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    I personally don't think of ToTs as solids only because even if you step back, you can still see movement in the fabric if you know what I mean. I will often use ToTs in place of solids, like a large applique quilt I am working on has different sized blocks, and I am using a variety of ToTs white and creams as the background fabrics. I could use one solid, but I wanted a hint of movement behind the appliques, and using a variety of colors anchors the blocks instead of making it look like the appliques are floating there. I could have gone with ToTs for Wall-E, but it would have been hard to find 5 that are different shades and read as solids when you step away, so I just went with Kona cotton solids this time.

    I am getting better at combining fabrics too. I have used a large scale print before without heeding what color was in the background and had that background color match up with another piece of my block, so when you step away it blended and created a weird shape. LOL Hard to explain, but you really do have to step back and look at everything from afar or things can get a bit crazy! I envy people who can do this with ease.

    So far as the large scale printing, I am actually going to use my freezer method of paper piecing, so it's actually not as complicated as I made it seem. LOL. The hardest part is trying to decide if I should cut 8.5 x 11 pieces off my roll of freezer paper or buy the 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper. EQ7 allows me to print the line drawing out and it will automatically split it on 8.5x11 sheets, so I will just print it on 12 sheets and then iron the freezer paper to itself on the edges to create my full scale pattern, then I will cut along certain pattern lines to make my individual sections, it's actually going to be quite simple. I cannot even begin to imagine how I would do it if I regular paper pieced!! If you are curious about how my freezer paper method works for paper piecing, you can go to my blog (link in signature) and click on "PP W/Freezer Paper " under Tutorials on the right sidebar.

    Cheers!
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    thank you so much for showing me the picture of your kokopelli pattern. i have gone to the company and ordered it as well along with a few others i may add. it is beautiful. i hope i can do it. as i have stated i have only been sewing for about 8 months now. wish me luck.

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    Rachel - I love your blog site. You have done some awesome tutorials also. I am going to try the freezer paper in the printer the next PP block I do. Thanks for your insights.

    Huntersgrammie - Im glad you like the Kokopelli pattern... If you need help just ask here if you run into questions or problems. There is a massive amount of knowledge on this quilting board. Keep us posted also with pictures of your fabric selections and progress.

    Will post a picture later of Mikey's Ghoulfriend.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Little Moo

    This is Little Moo. He is the centerpiece (and focus) of a Texas-themed quilt I am almost finished with! Forgive the slight blurriness of the pic, please. Apparently I was a little shaky! All in all, he will be standing in the center of a field, under a mesquite tree, keeping company with the prickly pear and bluebonnets.

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    Shayzamn - Lil Moo is so adorable. Welcome, Glad you are joining in.
    Have an awesome day!

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    AthenaGwis ... sorry, I wasn't saying you use TOTs all the time. There are times they are right, and times where they are not. And yes, mixing them with "real" solids works too. As is oft said ... there are no rules with quilting. I'll check out your blog!

    Jenniky and AthenaGwis ... I'd be worried about putting freezer paper thru a printer. Could the wax not melt and cause problems?

    Jenniky ... lookin' forward to seeing this ghoulfriend!

    HuntersGrammie ... you CAN do it! Length of time sewing does not matter ... it's the desire to do that makes all the difference. And you have what it takes or you wouldn't be here!!!!! Let us know when you get your pattern and Jenniky and I (and I'm sure others will too) will be here to hold your hand as you get it done before you head south this winter!

    Welcome Shayzamn!! ... Little Moo is a perfect one to join this challenge. Please show us more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Jenniky and AthenaGwis ... I'd be worried about putting freezer paper thru a printer. Could the wax not melt and cause problems?
    I think you said you have a laser printer, so it could be an issue. i know others have done it successfully with a laser printer though. if you are interested, you can google some tutorials about how to do it. I use an inkjet, so there is no heat involved so no worries about that. Though sometimes when I use the freezer paper from the roll, I will get a jam if it doesn't feed right.

