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Thread: help me out, quiltie friends.............

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    Member Carol Sheldon's Avatar
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    Please help me with this quilt. This I did for the Hoffman challenge. It was a challenge without the challenge,LOL!
    I don't know if I want to send it off to Hoffman.
    I am an artist but let me tell you a sketch doesn't always tranfer well to fabric. This is my beloved cat who died. A tribute to the The Gray Ghost. He was a sweet cat but my quilt shows him glaring. I workrd on lots of new skills so what should I do?
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    ohhhhh he looks intense!!

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    What if you change the direction he is looking? Like to the side ?

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    I think it is his eyebrows- I don't know if you want to, but maybe take a picture and play around with drawing his brows just a little higher... I had a Siamese cat like that- but she was kind of mean...

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    I agree, it's the eyebrows. But can you change it? Looks like it's already quilted. Send it, it's a great quilt.

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    Could you enlarge the eyes on the top? I don't know if this is painted on or thread painting, but I'm sure you can come up with some small thing that will slightly change his expression.

    Looks like my Koko when he is closely examining something he thinks might try to get away from him, like one of his toy mice.
    I think it looks natural, most cats can look like this at times. And it is a good tribute to the Gray Ghost.

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    make the eyes bigger

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    I think its lovly whatever you decide.

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    Yes, the eyelids are down too far. Also, if you could bring his lips up a little on the ends in a mild smile. But it does look like it's already quilted. You don't want to mess it up by undoing it.

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    He looks like someone has woken him suddenly from a deep sleep... my cats look like that when woken too

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    great quilt. have you thought about using fabric paint to change his expression? maybe turn up his moutha little, or soften his eyes.

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    I like it a lot. I say go for it.

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    I WOULD SEND IT DOESNT HURT AND THEY WILL GIVE YOU FEEDBACK IN A NICE WAY

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    I loved your quilt. And remember It's not a photo picture
    I am not an artist but again LOVE IT

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    I'm not an artist either, but here's my 5cents:

    I think he's fabulous just the way he is... Go for it! Success only comes to those who take a chance over & over & over again!

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    He does look intense!

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    I like it just the way he is. I say enter it. I think it is wonderful.

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    I think if you change the line of his mouth, into a slight curve it will soften his look.

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    I'm no help b/c I think it's beautiful exactly as it is !!! :D:D

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    Do you have a small white comma painted in the black of the eye. That sometimes softens a glare. Use a fine brush or a pointed toothpick.

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    it's lovely. would you get it back if you sent it to the challenge??? if not, perhaps you should keep it since it is of your lost kitty cat. it means a lot to you.

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    I love it. It looks like he is about to go back to sleep or just woke up, with that not now mom look. :)

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    I think you should send it the way it is. They don't know what your cat looks like unless you have to supply a picture? Rename it "Guarding the Garden".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    I like it a lot. I say go for it.
    me,too

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    I think you should enter it the way it is. It looks great!

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