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Thread: quilting Affairs of the Heart

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    Senior Member ruthrings's Avatar
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    quilting Affairs of the Heart

    Hi, all. I am making an Affairs of the Heart quilt. Some other people have posted their squares on here that you can refer to. My question is: How in the world do I quilt this? It's a pretty elaborate appliqué, doesn't leave much room for quilting.
    Ruth

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    this is a link to the sew along here on the board Affairs of the Heart Cyber-Sew 2011
    there may be quilting info there or you might ask the participants as they may have some ideas
    Nancy in western NY

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    The absolute star of this quilt is the applique. If I were to LAQ one I would SID around the applique elements and do a background fill where needed to get the applique to pop. Either fill with pebbling, echo quilting, swirls or some other element. I would quilt in the same color thread as my background fabric so as not to detract in any way from the star of the show.

    If I were to hand quilt I would again, SID around the applique and most likely a simple cross hatch in the background where needed in a 1" or smaller grid. Many of the blocks in this quilt don't leave much space for quilting anything but a SID outline of the gorgeous applique and embrodery.

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    Echo quilting of the applique blocks looks good. Or background fill of heart shaped leaves. As mentioned above, use the same color thread as the background.
    JudyG

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    I am also doing the Affairs of the Heart, only 1/2 way so far, but I was thinking of echoing around each applique and doing a small heart paisley type of fill in the background. It is really going to be a huge job
    What sized blocks did you make? Have you put them together like the one in the book or did you arrange them differently. I'm having a hard time finding the right fabric for the little skinny border around the centre blocks.
    I'd love to see your finished top
    The biggest risk is the one not taken

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    Thanks for the advice, everyone.
    Hi, woody. My quilt will be nothing like the book as far as the layout goes. It is for a twin size bed. It has light gold backgrounds (2 shades) and the color palate is from the border fabric which I bought first. . purples, teals, golds, greens - all batiks. I enlarged the squares 125%, to about 9 inches. I have in mind a little narrow sashing too. I have 16 squares done, will stop at 20 (4x5) or 24 (4x6). I don't know whether to include some applique in the border or just use the fabric I started with. I'm really loving the project.
    Ruth

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