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I'm beginning to think this is too busy..and how would you quilt it?

I'm beginning to think this is too busy..and how would you quilt it?

Old 11-04-2014, 10:52 AM
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I identified the brand of long arm machine that was going to be used and then used Bing as my search engine...typed in the brand and then added digitized patterns and a bunch of companies were listed ( e.g.: Legacy, Three sisters etc) then I searched within those companies. It took a bit of doing but I found exactly what I felt was appropriate. If you like my thinking I can try and find a picture on my Ipad of the quilting I selected and possibly post it if I can figure out the mechanics to do so? I used a couple more colors than you and that made the quilting easier but I still think the right quilting will pull it all together and give you the look you are seeking.

I agree with many that a contrasting border would be a nice touch but it appears that you have a lot of the quilt together and even though I am new to this craft and possibly do not understand some of the suggestions, several ideas seem to suggest taking some of what is already done apart? Anyone who has done this pattern knows it is a beast to do it once and get all those intersections to meet and lie flat! Maybe doing the background and leaving the stars alone might work, but depending on their size that might make them more vulnerable to wear and if it were mine...I would want some quilting there as well?
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Old 11-04-2014, 01:51 PM
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I would SITD diagonally, vertical and horizontal then outline each star SITD. Love that bright pink!!
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:26 PM
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Found a photo...hope it helps!
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Old 11-04-2014, 03:27 PM
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I too loose the star so maybe quilting around it with dense white thread would help it pop. The pink is such a pretty shade.
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:09 PM
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Love the paisley/floral fabric, but I don't think this pattern does it justice, and the stars are lost. I would replace it with a white on white, (even if just in the stars), and use that beautiful floral for a wide border. just my opinion.
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:30 PM
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I do think it's busy, but I love it. I wouldn't pick the white print to use in making a hunter's star simply because the print is so big, you lose your pattern definition. I do totally love that print though. I also like the idea of a smaller white border, followed by a larger one in your very darkest pink in the print, or maybe even the tan looking color if you like the way that looks.

If I were going to quilt this, I would do an outline stitch, about 1/4" away from the center star and then make a random loose loop on the way to the next star. I would keep the loops going in different directions and different sizes and shapes, just as if you had doodled them on with a pencil, also keeping the lines between the stars and loops loose and curvey, as the lines around the star centers will be straight and pointed.

LOL, Hope I explained it well enough, I can see it perfectly in my mind.
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:50 AM
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What is that pattern..( just figured out it's a hunter's star)I agree just a bit bz but love the colors though...

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Old 11-05-2014, 08:03 AM
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White borders and white thread. I would calm the pink down with somewhat heavy white stitching in the pink blocks.
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:26 AM
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It is very busy... but I like the colors. What if you put white sashing between the blocks to give it more definition. Then add a white border.
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:42 PM
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I think your fabric is beautiful and it is a nice pattern. You did a great job on it. I would us one of your fancy stitches to out line the star in a white and that would be your quilting.
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