Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: What would you quilt in this block

  1. #1
    Super Member btiny36's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Somewhere in the Heart of Canada
    Posts
    1,506
    Blog Entries
    4

    What would you quilt in this block

    Hi Everyone, ok so I received lots of excellent help on how to quilt using a fleece backing. Thanks everyone. But now I'm stuck. I planned what I was going to do with the triangles and the embroidered block, but for the life of me I can't figure what to quilt in the other block. Here is a pic of what I'm working on...Please don't look close at the quilting lol..first time doing feathers hummmm not great. thanks for any suggestions.
    Name:  baby quilt1.jpg
Views: 413
Size:  54.1 KB

  2. #2
    Super Member grammysharon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Monmouth, Oregon
    Posts
    5,098
    Blog Entries
    1
    I think I would just quilt in the ditch so not to detract from the embroidery blocks!!!!!
    A quilt is a blanket of love. Sharon

  3. #3
    Super Member Vanuatu Jill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ramona, California
    Posts
    3,057
    Blog Entries
    1
    I agree, just quilt in the ditch. There are many other feature details and Something more fancy would probably detract from the feathers and embroidery. Looks beautiful, BTW!

  4. #4
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    VIRGINIA
    Posts
    16,049
    i agree stitch in ditch!!!
    QUILTNMO

  5. #5
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    34,159
    Blog Entries
    18
    since you already have feathers, you could try this http://quiltingstencils.com/cornerforbr-1.aspx
    or this http://quiltingstencils.com/cornermotif1-55.aspx
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak THINK
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?



  6. #6
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    20,560
    I think SITD and half feathers? Can you use the seam on the edge of the block for a feather spine and do a half feather towards the coloured squares and then SITD the coloured squares? Use the tablecloth clear plastic over the quilt top and a dry erase marker to audition the designs to see what will work. I think your feathered wreaths look awesome on your beautiful quilt.

  7. #7
    Super Member btiny36's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Somewhere in the Heart of Canada
    Posts
    1,506
    Blog Entries
    4
    Thanks everyone for all the nice things said about my quilt. Oh I love that stencil site although my pocket book might not lol. I'm taking in all the suggestions, and also using a clear plastic to draw out some designs to see what might work. Keep up the suggestions. Once can never have enough of those.

  8. #8
    Super Member KimmieH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    1,054
    that was my thought too.....keep it simple

    Quote Originally Posted by grammysharon View Post
    I think I would just quilt in the ditch so not to detract from the embroidery blocks!!!!!

  9. #9
    Super Member quilt addict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    2,489
    The use of the clear plastic is a great help. I was wondering what your back looked like. Will the quilting show on there? If so, what secondary quilting pattern can you do to compliment the feathered wreaths you have done? Are you using a purple thread on your feathers or is that the marking?

    I like the stencil ideas that QuiltnNan suggested. If you center the point in the center of the block and they would make kind of a frame around your wreaths.
    Lisa

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    701
    See how Wendy Sheppard quilted something similar...http://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/201...ng-machine-41/. She probably has other examples that might be useful. This is just one. She's so talented!
    http://www.thingsthatarenotperfect.blogspot.com/

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.