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Thread: Suggestions appreciated!

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    Suggestions appreciated!

    I'm a new quilter, and new longarm owner. I have finished piecing a twin size quilt for my granddaughter for christmas. She selected the pattern and choose all of the fabrics. I want this to be very special, and want to really quilt it, by premarking motifs and doing some fancy quilting, not an allover or meander.
    However, I have looked thru a million books and can't find just the right designs to use. The stars just seem to be throwing me a curve. If anyone has suggestions on a combination of motifs that would work with this design, I would be so pleased to hear them. The clock is ticking, and I'm getting less inspired and more panicked every day. Christmas is looming!!! The photo shows just one corner of the quilt with the stars, chain and piano keys border. It's quite wrinkly I know, because of how long it has been folded waiting to be quilted!! LOL
    Many thanks,
    Cynthia
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    Your quilt is lovely, your granddaughter will love it!!

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    I just took the craftsy class from Kimmy Bruner on using the ruler on the longarm. I think the techniques she teaches in that class would be great for this quilt. It's really pretty and will be a special gift, no matter how it's quilted.

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    could you replicate the star shape in the other blocks and quilt a star inside the center of the star blocK? Otherwise I would be tempted to do a meander that looped into stars scattered across the quilt. Very pretty quilt, by the way - looks like you've got a Grand Daughter with a good eye for color!
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    I do a large stipple, I love doing it and love the look.
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    If it was mine, I would straight stitch from one end to the other on each of the purple & pink line of squares & then echo stitch the stars & the blocks in the stars. JMO You done good girl. It is a beautiful quilt. You & your granddaughter have great taste for fabric & pattern.

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    I would do a terry twist in the middle of the square with a swirl and cc the points.

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    Thanks so much. My granddaughter is only ten, and I was totally amazed at the time and care she took in selecting the fabrics. We used 28 different prints, in 5 different color families, and she took nearly two hours choosing... I would hear her say things like "this blue has a bit too much green to it". It was awesome. So I really want to do a good job finishing this for her.

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