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Thread: I need help!!!!

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    Super Member #1piecemaker's Avatar
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    Okay. I've had this Memorial Quilt stuck in my head for a while now and it needs to come out!! I'm getting headaches from trying to figure out what I should do about these faces!! I'm no good with faces!! Sould I just leave them blank or embrodiery or use a little fabric paint and paint them? What would you suggest? Please remember that this is a WIP and is no where near being finished. I'll also attach the photo that inspired me. Or if you think its hopeless and I should just chunk the whole thing.... tell me that too.
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    Leave them blank. let the viewer envision there own loved ones face there. Great start BTW.

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    I agree- and that's so nice!! Keep us posted :)

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    Nice idea.

    The only suggestion I have for the faces - maybe use different shades of skin colors to suggest all the nationalities/races that serve in our armed forces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Leave them blank. let the viewer envision there own loved ones face there. Great start BTW.
    I totally agree.

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    I agree with the above, if you leave them as is any family can think of the people as their loved ones.

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    Ditto!!!

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    I agree too
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Leave them blank. let the viewer envision there own loved ones face there. Great start BTW.

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    great project, when i looked at it i didn't even look at the faces!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Leave them blank. let the viewer envision there own loved ones face there. Great start BTW.
    I agree. Very nice tribute.

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    I agree...leave the faces blank. By the way it is beautiful, please finish and post pictures!

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    I'm with everyone else - leave the faces blank.

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    Wow. Amazing quilt. Is this someone you know? I agree to leave the faces blank. Good luck on finishing it, and i hope you post future progress.

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    Ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Nice idea.

    The only suggestion I have for the faces - maybe use different shades of skin colors to suggest all the nationalities/races that serve in our armed forces.
    This is a GREAT idea.

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    i agree too.
    its beautiful already..gives me chills
    what a nice thing to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Leave them blank. let the viewer envision there own loved ones face there. Great start BTW.
    Agreed

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    Wow that is wonderful ~ I would call it The Price of Freedom.

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    My first thought was to leave the faces blank too. This is going to be a really great quilt. Please keep going. I'd love to see updates as you go too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Leave them blank. let the viewer envision there own loved ones face there. Great start BTW.

    I agree!

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    This is breathtaking, and I agree to leave the faces blank, or have them walking the other way with their backs facing viewer. Thank you for taking on this touching project.

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    i agree on the blank faces and the suggestion of different colors of each face

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Nice idea.

    The only suggestion I have for the faces - maybe use different shades of skin colors to suggest all the nationalities/races that serve in our armed forces.
    I was thinking the same...

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    That is going to be awesome when you get it completed. Keep us posted! It looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Nice idea.

    The only suggestion I have for the faces - maybe use different shades of skin colors to suggest all the nationalities/races that serve in our armed forces.
    I agree. wonderful start on your projet, BTW.

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