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Thread: how should I quilt this miniature?

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    Member khuxford's Avatar
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    how should I quilt this miniature?

    All, here is a photo of an 11in x 13in miniature. I am not happy with the quilting in the middle, where the 9 patches are. They are 1.5 in squares, finished. I am the meander queen on my DSM. I'm happy with the meander in the outmost dark brown border, happy with the SITD in the 1/4 in blue border.

    I have an overall meander in the middle section. Looks just okay in photo but up close I have a lot of uneveness in the 9 patches. Look carefully at the blue/cream 9 patch on the bottom left and you will see the 'bumps'.

    Am thinking of ripping it out in that middle section and re-doing with one of the following options:
    1--do a small stiple in the dark brown squares and setting triangles and maybe a spiral in each 9 patch
    2--do an overall small stiple over the the middle section

    There are no ditches in that middle section. I had to press all the seams open to reduce bulk.

    Ideas welcome!!
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    I would be tempted to stitching in ditch for the blocks and maybe free motion on the border. Pretty little quilt!

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    I vote for #1. I like the idea of a circular design in the 9-patches...spiral or wreath. It highlights the focus element of the quilt and complements the 'squareness' of the blocks. Great quilt...love your color choices.
    The Earth without art is just "Eh".

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    Thanks, judylg and ghost rider. ghostrider, you should recognize the 1/4 nch skinny border!

    I ripped out my original stitching in the middle section and went with north/south and east/west straight lines with my walking foot between all the 9 patches. Next will do a little swirl in each 9 patch.

    Katie

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    I sure did recognize it, Katie. It turned out really well and a handy new technique has been added to your resumé! Have fun swirling!!
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