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Old 04-10-2021, 01:23 PM
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Looking for opinions: when fmq leaves and vines on a border up the left side of a quilt and then across the top, do you then continue down the right side so the leaves are going in a different direction from the right side, or do you stop and quilt up the right side so the leaves are going in the same direction? Thanks.
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Old 04-10-2021, 01:27 PM
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It is up to you. If you are putting it on a bed though, you won’t see both sides at once so do what is easier.
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Old 04-10-2021, 01:58 PM
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I use vines and leaves on most of my quilt borders, and I just keep going around...never worry about up and down, because vines are likely to be growing any direction anyway. I love my vines, but sure wish I could do nice feathers!
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Old 04-10-2021, 02:07 PM
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Never a single solution, I'm afraid. I typically like things that turn corners and march around in circles. Doesn't always work so well.

Sometimes I solve the problem by starting the design in the middle and going out from there, middle to middle or middle to corner.

If the fabric is directional, I typically design a directional border to go with it. Often that requires a mirror image as well.

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Old 04-18-2021, 07:06 AM
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I just quilted a version of feathers in a border and chose to just keep going all around the border and joining up where I started. I do like the look of continuity it brings to the quilt, especially a quilt top that isn't directional and may be turned in any direction.
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Old 04-18-2021, 11:45 AM
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Very nice quilting.
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