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Thread: Stipple quilting creating some .. Unique.. Patterns Lol

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    Stipple quilting creating some .. Unique.. Patterns Lol

    I am stipple quilting a boarder. i starting seeing unexpected shapes in the stipple, like seeing a cloud shaped like a teapot. It is like an ink blot test, i see dinosaurs, waves, animals ... And the i saw it. My stippling looks like .. Well ... Lets just say it made me blush and realize it has been quite some time since my last date. Now i just keep laughing every time i look at this quilt! So do i keep it? Rip it out? Im sure my therapist would have something to say about taking a seem ripper to some of these .... Shapes. Hehehe

    Keep it as my own private joke or rip it?

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    Keep it! It'll bring a smile to your face everytime you see all those unintentional "shapes", lol

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    I would keep the shapes also - no one else will look close enough to see them - they will be sort of a hidden signature.

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    Some of my stippling has the same shapes. Unless it is truly obvious, I leave them in.
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    You're the only one who will notice it. Unless it is going to a national quilt show....remember that incident where a quilt was taken down because it had a fabric with tiny pee pee 's on it? I don't know if the correct term is allowed but you get the idea.

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    Ha, ha. my husband never sees things in the shape of clouds even. So you are just an imaginative person. it's great!!
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    keep it, you'll laugh at you private little joke. Barb
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    My friend who is an artist and possible future art teacher (my guess is she will end up coaching drama instead) is forever seeing things like that.

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    Just call it your "Highlights Quilt". Don't know if you remember that kid's magazine, but they had a hidden pictures section in every magazine. lol

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    That's hilarious! Depends on who the quilt is for and most importantly who you point it out to.
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    I think that's funny and I'd leave it in. I seem to remember reading a similar thread about a year or so ago, in fact I thought this was it and had been resurrected. So you're not the only one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    remember that incident where a quilt was taken down because it had a fabric with tiny pee pee 's on it?
    I had not heard that! Now I'm gonna have to go to the Googles to find that story. That cracks me up because years ago, I found fabric that was either identical or very similar to what you're describing. It made me laugh, but I didn't purchase it. Later on, I was kicking myself because my mother was admiring a wall hanging I'd made, and I thought it would have been perfect to make a wall hanging for with the teensy penis print and see how long it would take her to notice. I could just imagine her showing it off to all her Bunco buddies, and the Bunco group just roaring about it. What a hoot that would have been!

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    Peckish....I remember you mentioning this when we had a board member considering doing a quilt with a 70's porn theme....wonder how that turned out!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I think that's funny and I'd leave it in. I seem to remember reading a similar thread about a year or so ago, in fact I thought this was it and had been resurrected. So you're not the only one!
    This is so funny, I've just finished FMQing a very large quilt with edge to edge swirls and twirls and more swirls. Every now and then I'd run out of room for a full sized twirl. I got to looking at one of them and it kind of reminded me of, well, you know... I thought it was just getting really late that night, but the next morning as i was twirling away again I recalled that thread from a while back where someone's daughter, I think, had pointed out suspect-looking shapes in her stippling. From that point on, it seemed like every darn one of my "twirls" took on that shape. But when my daughter and my husband look at it, all they see are endless swirls, so I guess I'm okay. And this one's NOT going anywhere near a quilt show!
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    That is so funny! I would leave it no one else will ever notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110 View Post
    Peckish....I remember you mentioning this when we had a board member considering doing a quilt with a 70's porn theme....wonder how that turned out!?!?
    Omigosh, I had forgotten all about that! Yep, I'm with you - I wonder how it turned out!

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    Definitely leave it - it will bring a smile to your face every time you think of it. Reminds me of a piece of art I bought at an art fair. I thought it was a flock of sheep under a starry sky and would look nice in my daughters' room. It wasn't until I'd had it for almost five years that I realized that the constellations were pornographic and everyone else had known it all along and thought I did too.
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    LOL - I would leave it in too - you can have a little smile whenever you think about that quilt.

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    I often find unusual "parts" in my meandering quilting. If I feel it is too obvious, I take out only part of the "parts" and restitch. Only I know what was there! Tee-Hee.

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    Oh, this made my day !!! Definitely leave it in. Anything that brings fun and laughter in our lives needs to stay. Now I will be checking out my stippling a little closer!

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    Love it! Definitely keep it

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    I found that if I think about gingerbread men while I stipple, I can avoid quilting porn and keep the spacing more regular.

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    Waaaay back in the olden days, could have been the sixties, I bought a pretty piece of fabric for a blouse. I laid it out and started cutting, when: OH MY GOSH! I'm not wearing that! I think it was naked ladies in among the paisley. I took the fabric back to the store and they understood. I got my money back!
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    Well, aren't you a hoot! LOL I never looked for shapes before--now I will!

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