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Thread: snow in appliquč

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    :roll: I'd like to receive a suggestion on how to realize some small heaps of snow over branches in a machine appliquč pannel.
    I have in mind to appliquč white fabric and then cover it with.....what? to give the illusion of soft snow.
    I apologize for my bad english. Thank to all

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    maybe that soft glittery tulle? Sounds pretty

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    why not combine white with a bluish sparkly fabric..be sure and show us when you finish

    Your English is fine and your spelling is probably better than mine

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    You could also use a white metallic thread if you want to do quilting with it.

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    Perhaps you could cover it with thin tulle or a white chiffon? I like your idea to make it look more "real". :)

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    A great place for some specialty threads - the holographics and sparkly ones would give an icy touch. For snow itself, I might use something more soft and inviting to the touch, flannel, fleece, or similar. Fleece gets very dimensional when stitched. Is this for a bed quilt or wall hanging?


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    I like the chiffon Idea. something that sparkles would seem ideal. I also think you might experiment with white flannel or fleece. Definately let us know what you come up with. I'm thinking on ways to represent fog, any suggestions in that area would be appreciated.

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    If your talking about snow laden branches or snow covered rocks, hand embrodiery is nice, I know labor intensive but nice. Or use a straight stitch going back and foruth on chosen area. If you want snow falling how about little white seed beads? Or the clear sequins, spread about? I know some of this requires hand work, but the effects are sooo nice, and worth it, unless your wanting quanity instead of quality. Just a thought,,,,,

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    just a thought ...

    apply a little fabric glue, sprinkle it with white and sliver glitter. when it's dry, shake off the excess.

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    Thank you, thank to you all for such many suggestions. Now I finished appliqueing the snow over the branches. Then I have to find white chiffon and I thought to put it smoothly with seed silver beads.
    I promise to post a picture ( if I can! Can I?) a.s.a.p

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    simosap,

    That is going to be soooooo pretty. I can't wait to see how it all turns out! The silver seed beads on the chiffon will be so elegant! :)

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    Oh! Those are all great ideas for snow. I would try a combination. Now how about FOG? :lol:

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    I think white tulle would be foggy, or gray, depends on how heavy the fog is!

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    I've got about 20 million yards of gray tulle susan s. You want some??? :lol: :lol:

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    For the snow, I would use those fuzzy specialty yarns. For fog, maybe tulle or chiffon, quilted in places to give the impression of swirling mist?

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    Hi Susan

    for an effect of fog, what about that fine net using in wedding veils; it's sheer.

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    Tulle for fog, or maybe reversing some fabric to get a more muted coloration. I've used some glitzy specialty fabrics for waterfalls, but was not happy with how they worked after the piece was washed. There are some fabric paints that might work if they are well-diluted, too.

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    I was thinking something along the same lines. but I saw a quilt art pic on another forum which stated that the artist heated a fabric. I think it was an ocean pic., for the ocean foam, or something like that. Maybe I'll need to go look for that piece of art work again. I do not remember what the fabric was. I tell you some of the artwork which they are naming quilts are composed of more metals, plastics paint and bead work than fabric. I can not imagine cuddling up to any Quilt" that needed to be soldered together :lol: Lin I would take some of your grey tulle what do you think it would cost for postage? Could I buy it cheaper than what the postage would cost? :lol:

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    I finished at last my small pannel and, as I promised, here a picture of it!! I made the snow overlapping a kind of shining tulle.To tell the truth I'm not very satisfied of the result but......that's what I was able to do!!
    :lol:
    Anyway thank you for your appreciable suggestions and
    best wishes to you all for the best New Year of your life!!!!!![

    "Brr......now there's the snow too!!
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    That is LOVELY!!! I was going to suggest a light layer of glittery fabric paint (they actually have "snow" paint), but you don't need anymore suggestions. It turned out just perfect!!

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    Welcome :D
    Your quilt is beautiful, and I love the little bird. :D

    Minda

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    That turned out great - soft & wintry & very pretty. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    It is very nice, He looks cold to me with all the snow around him/her.

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    Welcome to the board and wow what a nice piece. Your work is very nice.

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    Thats a lovely quilt. I have robins in my garden, they always bring a smile to your face.

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