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Thread: My Snow Day Quilt

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    gorgeous quilt. Regarding the quilting - if they like modern - just do straight line quilting but in a non-parallel fashion. since the small inset strips are at all angles, your odd-angle quilting lines will complement them. I've done this by making a straight line across a quilt at an odd angle (you could use one of your angled lines in a block to start this if you want). when I get to the edge at the end - I make a 90degree turn and stitch to the next edge I come to...turn 90 degrees and stitch to the next edge, etc. YOu can mark this if you want since your quilt is larger, but on smaller quilts I just free style the straight lines. because you start at an odd angle, all of your 90 degree turns will give you odd, non-parallel stitch lines. Try it out on a piece of paper if you want to see how it works....I did check about half way thru my quilting to make sure that the stitch lines were covering fairly evenly....if they look too bunched up, then start a new stitch line that takes you thru the least quilted area and continue with the 90 degree turns. Here's a link to a small wall quilt I did that uses this technique: lake house
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    Great quilt. I like ktbb's idea for quilting. An alternate might be large circular spirals with smaller ones filling in the blank spaces where the circles don't touch.

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    They will love that!! I even love it and i'm not that modern. lovely quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloonatic View Post
    Wow I love this quilt! Did you cut and sew in those color straws or applique them on top of the blocks?
    I cut and sewed, a few were just tucks and inserts but all the places where they cross were cut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktbb View Post
    gorgeous quilt. Regarding the quilting - if they like modern - just do straight line quilting but in a non-parallel fashion. since the small inset strips are at all angles, your odd-angle quilting lines will complement them. I've done this by making a straight line across a quilt at an odd angle (you could use one of your angled lines in a block to start this if you want). when I get to the edge at the end - I make a 90degree turn and stitch to the next edge I come to...turn 90 degrees and stitch to the next edge, etc. YOu can mark this if you want since your quilt is larger, but on smaller quilts I just free style the straight lines. because you start at an odd angle, all of your 90 degree turns will give you odd, non-parallel stitch lines. Try it out on a piece of paper if you want to see how it works....I did check about half way thru my quilting to make sure that the stitch lines were covering fairly evenly....if they look too bunched up, then start a new stitch line that takes you thru the least quilted area and continue with the 90 degree turns. Here's a link to a small wall quilt I did that uses this technique: lake house
    I do like that however I'm not too sure about doing that on my long arm. It would necessitate irregular lengths, but that's not so bad either. But thanks for the brain food. Love your cottage!!
    I only have 18" on my longarm.
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    I think it is beautiful and if they don't like it you can send it my way.

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    Beautiful..

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    It turned out fabulous. The little sparks of color add just enough demension and interest. Very contemporary.
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    Love the quilt and the colors! I don't know much about quilting but I would think some thing angular to go along with it's modern design would work. Post another picture when you have decided and finished.
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    You really have created this with your 'artist's eye' for color. It is just stunning. I lalso like how you have varied the widths of your strips.

    I've got a pick up sticks quilt on my bucket list. I've always seen it done with a plain white or cream background. I'm re-thinking it now.
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