Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
How would you quilt this?? >

How would you quilt this??

How would you quilt this??

Old 05-27-2013, 06:19 PM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: proctor,wv
Posts: 1,339
Default How would you quilt this??

This is antique quilt top # 5 I'm doing for my client. The piecing is just beautiful.... But it was like Swiss cheese, just full of holes, with triangles dangling loose in the borders. I convinced her to let me cut it down and try to preserve enough for a table topper. I have mended holes, and mended, and mended, using the extra fabric. She is very sentimental about the old quilts, and I want to try to make it look as nice as I can. Would you all suggest some ideas on methods and patterns to quilt it, and the best way to mark the dark fabric. Thanks.....Oh, I decided to try to finish it while sitting on the deck this summer, then I can be ready to do my own stuff
Attached Thumbnails quilt-5.jpg  
oldquilter is offline  
Old 05-27-2013, 07:12 PM
  #2  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 38,152
Default

Are you hand quilting? I always like feathered wreaths in large open blocks. I would use painters tape to quilt along in the dark squares in simple straight lines. Quilt as much as possible to help stabilize the fabrics.
Tartan is offline  
Old 05-27-2013, 08:11 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Rapid City, SD
Posts: 4,961
Default

I think the feathered wreath idea is great. It would provide a very traditional look to an antique quilt.
Nammie to 7 is offline  
Old 05-28-2013, 04:44 AM
  #4  
Power Poster
 
Jingle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Outside St. Louis
Posts: 36,129
Default

I would just do a large stipple or meander. This is my favorite and mostly what I do.
Jingle is offline  
Old 05-28-2013, 05:24 AM
  #5  
Super Member
 
alleyoop1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,355
Default

I vote for feathered wreaths in the light areas. If you are hand quilting you might use chalk to mark the dark areas or even just outline or stitch in the ditch. Perhaps stitch an X at each intersection.
alleyoop1 is offline  
Old 05-28-2013, 06:11 AM
  #6  
Super Member
 
soccertxi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,659
Default

Feathered wreath was the 1st thing I thought of too! I did a green Double Irish chain for a friend. I used a celtic knot in the open areas and continuous curve in the squares.
Attached Thumbnails irishchaincelticknot.jpg  
soccertxi is offline  
Old 05-28-2013, 06:49 AM
  #7  
Power Poster
 
nativetexan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: home again, after 27 yrs!
Posts: 19,388
Default

you might mark the darker fabrics with chalk or soapstone. if you have any cut off, test on it first. good luck.
nativetexan is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
DresiArnaz
Main
23
01-23-2019 09:21 PM
Bataplai
Main
7
03-04-2013 07:02 AM
bloocar
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
13
02-27-2013 06:31 AM
Jerseyrayne
Pictures
38
02-28-2012 05:47 PM
love to sew
Main
7
02-24-2012 04:13 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.