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Thread: How to Quilt PP Stars Quilt?

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    How to Quilt PP Stars Quilt?

    This quilt has been an UFO for a couple of years because it's currently in a box at my parents' house on a different continent. In a few weeks, I will be reunited with it and I'm planning to quilt it this winter.

    First, I was thinking on hand quilting it. But it's 90" and the biggest quilt I made so far (there's another one in the making that might become even bigger...). I'm just afraid that 5 months won't be enough to hand quilt it and I really want to finish it this time! So I think I will machine quilt it.

    However, I'm at a loss of how to quilt the stars. Probably SID on the star outlines, but then how do I fill the stars? I would appreciate any suggestions!

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    Beautiful stars! I would fill the block backgrounds, then SITD all the details of the stars.
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    I made these stars when we made the 50 paper pieced stars book. Most of the stars are eight pointed. I would stitch around the outside of each star then follow a design on the inside of each star as dictated by the piecing. When I did mine, I did an overall meandering but it was a queen size and I didn't feel up to making each one separate. It worked fine but could have been better.

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    Lovely top! I think I might SITD the stars and sashing to start. Then I might go with traditional 1/2 feathered wreaths in the white and feather ropes in the borders.

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    Thanks! So, if I understood right, the suggestion for inside the stars is to just follow whatever pieces there are and SITD, right? Sounds doable, although there is one or two that have a lot of pieces... Yes, I was thinking of trying some feathers ini the white triangles as Tartan suggests.

    What would you suggest for outside the stars, in the star blocks?

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    Perhaps a tiny meander around the stars? I did that for my stack n whack - looks good.

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    You could also do some hand quilting combined with some machine quilting.

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    Wow! I donít know about quilting but it is a very striking top! Great job!

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    Monale, I would follow every inside seam, just see how the star divides and go around the sections in the stars. But that's just me, I think it would be prettier than the over all meander I did. For me it's one of those if I ever make again, that's what I'll do.

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    It's a lovely quilt!! I don't have suggestions for the quilting, but I will say I'm a little concerned about how full and wavy your borders are. Is it just the way the quilt is laying? It looks like you will have a challenge on your hands....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    It's a lovely quilt!! I don't have suggestions for the quilting, but I will say I'm a little concerned about how full and wavy your borders are. Is it just the way the quilt is laying? It looks like you will have a challenge on your hands....
    Mhh... Thanks for pointing out the border! As I mentioned, it's a couple of years since I took that picture and the quilt top is currently storage at my parents'. If I remember right, it's sandwiched, but I will have to check in November when I get there. I'll make sure to have a closer look at the border. Might be just the way the picture is taken, but I'm really not sure at the moment...

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