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    To Long arm Quilters....S.O.S. Need help

    I was given this Lone Star quilt to quilt. I had to take apart backing on this quilt as they hadn't done any quilting to stabilize the center. So I drew up the quilt in my EQ7 to see what I could do with it. He wanted something more added in the larger open areas. This has embroidery on the bottom 2 squares. So I added a Eagle Head in top Triangle and am in the process of adding some kind of Sun Catcher in the top 2 Squares. To give some kind of prospective of size, the squares are at least 25". I just don't know how to fill in around the Sun Catchers or Eagle head. I would go right out to the edges, as there is no borders. Also, what the heck do I do in the bottom squares around the embroidery and the remainder Triangles? Should I just take out the Sun Catchers and Eagle head and just simply quilt with a all over design/fill. I'm doing a continuous curve in the Star itself. I really need some help as this is the first time doing any kind of free hand. I'm including a picture from EQ and a picture of what I have done so far on the quilt, which is nothing really. Also I will show the quilt laying on the floor before on the long arm. Don't pay attention to the yellow mark on Eagle...have to remove marking. Thanks so much ahead to any help/suggestions on what to do....
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    You seam to have birds & feathers going here so why not quilt feather patterns. If you are doing it freehand you can make them fit into all the blank spaces.

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    The easiest background fill would be to cross hatch the background matching the lines up with the star diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    The easiest background fill would be to cross hatch the background matching the lines up with the star diamonds.
    Thats what I was thinking.

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    ... or do a tiny small stipple but stop about 1/4" from the motifs.
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    I agree with the cross hatch too!
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    I like the cross hatch idea too after you first outline both your quilting motifs and the embroidery work with about a 3/8" from edge line. That will set them apart from the cross hatching.

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    I like the idea of cross hatching but I would fill in the side and bottom triangles with the same eagle motif you used in the top. Have them mirror images on the sides and facing the other way on the bottom from the top.

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    Is that lone star pieced?? If so - I've Never seen one lay so Flat!! Amazing...
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    The diamonds were pieced together, then they took a big white piece of material and laid the Star on it and sewed it down with yellow ribbon...This has been a challenging quilt, it is all Polyester and the bottom embroidery wasn't done very well as it really pulls up the material. So I'm thinking once I'm down to those corners, there might be some issues.
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    i have a pic of a star quilt i did for idea if i can get it to post
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    Quote Originally Posted by phusker5 View Post
    i have a pic of a star quilt i did for idea if i can get it to post
    Thanks for sharing phusker5, it helps to see the actual quilting of cross hatching

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    Quote Originally Posted by btiny36 View Post
    The diamonds were pieced together, then they took a big white piece of material and laid the Star on it and sewed it down with yellow ribbon...This has been a challenging quilt, it is all Polyester and the bottom embroidery wasn't done very well as it really pulls up the material. So I'm thinking once I'm down to those corners, there might be some issues.
    If you do an echo around the embroidery first, it may help the rest of the area lay flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cari-in-Oly View Post
    If you do an echo around the embroidery first, it may help the rest of the area lay flat.

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    Yes Cari, I'm sure hoping that is the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btiny36 View Post
    I was given this Lone Star quilt to quilt. I had to take apart backing on this quilt as they hadn't done any quilting to stabilize the center. So I drew up the quilt in my EQ7 to see what I could do with it. He wanted something more added in the larger open areas. This has embroidery on the bottom 2 squares. So I added a Eagle Head in top Triangle and am in the process of adding some kind of Sun Catcher in the top 2 Squares. To give some kind of prospective of size, the squares are at least 25". I just don't know how to fill in around the Sun Catchers or Eagle head. I would go right out to the edges, as there is no borders. Also, what the heck do I do in the bottom squares around the embroidery and the remainder Triangles? Should I just take out the Sun Catchers and Eagle head and just simply quilt with a all over design/fill. I'm doing a continuous curve in the Star itself. I really need some help as this is the first time doing any kind of free hand. I'm including a picture from EQ and a picture of what I have done so far on the quilt, which is nothing really. Also I will show the quilt laying on the floor before on the long arm. Don't pay attention to the yellow mark on Eagle...have to remove marking. Thanks so much ahead to any help/suggestions on what to do....
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    So someone had suggested buying a piece of plastic or sheet protectors and lay it on the area I want to do fill work and try out different designs. I think this might work. I'd like to thank everyone for your suggestions and am going to try them all out by doing this method....Any other suggestions will be happily viewed....

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