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Thread: Underground Railroad Quilt Top

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    What a beautiful quilt!! Awesome job on everything!

    My quilter says if you don't want to distract from the design--meander. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Grace
    That is fabulous! I love that backing.. :D

    Thank you Ms Grace.
    Hubby has good taste.

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    I love the colrs your hubby picked out. The quilt is beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAHM
    That's beautiful, and I love how your dh helped pick the fabrics!! That's such a special treasure for both of you.

    For quilting, I don't know. What was the common quilting method of the day in the late 1800s? Surely someone here knows.
    Thank you SAHM,
    Hubby & I have like minds in many things.
    It is wonderful to share our interests together.
    He gets as excited as I do looking at fabric.
    I would say he has added to my stash more than I have. :lol:
    Sandi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt4u
    That is just beautiful. You did a great job on it.
    Thank you Quilt4u,
    This quilting forum inspired me with their pretties.
    Sometimes you just have to sit and look to learn.

    Sandi

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    What a beautiful quilt!! Awesome job on everything!

    My quilter says if you don't want to distract from the design--meander. :D

    Thank you barnbum,
    I appreciate your compliment. :lol:
    Meandering huh? :shock:
    Sounds good..........
    Never quilted other than in the ditch. :oops:
    The learning experience continues......... :D
    Sandi

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    This turned out really good and the backing is perfect.

    Are you planning on handquilting or machine? Either way I would opt to do SID or better yet 1/4" from the ditch with, perhaps, a decorative design around the dresdin plate, maybe a ribbon and bow or something like that. IMHO meander is too "modern" a look for such a traditional pattern and you did say your DH is a civil war buff, this would be more in keeping with the era. I think you will be very pleased with the results if you do 1/4" stitching from the ditch inside each piece of patchwork. Very traditional.


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    The quilt top looks wonderful. Your husband will certainly love it. :D I also like the backing fabric. Very appropriate for the time period. Some people are unaware of the purpose for these underground railroad quilts. They were used as maps to guide the slaves from one stop on the underground railroad to the next. The former slaves only needed to remember the sequence of the blocks to know where to travel.

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    Your quilt is beautiful, and I just love the material you choose for the backing!

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    It's lovely Sandi! Great work, no wonder hubby is pleased! :D

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