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Thread: My quilt guild's challenge quilt 2009

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    Senior Member barbsbus's Avatar
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    My quilt guild is having their quilt show in May and members were asked to purchase a fat quarter of the challenge material to make a wall hanging using the theme of the show 'Trail of Quilts' and we were to use the material in some part of the wall hanging. I thought the material was butt ugly and decided the flowers would work in a country scene. So this is what I did. I actually glued the flowers over embrodered leaves and stems, they were too little to applique. I may add some pieces of material that look like discarded quilts on the roadside. I have two more days to decide what I am going to do as our meeting is Monday night. We are planning on using old household items as props when we hang the quilts for the show so maybe I should try and find some appropriate material in my stash for the quilts.
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    Nice quilt, I love your little flowers. Discarded quilt on the side would be a nice touch.

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    Love them little posies!....:-)

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    Barb, I would make a tiny mini quilt, then attach it for a 3D effect.... :D

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    That's adorable! I love, LOVE, LOVE that blue flower fabric you have there? Any chance you have any more or can get some? It would go awesome with the blue and yellow quilt I am stashing for.
    Lemme know!! PA-LEEZE?????

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    I love how you used just the tiniest bit to accomplish the challenge!

    I also love what you made!

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    I love how you solved your problem with the fabric. Guild challenges really can be challenging....makes you wonder "what the heck they were drinking LOL".

    Our guild does a challenge for the christmas meeting, this year the fat quarter that was handed out looked like a pale wood grain of some sort, not christmasy at all. It took me a while to figure out that the gal who chaired this year, works in a shop that must have bought too much of this fabric for the Thimbleberries BOM and she was trying to get brownie points from her boss.....only explanation that I could come up with. Needless to say hardly anyone came with a challenge project.

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    That is such a sweet little quilt!! The fabric works perfect for those flowers on the side of the road

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    I'd also add one or two "quilts" hanging out the back of the wagon- so it looks like there is alot of them and they fell out. Your idea is great.
    Cheryl

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    That's a tough piece of fabric for your theme. It almost lends itself to a tropical feel. I think you did a great job. I agree w/ the 3d quilt for effect.

    Please show us some of the others--I love to see what wonderful things people come up with.

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    That's so cute! I think you did a great job!

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    [quote=tlrnhi]That's adorable! I love, LOVE, LOVE that blue flower fabric you have there? Any chance you have any more or can get some? It would go awesome with the blue and yello



    I will put it in the mail on Monday. I ironed on an adhesive backing that comes off easily, thinking I could just iron the flowers onto the quilt but they were too small to stay stuck, so I glued them on and the adhesive backing came off with the wet glue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismstress
    I'd also add one or two "quilts" hanging out the back of the wagon- so it looks like there is alot of them and they fell out. Your idea is great.
    Cheryl
    I was thinking either that, or a couple patches on the wagon's canvas top.

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    Thanks you all you gals I decided to add some more embellishments to the wall hanging.

    Added some quilts that fell out of wagon
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    yes, very good.
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    I really like the challenge fabric, but I don't know how I would have used in with that theme! You done good! :lol:
    I like the embellishments. :lol:

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    [quote=barbsbus]
    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    That's adorable! I love, LOVE, LOVE that blue flower fabric you have there? Any chance you have any more or can get some? It would go awesome with the blue and yello



    I will put it in the mail on Monday. I ironed on an adhesive backing that comes off easily, thinking I could just iron the flowers onto the quilt but they were too small to stay stuck, so I glued them on and the adhesive backing came off with the wet glue.
    Awww....thank you!
    I will glady send you something for payment in return!

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    [quote=tlrnhi]
    Quote Originally Posted by barbsbus
    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    That's adorable! I love, LOVE, LOVE that blue flower fabric you have there? Any chance you have any more or can get some? It would go awesome with the blue and yello



    I will put it in the mail on Monday. I ironed on an adhesive backing that comes off easily, thinking I could just iron the flowers onto the quilt but they were too small to stay stuck, so I glued them on and the adhesive backing came off with the wet glue.
    Awww....thank you!
    I will glady send you something for payment in return!






    You don't have to send me something back. I am glad you might be able to use the scrapes, as that is all they are. I was able to pull the backing off the maerial, guess I didn't iron it on very well.

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    So cute. Love your idea to use the flowers. They worked out great.

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