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Thread: Looking for suggestions

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    Hello ladies! This is not my first quilt, but it is the first I made with paper piecing (the blocks, though, not the border). Now that the top is done, I am at a loss on how to quilt this. My usual group was cancelled due to snow, so I thought I would ask all of you since you're always so helpful to others. Thanks for taking a look!

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    wow nice nice :thumbup:

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    OMG!! Thats gorgeous! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    i am green :mrgreen: with envy!!! gosh that's gorgeous!!!

    if i had the skill - which i don't - i might do simple triangular motifs in the light areas, with a similar motif in the center. featherish fans that come to a point rather than round. the center would be square, on point. for the dark areas, i'd just do a bit of tacking to make sure the cabin logs keep their shape during use and washing.

    now that you have an amateur's opinion, here's hoping our members with expert skills pile on with some better advice.

    whatever you choose to do, i hope it'll be designed to show off that fabulous piecing. :thumbup:

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    Thanks all for saying. I'm going to be keeping this one for myself. My mother has taken the last three that I've made, so this one is all mine!! Thanks for the suggestions Patrice. I like the idea about the feathers. Off to the books I go to find one!

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    Wow I love it! beautiful!!!

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    That is absolutely drop dead gorgeous. (You must have had lots of help holding it up for the picture.) I agree with Patrice's suggestion of feathers. They can look smashing on a log cabin quilt. Below is a picture I took at the 2008 Sisters Quilt show inside the Stitchin' Post quilt shop. THIS IS NOT MY QUILT!!! (I wish it were.) This is Judy Martin's Snake River Log Cabin, and it is a wonderful example of feathers in the light areas with just SID in the dark areas.
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    Beautiful quilt. The feathers would be so pretty in the light area.

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    Since I ma just now learning machine quilting, not much help, but just wanted to say how Gorgeous your top is!!

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    Thanks for all your input (and thanks for the picture, Dunster!). I'll be practicing feathers this afternoon, just as soon as I finish putting together my new airlift cabinet --- Santa was very good to me this year!!

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    WOW!!! Your quilt is stunning!!! Wow!!!

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    Ditto
    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    OMG!! Thats gorgeous! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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    Beautiful quilt!!! WOW!

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    It is indeed quite a beauty!!! Beautiful piecing. As for the feathers.....I am still aspiring to those. I don't have that skill yet.....still trying but it's going slow for me!!!

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    Your quilt is breathtaking! I'd take it to a good machine quilter and give her free rein!

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    so beautiful! It really pops

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    I don't have any suggestions for the quilting; I just want to say I think your quilt is gorgeous! I love the colors and the pattern. Is it a Judy Martin pattern? She's designed several that combine stars and log cabin blocks. I don't blame you for keeping it! :thumbup:

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    I love it. Wow it just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sorry I can't help with quilt suggestions but I'm sure whatever you do it will look stunning!

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    This isn't really a pattern --- I've seen almost 100 different ways to set log cabin blocks; they play well together once you have a big enough pile of them to move around. I picked up the border technique in a class. I immediately thought of the star medallion center.
    I appreciate all your comments and kudos --- you make me blush. I might have to post pictures of my latest postage stamp size TATW quilt when it's done. Thanks!

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    Brilliant quilt...I am a beginner machine quilter too, but those feathers sure look good (and terribly difficult!). Please, please post pictures of your postage stamp...

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    I will be sure to post those pics. This is my fourth one so far. They're all entitled some version or other of "What Was I Thinking" --- the most recent is in all florals. It's for a neighbor who has beautiful gardens and is always sharing both plants, and advice. It's going to be 91x91 -- that's 8,281 pieces (which is where the 'what was I thinking' part comes from!!).

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    Oh gorgeous! I agree with Patrice....my immediate thought when I saw it was some triangular motifs in the lighter areas to make sure the star actually does pop out! Feathers are perfect for that and actually are not hard to do. I can't wait to see it all quilted!

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    I have no suggestion for quilting it but it is so beautiful

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    Your quilt is gorgeous!! It takes my breath away.....

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    wow wow wow what a BEAUTIFUL colorful Quilt!!! nice job

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