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    Super Member ginnie6's Avatar
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    since dd is at horse camp all summer I came up with a brilliant idea. I'm going to make her a horse quilt! I'm not sure if I'll do applique horses (probably) or find a panel. I saw some beautiful horse fabric in the Hancocks of Paducah catalog though and it even looks like where she is. But for the border or sashing I'm thinking French Braid. I've not done that before though so how hard is it? Like I said I'm still just playing with the idea in my head...haven't set down to draw anything out yet. If I do the applique horse though I can put on the names of some of her favorite horses and I can use fabric I already have instead of buying any so that idea is way out front right now.

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    awesome idea, wow, that will be a cool quilt with horses

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    This fabric is really pretty: http://www.clothworks.com/collection.asp?ID=179

    French braid is very easy and looks great as a border!

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    oohh that is pretty. I've bookmarked it. I think our finances are going to require me to make the quilt with what I have though I will talk to dh tonight and see. If I could do a photo quilt that would be neat but I think that is way above my skill level and my equipment level. Now I really need to go draw this out!

    edited to add: DO NOT laugh at my drawing skills! Ok you can if you want....I am not the artist of the family! But this is a basic idea of what I have in my head. What do you think? I just emailed the lady at the camp to see if she will help me out with the signature blocks.
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    What a great quilt! Your DD will love it!

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    If you have pictures of horses that you want to put in. JoAnn's carries June Tailor picture fabric. All you do is print the picture onto this fabric from you printer and use it like any other piece of material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    since dd is at horse camp all summer I came up with a brilliant idea. I'm going to make her a horse quilt! I'm not sure if I'll do applique horses (probably) or find a panel. I saw some beautiful horse fabric in the Hancocks of Paducah catalog though and it even looks like where she is. But for the border or sashing I'm thinking French Braid. I've not done that before though so how hard is it? Like I said I'm still just playing with the idea in my head...haven't set down to draw anything out yet. If I do the applique horse though I can put on the names of some of her favorite horses and I can use fabric I already have instead of buying any so that idea is way out front right now.
    Do you have any fabric with rope, or saddles and bridles on it? That would be a cute border.

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    She will have to love it. Great idea.

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    Try this site for western fabric

    http://www.e-prairiegirls.com/

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    I think it will look great. The signature blocks are a good idea. :thumbup:

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    This sounds like such a fun project. You will find the french braid quick and easy, it just looks hard. Please keep us posted with pictures.

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    The braid borders are very easy to make and the french braid is not really harder, just more cutting and sewing, but very pretty! BTW, great idea.

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    thanks! I'm getting excited about this.

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    Awwwww what a cool idea

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    I love your idea and the drawing is wonderful!!!
    I can't wait to see it :D:D:D

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    Your DD will be sew surprised!! Keep us posted!

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    Oh, what a great idea. Shes goona love it!

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    Love your idea. I have it in my head and can't get it down on paper. You did a brilliant job.

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    well this one went on paper amazingly easy. Now if it will just turn out close to how it looks!

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    Here is one I did for my granddaughter in bright colors.
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    I love that one Kathy!

    Okay! I've been playing in Gimp and trying some colors. I will have to buy the fabric that looks like wildflowers but I can come pretty close to the others myself. The border though is just way past my Gimp talents!
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    love this quilt ! What is an french braid pattern?

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    For Kathy N:
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    love this quilt ! What is an french braid pattern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    This fabric is really pretty: http://www.clothworks.com/collection.asp?ID=179

    French braid is very easy and looks great as a border!
    When I saw this line of fabric, I just fell in love with it - ordered it online and had to get it from a couple of different stores - got the earth tones. Still haven't figured out what I want to do with it (hmmm have a lot of that happening!) but your design looks great!

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    Laurel Burch has beautiful, magical horses. Her fabric is expensive but you could add other pieces. My niece loves horses and just adfored the pierce I made her. I bought it at equilter.

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