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Old 02-16-2016, 06:46 PM
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I recently purchased this panel to make a quilt for my daughter's friend who wants a Bambi and camo theme for her baby to be born later this year.

http://www.joann.com/nursery-fabric-...panels&start=8

It is so pale and colorless. I plan to cut it up and just use the center deer, adding blocks and borders. My issue is with the deer itself. How do you think I could add color to it? I thought about fabric paint or fabric markers but have never used either of them.
It's not easy finding Bambi themed fabric. I found a couple on ebay but wasn't really impressed.
I would greatly appreciate any ideas.
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:59 PM
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Perhaps applique the whole deer! Maybe add some outline(legs) with embroidery stitches. I did a 'deer head' from a stained glass pattern, came out good! I say applique!
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Old 02-16-2016, 07:27 PM
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You can color with regular crayons and the iron the fabric to set the color. http://www.black-cat-creations.com/coloring.php
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:04 PM
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I like the subtle colours myself. I would use the camouflage fabric on the back and just use the panel for the front. I would outline quilt Bambi and add some thread painting inside. I would do a simple crosshatch in the background.
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:51 PM
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I would get out. The embroidery threads and go over the lines with darker colours.may be necessary to wash thread before using to prevent colour running. Just us bambi picture and then see if they have named the baby. Some new mums like pale colours for a new born life brightens up later.
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Old 02-17-2016, 04:31 AM
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I like Tartan's idea. Some parents prefer the muted color schemes for baby's room.
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:26 AM
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That paleness is right in line with the modern look today. Maybe add soft pastels around the edges in pinwheels or some other simple design. Go for elegant, as silly as that sounds for Bambi.
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Old 02-17-2016, 06:13 AM
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I also like Tartan's idea too!
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Old 02-17-2016, 06:19 AM
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Is it for a boy or girl? Some of the camo fabrics can be colorful.
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Old 02-17-2016, 07:42 AM
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They are not finding out if it is a boy or a girl but in either case want camo. They are outdoorsy people and want earth tones.
Thanks for all your ideas.
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