    I am so happy to see others joining us. I cannot wait to see what everyone creates. I will just be happy when I have my center done, I have no clue right now what I will do after that!!

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    Thanks AthenaGwis ... yes I have a laser to there is the heat and it's a no-way thing for me!
    I didn't realize there was no heat in an inkjet.
    Just thinking thru your feeding problem ... does the wax of the paper prevent it from feeding properly? Or is it because of the paper not being somewhat curled? Wonder? could you beat that by cutting your paper and then set it aside with heavy books/weights on top to get it good and flat until you need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Thanks AthenaGwis ... yes I have a laser to there is the heat and it's a no-way thing for me!
    I didn't realize there was no heat in an inkjet.
    Just thinking thru your feeding problem ... does the wax of the paper prevent it from feeding properly? Or is it because of the paper not being somewhat curled? Wonder? could you beat that by cutting your paper and then set it aside with heavy books/weights on top to get it good and flat until you need it.
    I think it's a combination of not cutting the edge straight and the curl. I have had luck ironing the paper to fabric and peeling it off and having it flatten out. But that's why I am considering buying the sheets because then I don't have to worry about either of those things.

    Rachel

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    well your a brave one you have know idea what you are getting into with me. lol thanks so much nice to know i can holler for some help

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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    athenagwis - I never saw that movie but Wall-E is fabulous. Can't wait to see more progress.

    seasaw2mch - yes, follow along and join us when you can.

    QuiltingKrazy - I'm sure you'll come up with something. We are here to encourage you.

    vickig626 - looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

    QuiltE - Miss Peep is adorable. I was thinking along the lines of athenagwis, to have assorted sheep blocks surrounding the darling Bo-Peep.

    charlottemarie - Welcome. Toby is adorable. Will his other blocks include bones to eat and butterflies to chase?

    TOO MANYUFO's - sounds good. After all Franky isn't exactly my creation either. I took the character and made him my own by deciding to piece him together out of tiny little blocks. Taking a photo and converting it to an applique works for me.

    QuiltE - well said about the character. Tell me what your next wish you could find time for project is and I might just start a challenge for it, too.

    As I mentioned earlier, Franky is waiting for me for a while. I have some time as he wasn't even supposed to be started until August. Maybe, when I take a break from my glass etching I will sew a Franky head.

    Glad to see so many people giving their characters life. And it's a great variety. Everyone give yourselves a pat on the back.
    Since I love animals, I want to do something to honor the dogs I've had/have, as well as God's other 4-legged furry friends. I've never done anything like this so this is definitely outside my comfort zone.
    Life's More Fun with a Doxie !!
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    Rachel - I can't wait to see your wall-e quilt! My dd LOVES wall-e. like would watch it 2-3 times a day if you let her. I made her a wall-e quilt for her 3rd (well 4th by the time it was done) birthday. very excited to see your style for Wall-e.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntersgrammie View Post
    well your a brave one you have know idea what you are getting into with me. lol thanks so much nice to know i can holler for some help

    HuntersGrammie ... we Canucks have to stick together!
    And too, you might want to come on over and join a lot of us on this thread ...... and have something good and Canadian to take back to Arizona this winter, as well as your Kokopelli project
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/quiltin...e-t186260.html

    And oh, did you note, that W4Me who started this thread is also a Canuck??
    Secretly, Jenniky is truly a wannabe-Canuck ... we're adopting her!




    Welcome VickiG! ... yur furry friends would love to be a purrrrrfect theme for your quilt!

    HeyUItsMe ... Welcome as well!! .... What are your kids into now? I'd say it's time to make something new for them ... a special quilt, wall hanging or whatever!!!! It's summer and you could get them involved in the planning of your project!
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    TOOMANYUFOs - Hello Kitty goes visiting - love it.

    Jenniky - I can't wait to see Mikey's friends as they emerge onto your design table and onto your design wall and beyond. Lucky Mikey to have a curvy girlfriend. Is her name Marilyn?

