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    Seeking Quilting Advice!

    A few months ago I made this baby quilt and just did an allover stipple pattern to quilt it:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...30-366513.html

    Now I have another one just like it (but in the blues colorway) ready to quilt, and I'd like to do something a little more interesting and creative with the quilting. I have wracked my brain for a cool way to FMQ the blocks that won't involve too much starting and stopping, and thought I'd ask you all for some ideas. What do you think?

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    ​It might be fun to play up the negative space first? Echoing at 1/2 inch intervals down the length of the shapes in the cream might be a start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​It might be fun to play up the negative space first? Echoing at 1/2 inch intervals down the length of the shapes in the cream might be a start?
    GMTA ... exactly where I went with SITD around the blocks first ... then echo ... though I;d probably go smaller than the 1/2 inch. Then see what next. More echo? or a fine stipple in the background. Your blocks would pop right up.
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    If you would like to do a similar "meandering" design, there are many stencils available with specific designs but set in a meandering fmw arrangement. You would have to mark them but the use of the "Magic Chalk" pounce type system would make marking easy. There are flowers, hearts, loops and many many more motifs.

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    Actually, your stipple work looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmary View Post
    Actually, your stipple work looks great!
    I do so agree!!!!

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    I really like the meandering that you've done on your first quilt. If pushed to suggest something different, I might go with a diagonal diamond design.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmary View Post
    Actually, your stipple work looks great!
    Quote Originally Posted by mighty View Post
    I do so agree!!!!
    Thanks, both of you...
    Last edited by sewbizgirl; 01-10-2013 at 06:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    I really like the meandering that you've done on your first quilt. If pushed to suggest something different, I might go with a diagonal diamond design.
    Thanks for all the suggestions... I still don't really have that "ah ha!" on what to do. Still pondering.

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