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If you were to make a quilt like this what shapes would you include...

Old 06-26-2013, 10:47 AM
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Default If you were to make a quilt like this what shapes would you include...

To make it less "period" looking and more representative of you, your family or interests? Many thanks!

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Old 06-26-2013, 11:14 AM
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The stick type figues used in road signs. Men's Women's restroom figures. Corporate/business symbols. Symbols used on the internet.......to name a few. The flame sign you see in elevators indicating the button to press for the rescue team or whatever it means.
The smiley face and other type symbols.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:41 PM
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Great idea! I've seen rings with silhouettes embossed on them but never a quilt- tricky design challenge!
If I was doing one I would probably include map outlines of the different places I have lived, and an airplane too. An open book symbolizing inquiry because I consider myself curious. Different symbols for my ancestors- a ship, farm animals, a loaf of bread, a boot, a rose. My goodness there are so many. It's a really interesting question! Symbols for my kids also, and my husband- I'd be appliqueing a LOT!
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I would do a church, a home, dogs and a cat, horses, birds, boat with people fishing, deer and elk because we hunt, books because I went to college, children and adults and grandparents, tent because we camped, beach because we go to Oregon Coast, also different places we've traveled to, the sun and moon and stars, trees and flowers, different sports my family is interested in, names of family members who have passed on, important dates, etc. I could go on forever.
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I might make one with all Christmas shapes.
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Ours would have music themes - notes, rests, treble/bass clef, piano, violin...

After that cats, sewing machines, a split-level house, Christian and church symbols, books, hearts, and baby things.

The possibilities on a quilt like this are endless, and everyone's quilt would be unique.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:27 PM
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What a great question to ponder! In my case, it would have to reflect my faith, travels overseas and across the US, the love of my life (my DH), our children & grandchildren, my family in Australia that I love so much, the many fur babies (both dogs and cats) that have shared their lives with us, camp trips, quilting symbols, books, houses we've owned (and renovated), my love of trees and gardening, and reminders of those who were important and loved in our past, covered bridges, sunrises and sunsets, water scenes....I could go on and on....
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:20 PM
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If you want it to look "less period" you may want to consider batiks.
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Use shapes that chronicle your life and your interests!
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great question - as many of us out here are as many different quilts that would be created. We've all got our ideas and preferences and I loved reading all your different ideas. As for myself, it would be 'living on the water' related.....fish, shells, beach umbrellas, lounge chairs, flip-flops, etc., etc.! Hmm, I just might have to do that one!
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