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    Senior Member Hen3rietta's Avatar
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    My bricks and mortar guild has issued a challenge to make a quilt (under 50") or other item that is at least 25% silver to honor their 25th Anniversary next year. Silver can include grays that look like silver.

    I keep seeing literal interpretations of silver, like coins or tea services...stuff like that. I'm totally blanking out on ideas and I thought I'd toss it out here. There's always the option of doing a regular pattern in shades of silver/gray, but I'm hoping to find the inspiration to do something a little different.

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    Silver reminds me of jewerly :wink:

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    Makes me think of a friendship block and the Girl Scout song! ("Make new friends, but keep the old; one is silver and the other gold!")

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    I am having a vision of your favorite block embellished w/ silver seed or heishi beads. Perhaps couching a strand of silver something around the edges of a block? Using them to highlight the lines of an exploding fireworks (since its a celebration and all)? I see shiny silver on black. Be sure to show us what you come up with.

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    Brick and mortar suggests a builing of sorts. Kind of literal but that is my thought at the moment. Is your meeting held at a special place that could be translated into a blingy spot.

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    I'm confused on the "bricks and mortar" guild part ... is this a quilt guild? or something else?

    What about using the Candlequilter Star?
    Look for Christmas fabrics that have silver touches on it. That way you can get some colour into the quilt as well.

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    Why not do your favorite quilt blocks using different
    "silver/grey" fabrics. With Christmas around the corner I would think you could find many to choose from. I guess what I'm thinking is like a Plaque or trophy plate you might win for some sporting event. Perhaps a like you bronze baby shoes to keep, but in this you would have "silver'd" your quilt to keep it! Good luck what ever you do and be sure to share pictures with us!

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    I'm envisioning shiny black, silver lame, maybe black and silver sequins and seed beads. Very avant garde. Not sure there's a pattern out there for what I'm thinking... Will see if I can come up with something more tangible in EQ.

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    A silver lame crazy quilt with lots of embellishments.

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    Great ideas from you guys. Best of luck, Diana..

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    Are you an Art quilter at all? Two things came to my mind: a city scape on a shoreline with the water and edges of the buildings "silvered" in moonlight with silver lighted windows in some of the buildings or a woods scene with some type of water, snow or aspen trees silvered in moonlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybrarian
    Are you an Art quilter at all? Two things came to my mind: a city scape on a shoreline with the water and edges of the buildings "silvered" in moonlight with silver lighted windows in some of the buildings or a woods scene with some type of water, snow or aspen trees silvered in moonlight.
    OH I want to make that city quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmary
    Quote Originally Posted by Cybrarian
    Are you an Art quilter at all? Two things came to my mind: a city scape on a shoreline with the water and edges of the buildings "silvered" in moonlight with silver lighted windows in some of the buildings or a woods scene with some type of water, snow or aspen trees silvered in moonlight.
    OH I want to make that city quilt!
    Me too add that to my bucket list. I really need too stop looking this list just keeps getting longer and longer!

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    I immediately thought "by the light of the silvery moon"

    Google moon quilts, there were quilte a few ideas, one was a large moon with a silhoutte of a branch and a bird on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Brick and mortar suggests a builing of sorts. Kind of literal but that is my thought at the moment. Is your meeting held at a special place that could be translated into a blingy spot.
    I call my local quild "bricks and mortar" to distinguish it from my online guild. Unfortunately our meetings are held in an undistinguished church hall in an undistinguished building.

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    What about 25 in some way. Either the number itself or a block with 25 pieces in the silver color?

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    Wow!! So many good ideas! I had forgotten "light of the silvery moon" and the cityscape has lots of possibilities even though I've not yet attempted an "art" quilt. On the other hand I also like the black and silver lame idea..... Oh the embarrassment of riches. I knew I could count on you guys to set my creative juices flowing.

    Thanks! Diana

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    Quote Originally Posted by starshine
    What about 25 in some way. Either the number itself or a block with 25 pieces in the silver color?
    I like that idea too!! It's a good thing I have until next September to finish this.

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