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Thread: For seahorse anna - quilt design inspired by your avatar

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    I saw Anna's avatar a while ago and fell in love with it! Apparently it's from a pattern in a book but as it was only log cabins, I thought I could work something out in EQ. What do you all think? Apart from the seahorses, there are fish swimming up and down vertically between the seahorses, can you all see them? :-D
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    Very cool - love the colors, too.

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    Yes. I see the fish - love the seahorses.

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    Yes, I see the seahorses and the fish. Very clever, and very pretty! I love the colors.

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    Very clever love the colours

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    That is soooooo very cool......!!

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    I was looking at the work of Escher ages ago and wanting to do a tessellating design - I guess now I've found one! His seahorses are far more organic and tessellate into other seahorses - that would have to be done with applique but I like this version! I've been googling around and there seem to be quilt patterns out there called 'Tessellating Seahorses' in books by both Karen Bolestra and Barbara Schaffield but I can't find images of them. I don't think I'm breaching anyone's copyright as a) log cabin is a public domain block and b) I've only taken an idea and created my own design - there's no copyright in ideas - I don't think I'm treading on toes... at least, I hope not!

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    i never noticed the secondary pattern. very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    i never noticed the secondary pattern. very nice.
    It was unintentional - I was only aiming for seahorses - the fish were a happy bonus! Now there's honesty for you. :mrgreen: :lol:

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    Love it!

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    love the creativity!

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    Awesome pattern! Love those secondary surprises :D:D:D

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    Interesting .... very interesting mix ..... colors of ocean waves ....
    One to ponder ...
    Good job. Thanks for sharing .... How big is it?

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    Seahorses are super .... still see the wave action, but my eyes still haven't adjusted to the "fish" part .... maybe that's what I am seeing as wave action ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorneliaVa
    Seahorses are super .... still see the wave action, but my eyes still haven't adjusted to the "fish" part .... maybe that's what I am seeing as wave action ...
    Wave action works, too. A multi-purpose design! :D

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    It's wonderful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorneliaVa
    Interesting .... very interesting mix ..... colors of ocean waves ....
    One to ponder ...
    Good job. Thanks for sharing .... How big is it?
    The blocks are 6" at the moment and 8 x 6 so 48" x 36" but it would have to have borders... I haven't settled on a block size yet though. I'm thinking applique fish and or seahorses swimming round the border or possible a plain border and then do those in FMQ with beads for detail. :-D

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    Unique!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom
    Quote Originally Posted by CorneliaVa
    Seahorses are super .... still see the wave action, but my eyes still haven't adjusted to the "fish" part .... maybe that's what I am seeing as wave action ...
    Wave action works, too. A multi-purpose design! :D
    :lol:

    The fish are grey and vertical. Every other one shares the seahorse's eyes. The others are eyeless - perhaps I'll do these in beads? I LOVE beads! :-D

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    Very cool. Love it

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    awesome arrangement of cabins. I love the colors too.

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    That is so awesome!

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    that is stunning! I love it!!

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    Wonderful! It is always of interest to me that even avatars are inspiring!

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    Spectacular piece.

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