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    Colouring books are a great source for pictures, but you can also get them on the net and print them out.... just google something along the lines of "kids colouring pages". There are millions of downloadable pictures from cartoons and muppets, etc, to butterflys, flowers, and animals. :-)


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    First of all, I love the sesame characters, they are adorable!

    Secondly, I think I am going to have to ask others to help me out in saying what kind of quilter that I am, because I have no idea what to call myself other than nuts! :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    Do you mind telling us where you found the patterns?
    The book called:
    Quilting with the muppet from the Jim Henson Company.

    I would to be pleased if I could see pictures of your contemporary works.


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    This is my latest work, I have not gotten it quilted yet, is you scroll to the bottom you will see the finished top, if you got back then you will see some of it on progress

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/90/25387.page

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnona
    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    Do you mind telling us where you found the patterns?
    The book called:
    Quilting with the muppet from the Jim Henson Company.

    I would to be pleased if I could see pictures of your contemporary works.
    My avatar is my latest work. A graduation gift for my niece.

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    First of all, welcome to the site, from Tucson Arizona.
    Second---LOVE your precious muppets! They made me smile when I scrolled down.
    Third - Had to say I had the pleasure of staying in your country for 71/2 years and absolutely loved it--miss it so much I intend to vacation there in a few years :)

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    I like semi art quilts. Not the ones that look like a mish mash of glaring color. I love the scenic art quilts and real/still life depicted with fabric and thread. Very few traditional quilts gets my attention unless the fabric design and color are outstanding to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    This is my latest work, I have not gotten it quilted yet, is you scroll to the bottom you will see the finished top, if you got back then you will see some of it on progress
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/90/25387.page
    That is a wonderful quilt. I tried the technique already times. It is so laborious. i gave up. I am too impatient for it. I admire your patience.
    In german the technique calls Kaleidoscop. How is the english translation?



    Quote Originally Posted by mytwopals
    My avatar is my latest work
    I love your quilt too. It is a bargello quilt or?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonC
    Third - Had to say I had the pleasure of staying in your country for 71/2 years and absolutely loved it--miss it so much I intend to vacation there in a few years :)
    In which city you lived?
    if you decide to come to Bremen, it will a pleasure to me, to show you the sights (and a lot of fabric shops :) )

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    [quote=Winnona]
    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    This is my latest work, I have not gotten it quilted yet, is you scroll to the bottom you will see the finished top, if you got back then you will see some of it on progress
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/90/25387.page
    That is a wonderful quilt. I tried the technique already times. It is so laborious. i gave up. I am too impatient for it. I admire your patience.
    In german the technique calls Kaleidoscop. How is the english translation?


    I didn't find it so, it is called the same thing, or a one block wonder, it is a stack and wack. many names. Most are not done with more than one fabric but I did a landscape with them. I love them, Just need to learn to cut the pieces bigger. I am wondering why you find it laborious? ( I am not patient, I am persistant!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnona
    Quote Originally Posted by SharonC
    Third - Had to say I had the pleasure of staying in your country for 71/2 years and absolutely loved it--miss it so much I intend to vacation there in a few years :)
    In which city you lived?
    if you decide to come to Bremen, it will a pleasure to me, to show you the sights (and a lot of fabric shops :) )
    Spangdahlem/Bitburg (nr Trier) and Zweibrucken. :)

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    What charming muppet blocks! The delighted the little kid in me. I smiled, I laughed!

    I am a beginning quilter. I am starting with the traditional blocks, hand piecing and hand quilting, but at some point I hope to do some contemporary styles and even art quilts.

    I'm not one of those who thinks all quilts are automatically art. But a lot of them, including the traditional ones, are art. I also think that some quilts using traditional blocks and motifs have a very contemporary spin.


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    Like this?
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    Or this?

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    Welcome Winnona, and I like your Sesame Street portraits! I make both traditional and contemporaty quilts. Usually, the NEXT one disturbs my sleep for a few nights until I get it started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnona
    I love your quilt too. It is a bargello quilt or?
    It is a bargello quilt. The pattern was included with the EQ5 (Electric Quilt version 5) software.

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    Wow!!! I love them.

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    Hi, I'm an art quilter and like to do surface design techniques on my fabrics. I have a small group who enjoys experimenting with dye painting, foil, beach and anything else we can find. We get some interesting results. I'm hoping to figure out the way to put up some photos soon. Moosegirl

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    I have to say I am one of those quilters that LOVE the so called Art Quilts. For me the wilder and colorful, the better. The first quilts I did were the traditional designs, blocks, sashing and edging. Now that I have found the more contemporary designs, i.e. paper piecing, I am hooked.
    If anyone has any wild and crazy designs/patterns let me know. I am always looking out for something new to try.

    Your quilt blocks are really cool, I like the 3D effects.
    Welcome.

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    Welcome Winnona,
    I am just beginning to explore the art quilting form. I've made a mini landscape and loved the results. I made an attempt to create bark on the trees and I think it worked well.

    Jeanette in Sitka, Alaska

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    Boston1954 and ghostrider, I'm not sure who you're asking what, but if you ask me, your quilts are art! very different kinds of art, but definitely art.

    ghostrider, yours is a great example of what I mean by traditional patterns can look very contemporary. Tumbling Blocks is my absolutely favorite block. I just love your variation of it!

    Boston, yours are pure fun! Will you do one for every state? Can you do one for Pennsylvania?

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    I do tradition blocks myself. I keep learning new blocks so I haven't really thought of trying anything else. Keep up the great work. You diffently have a flair for what you are doing.

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    I too would love the pattern or is it your original copies of the characters
    Gangles

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    Art Quilts it is for me! I love to make them as I am very abstract. I like to look at the traditional ones but don't have the patience to make them. I have made three quilts. Two completely made up as I went and the other was a pattern and I did it my way. Lots of fun! Welcome. GiGi

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    I love your quilt. I don't thing you should put yourself in any one type or catagory. Make what want to make some people can do both, I think it depends on how you want to use the quilt when you are finished with it. Do you want it to be on a wall and just looked at or do you want someone to wrap it around themself and feel the love that you have for them when you made it. And whos to say that you can't have a little of both in the same quilt.

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