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Thread: hard at work, and I need suggestions

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    So I have been busy mopping up water, seperating dogs and filling in my spare time with a little work. The monkey's are almost done. The top is on the table, now I need ideas on what to do on the boarders and the rainbow.

    I was thinking maybe stars on the small purple one, but the big one? I am stuck. I might have to run out for a bit today as well, company coming and I am not ready for it.

    Plus I think I need to get some purple fabric.

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    My, MY, you have so many machines in there it looks like an operating theater!! :lol: :lol: Her i sit with my little ole thread and needle.

    I think that is sooo cute!! I would have to quilt animal shapes in the big area,
    Of course it would take me a month to do so!.

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    I am going to try and trace the animals there, including the clouds in the main area. Though I could maybe make a template of the thing and yes, do them around or trace them as well, decisions decisions

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    i agree with ninnie animal shapes on the outer boarder would be darling

    different size pebbles might be cute good luck

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    When my grandson was a baby, I traced his feet and used that for a template for quilting. I did his hands that way also and it turned out so cute!

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    you could use extra batting and quilt around the animals and the clouds and make them stand out!
    LOL ok, I'll shut up now!

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    I wish I could do that Ninnie, I really do, except I have no idea who the quilt is going to go to, it is a Project for

    http://www.zebracentre.ca/

    I started it yesterday with the wee one when we went out and I shose to bring it home to do on the big machine, I just not keen of trying to shove it through a domestic machine there. This way I can do it fairly well stress free, other than trying to decide what to do, which no matter what I would have that. I know I have some cardboard to make the template out, I have no idea where my chaulk is, (i don't have a disapearing marker). I am hoping the small local store has what I need, Otherwise it mgiht have to wait. I don't have anything else quiet ready for the table anyway, the purple fabric will have to wait.

    PS, the monkeys are done and waiting to be pulled from the tear away

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    then what about just doing some cross hatch, it would be easy and look good and a lot faster! Also stress free.


    I went and looked at the web site, what a wonderful thing to be involved in! And rewarding, i'm sure!

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    It was my fist time yesterday and it was a good time, there were two ladies there that were very helpful etc.

    I am not sure about straight lines on this thing any more than I am of specific shapes. But it will be easier to find something straight to fun the foot along side than that shapes, I might just try both out to see what it is, I should at least do a nice template of a star to do the purple border in, I have a sizzex die cutting machine and I have a small star that I can cut out of fun foam and that should be easy enough and maybe do a few swirly things inbetween so I am not starting and stopping a lot, Color thread? In the center I plan on matching the thread to what I am tracing, will mean more work but I think it will be worth it,

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewboo
    i agree with ninnie animal shapes on the outer boarder would be darling

    different size pebbles might be cute good luck
    I have to say that I agree with these quilters!! :D
    The quilt is gorgeous!!

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    neat cute like them all

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    cutebuns, don't have any quilting suggestions, but it looks great!
    I don't think anythiing you quilt on it, will take away from it :D

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    Love the quilt and your monkeys too!!! :D :D :D
    What if you outline stitched around the animals in the big border, with free form wonky stars in between (the kind of stars that kids draw) it would be simple and child like keeping with the theme of the quilt.

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    This quilt is awesome - I love the colors - what fun!!

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    cute - you are truely an artist. Your work is amazing.

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    Adorable quilt cutebuns!!! No suggestions but I love the quilt!!

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    Thank you very much everyone, those are very kind words. Here is what I have so far. I just need to trim and bind now. It didn't take long especially when you consider that I used 5 different colors on it,
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    I love that fabric

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    Wow--what an awesome place to volunteer at--like making them quilts for kids! I don't know if the US has such centers? It's such a wonderful place--idea.

    The quilt looks like comforting fun! I guess I'd keep it simple and meander the outer border because with that pattern and color the quilting will be hard to see. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    you could use extra batting and quilt around the animals and the clouds and make them stand out!
    LOL ok, I'll shut up now!
    I love this idea. I was just thinking, "what if you puffed up the animals & clouds" and wondering if it was possible, and along came your piece. Touche (sp??).

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    With that said, I am no thinking that I should have stopped and tossed in a little extra in those spots. Woud have made the pop more, The batting isn't all the fluffy, though it does make it stand out

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    JUST BEAUTIFUL ! Longarm quilting looks like a lot of fun . Not in my future though . I have to say those are the cutest lantern lights in one of your pics ! I've never seen those before . Annie

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    If you are looking in the US to do this kind of thing, I think there are people that do stuff for Linus, someone correct me if I am wrong.

    The long arm is fun, anyone wanting to try, just take a road trip and come see me, I am open to others playing with it. It is a shame that it has to sit there waiting for me all the time.

    The lanterns my DH found at work, he works at a sporting goods store, Wholesale Sports, they have all sorts of them there, I want a few more sets like that,

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    Mmmmh, Beautiful quilt!!

    Kyia

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    THank you everyone, I just have to do the binding now, And I promise to post some pictures when it is done. I know have my black fabric to finish off my other one as well, I have so much to do now, yippee,


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