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Thread: Chicken Quilt

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    Junior Member GiddyUpGo's Avatar
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    Chicken Quilt

    Hi all, I'm making this quilt for a friend of mine. Now that I've finished the top I'm pretty sure I should wait another 10 or 15 years before attempting triangles again. This was really challenging and I obviously haven't perfected my seams enough for triangles and/or so many small pieces, because I had a lot of issues with pieces being too small or too big because I hadn't got the quarter inch seam exactly right. So anyway I think it came out OK considering ...

    Now I'm looking for some ideas on how to quilt the thing, so I've posted a picture. I still have tension issues when FMQing so I don't really want to do that with this quilt since it is a gift. I also really dislike burying a lot of threads so I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas how to quilt this with a walking foot, preferably using only a few lines? Maybe that's an unrealistic plan?

    Anyway would love any suggestions or ideas. Thanks!

    Becki
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    it looks great so far. how far apart does your batting say the quilting needs to be? if not too close, then just X's in the blocks?
    Nancy in western NY

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    I would use my walking foot to quilt all the straight lines. I would then quilt straight lines inside the blocks like the tick tack toe pattern.

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    I agree with Tartan.Corner to corner.
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    I agree with our friends that corner to corner would be easiest.......
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    Looks great! Don't be so hard on yourself.
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    Great quilt. I agree with Tartan she had a great plan!!!!

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    I love your quilt.
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    This is so cute! You should be proud of yourself!!
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    I was reading on this blog the other day about doing this stretched zig zag with a walking foot. I want to try it.
    http://www.crazymomquilts.blogspot.c...-quilting.html

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