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    show me you quilt themed

    NAIL ART!

    Have any of you painted your nails to reflect a quilting theme? a favorite quilt block maybe?
    My nails are long for several reasons..right now they measure at 1 1/4" long and my artist wants me to design something "quilt" themed for her to paint on them! A crazy quilt is not really my thing, but was thinking maybe a feathered star block!

    DO any of you have pix of what you had painted?

    This is what I have right now, but it is changing Friday morning before I go to quilt retreat!
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    No suggestions here. However, that would definitely be a unique idea!

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    I know, I have googled every which way possible and can find nothing more than some cross hatched "stitch" lines...I had a block painted on just the thumb last year, but can't find that pic....would like something MORE this time since the nails are longer and more fun to paint on!

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    Geez, aren't you the foxy one --- you go girl!!!

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    What an excellent idea! I cannot wear nail polish (causes layers of my nails to peel off) but I think maybe a nine patch or Irish chain. Or maybe a braid?
    Joyce

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    10 minute block would be quick and easy!

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    Could you do GFG in little dots of colour rather than hexagons? How about Bargello effect with bands of colour. One Clamshell pattern might look pretty with the rounded edge following the nail tip? That is a pretty tiny canvas so it can't be too intricate. Your nails are very pretty by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Could you do GFG in little dots of colour rather than hexagons? How about Bargello effect with bands of colour. One Clamshell pattern might look pretty with the rounded edge following the nail tip? That is a pretty tiny canvas so it can't be too intricate. Your nails are very pretty by the way.
    Great ideas! or maybe a drunkard's path
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    Not my cup of tea, but think it's intriguing for others. Cannot imagine trying to work with nails that long, however... I did find a little blurb that might give you an idea. Patchwork Manicures are a bit more complicated but the end result is worth the extra effort. This is a funky nail look that will have people ooh-ing and ahh-ing over your nails. The end result will resemble a patchwork quilt design. To try this you will need 3-4 different nail polish colors that look cute together and some scotch tape. Start by painting your entire nail with one of the colors. Once that color dries, apply a piece of scotch tape diagonally across your nail. Paint the exposed nail with another color. Once that dries, apply another piece of tape diagonally in the opposite direction. Paint the exposed color with the third color. You can go on and apply tape and paint another section with a fourth color or stop with the third color. Whatever you think looks best. Please post a picture of your "piece de resistance" .

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