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Thread: Bookmark for my Dad

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    Tomorrow is Father's Day here so I made my Dad a bookmark using Rhonda's method. I added a twist of my own with the pointy end and the tassel! :D

    It was fun to do, I really enjoyed making it. I used my 1 1/2" template that Rhonda sent me and yes, I still have all my fingers! :wink: It was great to go rooting through my scrap bin and use those itty bitty pieces!
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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Tomorrow is Father's Day here so I made my Dad a bookmark using Rhonda's method. I added a twist of my own with the pointy end and the tassel! :D

    It was fun to do, I really enjoyed making it. I used my 1 1/2" template that Rhonda sent me and yes, I still have all my fingers! :wink: It was great to go rooting through my scrap bin and use those itty bitty pieces!
    Great idea K!! Love the colors you used. i never thought about the triangular end. That is a good variation! I love to see what other people do with my methods! It is fun to see others imagination at work!

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    Thank you Ronda, thank, thank you Rhonda!

    Here I go again! Dang song was running through my head the whole time I was making it! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Thank you Ronda, thank, thank you Rhonda!

    Here I go again! Dang song was running through my head the whole time I was making it! LOL
    At least you won't forget me!! I heard the song Cathy's clown on the radio yesterday and was telling my DH about that whole conversation.

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    Oooooo Dad is going to love his bookmark!!! Love the "twist" on the design, too :D :D :D

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    Fanks amma! Up til now, he's been using bits of paper and stuff! My Mum still has one I made her years ago from cross stitch so I thought it was about time he had one too!

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    it real cute like the way u did it

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    Very cute! I bet dad will be so proud to have such a nice gift.

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    its perfect!!

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    Very nice!!!

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    Sew nice!

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    Thanks everyone! Will let you know what he thinks tomorrow! After all, it was he who said 'what's the point of chopping fabric up then sewing it back together?!' LOL

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    Very nice!!

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    I'm a dad and I want one! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    I'm a dad and I want one! :)
    Here you go Eddie -now you can make one!!

    Here's my link! It's free!

    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/231-uzl.jsp - bookmarks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    I'm a dad and I want one! :)
    Here you go Eddie -now you can make one!!

    Here's my link! It's free!

    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/231-uzl.jsp - bookmarks
    Thank you! I printed it off an am going to have to give it a try. I really like that Boston Braid one.

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    Gee k....nice gift! I really like the tassel at the end! All my Dad is getting is a card :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    I'm a dad and I want one! :)
    Here you go Eddie -now you can make one!!

    Here's my link! It's free!

    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/231-uzl.jsp - bookmarks
    Thank you! I printed it off an am going to have to give it a try. I really like that Boston Braid one.
    You're welcome! Hope you enjoy! Do you need a free 1 1/2" template?
    Send me your address if you want one. Rhonda

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    Love it Kathryn. Wish my Dad were her to give something to.

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    What a great idea. You did a great job on it. Bet dad will love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    I'm a dad and I want one! :)
    Here you go Eddie -now you can make one!!

    Here's my link! It's free!

    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/231-uzl.jsp - bookmarks
    Thank you! I printed it off an am going to have to give it a try. I really like that Boston Braid one.
    You're welcome! Hope you enjoy! Do you need a free 1 1/2" template?
    Send me your address if you want one. Rhonda
    Yes, thanks! I'll PM you.

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    Eddie - when you make it look out for the colour values of your medium and light. I messed up - all the medium value small triangles would look better to the middle! The braid effect would stand out better. :D

    Thanks everyone for your kind comments!

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    what a great gift. he's gonna love it :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Eddie - when you make it look out for the colour values of your medium and light. I messed up - all the medium value small triangles would look better to the middle! The braid effect would stand out better. :D

    Thanks everyone for your kind comments!
    When you make the Bostons just make sure your medium is on the right and you will come out fine. You can put the med on the left for a differant look.
    When you choose your values it works great if your dark is a lot darker than your med. and your med should be about half way value wise between your dark and your light. I tend to favor lights that have a white background or a very pale color background for this reason. It makes the contrast between the three very sharp and crisp and the design pops out.

    K you did a great job! Getting the idea of making and putting the Bostons together into a bookmark is the most important part and you did good!!
    The color values is a personal decision and a lot of people don't use the deep contrast I like in my work. I just think it is more important for minis because you have a smaller canvas to work with.

    Happy playing with the Bostons everyone!

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    That's so cute and unique. He's going to smile and think of you every time he touches it. Cute idea
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