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Thread: Help with quiltpattern please,just finished sandwich

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    Beautiful! FMQ would look great!

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    Did you use a pattern for this quilt, or did you design it yourself?

    Thanks, Nancy O.[/quote]

    It is my own design and I will name it guardian angel.......unless I wreck it with FMQ

    @Teresa: what is a curved quarter inch?? :oops: I know all three words but together in terms of quilting pattern I do not have a clue

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59
    Did you use a pattern for this quilt, or did you design it yourself?

    Thanks, Nancy O.
    It is my own design and I will name it guardian angel.......unless I wreck it with FMQ

    @Teresa: what is a curved quarter inch?? :oops: I know all three words but together in terms of quilting pattern I do not have a clue[/quote]

    picture a square, quilting one side of the square, start quilting from one corner of the square, gracefully extending out 1/4" and ending back at the next corner - now go to the next corner, extending out 1/4" and back to the next corner - am I clear? did you ever see the japanese shorbi (spelling?)quilting it ends up looking like interlocking circles, I will try to find something and post, hard to do today, I am at work. this can be continuous throughout the entire quilt without stopping and starting again.

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    Oops, I was supposed to post a close-up picture for you when I got home last night. It was too crazy. Here I am at work again and cannot post a picture. I'm sorry.

    Can someone show her close up of some meandering?

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    :oops: :oops: :oops: so sorry......do you mean something like echoquilting a quarter inch apart?
    No hurry at all, I will make a couple of testpatches before I dare to start with the quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    I love what Judi Madsen does with triangles. Check out her blog to this date Thursday, February 11, 2010

    http://greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com...max-results=20
    boah - I love it too!! But this is all out of my reach. Will see whether I live long enough to get close to that......

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    A meandering stitch would look great. It a fun and easier way to quilt it and looks so nice. Give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59
    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    I love what Judi Madsen does with triangles. Check out her blog to this date Thursday, February 11, 2010

    http://greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com...max-results=20
    boah - I love it too!! But this is all out of my reach. Will see whether I live long enough to get close to that......
    the triangles aren't so hard. try a practice one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59
    :oops: :oops: :oops: so sorry......do you mean something like echoquilting a quarter inch apart?
    No hurry at all, I will make a couple of testpatches before I dare to start with the quilt
    No, not echo quilting, this is a sort of just meander all over. Kinda like a winding road or a river that is flowing back and forth across a meadow.

    If you know what a stipple is, think of much bigger scale.

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    I looked at the blog for Judi Madsen.
    3rd or 4th picture down shows what I call curved quarter inch.

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    Do you think I should practice five more years or go for SID :oops: :oops: :oops:
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    Silence gives consent :lol:

    DH thinks anyhow that I am going nuts wearing gloves this time a year........

    I think I will practice on these swirls by tomorrow. Just picture them in better shape and in the white part of the fabric. Dont you think it adds some movement?

    thanks so much again for the support
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    The swirls look great! They are very forgiving to mistakes too. If it makes you more comfortable, you could try to match the top thread to the color of each block. After a few quilts, I'm just now getting brave enough to use a contrasting color.

    On your first sample with the 1/4 curved triangles, the bottom right looks pretty good. There is definitely a learning curve with FMQ. Don't forget, once it's washed and puckers up a little, what you consider mistakes, others won't even notice. :)

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    What kind of gloves are you wearing? I like the machingers. They are lighter than the gardening gloves and fit so well, I can even change the bobbin with them on.

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    Can't help you on the quilting since all I've done so far is SID, but I just wanted to say how much I love this quilt. I love the pattern and your choice of colors. The recipient is one lucky person.

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    I would not quilt over top of the fairies. I'm new to the site so I don't know all the abbreviations yet but I would do the border, then the pinwheels, then a small quilting around the fairies but not through them. Does that make sense to anyone else?

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    thanks for the encuragement. I have the machingers also but it must look funny sewing in underwear (its unbearable hot right now) and wearing gloves......
    Again midnight over here. I am sure I will have a FMQ dream!?

    BTW: I think it is a good idea to go by according colors but do you think I can quilt with normal sewing thread as i only have off white and blue machine quilting thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59
    thanks for the encuragement. I have the machingers also but it must look funny sewing in underwear (its unbearable hot right now) and wearing gloves......
    Again midnight over here. I am sure I will have a FMQ dream!?

    BTW: I think it is a good idea to go by according colors but do you think I can quilt with normal sewing thread as i only have off white and blue machine quilting thread?
    Not so sure I'll get that visual out of my head for awhile! LOL

    Try samples of the designs you want with the thread you have. If I don't have the quilting thread I want, I use Gutterman's sewing thread. If your machine likes it, go for it!

    Here is a picture of the swirls I just did. I also did the triangles on mine. It blended with some of the stars, but contrasted with the background.
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    However you decide to quilt it, you did a great job on that quilt.

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    Gosh Granny_59!! If that's one of your first quilts I am totally intimidated!! It is flat out fabulous! The colors are vibrant, the stitching sharp, and the delight in thinking of that baby is obvious all over it! What a treasure. Cross hatch stitch it. Straight lines at an angle. Kinda like squares but from top left to bottom right.

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    thanks Sharoni

    actually it is my fifth.

    you dont know what this feedback means to me! I am sweating under this quilt for hours and are just halfway through with the SID. This gives me much more time to think about the visible quilting.

    @Katier: your quilting is stunning! I will sure practice on the triangles.

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    decorative stitch around the embroydered squares, and then a simple all over pattern or just simple decorative stitches on the diagnal around the center section would be nice. post how you do it.

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    The quilt is beautiful and I agree, just an all-over meandering would be terrific. You don't want to take away from the design of the quilt.

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    Oh my gosh, what a beautiful quilt. The child who gets this is very lucky indeed. You do wonderful work.

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