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Thread: How to machine quilt this one

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    Personally I would do spirals in each block and straight quilting in the sashing. I think that would look awesome.

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    I love your quilt. I think meandering would be nice.

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    Just want to say I love this quilt but I am not help with a quilting suggestion.

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    Love the quilt. What's the difference between meandering and quilting?

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    WOW! Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments on the quilt...sure made me feel good!!! Thanks for all the ideas...gives me something to think about. Like I said before you are awesome folks!!

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    What an incredible job you did on the quilt top! I like the idea of putting the design on the tissue & then seeing which one looks best on each block. Surprising how the different colors/fabrics can influence the position of a design, isin't it? I bet it will look spectacular when you are finished!

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    The quilt speaks for itself. Meandering would be great on it.

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    Spirals would be an interesting way to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    I took a class on this very thing last week and here's what the gal did. She got some see through tissue paper and drew a design on it. She put her quilt up on a design wall (tape it to your wall if you don't have a design wall because then you can step back and look at it). Then she pinned the tissue, with the design printed on it, to a block on her quilt. Because the tissue is thin, and you can see through it, you can see what the design will look like on the block. She did a different design on each piece of tissue and then pinned it to a block until she found the design she liked the best.

    When you stand back and look at the different designs, it's pretty amazing. There's always one that catches your eye and you say "that's it". And there's always some that make you say YUK!
    GREAT idea!!!!!!!!!

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    Great ideas.

    Quote Originally Posted by RST
    I think a meandering or loose stipple would be a fun way do deal with the crazy blocks.

    If I were doing it, I would use straight line quilting on the sashing -- probably 3 or 5 parallel lines in each sashing row, forming small squares in the intersections. It would make a nice contrast to the "free" and randomized blocks.

    Another idea you could try, depending on your comfort level in free motion quilting, would be to hide a doodled shape in each block, probably in the larger, center block area. So it would give it a little bit of an "I-spy" flavor -- find the flower shape, the fish, the house, the car, etc.

    RST

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    I think I would try spirals

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    Love the quilt!! Gorgeous! I like the idea of the tissue paper and designs.

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    Meandering would look awesome.

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    Love the quilt

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    Love the quilt. Great job on it.

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    Beautiful quilt and a great job of selecting all the colors. Meandering would add fun to the already exciting quilt.

    Helen C...MO

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    Again, WOW, so many wonderful comments and ideas...no wonder I enjoy this site so much! I will check out your suggestions before deciding which way to go...my DH wants me to meander...he is not the best at color selections but he did suggest the printed lattice work instead of solids. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edie
    Quote Originally Posted by akrogirl
    Quote Originally Posted by Edie
    How about a spiral inside the block, counteracting the square with the circle, and a meander around the sashing and border. Edie
    I like that idea. I'm not sure that all-over meandering is going to do full justice to this fabulous quilt. Your color choices have worked so beautifully together and the end result is something I would love to have in my own home - thank you for the inspiraton.
    It is not all over meandering - it is a definite spiral in each block and the meandering in the sashing and border - Actually you could use two different colors for the quilting. Edie
    Sorry you misunderstood my comment, but I was agreeing with your suggestion 100%, lol. I think your your idea sounds perfect.

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    How about going round and around in the strips of the block. Jan

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    I love, love, love your quilt. I think it is screaming for meandering. I wouldn't know how to fathom a pattern for this type of quilt.

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    Somehow I like the idea of five pointed wonky stars in each center block....

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    Crazy but colorful. No idea on how to quilt it. :thumbup:

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    I think the meandering would be great. It sure is a pretty quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    meandering will look awesome!
    I agree!

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