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Thread: Carpenter Star quilting help needed please

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    Carpenter Star quilting help needed please

    Hello,

    I have had this top done forever and decided to practice my feathers since my last few jobs have been E2E computerized designs for customers.

    I have the star and borders with feathers and SID done. I also SID the skinning yellow border seperate from the background. I pulled the bottom off my frame to get a better look. I don't want to over quilt it and I don't want to stipple the background. I used cotton batting.

    I had thought about just filling it up with more feathers, but will that be too much?
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    LOL It looks like it is "baggy", but it just hasn't relaxed from being rolled up on the frame.

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    Beautiful Quilt and your quilting is beautiful. I have no suggestions but wanted to say how much I love it

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    There's no such thing as too many feathers! JMHO...I'd continue to fill it with feathers...looks beautiful to me.

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    Thank you for the compliments. My daughter came out yesterday and said it reminded her of spring or a baby quilt. I looked at her and said it better not be a baby quilt for her LOL

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    I think it needs something in the unquilted areas. More feathers would be fine.

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    Your quilting is beautiful. I love feathers, but I think something else in the remaining squares... maybe something simpler, like curves?
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    I had actually thought about some simple curves..... hmmmmm

    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    Your quilting is beautiful. I love feathers, but I think something else in the remaining squares... maybe something simpler, like curves?

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    I think I will let it be for tonight and step away until tomorrow. I think my brain needs a break.

    Thanks for the help! Can't wait to see what other ideas come along from everyone.

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    Or how about a flower motif in the yellow diamonds? I think more feathers would be nice, but something contrasting -- even a teeny tiny stipple -- would be more interesting.

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    The L or V shaped areas in the corners- IMHO- are also asking for feathers. Curved shapes in the remaining squares, diamonds, and triangles would allow the feathers to shine. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful!!!!

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    I agree with Dunster something a little more simple.

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    I love your feathers and I think simple cross hatching in the other areas will let your feather shine.

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    I second cross hatching!
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    I love it so far but agree that it needs quilting in the other areas. love the simple curves idea

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    OOPs didn't read all the way - cross hatching would also look nice. I could be wrong but always understood that the quilting needed to be consistent (density wise or close) over the whole quilt. I am thinking that if you didn't quilt in the open areas that might be an issue later on????

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    Agree with Dunster only take it a step further with that diamond filled with curved crosshatching. Curved crosshatch would also fill those triangle units quite nicely. You need to get a curved template for that though. I would not attempt it without using the curved crosshatch ruler template. I have Ronda's ruler sold at Quilters Rule. I have the medium and the large crescent as well as the large double S (which I have yet to use).

    http://www.quiltersrule.com/template...dasRulers.html

    Edited to add, you feathers are beautiful and look great on this Carpenter's star.

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    I have decided to do straight cross hatching in the background with an lelele in the skinny background colored border. I will start marking n quilting the CH tomorrow. Thank you all so much!

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    Hope you will post an updated photo. I'm curious to see how it turned out.

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    Pic of Back on Frame still

    Here's a picture of the first run of cross hatching. I just have a pic of the back/bottom still on the frame. But I think it is looking good. My first time cross hatching, takes time, but I think I really like it!

    Thanks for all the input. And I will post more pics when my markings are off.
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    This is very nice!

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    It's all done! ANother UFO finished. Thanks for all the help.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ml#post5801223

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