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Thread: Quilting suggestions for bug fabric warm wishes quilt please...

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    Junior Member playswithcolor's Avatar
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    Quilting suggestions for bug fabric warm wishes quilt please...

    I have two of these tops waiting to be quilted. They have been sitting for over a year. I need to get them quilted and ready for a camper scholarship auction in August.

    I usually just meander on donation quilts, which would work for the bug squares. I'm not liking the blockiness of the top and would like to somehow soften the look of squares. Or am I just offbase and is this look ok for a little boy quilt? Let me know what kind of quilting will help out this top.
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    Boys like bugs and butterflies so it works for me. Maybe do a big x in the square to quarter it? Meandering is good to. Very nice of you to donate.
    Linda

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    Looks great to me, thanks for sharing
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    I don't think it's particularly boxy looking, & is completely appropriate for a childs quilt!! Meandering or scroll work all over would soften the squareness of all the boxes. So would stars in each one of the boxes with a row of stars along the border. It's a really handsome quilt1!
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    Quote Originally Posted by winter012 View Post
    I don't think it's particularly boxy looking, & is completely appropriate for a childs quilt!! Meandering or scroll work all over would soften the squareness of all the boxes. So would stars in each one of the boxes with a row of stars along the border. It's a really handsome quilt1!
    Ditto!! I agree totally. Great job.

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    I agree also. Really great quilt!

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    Very nice quilt top! I think meandering would be great. Do it in thread that you can see and it will look like the bugs have been wandering all over the quilt. Perfect!

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    I like that quilt, I think it is going to be pretty no matter how you quilt it. I would do the two outside borders separately and then meander the rest putting in a bee or butterfly.
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    I love the well wishes pattern and meandering quilting will relieve the blockiness and it will be great. This will be a beautiful community quilt and will definitely be loved by the recipient. Thank you for sharing.
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    I think ferny leaves of some kind would look nice.
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