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Thread: Lamb Quilt Quilting Suggestions, Please

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    Lamb Quilt Quilting Suggestions, Please

    I'm a bit stumped as to how to quilt this one I'm working on for grandlamb. Each block looks just like this--it's big (approx 18") . So far I've used the walking foot just around neutral frames. The inner block (with the focus fabric) is snowballed with blue corners. I can FMQ but am only fair at it, I'd say.

    Any suggestions while I take a lunch break to think on this? I'd really like to finish the quilting by dinnertime so I can start binding.

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    If you're more comfortable with straight line quiltng,
    then why not continue in the same manner for the snowballed blocks?
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    I am not much help with quilting but that is sure a pretty quilt!!!

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    I'd find a color book picture of a lamb and put a lamb in the center making sure you don't have any areas too open, in the center of each. That way they will see the lamb on the back. You could actually do a lot of different animals. Google Farm Animal Coloring Pages. Your quilt is very cute. Can't wait to see how you do finish it.
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    Very pretty baby quilt.
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    ​I would FMQ bumps like clouds or sheep wool in the focus squares.

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    I would do diagonal channel quilting on the lamb fabric.

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    what about doing straight diagonal lines from the edge of each snowball to it's opposite (diagonal), you could travel SID along the edge of the lamp fabric/blue--this would create a 4 bladed fan.

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    I like the idea of farm animals, I would put them walking along the tan border.
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    A simple square in the center would be quick and easy if you are hoping to have it finished yet today. May need to do several echoed if the block is 18" though.

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    I'd echo the inner portion of the snowball block - you could space one, two or three echoes depending on how big your block centre is and how far apart you can quilt. Quick and easy!
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    I would think you could do diagonal lines or even cross hatching in the blocks
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    A diagonal grid in the sheep snowballs would be cute. You can make them parallel to the snowballed corners.

    The 'experts' always say to "divide and conquer", when dealing with quilting a large space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wesing View Post
    I would do diagonal channel quilting on the lamb fabric.
    Also be sure to quilt in the sashing too. It will sag without more quilting. Don’t know if you will be able to finish it by dinner time. :-) perhaps tomorrow.... ;-)

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    Your lambs are adorable, Zozee.
    If you would like to try several designs without sewing them first, you can always first draw the design you are considering on a plastic sleeve protector laid over your block. I use dry erase markers for this, but you have to be very careful not to get any of that on your fabric. Any clear plastic works for this, & you can try lots of different things before committing.
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