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Thread: Quilt a OBW??

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    Quilt a OBW??

    I'm a fairly new quilter and just finished my first One Block Wonder. I love it, but I'm not sure how to quilt it. I don't know what I'll end up doing with it. Probably either hang it over the railing in our summer cabin or use it as a lap quilt. Since I'm a new quilter, I'm a little concerned that the seams may not be that sturdy, so I think it needs to be quilted somehow. I think the quilting will be more utilitarian than aesthetic. What do you suggest?
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    I have quilted them in all the ditches. It makes a nice design on the back and doesn't detract from the design on the front. Your OBW is gorgeous.

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    You have a beautiful OBW!
    What about stippling it all? or an all over meander design?

    Here's a link to my OBW ... it;s done with an all over feather sort of a design ...
    Shabby Chic OBW .... Tout Fini! :)
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    Last edited by QuiltE; 09-29-2012 at 05:24 PM.
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    Gorgeous OBW
    I have done one with a stitch in the ditch and I did this one with what I call is my spicky stipple, by putting the points in the stipple it give me somewhere to stop and think about which direction to go to next
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    Woody ... oh please do show us the whole thing! It looks wonderful!!!
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    Those are both so beautiful. The variety in the block coloration is just fascinating to me. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Woody ... oh please do show us the whole thing! It looks wonderful!!!
    Thanks QuiltE , I have posted some pictures of the whole quilt here OBW She'll be apples, if anyone is interested.

    Nuevaquilter, I would love to see the original fabric if you still have some.
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    all of the ideas are great. my thought is that the quilting should not take away from the beauty of your quilt top... so keeping it simpler is better. i love woody's quilting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woody View Post
    Thanks QuiltE , I have posted some pictures of the whole quilt here OBW She'll be apples, if anyone is interested.

    Nuevaquilter, I would love to see the original fabric if you still have some.
    Thanks Woody for letting me know ... I'll surf on over and take a look!
    Last edited by QuiltE; 09-30-2012 at 04:42 AM.
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