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Thread: Tiger for Grandson

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    I have made wall hangings for two of my grandchildren. One grandson couldn't make up is mind and spent sometime thinking about it. At the end of November he finally decided....What..right at the Christmas rush. I decided he came first and started his project. Well, I got it finished before Christmas and he loved it and wanted to share it with everyone.
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    AMAZING!!!!

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    Amazing!!

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    I love it a lot :thumbup:

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    That is awesome!!! I bet he loved it too :D:D:D

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    That's awesome. Great job.

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    Truly a work of art!

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    That, my dear, is a work of Art :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    What an awesome piece of work!

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    Beautiful!!

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    That is amazing!!!! :-) I LOVE it!!
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    love it

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    Gorgeous!

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    Wow! That is SO cool!!! Great job!!!

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    thanks I appreciate all responses.

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    That is amazing!! OK I have to admit I am quilt-technique-aholic. I always want to know the construction details, especially in something as unique and beautiful as that quilt. Is it applique? I am assuming it some sort of stained glass technique of which I know absolutely nothing about but have always admired the end result. Can you elaborate on how that was made? Is it a pattern or something you fabricated from scratch? Sorry for all the questions I just have that kind of inquiring mind about me and always want to know how things are put together if I can't quite figure it out myself by looking. Simply beautiful!

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    I took a class to make an elephant. At the class we got 5 pieces done and then we were on our own to finish. It had 120 pieces. I love making these.

    The process is not hard. Instead of using bias tape to make the black lines you use black for the background and build from there. I search the web for stainglass pictures and then modify them. . I enlarge the pattern and number each piece. I make a freezer paper pattern and take a sharpie and make the division lines thicker(this is where your black show through)then transfer the pattern to the black material(#'s also). Using wonder under I cut out each piece and place on the black. I don't iron down until all pieces have been placed(sometimes you change your mind). I use the small mini to iron each piece down first. If you need to move pieces this would be the time. Next make your sandwich(leaving enough on each side to square and put on borders). using mono thread blanket stitch around each piece. Next quilt all pieces. I then square off the piece by cutting of excess black and add borders.
    I hope this makes sense, but if you have anymore questions I will be glad to answer.
    thank you for your interest.

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    Thanks so much for explaining. Yes I understand what you did and WOW, I am even more impressed. Definitely a process that taking a class would help. Kind of an "inverse" stained glass technique for lack of a better term.
    I have always wanted to learn stained glass as well. I have only caught glimpses of the technique at quilt shows. Another one that a class would probably benefit and cause much less frustration then getting a book/pattern and trying to teach yourself. I found PP to be the same. Much more enjoyable and easier once I took a class.

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    Fantastic!! What talent you have. I wonder if you have considered doing one of an Iris. I bet it would be grand.

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    Wow!

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    AWESOME JOB!! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkm
    I took a class to make an elephant. At the class we got 5 pieces done and then we were on our own to finish. It had 120 pieces. I love making these.

    The process is not hard. Instead of using bias tape to make the black lines you use black for the background and build from there. I search the web for stainglass pictures and then modify them. . I enlarge the pattern and number each piece. I make a freezer paper pattern and take a sharpie and make the division lines thicker(this is where your black show through)then transfer the pattern to the black material(#'s also). Using wonder under I cut out each piece and place on the black. I don't iron down until all pieces have been placed(sometimes you change your mind). I use the small mini to iron each piece down first. If you need to move pieces this would be the time. Next make your sandwich(leaving enough on each side to square and put on borders). using mono thread blanket stitch around each piece. Next quilt all pieces. I then square off the piece by cutting of excess black and add borders.
    I hope this makes sense, but if you have anymore questions I will be glad to answer.
    thank you for your interest.
    Sorry for all the questions but I'm a newbie, how do you transfer the design onto the black fabric? And what exactly do you use on your pieces, an iron on applifix kind of thing. Sorry I am in Australia and either we cant get some things here or it's called a different name.

    It really is a work of art!

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    Wow that is a true piece of art.. You did an amazing job on it.. Cudos!! :thumbup:

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    love it.

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    I use white graphite paper. It is used in tole painting to put patterns on wood. the iron is a small triangle. You could use a regular iron, just use a little more care.
    If you are interested in the graphite paper and can't find it I will be glad to send you some.

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