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Thread: Quilt as you go - different pattern on each block?

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    How do you think it would look if I quilted a different pattern on each block on a quilt as you go quilt? This would be for my son's Mickey Mouse quilt, so nothing fancy-schmancy.

    Or perhaps alternating between 2-3 patterns?

    The quilt is an attic window pattern with 3 blocks across and 6 blocks down, if that matters.

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    Super Member mpspeedy's Avatar
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    Hi,

    Your idea of quilting a different pattern on each block is a great way to practice your quilting skills. Since it is for a child who will love it no matter how it is quilted it is the perfect opportunity. In a quilt with differnt blocks one quilting pattern would not fit all. I have been the recipient of several quilt tops that were made from totally different blocks. I quilted each block as it's pattern required.

    Enjoy

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    i am in the process of making my daughter a quilt in the stained glass effect with five different designs. Each one of the five are quilted differently, which I think, gives it more interest. I would say go ahead and you may be surprised at the end result.

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    Sounds great the baby will have more to discover, and sounds so cheerful go too it

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    Go for it. I've done samplers and many of us have and they look great. If the blocks are different sizes all the more interesting. Just use a great fabric to unite them. Can't wait to see it.

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    I think it is a great idea :D I can't wait to see what you decide, I love to see different ideas that the quilters here come up with :D please post a picture when you are done :D

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    It sounds like it well be a very pretty quilt. :D

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    Thanks everyone! I've decided on 3 different patterns. Shooting star, something that looks kinda like a wave, I guess, and a diamond grid. I'm working on basting and quilting now. I gave up on the notion that I'd get it done by next friday. I've only just begun quilting the first block and I still have to figure out how to piece them back together. Then there's the backing and the trim and....:lol: yeah, it'll be a while. :lol:

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