded into having them for who knows what. Last night it came to me to use them to make a quilt, to be used on a bed, and call it:

    the BED BUG QUILT!

    You sound like me. When I tell my daughter things like that she tells me "you have way too much time on your hands". I think she jealous because she didn't think of it. LOL I usually come up with these off the wall ideas while showering or trying to go to sleep at night. However I have been know to come up with them while in church. That's not good.

    I've been hearing on the news about the bed bug problem in this country, and thought, wouldn't that make a wonderful Christmas gift?

    Okay, I'll stop now, and bask in the sunshine of my creative brilliance alone

    (if this was someone's idea before, I DIDN'T copy it, this was a thought that my brain thought was original, I guess that person is brilliant too!)

    Anyone want to toss out patterns that would work?

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    Tooooo funny!

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    Thats great. Thanks for the laugh. Nothing like sipping coffee and have someone with a brilliant idea get ya going for the day.
    Actually now I'm itching. Off to the shower. Love your idea.
    How about a Turning Twenty Pattern.

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    How about one of those cinema/movie strip layouts?
    Maybe quilt spider webs around the border?
    Love the name too. Sara

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    That is such a wonderful and funny name for the quilt. Great idea.

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    sounds cute, let us know of your progress

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    I think that it will be fun to make and fun to give out on Christmas morning.

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    Hi! I'm new here but couldn't help responding to this one:) I made my grandson a bug quilt a few years ago. The fabric was along the line of a bug's picnic. I'm not great at quilting but had lots of fun piecing and planning it. My bug fabric was had a fairly large pattern so I didn't want to lose it in small pieces. I put a flannel backing on it with more bugs. Photo attached ( if it works)
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    This won't be until next year, Christmas 2011, because my big thing this year to make, is a quilt for a friend with Golden Retrievers. She was, maybe is? still active in showing and breeding, but we live in a part of northwest Ohio that suffered damage from a tornado in June. It completely destroyed a high school, the next district over, on graduation day. So sad, but makes me so proud of the area and their willingness to help.
    Anyways, her house was damaged and they were having trouble with the insurance company, but we just drove by it yesterday and I see the house is now leveled, so that means they're getting new. My plan is surprise them with a quilt with the Golden fabric I have in my stash, that I'm sure I bought for her. We were very lucky, house not touched, they were not, and deserve something new and cuddly and proof that people care.

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    You might like the Attic Window pattern for your bug quilt.

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    This free download has several bug PP patterns you might like. http://www.quiltmaker.com/patterns/details.html?idx=105

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    How about applique blocks of beds head board/footboard.. the bug fabric could be the quilts?

    I LOVE your theme :lol::lol::lol: You could use the saying "Don't let the bed bugs bite" as the quilting throughout the quilt, or in the borders :wink:

    Maybe adapt a bee applique, change the wings a bit, elongate the body and use the bug fabrics for the bugs?
    http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/images...8BumbleBee.pdf

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    I should try making a turtle quilt for my mom. Where she is bedridden she wedges down to the foot of the bed and crawls(turtles) back to the head. She says she's turtle.

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    I'm itching already ! :D :D

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    I'm itching already ! :D :D

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    I love it! It's a great idea. A child would really love it!

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    I have made several hexagon 'I Spy' quilts. I LOVE them. Here is a link to several types of I Spy Quilts:

    http://quilt-knit-run-sew.blogspot.c...rt-1-of-3.html

    The one that I made came from the quilt book "P.S. I Love You" and is the 8th and 9th quilt down the page if you look in the link that I mentioned.

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    Well it is nice to see that someone else on here has the same sense of humor that I have!! :D I love the Idea and think you should make a couple of them for the fun of it. One for you and the other to give away.

    Billy

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