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Old 09-19-2012, 05:43 AM
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Hi Everyone,

I have just finished a top that has 4 squares made up of 21 x 21 mini (1") squares. The large squares have smashing between them and are set 2 on top and 2 on the bottom.... Got the picture????

My question is... How do you think I should quilt this..... Meander would not be suitable.... Oh and the mini squares are made up of 10 different colours radiating outwards from the centre.... Sort of rainbowish!!!!!!

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Old 09-19-2012, 05:50 AM
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Sorry, tried yo post a picture from my iPad and it did not work.

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Old 09-19-2012, 06:06 AM
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perhaps a very simple stitch in the ditch, so nothing detracts from the piecing and design.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:51 AM
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With out a pic. its hard to say but what about radiating lines from the center or a spiral from the center of each block .
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:27 AM
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Like mini-Trips Around the World?

I think SITD would distract from the pattern.
You end up looking at patches instead of the TATW.

I like mary's suggestions. They are good in that they accentuate the different colored bands, which is the design.

If you just want straight lines and no FMQ, then you can do concentric lines every (or every other) band.
(white lines are the stitching)

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Don't have a suggestion, but love the image of ..."The large squares have smashing between them". Some of my quilts have smashing in them too ;-)
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Hi Guys

Here is a picture of one of the squares.... can you see my problem.... also, as well as how to quilt, any ideas on what colour thread would be great!

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Oh.... I have used blue SMASHING - LOL LOL LOL!

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Old 09-20-2012, 12:59 AM
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Come on guys....

Any ideas gratefully received!

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what about feathers, on the diagonal? do them evenly across the blocks so that they seem to be an overall pattern that will not detract from the effect of your beautiful rainbow.
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