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Thread: Stallion Applique Quilt

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    I decided that thread painting wasn't going to work for me. So I decided to take all of the shading/highlights of applique off and do hand embroidery for that instead. Now after looking at it I am not sure about the lightness of the color, I am thinking a shade darker for the thread. What do you think? Any suggestions would be great.

    this is what it looked like with the appliqued highlight
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    this is a close up of the head with the hand embroidery
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    full body of the one palomino stallion
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    this will be the focal point of the stallion quilt
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    Looks like it is coming along just fine!!!...Keep it up, you're doing very good on it!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Beautiful

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    Can't wait to see this one finished

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    great so far love to see when done

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    Great start. I find when doing animals you just have to keep layering on fabric paint, thread painting, etc. until you get the look you want. Can't wait to see it along its journey (and finished)!

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    Looking like it will be just fine. I have that colorbook! Maybe a little more contrast would add to it.

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    What a great project. If you don't think it shows enough, have you considered using crayon crayola to darken the thread or even do some shading on the horse. color lightly and then add more if you need it.

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    I had not thought about that debcavan. I will have to look into it. Thank you for all of your input. It helps to have more than my two eyes and outlook.

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    An update to my stallion. I think the darker thread makes it pop just a little more. I put four different colors for the mane and tail. I am getting excited now that everything seems to be coming together nicer.

    replaced the light thread for the darker
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    the mane finished
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    the tail finished
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    that is wonderful, keep it up!!
    katz

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    that will be great when ur done

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    wow ! so much detail ! nice work !! and big !! Cool !

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    Beautiful so far. I like the darker thread. Maybe some very dark in places where shading is needed--you know, the undersides of the animal. I'm hoping you keep us posted.

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    WOW!!! I'm looking forward to seeing this quilt when it's finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    What a great project. If you don't think it shows enough, have you considered using crayon crayola to darken the thread or even do some shading on the horse. color lightly and then add more if you need it.
    My thoughts also. I think you will be able to softly shade the recesses for more definition.

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    Stunning work. Thanks for sharing. I will have to come back and keep watching.

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    Beautiful !!! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    Stunning work. Thanks for sharing. I will have to come back and keep watching.
    I agree, stunning. I'm bookmarking this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinkerQuilts
    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    Stunning work. Thanks for sharing. I will have to come back and keep watching.
    I agree, stunning. I'm bookmarking this one!
    ditto!

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    very nice!

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    I have been working on getting the colors right for the mane and tail. I didn't want to many browns so as to make it busy. I think that I am satisfied with the final selections. Hoping to have both stallions completely finished by months end. Will keep updating. Thanks for looking

    both stallions with chalk markings for the highlights
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    close up of the paint stallion's face and mane still have to embroider the highlights and applique white on the leg;
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    close up of the basted tail. I will take out the basting when I complete the applique. Then onto the rocks and the grass.
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    WOW! Gorgeous.

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    Cool! Really enjoying seeing the process!

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    This is coming along great!!

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