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Thread: Carpenter Star quilting help needed please

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    Super Member Cybrarian's Avatar
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    The L or V shaped areas in the corners- IMHO- are also asking for feathers. Curved shapes in the remaining squares, diamonds, and triangles would allow the feathers to shine. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful!!!!

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    I agree with Dunster something a little more simple.

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    I love your feathers and I think simple cross hatching in the other areas will let your feather shine.

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    I second cross hatching!
    ~Laura

    Wise words from my 7 year old niece: "Aunt Laura, you must think you can't have too much fabric like a pizza can't have too much cheese." Well said, Gracie!

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    I love it so far but agree that it needs quilting in the other areas. love the simple curves idea

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    OOPs didn't read all the way - cross hatching would also look nice. I could be wrong but always understood that the quilting needed to be consistent (density wise or close) over the whole quilt. I am thinking that if you didn't quilt in the open areas that might be an issue later on????

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    Agree with Dunster only take it a step further with that diamond filled with curved crosshatching. Curved crosshatch would also fill those triangle units quite nicely. You need to get a curved template for that though. I would not attempt it without using the curved crosshatch ruler template. I have Ronda's ruler sold at Quilters Rule. I have the medium and the large crescent as well as the large double S (which I have yet to use).

    http://www.quiltersrule.com/template...dasRulers.html

    Edited to add, you feathers are beautiful and look great on this Carpenter's star.

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    I have decided to do straight cross hatching in the background with an lelele in the skinny background colored border. I will start marking n quilting the CH tomorrow. Thank you all so much!

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    Hope you will post an updated photo. I'm curious to see how it turned out.

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    Pic of Back on Frame still

    Here's a picture of the first run of cross hatching. I just have a pic of the back/bottom still on the frame. But I think it is looking good. My first time cross hatching, takes time, but I think I really like it!

    Thanks for all the input. And I will post more pics when my markings are off.
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    Last edited by knlsmith; 01-13-2013 at 06:52 PM.

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