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Thread: Build a quilt around a central character you design

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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Franky has come out of hiding. The centre section is quilted and I am starting the outer blocks now. I hope to keep rolling along and finish ahead of my original BOM schedule.
    This is grrrrrrrrrrrreat news!
    Franky, will be ready to do a Happy Halloween Dance!
    What pray tell are the kitties sitting on now?
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    At the moment the kitties are laying on Franky on the living room floor. I tested my binding strips last night and Samantha and Dainty appeared out of nowhere.

    Franky also has arm and leg definition now. You should be able to see it despite Dainty refusing to move.
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    Yessssssssss!!!
    Japanese Franky is going to steal the show this year for your Halloween display!

    I still reeeeeeeeeeally like your red/wine web sashing fabric
    ... looks so rich with the shadings in it.
    And soon all bound and then let the adornment begin!
    I'm sure you have some surprises coming in the embellishment department!

    Congratulations!
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    Thank you. I'm happy with how he's coming along. And, yes, there will be a lot of fun embellishment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Thank you. I'm happy with how he's coming along. And, yes, there will be a lot of fun embellishment.
    And that I am anxious to see ... I have visions of some sparkly stuff ... some furry stuff (spiders!) and some fibrey stuff (cobwebs). Plus, I know there will be some surprises, probably hidden and hard to find.

    Oh yes ... I think Dainty and Sammi should get an place of honour in there too!
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    Love the characters I have never paper pieced so I'm not sure what I would do. For right now I am going to admire your work and continue to work on other projects I am so behind on. I really like the idea, tickles me. Ill keep talking to myself and MAYBE ill change my mind.

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    QuiltE - I don't think there will be as much embellishment as you are expecting. Spiders, yes. Furry, no.

    Raine54RN - paper piecing is not required. Franky is not paper pieced. He is made up of a LOT of 1" finished squares. Any method you choose would work as long as a character is front and centre. I hope you will find time to join us.

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    W4Me ... I can always hope!

    Raine ... yes, please do join in on the fun!
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    Here is Franky's back with hanging sleeve. I had a black fabric in mind for the sleeve but I had used it in one block of the quilt top so wouldn't use it again.

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    I plan to do some embellishing this weekend as well as the label.

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    Love the backing! .... makes you almost want to leave a corner turned up to be able to see it!

    What size has Franky finished at?

    And once done, you will be close enough to the season, that he can go straight to the wall, and you can enjoy him for longer that way!
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    Franky finished at 43" wide by 70" tall. He did NOT want to be bound, probably because the backing fabric was a tight squeeze widthwise.
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    I only embellished Franky himself. He has eyes, spider neck knobs, spider web buttons and a spider and web necktie. His eyes are a little beady but I love the buttons enough that I'm willing to overlook that.
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    The next character will not be for a while yet. I'm looking forward to seeing what others have come up with. Any new or recently finished projects? Or some progress reports?

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    Alas!! I am baaaaaack and on the QB!!!!

    I'm so happy to see that Franky is fully "dressed" now, with lots of "showtime" this season! Long, tall and handsome!

    I bet you SMILE every time you see him and hopefully he is hanging in your home so that you do see him quite often!!

    W4Me ... Your embellishments are perfect! The "button buttons" couldn't have been a better choice! Eyes are beady but not too much, besides, isn't Franky's supposed to be? Neck knobs are priceless. And he's ever-so dapper, with a necktie!! Your scrappy binding, just seems to "right" for this project. Your fighting with him to do so, was well worth it!
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    Hey ........ where is everyone????


    Come out from your lurking caves and at least say hello!!!!!
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    Thank you QuiltE, and welcome back, for a short time.

    Actually, Franky's eyes are beads, not buttons. Why I said buttons I have no idea. I bought several of the beads from Etsy and she threw in some adorable mummy beads.

    Franky is visible every time I come in the front door. Also, every time I walk from one end of the house to the other and, yes, I smile when I see him. I also find myself apologizing frequently for how long I left him in a box. He doesn't seem to have taken it personally, though.

    I agree with QuiltE, where is everyone? Surely there are some snowman, or penguin, or Santa projects in the works for Christmas.

    And I expect to see some progress on Miss Peep and her meadow for Spring.

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    Monsters Inc looks awesome

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    Hi jaybraueir - perhaps you can use our characters as inspiration to make a character quilt and join us. We'd love to see some new creatures.

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    Wow they are great.
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