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    Tracy Delegal--What are you up to? Love to see an experiment. If you are stuck for a topic we were expressing freedom this month. Should get a couple of cool projects showing here soon.

    Remember it does not have to be fancy or finished or big. Small and incomplete and an experiment is fine in THIS little enclave of oddballs.
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    i think our heatwave ends today or tomorrow. it's the humidity that i hate! i'd love to send some, suzie! but i'm trying to store some for our coming winter. good gracious, it's nearly august and then fall is upon us!!
    i have misplaced my camera in the clutter i call home. when i find it i will share my newest mug hug, perfect for teatime!
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    scarves

    I have a question for this group. My (sort of job) is dyeing bamboo
    scarves and they get shipped to a Seattle store and sell there
    Right now I am trying as many surface design techniques that will handle the washing machine. I currently don't have time to make art quilts but my scarves have become my form of expression. Would you mind if I posted the best of them here and explain the technique I used? Judy
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    We have been discussing how to find the challenge threads on this forum for a while. There are drawbacks and advantages to the many options we have talked over. But lo and behold I think the 'powers of the forum' already created a good solution to make life easier and more fun for us all.

    There is a search thread tool up in the right hand corner of the thread feed (See it there in the grab I posted with this?) You can search for posts by date. So want that theme of last june? Look up 'June Challenge 2012' . You may get a few hits but not many so the post you want is easy to find.

    Also there is an option to arrange the listings on the forum under the 'display' menu and this configuration shown in the grab I am posting with this note is the last choice on that menu. . See how easy it is to find a discussion without scrolling back through the pages??

    I though we might want to try these solutions out this month and see if they work for us?
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    i'm willing to try the new grab solution. and i'd also like to see the scarves and hear about the techniques. they won't let us buy and sell things in this part of the forum, but i'd love to see what you've been up to, judy!
    i just opened up the 'grab' and there we were! woo hoo, suzi! slick!!
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    So, my next art quilts will be Double Wedding Rings. Two dear young friends were married last weekend .My daughter & her recovering sweetie will marry Saturday in the park at sunset. Stay tuned!
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    I think it would probably be best to write about the techniques I'm trying to be written on my blot so there wouldn't ne any conflict of interest. I think that will be best.

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    I would love to see surface design info! They work great for art Q's as well and I would appreciate anything you would care to post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    So, my next art quilts will be Double Wedding Rings. Two dear young friends were married last weekend .My daughter & her recovering sweetie will marry Saturday in the park at sunset. Stay tuned!
    And I bet knowing you that they may very well be quite artistic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog55 View Post
    I think it would probably be best to write about the techniques I'm trying to be written on my blot so there wouldn't ne any conflict of interest. I think that will be best.
    Can you post a link when you try new techniques so we can go see?
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    Yes. I'll do that'

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    Hey I finally found my way back here! It seems as though I find this group every few months and then forget where you are! But I have booked marked you and Now I know how to get back!

    Judy I would love to see the bamboo dying you do on your scarfs.

    It has been really fun to check out some of the different things done here. Great place!
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    Dyeing

    On the bottom caption under my name, I have pics of some of my dyeing-socks, scarves, fabric and t-shirts. I do need to add more since I haven't added the ones with surface design yet. My new computer should be arriving this week, cause I sure can't do it on this Kindle. Except for the fabric and shirts, all pf my socks are made of bamboo rayon. Won't use anything else!
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    Good to see you back here marytoddiz and glad we are bookmarked. Lots of fun going on. Join on in!!!
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    OK ladies....I need some suggestions here. I am doing this freedom Q for the monthly challenge. Except I am of course a contrarian and so this is a quilt displaying the protests here in Chile done by the students. They want better education from a government who can afford to give it to them. The photo doesn't show up the contrast well but it is students with flags protesting.

    I know the blue border is too large and I will make it smaller. I am happy with the quilting so far. But that outer border needs something. Any ideas??? Other thoughts? Please be brutal.....
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    Great idea. Freedom to protest is very important, especially if it is constructive. I don't see the faces well. Maybe enhance with a little drawing? Here comes August!!
    Dotty in NYC

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    Cool August Challenge-----Frozen

    OK, you are all sweltering.. and I am down here freezing so this month let's talk about that in fabric.

    How about portraying anything along the theme of "Frozen" ?? Could be bright popsicles, soft colors of ice cream, crystalline ice cubes? I'm sure you can come up with all sorts of frosty ideas to keep you cool this month. How about drifts of snow, icicles on a tree, or ???????

    Think of all the possible lovely embellishments in beads and dangly clear bits. And....well you get the idea.

    Looking forward to seeing the finished July projects and seeing the progress of the August goodies. My July is going to be completed tomorrow I hope. And I have just started thinking about showing off the cold. Wish I wasn't surrounded with it but that's my lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suziehammond View Post
    Tracy Delegal--What are you up to? Love to see an experiment. If you are stuck for a topic we were expressing freedom this month. Should get a couple of cool projects showing here soon.

    Remember it does not have to be fancy or finished or big. Small and incomplete and an experiment is fine in THIS little enclave of oddballs.

    Not fancy but my first attempt. I am actually working on 3. One is a Crazy Quilt, but I have started on two AQs. Here they are..
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    Quote Originally Posted by suziehammond View Post
    OK, you are all sweltering.. and I am down here freezing so this month let's talk about that in fabric.

    How about portraying anything along the theme of "Frozen" ?? Could be bright popsicles, soft colors of ice cream, crystalline ice cubes? I'm sure you can come up with all sorts of frosty ideas to keep you cool this month. How about drifts of snow, icicles on a tree, or ???????

    Think of all the possible lovely embellishments in beads and dangly clear bits. And....well you get the idea.

    Looking forward to seeing the finished July projects and seeing the progress of the August goodies. My July is going to be completed tomorrow I hope. And I have just started thinking about showing off the cold. Wish I wasn't surrounded with it but that's my lot.
    I came back here to see what the next Challange would be! But saw that you had responded to me!I purchased fabric last weekend. And I think it fits this Challange pretty closely! Here is my reference pic.
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    In honor of the Oldenburg show at MOMArt I think I'll make some popsicle pincushions! I have done cupcakes, tarts, lots of pumpkins & squash pincushions. Extra fun gifts.
    Dotty in NYC

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    well I am on my last block and will have my Vintage Valentine quilt ready to put together and get it quilted . Hope to get it finished before cold weather here in Oklahoma. Supposed to hit close to 100 degrees today.!!!! A C sure feels good.
    Landscape quilts and needle turn applique favs.Antlers,Ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Delegal View Post
    I I think it fits this Challange pretty closely! Here is my reference pic.
    Your first attempts are great. I love that technique, it is so very useful. And you are obviously getting it down to a fine science. That green grass type fabric worked out very well.

    You next photo icy challenge is going to stretch you I imagine and since you were brave enough to put it out there in advance I thought I would too. No changing my mind on this one. I love that photo you picked and can't wait to see what you do with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jolo View Post
    well I am on my last block and will have my Vintage Valentine quilt ready.
    Good for you for sticking to it. Can't wait for the photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    I think I'll make some popsicle pincushions!
    I can't wait to see those! What a great idea...I am sure I need some of those for the summer! See them soon I hope.
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    OK I just found an oddball fabric art project I thought some of you might like to see.

    http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/08/olek-locomotive/
    Suzie
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