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Thread: longarmers, How would you quilt?????

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    Super Member LindaR's Avatar
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    give me your ideas and if you would be willing to do it :thumbup: It definately would be a challenge...

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    Not a Longarmer but just had to say - I love, love, love your quilt.

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    I would do a large meander all over.

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    IMHO, traditional quilting probably works well on the flower garden portion of the quilt (stitching 1/4" from seams) with stippling in the background portion.

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    How about a circle in the center of each "flower" with petals in each of the surrounding hexagons. Then, a swirly fill design in the light background around the flower garden. For the borders in the upper part, feathers might work, or you could use the same fill you used in the background. At the bottom, a cloud-like design around the sides and top background with a spiky, grass-type design within the applique section.

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    OOH, pretty, pretty. Sorry, no quilting suggestions, but please post it when you are done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Image00
    I would do a large meander all over.
    No offense, but I literally screamed NOOOOO inside my head when I read this.

    I would come up with a flower motif for the GMFG portion in the top or do traditional quilting of 1/4" away from every seam but I would more lean to the flower motif but keeping it within the boundaries of the individual flowers. I would echo around the applique in the top as well doing multiple echos then filler of some sort like McTavishing or Charismah curls. I would carry down at least one or two echos to around the long flower that comes to the bottom part.

    In the covered bridge scene I would do some sort of quilting to make some of the applique stand out. Perhaps quilt very closely almost like SID only around the covered bridge, the path some of the trees and definitely the quilts hanging on the fence. In the open white space next to the farm scene is where I would have to dwell on it for quite a while. I do like the idea of clouds and fields of grass and maybe even a quilted tree or two. But I also like the idea of background fill to really make the bridge scene pop. That lower section really opens up to some fancy quilting but not traditional quilting. Maybe if I did a flower motif in the GMFG I would carry some if it down into that area as well. feathers, even victorian style feathers would look good too, especially if they were also in the peach outer border of the top section. So many possiblilites in that area. Even just echoing around the flower and echo around the bridge area until the two echos meet and then some cool echo fill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Quote Originally Posted by Image00
    I would do a large meander all over.
    No offense, but I literally screamed NOOOOO inside my head when I read this.

    I would come up with a flower motif for the GMFG portion in the top or do traditional quilting of 1/4" away from every seam but I would more lean to the flower motif but keeping it within the boundaries of the individual flowers. I would echo around the applique in the top as well doing multiple echos then filler of some sort like McTavishing or Charismah curls. I would carry down at least one or two echos to around the long flower that comes to the bottom part.

    In the covered bridge scene I would do some sort of quilting to make some of the applique stand out. Perhaps quilt very closely almost like SID only around the covered bridge, the path some of the trees and definitely the quilts hanging on the fence. In the open white space next to the farm scene is where I would have to dwell on it for quite a while. I do like the idea of clouds and fields of grass and maybe even a quilted tree or two. But I also like the idea of background fill to really make the bridge scene pop. That lower section really opens up to some fancy quilting but not traditional quilting. Maybe if I did a flower motif in the GMFG I would carry some if it down into that area as well. feathers, even victorian style feathers would look good too, especially if they were also in the peach outer border of the top section. So many possiblilites in that area. Even just echoing around the flower and echo around the bridge area until the two echos meet and then some cool echo fill.
    I agree with Feline....

    In the white area I would maybe put a few "hidden" items as they are part of the scene and then use the same filler background to bring it all together and make the applique pop out. I like the feathers in the border yellow strip as well. I would take on the job...but Feline would be good as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charismah
    I would take on the job...but Feline would be good as well.
    Thanks for the compliment Charismah but I don't think I am quite ready for this challlenge yet! While I have ideas on how to quilt it I don't think my skills are quite as good as my ideas just now. Maybe after I get a few more quilts under my belt.
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    Linda R you should definitely get a hold of Charismah to quilt this beauty!

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