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InsufferableBratt
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PostSubject: I think I need more quilting books   Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:09 pm

Cuz I can't find anything good to use for a border pattern for my 12 Dog Days of Christmas quilt in anything I have!

I guess I have one maybe pattern, but I did the same one on my butterfly quilt for the borders and it was kind of a pain, so I was looking for something different. This is really going to push this quilt back, because I am the world's slowest hand quilter and I was hoping to have it done by Thanksgiving so it would go on the wall right after that. Since I know it takes me forever to ahnd quilt something, I'd been giving myself little goals and was going to shoot for one side a week on the borders.

Grrrr.... Anybody have any good sites to check out? I think I may be checking the library catalog online to see if they have anything that might be remotely helpful.
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PostSubject: Re: I think I need more quilting books   Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:56 am

A friend designed one that might help you. I'm on the wrong computer so i can't send a picture right now. (My friend did not sell her patterns and is now dead.) The pattern was merely paw prints. The 'toes' were small squares. The heel pad was a rectangle with the 2 upper corners cut off, The whole thing was relatively simple piecing, with staggered 'steps'.
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PostSubject: Re: I think I need more quilting books   Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:50 am

Do you machine applique? How about some bones with ribbons on them interspersed with some simple holly leaves. Or pick out elements from the "12 days".

(I suggested machine applique because I find it faster than hand work, but of course hand applique would work.)

A piano key border or simple squares using fabric and colors from the quilt would be fast and easy too. They always look good to me.

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PostSubject: Re: I think I need more quilting books   Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:31 pm

Btatt is looking for quilting designs. I told her to cut bones out of freezer paper, iron them on. and quilt around them. She didn't need another book, she needed her mommy! winking anitas
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PostSubject: Re: I think I need more quilting books   Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:36 pm

Anita M. wrote:
Btatt is looking for quilting designs. I told her to cut bones out of freezer paper, iron them on. and quilt around them. She didn't need another book, she needed her mommy! winking anitas

Don't they all. :lol:

Sorry I misread it Bratt. But being a mom I came up with the same idea as your mom. See, great minds do think alike :quilting1:

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