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Shinkansen quilt project

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gavino200

This isn't really my hobby. It's my wife's. A post by Kiha about a DD51 tote bag, got me talking to her about train themed needlework projects. Well, anyway she agreed to make me/us a Shinkansen quilt. She's just started a different project that will take about a month, so we've got a while to decide on an image. It needs to be fairly simple and to fit well on a rectangle.

 

I'm thinking of a 0 series Shinkansen, even though I don't even own one yet. Or maybe a N700 as we've been on it (don't own one either yet). Or maybe a railway station Shinkansen sign. These are the two we found so far. Suggestions are welcome 🙂

 

www.google.com/search?q=0+series+shinkansen+cartoon&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi_qquc3-7eAhVr7YMKHdgSDkQQ_AUIDigB&biw=1368&bih=722#imgrc=hH31lFcNeRBe9M:

 

 

https://society6.com/product/shinkansen_print?sku=s6-2543294p4a1v45

 

/society6.com/prints/shinkansen

 

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cteno4

There were some really nice Japanese travel posters done.

 

jeff

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gavino200
gavino200

I think it would be cool to have Shinkansen written in Kanji on it too.

 

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gavino200
47 minutes ago, cteno4 said:

 

Eh.....no....well...in that picture the sun is red.......eh....and the train is in silhouette....so... eh...that's very original.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 In any case it's still a beautiful image so I'd consider using it. I have a poster of this motif downstairs anyway, so I can't talk.

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cteno4

Ha gotcha! It was a discussion if we should do the logo cliche/known or more esoteric. After creating the logo cocktail and many were consumed we went with cliche...

 

jeff

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marknewton

Cliche or not, Jeff, it’s a nice image. Looks good on a T-shirt, too! 🙂

 

All the best,

 

Mark.

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gavino200

I'm considering some variation of this. Not locked into anything yet.

 

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cteno4

Will she be taking orders?

 

jeff

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maihama eki

In case she prefers something with a more basic or graphic outline, these would make good square quilt blocks (from Wikimedia Commons):

 

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Rapid_transit_icons_of_Japan

 

One example:

 

https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Rapid_transit_icons_of_Shinkansen#/media/File%3AShinkansen_jrc.svg

 

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gavino200

The quilt is finished! It's just as cosy as it looks 🙂

 

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cteno4

Holy quilt Batman! That’s brilliant! Just beautiful. Love the train fabric backing, that will keep you up at night.

 

will she be going into business? 😜

 

kudos to her!

 

cheers

 

jeff

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Kiha66

Wow, thats amazing!  

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JR 500系

A true art! You are so lucky Gavin! I would LOVE to have one of these! It looks really cool! Are those pictures of the trains on the reverse site all different? 

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gavino200

Yeah. Those are all little Japanese trains on the flip side.

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