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Thread: Kaleidoscope stuck! =)

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    Kaleidoscope stuck! =)

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    I am a lurker . . . I was hoping to get some ideas! This will be the largest top I try to quilt, and it will be the second that I have tried free motion on. The first with a free motion foot! My first free motion was a small baby quilt, and I used my walking foot. I have quilted many lap quilts with ditch stitching, but that just doesn't seem right for this guy. The blocks are nine inches.

    Any suggestions on a style that will look good on my kaleidoscope, and still be manageable for my big debut? ;0) There is such wisdom and experience on this board~ !!

    Thank you so much!
    Lara

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    How about something easy like a meander? No pattern to follow. Be sure to practice your meander on paper first. Really helps to get you into the "motion."
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    Oh, I forgot to say "Welcome Aboard!" Lots of great people and information here!
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    Welcome! How about circles?

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    I like your quilt. I kept looking at it and then saw big stars on it. What is the name of that pattern and who makes it? No ideas about quilting it, sorry.
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    It is a kaleidoscope! Just two colors; I used the template by Marti Mitchell. It went together more easily than I had imagined, and the cutting wasn't too terrible once I got the hang of it! =)

    What color thread would i use? The back is a deep red, the binding will be the same. Is a meander like stippling, but bigger? Would circles be like bubbles?

    I thought I would make a couple of pot holders today, and play with 'driving' and quilting. I know I'll need to make sure my tension is correct, too.

    Thanks for the suggestions, I need all of the help I can get!! =))

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    What about something like this or maybe this

    Make sure you post a picture when you finish it. And Welcome to the board. You will find lots of great advise here.

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    Here's what I did and I think it brings out the circular look!

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    I was also thinking about something to accentuate the "circles," so I like Kitsie's idea. I'd use a thread the color of your green. It will blend better than you imagine with the tan. You can audition the thread by taking a foot or two off the spool and laying it on the quilt. It will look a bit darker when you quilt since it sinks down into the fabric.

    Be sure and post your finished picture.

    Darren

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    That is a beautiful quilt. Moves a lot, I love it. Kristie's idea is good.
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