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    I have been working on this for a week or so.. it was from a wall hanging pattern my daughter saw.. I need to make it twin size.;( SO far it is about 36 wide and 62 long..) i just added the trees on bottom yesterday and NEED TO APPLIQUE THEM.
    Daughter... wants to add the same up on top............ but I need a lot of width as the over hang is about 14 inches.
    Also I need to know.... when you applique it all down do you machine quilt over it all or need to go around the pictures? Never done applique before.
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    If you have a good machine quilter- you can just have her/him quilt it down- but my preference is to machine appliqué them before quilting it.

    I like to put a "blanket" stitch on the edge. But there is... a satin stitch or a zig zag too.

    It is easier to do the appliqué prior to piecing it to your quilt top.

    I think putting your little trees on the sides would be really cute. do one per block and add to your sides...does this make sense? You could even add another canoe or a few fish. Good Luck!

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    I love it!! You might think of doing a few simple animal appliques also.. or maybe some simple flowers. I applique with the needle turn type method.. then you can outline quilt the shapes and do some quilting inside or not as you like.. also depending on how close you want the quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingIdaho
    If you have a good machine quilter- you can just have her/him quilt it down- but my preference is to machine appliqué them before quilting it.

    I like to put a "blanket" stitch on the edge. But there is... a satin stitch or a zig zag too.

    It is easier to do the appliqué prior to piecing it to your quilt top.

    I think putting your little trees on the sides would be really cute. do one per block and add to your sides...does this make sense? You could even add another canoe or a few fish. Good Luck!
    hard to see in picture but all but the trees are already appliqued with a couple different stitches,. the blanket being one of them... and I plan to rip the bottom tree panel off and put it on top so willapplique it then.. daughter thinks she would like it on top ( day and have another scene at bottom ( NIGHT) with stars and moon type thing.. sounds cool. I like the tree idea on sides too but have a lot of width to get she was thinking maybe some fling geese as well? it needs to be 39 plus 28 across + 67 across.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippy
    I love it!! You might think of doing a few simple animal appliques also.. or maybe some simple flowers. I applique with the needle turn type method.. then you can outline quilt the shapes and do some quilting inside or not as you like.. also depending on how close you want the quilting.
    It is my first attempt at appliqueing I tried to do a needle turn thing last week .. with no instructions and it was a nightmare lOL>( this seemed easier.. HMM @@ I like the animal idea.. like a bear or a moose ;)>.

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    if it were me, to add width, I would add a large brown border, something with a pattern

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylslight
    if it were me, to add width, I would add a large brown border, something with a pattern
    I need something else in between since it need to go another 30 inches..across that means 39 for bed and 14 or so down each side.. a 15 inch border is too much but I sure plan to make at least an 8..

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    You could use a a four-inch border around the top (in a fabric that reads as one color) - what goes on top of the mattress - and then make 15-inch (or so) borders from one fabric that picks up on the themes of the center of the quilt.

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    My daughter has asked me to move the trees to the top.. and make another panel across the bottom that is a night scene as opposed to the day scene. and that sounds cool..( stars, moon ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by janice4
    My daughter has asked me to move the trees to the top.. and make another panel across the bottom that is a night scene as opposed to the day scene. and that sounds cool..( stars, moon ?
    that would be very cool. So for simplicity sake, maybe add another two rows of the log cabins and the on each side of the trees do mountains? mountains connect with conoeing(sp?) and trees and the color sceme. or maybe rivers all the way down on both the sides?

    just trying to inspire you!

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