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Old 04-18-2021, 04:50 PM
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I want to make a fun little quilt for my GD with excavators on it. My vision is to have a plain background with a few little appliquéd shapes indicating a hill or a blimp on the horizon, where the excavators will be "working". I have tried googling every description that pops into my mind, and have searched through the forum photo albums. Years ago there was a member who designed pet appliqués for members (at a fee)- if you were a painter or medium artist it was with a few basic strokes of the brush an image would appear. . but I can't even figure out how to access that thread.
The shape that I am thinking of resembles an apostrophe if that makes any sense? Can anyone help me with my quest?
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Old 04-18-2021, 06:29 PM
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You might find some ideas from Michael Miller’s Diggers and Dumpers line of fabric.
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Old 04-18-2021, 06:55 PM
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I would just google search for an excavator or other target item. find a simple "clip art" ot cartoon type of design that you can use to base your applique on.
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Old 04-18-2021, 06:56 PM
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The only thing I could thing of was some openwork machine embroidery patterns I had seen.

Is this the sort of what you are looking for? https://www.etsy.com/listing/5046578...grid_organic=1

Or this? https://www.etsy.com/listing/9955880...grid_organic=1
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Here's a cute one.

There are other "excavator quilts" on google. You might want to
take a look.
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:10 AM
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Thanks for the links, I already have my excavators cut out and ready to appliqué, it is just the background I am planning. A couple of those machine embroidery designs are similar to what I had in mind.
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:36 AM
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Always so hard for me to visualize stuff -- in this panel, there is a critter underground, is that sort of what you want, the excavator up top and the hole??

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