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Thread: Help with quiltpattern please,just finished sandwich

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    Super Member granny_59's Avatar
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    Just a couple of month ago I did not know that sandwich is not only food....
    This babyblanket will be the first quilt I will give away outside of the family and I want it to be good, as I really had a lot of work so far.

    If I would do FMQ do I have to make a different pattern on the borders or does all over pattern means it is made all over? What (easy) pattern would you make on it?
    Having not much experience with FMQ should I better go with QID?
    Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated

    Granny

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    cannot ans. but want to say the quilt looks so nice ! I respect the time, effort and Love you put into it !

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    You can just do a meander all over the entire quilt and it would look great. You could do something different in the borders if you want but when I "meander" over a quilt I usually cover the whole quilt with the same pattern
    Think of a large stipple. Or try a loop -de- loop, not real small.
    I usually use a varigated thread when quilting like that.

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    What a darling quilt. I agree, an all-over meandering stitch would be really nice.

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    I love your quilt, an all-over would do.

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    thanks so much.
    With big stipple all over do you go by "rows"? And how do you make the pattern look like all over? I mean that the rows snug into each other............sorry cant explain any better

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    It's hard to explain without a picture, I'm at work and can't post one.
    not by rows, by "area". You will want to look at the quilt and have all the stitching blend so that you can't really tell what the "area's" are. Or row for that matter
    If someone else can't help you with a picture, I will try and check tonight when I get home to see if I have a picture of what I am talking about.
    Hopefully someone else can help too!

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    you are really a gem!

    I have to drop out anyway as it is close to midnight over here. I know that website with the 365 quiltpatterns, but it irritates me that the lady is just showing them on little patches.
    I dont have a clue on how to get them on a whole quilt.

    thanks so much
    Granny

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    your quilt is just beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    You can just do a meander all over the entire quilt and it would look great. You could do something different in the borders if you want but when I "meander" over a quilt I usually cover the whole quilt with the same pattern
    Think of a large stipple. Or try a loop -de- loop, not real small.
    I usually use a varigated thread when quilting like that.
    perfect

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    Thats Adorable :)

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    Beautiful work. Sorry I don't know about Free Motion Quilting so I can not help you./Regards, Dorothy

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    Whatever you decide, the quilt is fantastic! If you decide to fmq, practice on something for a while till you feel comfortable with doing it.I practice some before each new quilting session to loosen up! :thumbup:

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    Wow, what a pretty quilt! Some lucky person is going to love it. Sorry, can't help with the quilting pattern though.

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    Love that quilt. Just go for the FMQ~!

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    I just love your quilt & you did a wonderful job on it. It's beautiful.

    For the FMQ or meandering, when I do it, I start at the top left and work to the far right dropping down to the next row so to speak, not really stopping but carrying it on. That goes from the right working to the left. That drops down to the 3rd row, working back to the right. Just think of the shape of jigsaw puzzle pieces, not really showing where you start or stop. I hope this helps and is clear. I'm not real good at explaining in words.

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    oh granny, its just beautiful, well done. some-one will be very lucky to get this quilt.
    i cant help you at all, im a total novice & dont understand what fmq & qid are!!! yet!!

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    What a wonderful quilt. I don't know anything about FMQ, but deciding on a stitching pattern for a quilt is the hardest thing I do. Any help for hand quilters?

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    When you stipple all over you do not pay any attention to the quilt pattern just fill in the space.

    you should work from the middle out.

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    thanks all of you.
    I never did an allover pattern and I am afraid of...........well everything :oops: loosing overview, trapping eareas where I cant go back or destroying the effect of the pyramids by meandering over!?
    Do you know any good sites about FMQ. I only know this 365 patterns site and that lady always makes just a little patch.

    Would it be an idea to make something just into the solid part of the flat pinwheel to make the printed one stick more out and doing something little on the frames around the angles and then again on the yellow/green border? to start with....

    I just have to work this afternoon and then my weekend starts. Cant wait to get to the sewingmachine

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    Beautiful.

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    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

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    thanks for that link. Could only take a short look as I have to go back to work :thumbdown: will check in the evening.

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    Your quilt is beautiful. I am a professional quilter, If it were mine, I would = in the ditch around the applique.
    Curved quarter inch every triangle square i.e all piecing. by the time you make it to the boarders, you will have the curved quarter inch in your brain, I would continue it into the border even if there is no triangles-act like they are.

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    Your baby quilt is just beautiful, gorgeous, awesome etc.!!!!

    I am no help with the fmq. I have only made 2 quilts in class and only stitch in the ditch. I am learning from this wonderful board and this thread. I will fmq my next quilt.

    I think whatever you do will be just wonderful and the new baby and family will love it.

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

    Thanks, Nancy O.

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