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Thread: Hollow Cubes, fish Need ideas, thanks

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    Senior Member Bobbinchick's Avatar
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    :-D :-D :-D :-D I'm planning to make a wall hanging out of these hollow cubes that I made. I didn't have enough of the fish fabric so what I was thinking was to toss in a few of the regular hollow cubes some thing like the biege one below it. Just have to see if I have any thing that will blend with the fish cubes. Also I thought of framing each block in dark blue fabric, but these are big enough. I kind of like them the eay they are. Any ideas are welcome. Huggies, Fay.....Love making these and it would be cute for a baby quilt with letters on them like the toy building blocks.
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    Since those are tropical fish, could you find a diver or maybe a treasure chest like people keep in their fish tanks?

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    Neat

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    That is super cool. Totally looks like the fish are swimming in and out of the cubes.

    But...I don't think the plain extra block works. Its too bland in comparison to the others. Why not just do some in the same or similar colorways but use water like fabric in the centers (since you're out of the fish fabric). That would keep it bright and cheerful and under watery looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilted Horse
    That is super cool. Totally looks like the fish are swimming in and out of the cubes.

    But...I don't think the plain extra block works. Its too bland in comparison to the others. Why not just do some in the same or similar colorways but use water like fabric in the centers (since you're out of the fish fabric). That would keep it bright and cheerful and under watery looking.
    Yes. Do this...also like the idea of treasure chests and divers

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    I love the fish cubes...however, I don't think the beige block works. It is to plain compared to the rest of your blocks.
    Maybe if you could find some dyed fabric with different blues for the inside of the block so it looks more like water. Have you sewn these blocks together yet? If not you could space some plain blues between the fish blocks. If you could find ANY fish fabric you could cut and applique fish on some of the dyed fabric and still leave some plain.

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    Thanks, that's a good idea. I do have some light blue fabric that looks under waterish,, I may have to dig out my embroidery machine, but I can't see the dern threads... Grrr.. Old bag eyes aren't what they used to be any more. I've got black fish fabric and I have some colorful fish that Mom had put wonder under on so maybe I can applique' some fish on some sort of fabric. I'll have to look for some thing that might work. Thanks again. Huggies, Fay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilted Horse
    That is super cool. Totally looks like the fish are swimming in and out of the cubes.

    But...I don't think the plain extra block works. Its too bland in comparison to the others. Why not just do some in the same or similar colorways but use water like fabric in the centers (since you're out of the fish fabric). That would keep it bright and cheerful and under watery looking.
    Guess I need to read further before I post...LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibeesewin
    I love the fish cubes...however, I don't think the beige block works. It is to plain compared to the rest of your blocks.
    Maybe if you could find some dyed fabric with different blues for the inside of the block so it looks more like water. Have you sewn these blocks together yet? If not you could space some plain blues between the fish blocks. If you could find ANY fish fabric you could cut and applique fish on some of the dyed fabric and still leave some plain.
    No they are not sewn together yet. I want to find some thing that may work for it. I do have some colorful fish fabric that Mom had put wonder under on so I can maybe use that and make hollow cubes in under water like fabric and then press the fish on them. Have a great day, Huggies, Fay

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    I was at a LQS today and they had fabric that looked like the caves that you put in an aquarium and it had fish faces and eyes peering out of the openings. It was really cute!!

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    What if you could find some seaweed-looking fabric? :)

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    or gravel looking?

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    Could you find some fabric with bubbles to go in extra blocks. So it would look like the fish are blowing bubbles! Love it so far. Be sure to show us what you come up with.

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    What about something that looks like seaweed?

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    That is really cool. The cubes look like little mini aquariums.

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    How about coral, seaweed, or fishnet types of material?

    Or anything fish tanks usually have in them.

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    They boggle the mind to look at. Very cool. If I had to fill in I would pick something in the hues in the fish scene like aqua or in the greens. Just my opinion.

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    Very cool! I am planning a hollow cube as one of my next projects.

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    What about starfish, seahorses, coral, along with diver. treasue too! My grandsons quilt is made from that fish fabric.

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    This gave me an idea for something I want to make my daughter. Thanks. Great blocks, great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    Since those are tropical fish, could you find a diver or maybe a treasure chest like people keep in their fish tanks?
    Perfect idea. Keep the water the same color and they will all look like that is what you planned in the beginning.

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    I really like it the way you have it laid out in the irregular shape. Would make a neat/different wall hanging.
    The blocks are wonderful

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    They cubes are cute, don't think the beige block would work.

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