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Thread: Motorcycles, Flames and Stars

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    I made this motorcycle top for my DS Jacob (9 yo) a while back and since have decided to piece the back using these stars. This will be my first large quilt that I will quilt on my regular Janome. This way he'll have a reversible quilt. I love the flame fabric on this one and had a lot of fun making it.

    I'm not really happy with the star quilt at this time, I don't like so much blue. I'm thinking of making a few orange and green with different colored centers. The star in the center is a canary yellow confetti material with lots of colors.

    Anyone have any ideas for sprucing this up a bit? I'm thinking also of sewing sashing strips in between the stars. I don't know, what do you think?

    Motorcycle Quilt Top for Jacob
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    I love the bright colors!!!

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    Love the first one. I think I would use some more yellow in the second one.

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    I very much like the motorcycle one. I like the blue and yellow. I think the star one need some lighter colored sashing. Pretty stars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    Love the first one. I think I would use some more yellow in the second one.
    Do you think it would look good if I use a deeper yellow for the larger star?

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    confetti star quilt block - use a vivid giraffe print for the border. and, by the way, they all are darling. :)

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    love the 1st one.bright orange or yellow on the 2nd one to liven it up a bit

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    I like it they way it is. Wouldn't change a thing.

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    I love the motorcycle side, has Jacob seen it yet? The stars are very pretty, I like the idea of adding a sashing. Maybe rotate the stars? It would give the quilt more movement.
    Can't wait to see what you decide on :D:D:D

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    darling! he'll be dragging that motorcycle quilt off to college! hahaha... really nice work.

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