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Thread: Please help - Need ideas for a funny quilt (or craft)

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    Hi Everyone,

    Do you have any ideas for a quilt (or craft) that might make people laugh (or at least smile)?

    I've been asked to make a silent auction item for a Humor to Beat the Tumor event put on by the American Brain Tumor Association, but I'm at a loss for ideas.

    I've already lost 3 friends to brain tumors and 2 more are currently afflicted ... so I'd like to help raise $.

    Thanks in advance for the help I know you'll give me.

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    Goodness.

    That is quite a statistic!

    Have you talked to your surviving friends? Sometimes they develop a black sense of humor to cope with their situations.

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    a comode seat used as a picture frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by sushi
    Hi Everyone,

    Do you have any ideas for a quilt (or craft) that might make people laugh (or at least smile)?

    I've been asked to make a silent auction item for a Humor to Beat the Tumor event put on by the American Brain Tumor Association, but I'm at a loss for ideas.

    I've already lost 3 friends to brain tumors and 2 more are currently afflicted ... so I'd like to help raise $.

    Thanks in advance for the help I know you'll give me.
    Maybe a quilt similar to what I made my Mom this mother's day - she is obsessed with the Smiley Face.
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    I recently bought 2 yards of this, but haven't done anything with it yet. She has 1 yard left. I plan to 'frame' it with half squares in corresponding colors probably in yellow and black, so the theme of the fabric is highly visible and not surrounded by a bunch of messy fabrics to detract from the kitties.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=220806378745

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    flying pig block!?

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    I thought this quilt was very funny and it would be very easy to make.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-139681-1.htm

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    here's a facebook group devoted to brain tumor humor. they might have some great ideas for you and many of them actually have the tumor so they can help you with dealing with the issue in good taste

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brain-...61857123842858

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    Some Maxine (panel) fabric sewn into quilt blocks would be cute. Or Maxine embroidery designs. Just be careful the sayings are appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    I thought this quilt was very funny and it would be very easy to make.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-139681-1.htm
    I agree. This was one of the funniest, whimsical patterns I had seen.

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    I dont know of this ever being done, or how funny or even pretty it would be,
    but my husband was telling me the other night he wanted me to make his father and step mother a quilt for there room. .

    it would be all the same pattern.. but 3/4 would be in a manly color i.e. blue and 1/4 would be girly ie. pink
    like a his and hers but of course "his" is the larger portion.
    just a thought :-D

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    very funny ideas, made me laugh today

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    Did I read correctly that the smileys are a panel or a cut fabric. That is so funny.
    Quote Originally Posted by grammatjr
    Quote Originally Posted by sushi
    Hi Everyone,

    Do you have any ideas for a quilt (or craft) that might make people laugh (or at least smile)?

    I've been asked to make a silent auction item for a Humor to Beat the Tumor event put on by the American Brain Tumor Association, but I'm at a loss for ideas.

    I've already lost 3 friends to brain tumors and 2 more are currently afflicted ... so I'd like to help raise $.

    Thanks in advance for the help I know you'll give me.
    Maybe a quilt similar to what I made my Mom this mother's day - she is obsessed with the Smiley Face.

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    I've always thought the 'bed bug' quilt was funny.It has just a bunch of bugs in different blocks

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    I was thinking that the cartoon called Savage Chickens would make up very cute in a quilt. His chicken designs are very funny and very cute. You might want to ask him first.

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    Anyone seen the ladies slippers made from Maxi Pads. Hilarious. You can google slippers made from maxi pads.

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    How about a quilt made out of the "I Love Lucy" chocolate factory fabric. She always made me smile. There was an example of a Candy Jar quilt on here that I thought was really cute and who doesn't like candy? The Chicken and Eggs table runner that some have posted is cute and funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    I thought this quilt was very funny and it would be very easy to make.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-139681-1.htm

    That was soooooooooo cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    I thought this quilt was very funny and it would be very easy to make.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-139681-1.htm
    That is a cute quilt. :lol:

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    The quilt made from the funny, funky chickens is very hilarious. The Maxine panels are hilarious. There are lots of very funny Christmas embroidery Santas that would make good blocks. A lot of funny get well greeting cards could be made into appliqued blocks. I think good taste wouldn't be as important as good belly laughs.

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    Here's a Maxine panel that might help.

    http://www.nustylequilting.com/Panels/Maxine.jpg

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    Please go here...
    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransso...k-letters-.htm
    you will find the story of this quilt
    I plan to make one saying
    "drive it like you stole it" for my husband ...The Car Guy!!! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewlmatesister
    Please go here...
    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransso...k-letters-.htm
    you will find the story of this quilt
    I plan to make one saying
    "drive it like you stole it" for my husband ...The Car Guy!!! LOL
    Oh yeah! I can just see a large over weight gentleman in a vintage convertible driving at warp speed and his toupee flying in the wind. What a quilted statement that would be!!

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    Where did you get the Maxine panel? Thanks ion advance

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