    Shayzamm - little moo is adorable. Fabulous ideas for his other blocks.

    huntersgrammie - this is a very helpful board. Someone seems to know the answer to every question.

    vicki626 - sounds wonderful to honour a past 4 legged friend.

    Love the ideas that are coming forth. Yes, I think we will be here for a good long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    HuntersGrammie ... we Canucks have to stick together!
    And too, you might want to come on over and join a lot of us on this thread ...... and have something good and Canadian to take back to Arizona this winter, as well as your Kokopelli project
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/quiltin...e-t186260.html

    And oh, did you note, that W4Me who started this thread is also a Canuck??
    Secretly, Jenniky is truly a wannabe-Canuck ... we're adopting her!




    Welcome VickiG! ... yur furry friends would love to be a purrrrrfect theme for your quilt!

    HeyUItsMe ... Welcome as well!! .... What are your kids into now? I'd say it's time to make something new for them ... a special quilt, wall hanging or whatever!!!! It's summer and you could get them involved in the planning of your project!
    I don't typically do applique either so.....WAY out of my comfort zone.
    Idea starting to form in my mind.
    Life's More Fun with a Doxie !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vickig626 View Post
    I don't typically do applique either so.....WAY out of my comfort zone.
    Idea starting to form in my mind.
    VickiG ... it's good to get out of your comfort zone at times and learn the new skill! It's a great group here that's bound to help you. Another way to create your furry friends would be using the squares as W4Me has ... or how about PPing? or perhaps this might inspire you ...

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t114217.html

    There's LOTS of possibilities!
    And before you know it, you'll figure out what you'll do and be showing us your first sketches.
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    This looks like fun!!! I might have to get busy and create something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker View Post
    This looks like fun!!! I might have to get busy and create something.
    I agree ... you really should get busy and create something!!!!!!!
    Come on and join the FUN #1PieceMaker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    VickiG ... it's good to get out of your comfort zone at times and learn the new skill! It's a great group here that's bound to help you. Another way to create your furry friends would be using the squares as W4Me has ... or how about PPing? or perhaps this might inspire you ...

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t114217.html

    There's LOTS of possibilities!
    And before you know it, you'll figure out what you'll do and be showing us your first sketches.
    thanks for the inspiration! I've already downloaded a few pics of previous dogs I've had.
    Life's More Fun with a Doxie !!
    ​Have a Great Day !
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    With some wonderful pointers from people in the general quilting forum, I think I really am going to tackle this project! It's based around the enigmatic main character(s) from the indie Playstation 3 game Journey, which has really captured my imagination. (If you've never heard of it, I would recommend a brief google image search of "journey thatgamecompany" for some pretty desert imagery.)

    I think I might try out the method being used in a Mario quilt-a-long... not sure yet. I'll need to obtain the fabrics first! This might call for a trip to the store soon. Maybe taking it as a challenge will help motivate me not to let it sit once I get started!



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    More of Little Moo

    So here is Little Moo in his setting. I think he turned out reasonably well! I'm not sure my next project really includes a "character," but I have a lot more ideas churning around in my head!

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    #1piecemaker - welcome. Looking forward to a pic of what you create.

    Jennalyn - that looks like fun. Glad you are joining in.

    Shayzamm - Little moo is so cute. Will he be getting other block buddies?

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    Works4me - I also have in mind a baby horned frog... so Little Moo shouldn't be alone for long.

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    shayzamn - sounds great. All sorts of youngins.

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    QuiltE- I like the idea of being an adopted Canuck. This Cow is wonderful. What inspired you to make this particular cow. Was it for a special display like your table runners you were talking about? You have me so curious what you do for a living..LOL I suppose some day I will get around to asking you. Hint Hint.
    Um well maybe I just did in a round about way. So far the clues are.... you drive around in a truck alot. You have something to do with displays. So far Im thinking some kind of sales.. maybe antiques?

    Here is a drawing of Mikey's girlfriend. Her name is Celia she is a gorgan-like monster. The next character Im going to draw is the Monster called James P. Sullivan aka Sully He is a large blue furry guy.

    Have an awesome day!

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