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Thread: Help! Need ideas! on how to Quilt this Paperpieced Top

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    That is an amazing quilt. And I was going to ask what block/pattern that was, but someone else said Karen Stones McCommas Beauty, so now I know.

    What is weird is that Quiltville just posted photos of antique "Whig's Defeat" quilts in her blog today, and McCommas Beauty seems to be a modern version of that block (which also blew me away).

    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2010/...ed-lovely.html

    Trapunto may be overkill ... definitely "audition" it on a practice block or two, and also waiting to enter it for next year is probably wise - three weeks to quilt and bind may be rushing things (I know it would be for me, but I also work fulltime, so my quilting time is limited). better to take your time and create a blue-ribbon masterwork than to rush and miss by an inch.

    If you have graphics or quilting software, you can audition designs on your computer. Feathers might be just the thing, or maybe there's something else unexpected that you will think of.

    I can't wait to see the finished product, and please let us know where and when you're showing it.

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    Your quilt is really beautiful. I would have no idea as how to quilt it. Your work is really nice,

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    :thumbup: Gorgeous quilt top! This definitely deserves to be finished and entered in a show! You've had a lot of great suggestions for quilting. I can't wait to see it when you complete it!!

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    That is so stunning! The colors are spectactular.

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    Beautiful quilt and piecing. Have you started quilting it yet or made any decisions on your path? Sometimes I find that is the hardest part of the whole process.

    I really want to learn to feather too.....now to just practice!

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGSD
    Thank you,
    Originally, that is what I was kind of thinking. Then I started to wonder with all the points, if the feathers would be good or if it should be something with a more pointed design?
    That is why it is still unquilted I pull it out and the undecision comes again.
    I haven't done actual feather quilting yet on my long arm but have been practicing them and they are really starting to come together.
    IMHO, with all the points in the quilt (which is GORGEOUS, by the way!), the curves in the feathers would help 'settle them down,' if that makes sense :)

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    Oh WoW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaBear61
    Your quilt is breathtaking. I can't help with the quilting design, but I sure hope you can find one you like and get this into your quilt show because it deserves to be there.
    I agree, this is stunning :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheree from Chicago
    It's beautiful! I also made Karen Stones McCommas Beauty and can't believe how different they look with different fabrics and color placement!
    This is ALSO VERY STUNNING. I cannot imagine the amount of hours it took to create this quilt. Well done. :thumbup:

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    I am thinking about your question. Brain is not functioning how. However, suggest you go to www.quiltingstencils.com and look at their catalog to see designs that might give you some inspiration. There might not be anything there other than the 4 patch centers that would be a useful design due to the irregular shapes but could get you thinking. Will you long arm or domestic machine quilt this?

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    Fabulous quilt, keep looking and looking at it too!! I would love to see it once quilted too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    I am thinking about your question. Brain is not functioning how. However, suggest you go to www.quiltingstencils.com and look at their catalog to see designs that might give you some inspiration. There might not be anything there other than the 4 patch centers that would be a useful design due to the irregular shapes but could get you thinking. Will you long arm or domestic machine quilt this?
    What a fantastic site - thanks for sharing it. I am in awe of what is out there. Pity i did not know this years ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    I am thinking about your question. Brain is not functioning how. However, suggest you go to www.quiltingstencils.com and look at their catalog to see designs that might give you some inspiration. There might not be anything there other than the 4 patch centers that would be a useful design due to the irregular shapes but could get you thinking. Will you long arm or domestic machine quilt this?
    Long arm, but if I was to do stitch in the ditch I would much rather do it on the regular machine.. Thank you for the suggestion. This quilt top is still sitting waiting for me to get brave and also continue practicing my feathers.

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    Stunning!

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    A beautiful winner!

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    I really LOVE this quilt, it's simply beautiful, great work!!!

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    Your quilt is gorgeous can't wait to see it quilted .It will be a show stopper.

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    I think I would do continuous curve in the points with some type of background quilting (pebbling, peacock feathers ...) in the white background. Then do feathers or a special design just in the curved grey pieces. This is LOVELY! Where are you in SD? My DD es stationed at Ellsworth in Rapid City. (she is deployed at the moment tho)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGSD
    Quote Originally Posted by martha jo
    This may be crazy but I have been thinking of how you could come up with the best design for your quilting because this quilt deserves to win. Why couldn't you copy parts of the quilt on a scanner and scan it in black and white and then copy that on to plain fabric and it would give you the design and the values and you could practice on this fabric until you come up with the best design for each area and then tackle the quilt. Just a crazy idea.

    Great idea, I will have to try it.

    One suggestion. I took a class with Carla Barrett. It was called Quilt Whisperer. She sometimes takes a picture of a quilt top and will 'doodle' on it to show how she would quilt it. She might take yours and use it for a class sample. Her designs are over the top! here is her website.


    http://featheredfibers.wordpress.com/
    I think she just finished another Quilt Whispere class, but plans to repeat it.

    Last quilt I made I used a wool batt. It was like quilting in buttah! Just have to remember not to put it in the dryer tho. They can be machine washed (in cold if I remember right), but air dried.

    Thanks, Judy

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    WOWzER that is beautiful...i dont think it will too much matter how you quilt it....it will be even more amazing.

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    WOW. DITTO to all above. Beautiful. BrendaK

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    Love the quilt! Sorry, no help on the quilting design. I'm very interested in what everyone has to say as I have a similar lap sized quilt that is sitting in my UFO pile because I can't figure out what to do either!

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    It is truly gorgeous!! And it actually fits your bed. I have found that the older quilts are like square. So the ones I'm going to make will be little wider & longer....

    :thumbup: :thumbup: ;) ;)

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    What a beautiful beautiful quilt!

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