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Thread: Illusion quilt

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    Illusion quilt

    I posted a picture of this on the original thread I had posted asking how to do it (many thanks to all who helped especially Barb in Louisiana) but am so excited about completing this, my fourth quilt top, that I had to post it. Also wondering if there are any quilting options besides stitch in the ditch for a quilt like this?

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    I'd probably "line by line" quilt each block...Straight stitch using my walking foot in each L and then just put a lined sq in the orange block

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    Very pretty! I might do a straight line 'ray' design, starting at the upper red corner and radiating down diagonally to the black corner, then one on either side of it, starting from the same point and ending half way up the sides. You could use the serpentine stitch on your sewing machine to do something fancier than straight line. It works with a walking foot. I might do straight line diamonds in the sashing. Again fairly simple but it would give some texture.
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    Nicely done and I would SITD between the blocks to stabilize and then quilt inside the blocks with grey thread anything I wanted in each L shape. Maybe ribbon candy or matchsticks in each L.

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    Very pretty and I just saw your quilt on the "Main" forum. I have no idea about quilting but I am sure you will get some good advice and suggestions from members here.

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    What a neat quilt! I think some bubbles in the light areas inside the blocks would add some interest to the SID, and maybe wavier lines in the sashings.
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    Wow...looks fantastic... Congratulations!!!
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    Looks great.
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    I'm impressed. Only your 4th quilt. You go girl!

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    This is super pretty. You are a born quilt maker. Whatever you do will only enhance it more.
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    You did a great job....I love the colors you chose! No advice about quilting, but I'm sure anything you do will be great. (I, myself, do a mean 'meander' stitch -- my mind went blank, sorry)
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    On my daughter's illusion quilt, I did a scroll design down the sashing and a small leaf in the 'shadow'. I like the idea of a curvy line on such a linear top.

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    Very pretty top!
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    Gorgeous!

    i can’t believe it’s only number 4 in your quilting adventure. Have fun with the quilting and play.

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    This is a very striking quilt. What a fantastic job for just your 4th quilt! I can't give you any advice about the quilting, but you have been given some good suggestions here. Good luck with your choice.

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    Amazing, 4th quilt you say???? Amazing!!!

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    How about concentric quarter-circles radiating outward from each block corner? Love your quilt!
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    Very nicely done! The Illusion is very prominent which was the goal. I would imagine you could get lots of quilting ideas on Pinterest. I think you could do some interesting geometric shapes.

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    I love the dimensional quilts; your's is great.

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