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    yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa we have 16 so far, keep comming,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    hey, hav4boys and quiltermama! Glad you are with us! someone asked pre-designed or designing our own. i am being inspired by a culture different from mine, using techniques i have not tried.
    what culture?? what techniques??? inquiring minds want to know.
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    My 2nd top is done and I have come to the conclusion that the 1st one will go for my June Doll Quilt Swap. Between now and then, I hope I won't change my mind...again LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldsberry921 View Post
    My 2nd top is done and I have come to the conclusion that the 1st one will go for my June Doll Quilt Swap. Between now and then, I hope I won't change my mind...again LOL
    well just post pics and i can help you decide.
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    havplenty, honey-- i'm getting the impression you don't like surprises. lol! but since i wouldn't give any hints on this earlier, i will give you one now. bigger than a breadbox!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    havplenty, honey-- i'm getting the impression you don't like surprises. lol! but since i wouldn't give any hints on this earlier, i will give you one now. bigger than a breadbox!
    i luv surprises.
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    Lets see some ideas ladies, fabric choices, photos of design ideas, etc...........................help us get going............................................. ......................................please.
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    you are a little ahead of me, abd. i'm still at the idea stage. will start drawing this afternoon, i hope. color that first comes to mind is blue--rich cobalt or lapis. maybe 3 colors added sparsely. does that help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by abdconsultant View Post
    Lets see some ideas ladies, fabric choices, photos of design ideas, etc...........................help us get going............................................. ......................................please.
    ideas eh? i am using a moda charm pack. i decided it was easier than trying to dig out all of my kaffe fasset fabrics and snip small pieces. and here is the start of my design idea. each one of these squares will be filled by a piece of fabric.

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    Well, my first one was a wash.....still have some of the same ideas. My colors aren't as vivid, but the design is very simple and I'm hoping the quilting will give it what it needs. We'll see. It is nature inspired. I think art quilts are very different from patchwork. I'm having fun with it now and I hope someone will enjoy getting it.

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    abd, guess I didn't reveal much in the way of ideas...I use art.com for inspiration and I love trees, so trees it is. I'm going to colorize them to give a needed punch of color and am using sharpie permanent pens with alcohol. There's a combination of applique and regular piecing before machine quilting. Gosh, I hope it works out.

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    i will try to post some photos. the first shows possible color palette, and the rest are an antique crazy quilt i inherited from my gm. the yellow grosgrain ribbon was used post-american revolution for cigar wrappers. thought you'd like the eye candy! i am posting these on the may dq thread, too.

    sorry, no pictures. according to the window i'm waiting for the quiltboard, 3 minutes. will try again later. knew it was going too smoothly! lol
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    Just sent a pm. Sounds like fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linny View Post
    ...am using sharpie permanent pens with alcohol.
    What do you mean? Inquiring minds want to know.

    [or, maybe AN inquiring mind, at least!]

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    ok, so are we to do something along the "modern quilt" group looks or just any "art" quilt...they are two different looks entirely!

    this is what the Modern quilt group page used to define a "modern" quilt
    http://themodernquiltguild.com/about-2/
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    Linda, I'm trying to go back in memory to who it was on the board that introduced this technique. It was a picture of a pear and the sharpie was used directly on the fabric, then alcohol was rubbed on to create a bleeding effect. I will research more, but she was very good at it and the results were so pretty. I'm not as confident so am using a q-tip dipped in the alcohol, then sharpie applied to q-tip. It's just more subtle that way. I'll let you know, but I remember looking it up on the board and finding info so maybe it's still there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    What do you mean? Inquiring minds want to know.

    [or, maybe AN inquiring mind, at least!]
    okay, I found it...just go to "advance search" and type in sharpie art....lots of stuff on art quilts also. You still can sign up and make a beautiful art quilt. How about it?

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    so the sharpie will NOT be permanent then? What if you use a an actual fabric marker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    so the sharpie will NOT be permanent then? What if you use a an actual fabric marker?
    guess I do a lot of experimenting, but am going to rinse my quilt, then dry it because I like that washed look.....that doesn't mean it will work, but I'm going to try it. People who use silks and other fussy fabrics probably wouldn't ever put their piece in water. As for the fabric marker, guess you'll have to read what the manufacturer says. If you color with them and don't ever wash it, it should be fine. I really think any technique we use within the guidelines of this swap will be fine.(size and machine quilted). I look at this swap as being very free spirited....can't wait to see everyone's creative work.

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    Yes, we do need to know, because I was planning to do the modern quilt. Lots of fun ahead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneBillie View Post
    Yes, we do need to know, because I was planning to do the modern quilt. Lots of fun ahead.

    same here..I do artsy all the time...but just bought some NOT me fabrics and wanted to do Modern!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneBillie View Post
    Yes, we do need to know, because I was planning to do the modern quilt. Lots of fun ahead.
    well this is a modern mini quilt swap and not an art mini quilt swap. modern quilts and art quilts are in two different categories. perhaps in our designing stages, our minds become so creative and flooded with ideas that the ideas start to merge.

    one statement from the modern quilt guild's website sets home for me what modern quilting is in my mind:

    "Modern quilters have embraced the new options available in textiles: bold colors, graphic prints, larger scale prints, and Japanese fabrics. Much like the Amish quilting tradition, many modern quilters are also exploring quilt designs made exclusively with solid fabrics or with just a hint of print.."

    happy creating to all as i look forward to seeing your designs.

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    in this swap i am definitely working on modern as opposed to art. there is no embellishment on modern quilts. most are rather stark. minimalist--just the minimum design. i have a son who is into the whole minimalist lifestyle, but when i offered to make him a minimalist modern quilt, he said no. he wants one with thousands of colors! lol! go figure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linny View Post
    Linda, I'm trying to go back in memory to who it was on the board that introduced this technique. It was a picture of a pear and the sharpie was used directly on the fabric, then alcohol was rubbed on to create a bleeding effect. I will research more, but she was very good at it and the results were so pretty. I'm not as confident so am using a q-tip dipped in the alcohol, then sharpie applied to q-tip. It's just more subtle that way. I'll let you know, but I remember looking it up on the board and finding info so maybe it's still there.
    "okay, I found it...just go to "advance search" and type in sharpie art....lots of stuff on art quilts also. You still can sign up and make a beautiful art quilt. How about it? "

    Thanks Linny! I will have to try that. If you are going for a more washed out look then I can see where the Sharpie would work, especially if you heat set it. Thanks also for the q-tip idea. And, for the invite to join. I am pretty sure my tastes run more along the 'art' quilt style but I have decided to follow along and see what y'all come up with. It seems like everywhere I turn I see articles, etc. on 'modern' quilts. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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