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    Look at this Rooster

    I need suggestions on what kind of design to quilt onto the Aida cloth. My daughter cross stitched 15 chickens and roosters and wanted me to put them together in a wallhanging. I got that done, but now am stumped as to what should be quilted on the Aida cloth that will not take the focus away from her work. The border is going to be done in hooked feathers that look sort like rooster feathers...from Sally Terry's book, "Hooked on Feathers."
    I would appreciate any ideas.

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    Maybe echo quilting around the chickens. Beautiful work.

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    How about cross hatching or something that looks like chicken wire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    How about cross hatching or something that looks like chicken wire?
    I was thinking chicken wire too! Chicken wire is a little bit more complicated pattern than just straight cross hatching though.

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    Her cross stitch is perfectly beautiful. I agree that chicken wire would be best, the same as color as the Aida so as not to distract.

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    ​I vote for chicken wire pattern too if it's not too hard.

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    I love her work, so beautiful. I also would go with the chicken wire.

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    Beautiful cross-stitching. I would do chicken wire also.

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    i think chicken wire is good. or loop de loop eggs
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    This could be fun to quilt! Grass with eggs in it at the bottom, chicken wire at the top, or a barn, farmyard scene. I would do it in white thread so the chicken is still the focus, but the quilting gives texture and added interest when you get closer.

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    Oh such beautiful work, and I love the fabric you used to frame it. With my belief that less is better when quilting, it seems a shame that you have to quilt in that space at all. Maybe your hooked feathers could come into the edges of the aida cloth as you quilt the rest of the quilt, but only a little bit. I guess it depends on how far apart the borders are around the panel. With a lot of batting, you can go quite a distance between stitching lines. Your daughter did such a beautiful job. I happen to love counted cross stitch myself and do quite a bit of it, but never thought to put the aida into a quilt. Thanks for the idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i think chicken wire is good. or loop de loop eggs
    I agree!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I vote for a chicken wire cross hatching. Great work, lovely pattern.

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    love him and all the beautiful fabrics used

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947 View Post
    Maybe echo quilting around the chickens. Beautiful work.
    Echo quilting is my favorite for something like this. I use echo quilting on all my fusibles and they seem to stick out a 1/8".
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    Beautiful cross stitching, great work No ideas on the quilting.
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    I'd go with Dunster's idea. Those roosters deserve special quilting. Please show when you are through. Beautiful!

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    Love the rooster! What a fun idea!
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    Beautiful work. Please be sure to post pictures when you finish.

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    I like chicken wire.

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    Her crossstitching is beautiful. I only wish I had that kind of patience. I would do the cross hatch or chicken wire;

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    Whatever you decide on, I'd do one row of stitching either uptight around the bird or about 1/8" away to make him stand out.

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    This is such a beauty of a quilt. Lovely cross stitching.

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    Love the chicken wire idea!! Perfect!!
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    My suggestion is take the block to your local Kinko's/Office Max, etc., and have several (10 or so) photocopies made of the block. Then, use a pencil and draw your echo quilting lines, crosshatching, etc., on the photocopies. You can try out several ideas without ruining the actual block.

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