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Thread: Quilting Motif for Attic Windows????

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    Senior Member peacequiltingnana's Avatar
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    I just finished an attic windows top with a farm theme. The windows look like barn wood and the quilt will probably be called "From the Hay Loft." I will be giving the quilt to my brother and sister-in-law who have a small farm and all kinds of animals. I'm kind of stumped as to how to quilt it and would appreciate suggestions. I've thought about a diagonal going one direction through the angle in the windows and a meander in the border but I'm sure there is something that would be more interesting. Thanks for any suggestions.

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    Is there anything in the 'windows' that you could quilt around? Animals, etc.? Just a thought.

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    Could you post a picture of it?

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    maybe stitch in the ditch around windows and out line the animals.

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    Pic would be good...maybe outline the grain of the wood in the frame, then in the ditch around the window and as the others suggested outlining the animals.

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    stitch in the ditch. Anything else would detract from the quilt.

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    I usually FM woodgrain on the frame. What to do on the block depends on the fabric, pattern, applique.

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    Yes, a picture would be nice.

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    Sorry - I should have posted a picture originally. Thanks for all your suggestions. This is my first attic windows so it's not perfect.

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    you could do animal shapes, like cookie cutters, or stacks of hay, tractor outlines

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