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Thread: Need help deciding on quilting motif

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    Need help deciding on quilting motif

    I am quilting this small lap quilt of 54-40 or Fight blocks. The quilt measures 51 x 65 and the star blocks are 12" with 2" sashing between. I quilted a sunflower motif in the sashing areas and I am doing a swirl motif in the 3 1/2" borders in a redwood brown thread. Some of the stars were a little on the full side so leaving them unquilted is not an option. I will need some sort of quilting in them. I am torn between a sunburst with swirl center and curly tendril looking rays or a curved cross hatch diamond in the center. I chalked in the design on two of the stars so hopefully you can see and offer input based on that. Which motif should I go with. Should I stick with the fluid curves and circles already quilted or do I need to compliment the straight lines of the stars with that curved cross hatch? What all do you think? My intent is to use the redwood brown color thread in the stars as well. Definitely not the white/cream colored thread I used in the sash and SID

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    This is the sunburst design

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    This is the design I have for the border.
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    I like the swirly design and I may even (if I knew how and had the talent) extend the swirl into the star points! BEAUTIFUL quilt
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    Stunning quilt! I would go with what you like.....what you have done so far is wonderful!

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    I like the curved cross hatch. What you have done so far is just stunning.
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    Stunning work! I would do the curved cross hatch.
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    nicely done, and thanks for showing how you mark the quilt.
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    It is looking gorgeous! I like both designs but I vote for the first swirly sun design. I think it matches the curves in the other flower designs and looks nice with the border curls. I also like the suggestion to extend the curls on the first design into the star points a little.

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting!!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    So beautiful, curved cross hatch would look nice.

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    Wow! This is Gorgeous! I can see why you love working on this...it's turned into a piece of Art. I can't stop staring at it.
    I have to say I love the swirly sunburst design.....it's just so lovely.

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