Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Need suggestion and inspirations!!!

  1. #1
    Senior Member sew_lulu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    798
    I need help. I want to make an embroidery quilt for my son but I don't want to make it the traditional 9 blocks quilt. I've already made one like that. What are my options?
    Thanks,
    Diane

  2. #2
    Super Member Quilt4u's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Merrimac, MA
    Posts
    9,038
    Blog Entries
    1
    What does he like? You could do an attic windows or maybe embroidery a block and put strips around each block like a log cabin.

  3. #3
    Senior Member sew_lulu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    798
    I did the strips around each block on his first quilt. I'm now looking into the attic windows. Thanks for the suggestions.

  4. #4
    Super Member Quilt4u's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Merrimac, MA
    Posts
    9,038
    Blog Entries
    1
    You'r welcome

  5. #5
    Super Member quiltwoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,920
    I made my son this....
    He loves it.

    It's a modified log cabin--strips 'round a triangle instead of a square. We went for bright, unusual fabrics with a black background. He is a teenager.

    How old is your son?

    My little guy wanted dragons...
    The possibilites are endless...
    Julie
    Attached Images Attached Images    

  6. #6
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,111
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltwoman
    I made my son this....
    He loves it.

    It's a modified log cabin--strips 'round a triangle instead of a square. We went for bright, unusual fabrics with a black background. He is a teenager.

    How old is your son?

    My little guy wanted dragons...
    The possibilites are endless...
    Julie
    I have always drooled over this quilt whenever I watch Simply Quilts! :D

  7. #7
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,111
    Blog Entries
    1
    You could pick many different blocks, any one with a big enough center to embroidery on would make an awesome quilt :D :D :D

  8. #8
    Senior Member sew_lulu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    798
    Julie,
    I looooooooooove your quilt. What is the pattern for that quilt? It's absolutely beautiful!!! My son is only 1 year old. He does love his cars though.

    I attached the first quilt I made him. As you all could see, it's just strips around the embroidery applique square. I just wanted to do something different that would incorporated the embroidery designs into the blocks.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  9. #9
    Senior Member sew_lulu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    798
    Thanks, I quess I'll have to start looking for quilt blocks.

  10. #10
    Super Member quiltwoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,920
    Your quilt is adorable.

    I like the suggestion of using your embroidery in a block. Some blocks known as "signature" blocks will have a more intricate block design w/ a center portion left blank for people to sign. You might be able to put your embroidery designs in those areas or modify the block to fit your embroidery. Not sure which is easier.

    I think it would be interesting to see the embroidery around the edges of the quilt too. Not sure how involved that would be..always more work to be done and not enough time.

    Quilterscache has several "signature" blocks of various sizes. The website usually has one quilt displayed so you can get an idea of what the quilt will look like.
    HTH,
    Julie

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.